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Alexander (2nd Earl of Marchmont) Hume-Campbell[1]

Male 1675 - 1740  (65 years)


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  • Name Alexander (2nd Earl of Marchmont) Hume-Campbell 
    Born 1 Jan 1674/75 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Feb 1739/40  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I72847  My Genealogy

    Father Sir Patrick (1st Earl of Marchmont) Hume,   b. 13 Jan 1640/41,   d. 2 Aug 1724  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Grizel (of Cavers) (Carre) Ker,   d. 11 Oct 1703 
    Family ID F23610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret (of Cessnock) Campbell,   d. 16 Mar 1721/22 
    Married 29 Jul 1697 
    Children 
     1. George Hume-Campbell
     2. Hugh (3rd Earl of Marchmont) Hume-Campbell,   b. 15 Feb 1707/08,   d. 10 Jan 1794  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F32597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont
    Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont
    Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont PC (1675 27 February 1740), was a Scottish nobleman, politician and judge.
    Third but eldest surviving son of Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont, by his spouse Grisel (d.1703), daughter of Sir Thomas Ker of Cavers, he assumed the additional surname of Campbell upon his marriage in 1697 with Margaret (d. 1722), daughter and heiress of Sir George Campbell of Cessnock, Ayrshire.
    He studied law at Utrecht University and became an advocate in 1696. He was appointed to the Court of Session in 1704 with the judicial title Lord Cessnock, and served there until 1714.
    He was a Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland for Berwickshire in 1706, and was a supporter of the Union with England. He was Lord Clerk Register from 1716 to 1733.
    He was ambassador to Denmark from 1715 to 1721, and to the Congress at Cambray in 1722.
    He succeeded his father to the earldom in 1724, and was a Scottish representative peer from 1727 to 1734.
    Alexander served as one of the founding governors of Britain's first childcare charity, the Foundling Hospital, which received its royal charter in 1739.

  • Notes 
    • Ambassador to the Congress of cambrai
      Governor of the Bank of Scotland

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.