Marjorie Hume

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Marjorie Hume (Johnston)

Birthplace: Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland
Death: Died in Bound for US, Onboard Caledonia
Cause of death: Died of illness on ship to America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Johnston and Isabel Johnston
Wife of James Hume
Mother of Barbara Hoge
Sister of Dr. ? Johnston

Managed by: Lydia Wagner
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About Marjorie Hume

It must be taken on faith that Barbara Hume's father's name was James and her mother's was Marjorie - we have only an nth-hand account of this, many generations removed. That they were some relation to the prominent Home/Hume family is likely, but they could have been just as much "poor relations" as philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), who had to scratch for a living until he became famous.

The story goes that James Hume, his wife Marjorie, and their daughter Barbara were all passengers on the same ship as young William Hoge (supposedly the "Caledonia", although no record of a ship by that name has been found for this period), and that Barbara's parents died at sea. Barbara was conveyed to the care of an uncle, Dr. Johnson or Johnston, in New York (presumably her mother's brother, although he could have married her mother's sister). William Hume settled in New Jersey but later returned to New York and married Barbara.


  1. The Family of Hoge, A Genealogy. James Hoge Tyler, compiler, edited by James Fulton Hoge, 1927


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Marjorie Hume's Timeline

Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland
Age 7
January 1, 1670
Age 27
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Age 39
Bound for US, Onboard Caledonia