Alec Douglas-Home

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home (1903 - 1995)

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Sir Alexander Frederick (Alec) "Baron Home of the Hirsel" Douglas-Home
Born in Mayfair, London, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
Father of [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Berwickshire, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Feb 2015
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Categories: Clan Home | Eton College | Christ Church, Oxford | Members of Parliament, United Kingdom | Members of Parliament, Lanark | British Prime Ministers.

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Alexander Douglas-Home was born in Mayfair, London, the first of seven children of Lord Dunglass (the eldest son of the 12th Earl of Home) and his wife, the Lady Lilian Lambton (daughter of The 4th Earl of Durham). His first name was customarily abbreviated to "Alec".

In 1918 the 12th Earl of Home died, Alec succeeded his father in the courtesy title of Lord Dunglass until 1951.

Alec as the young Lord Dunglass was educated at Ludgrove School, followed by Eton College. After Eton, he went to Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated with a third-class honours BA degree in modern history in 1925.

He was a talented sportsman. In addition to representing Eton at Fives, he was a capable cricketer at school, club and county level, and was unique among British prime ministers in having played first-class cricket.

At first-class level he represented the Oxford University Cricket Club, Middlesex CCC and MCC. Three of his first-class games were internationals against Argentina on the MCC "representative" tour of South America in 1926–27.

In 1924 he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry (Territorial Army), then promoted Captain in 1928, and Major in 1933.

He will be remembered as a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Sir Alec Doglas-Home died in 1995.


Alec married Elizabeth Hester Allington on 3 Oct 1936. They had four children together.


Children of Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home and Elizabeth Hester Alington.

  • 1. Lady Lavinia Caroline Douglas-Home1 b. 11 Oct 1937
  • 2. Lady Meriel Kathleen Douglas-Home+1 b. 27 Nov 1939
  • 3. Lady Diana Lucy Douglas-Home+1 b. 18 Dec 1940
  • 4. David Alexander Cospatrick Douglas-Home, 15th Earl of Home. b. 20 Nov 1943


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Alexander Frederick (Sir Alec) was born in 1903. Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home ... Alexander Frederick died in 1995. [1]

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