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CodeNA9924
Dates1696-1782
Person NameHome; Lord; Henry (1696-1782); Kames; judge and author
SurnameHome
ForenamesHenry
PreTitleLord
TitleKames
Epithetjudge and author
ActivityHenry Home, Lord Kaimes (1696-1782), judge, was the son of George Home of Kaimes, Berwickshire and a daughter of Mr Walkinshaw of Barrowfield. He was educated at home by a tutor and then indented to a writer to the signet in Edinburgh. He was called to the bar, 1724, and in 1741 he married, Agatha, younger daughter of James Drummond of Blair Drummond, Perthshire. His wife succeeded to the estate in 1766. They had a son, George Home-Drummond (d1819). Home was appointed Lord of Session, 1752, with the title Lord Kames. In 1755 he was appointed a Trustee for 'the encouragement of fisheries, arts, and manufactures', and a Commissioner of the Annexed Estates. In 1763 he was appointed a Lord of the Justiciary Court. He sat on the bench until 2 days before his death at age 86. He was an author of legal works and noted for his course humour on the bench. His publications include: 'Remarkable Descisions of the Court of Session, 1717-1728'; 'Gentleman Farmer'.
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