Hume, Patrick, first earl of Marchmont (1641–1724)

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A biography of Hume, Patrick, first earl of Marchmont (1641–1724), politician, was born at Redbraes, Berwickshire, on 13 January 1641, the eldest son of Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth, first baronet (d. 1648), and Christian (d. 1688), youngest daughter of Sir Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick and Ballencrief. Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth (c.1550–1609) was his grandfather.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford dictionary of national biography
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)019861411X
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Hume, Patrick
  • first earl of Marchmont
  • 1641
  • sixteen hundred and forty one
  • politics
  • scotland

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