Clan Home

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Welcome to Clan Home

Clan Home Team
Team Leader Michael Thomas
Team Members

Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Home together with members bearing the name Home, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Home.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Home on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Home

Clan Name Crest Badge Earl of Home arms Lands Tartan Tartan
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Clan Home

Clan Home The names Home and Hume are of the same enormously powerful Borders family. Descendents of the Saxon Princes of Northumberland through Cospatick, Earl of Dunbar. Sir Alexander Home of Dunglass was captured at the Battle of Homildon in 1402. He later followed the Earl of Douglas to France, where he was killed in battle in 1424. He left three sons, from whom most of the principal branches of the family were to descend. His eldest grandson was created a Lord of Parliment, taking the the title 'Lord Home' in 1473. He joined the rebellion against James II of Scotland which resulted in the death of the king. His son was the second Lord Home who, during the minority of James IV of Scotland, became joint administrator of Berwickshire and the Lothians. He also became Great Chamberlain of Scotland in 1488.

The land owned by the Clan Home/Hume is in the far eastern part of the borders area of Scotland. It includes the towns of Dunbar in the north as well as Wedderburn and Duns centrally and Coldstream in the south. On the land there is the remains of Castles, one of them being the Home Castle, which is situated in the west of the Clan Home land, it is a large square fort with high simple walls. It sits on the top of a small hill and dominates the landscape for miles in all directions.

Wedderburn Castle, near Duns, Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders, is an 18th-century country house. It is the historic family seat of the Home of Wedderburn family, cadets of the Home family (today Earls of Home).

The change of the central vowel of the family name, "Home" to "Hume", is amusingly thought to have occurred during the disastrous Battle of Flodden in 1513. Alexander, 3rd Lord Home, led his troops into the fray with his battle cry "A Home! A Home!", apparently many of his force thought that he was calling the retreat, and they did indeed go home.

Motto: A Home
Slogan: A Home, A Home, A Home
Region: Borders
District: Berwickshire
Plant badge: Broom

Allied Families: Eaton, Greenlaw, Lansdale

Names associated with the clan: Blackadder, Broomhouse ,Coldingknows, Manderston, Polwarth, Simprin, Wedderburn


Hume Castle was the original seat of the chief of Clan Home, the Earl of Home. Image:Home-6.jpg

The Hirsal is the current seat of the Home family. Fast Castle, Berwickshire Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, is the seat of the senior cadet branch, Home of Wedderburn Image:Hume-311.jpg

Paxton House, Berwickshire Hutton Castle, Berwickshire Ayton Castle, Berwickshire Dunglass Castle, East Lothian

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Home tartan
Home tartan

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