David Douglas-Home, 15th Earl of Home
|The Right Honourable
The Earl of Home
KT, CVO, CBE
20 November 1943 |
|Spouse(s)||Jane née Williams-Wynne|
|Relations||Lord Home of the Hirsel (father)|
|Children||Iona, Mary and David|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
Background and education
Home is the only son of Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home, formerly 14th Earl of Home and later Lord Home of the Hirsel, and Elizabeth Alington, daughter of Cyril Alington. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.
Home succeeded to his father's disclaimed earldom on his death in October 1995. When the hereditary peers of the House of Lords were reduced under the House of Lords Act 1999, he was elected as one of the 92 that were allowed to remain. He sits as a Conservative, having served some time on the Conservative front bench.
Apart from his political career Lord Home was, until 2013, Chairman of the private bank Coutts & Co. and remains Chairman of the Grosvenor Group. He is also the current President of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and Chief of the Name and Arms of Home and heir general to the House of Douglas.
- The Lady Iona Katherine Douglas-Home (born 1980), married the Hon. James Thomas Wingfield Hewitt (b. 1979), son and heir of the 9th Viscount Lifford, on 5 April 2008
- The Lady Mary Elizabeth Douglas-Home (born 1982)
- Michael David Alexander Douglas-Home, Lord Dunglass (born 1987), heir apparent to the titles.
- Knight of the Thistle (2014)
- Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (1997)
- Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1991)
|Ancestors of David Douglas-Home, 15th Earl of Home|
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2013.
- Theroff (2007). "Descendants of King James VI & I" updated November 2007.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Home
- Clan Home Association - Official website
- Theroff, Paul (2007). "Descendants of King James VI & I" updated 11 November 2007 in text format, The Theroff Files. Retrieved 30 November 2007.
|Peerage of Scotland|
(disclaimed in 1963)
|Earl of Home