Alexander Home d.1720

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Alexander HOME, 7th Earl of Home, d. 1720

Biographical Note

Eldest son of Charles Home, 6th Earl of Home (died 1706). Following the Act of Union, he was elected as one of the Scottish representative peers in the British House of Lords in 1710 and was appointed General of the Mint in 1711. He was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle in 1715 on suspicion of supporting the Jacobite uprising and released the following year.


Used an engraved bookplate:

Franks 15197 Home, The Right Honble. Alexander Earle of, Lord Dunglass and Coldingame. 1710.

Franks 15198 (Home, Earl of), anonymous. (The last plate with inscription and date erased.)


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • The Scots Peerage, vol. iv, p. 480.