Andrew Hume 1676-1730

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Sir Andrew HUME or HOME 1676-1730

Hume's first bookplate, dated 1707 (British Museum Franks Collection *571)

Biographical Note

Younger son of Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont, who was in exile in The Netherlands from 1684. He was educated at the University of Utrecht and became an advocate in 1696; the family returned to Scotland during the reign of William III and was restored to favour. Hume was knighted in 1696, and was Member of Parliament for Scotland 1707-1708; he held a number of administrative posts in Scotland and became a session judge as Lord Kimmerghame in 1714, having inherited an estate at Kimmerghame, Berwickshire from his cousin in 1710.


Hume used engraved armorial bookplates:

Franks 15699/*571 The Honble. Sr. Andrew Hume, 1707.

Franks 15203 The Honble. Lord Kimmergham. 1718; Franks 15204 The Honble. Lord Kimmergham. (The last plate with the date erased.)

The extent and disposition of his library is not known.


  • History of Parliament.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.