Henry Home-Drummond

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Henry Home-Drummond FRSE FSA (1783 – 12 September 1867) was a Scottish politician, advocate, landowner and agricultural improver.

Life[edit]

He was born on 28 July 1783, the son of George Home Drummond of Blair Drummond. He was educated at the High School in Edinburgh and then studied Law at Oxford University graduating BCL in 1809. The family were one of the first to occupy the new houses of Edinburgh's New Town, having a fine townhouse at 128 Princes Street,[1] facing onto Edinburgh Castle in addition to their other estates. His father had a similar house at 110 Princes Street.

Home-Drummond was called to the Scottish Bar in 1808, and later served as Vice-Lieutenant of Perthshire.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1815. His proposers were John Playfair, George Steuart Mackenzie and Macvey Napier.

He sat as Member of Parliament for Stirlingshire from 1821 to 1831[2] and for Perthshire from 1840 to 1852.[3]

In 1833 his address is listed as 28 Princes Street in Edinburgh's New Town. His country seat is shown as Blair Drummond.[4]

Publications[edit]

  • On Wedge-Draining Clay Land
  • On the Salmon Fishery
  • On Sawdust as Manure

Family[edit]

On 14 April 1812[5] he married Christian Moray of Abercairney (d.1864). She was the eldest daughter of Charles Moray Stirling. They had two sons and a daughter, the latter later to become Anne Murray, Duchess of Atholl.

Their sons were George Stirling Home Drummond FRSE[6] and Charles Stirling Home Drummond Moray of Abercairney.

References[edit]

  • Oliver & Boyd's new Edinburgh almanac and national repository for the year 1850. Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1850
  • K. D. Reynolds, Murray, Anne, duchess of Atholl (1814–1897), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Charles Edmonstone, Bt
Member of Parliament for Stirlingshire
1821–1831
Succeeded by
William Ramsay
Preceded by
Viscount Stormont
Member of Parliament for Perthshire
1840–1852
Succeeded by
Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, Bt