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The Life of David Hume$

Ernest C. Mossner

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199243365

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.001.0001

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(p.616) Appendix B The Humes of Ninewells

(p.616) Appendix B The Humes of Ninewells

The Life of David Hume
Oxford University Press

THE chief authorities for the genealogical table opposite, as also for the unwritten history of the Humes of Ninewells, are:

A. Unpublished Documents

“Papers which belonged to Sir Patrick Hume Lord Polwarth and Earl of Marchmont,” Miscellaneous Papers, Bundle 129, in H.M. General Register House, Edinburgh (see especially “Ninewells Papers 1680–1716” and “The Tutors of John Home of Nynewells to the Lady Nynewells, 1715”).

“Parochial Registers. Co. of Edinburgh, B. 1708–1714,” in New Register House, Edinburgh: VOL. 685 (1), No. 15.

B. Published Documents

Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, ed. Sir James Balfour Paul, VOL. VII (Edinburgh 1907).

Calendar of the Laing Charters, A.D. 854–1837, belonging to the University of Edinburgh, ed. John Anderson. Edinburgh 1899.

Historical Manuscripts Commission, London: VOLS. X (1885), LVII (1902).

Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, ed. John Maitland Thomson: A.D. 1546–80 (Edinburgh 1886); A.D. 1580–93 (Edinburgh 1888). A.D. 1609–20 (Edinburgh 1892).

Register of the Privy Council of Scotland: First Series, ed. David Marson, VOLS, III, VI, VII, IX, XIV; Third Series, ed. P. Hume-Brown and Henry Paton, VOLS. I, IV, V, VII, X, XI, XIII, XIV. (Edinburgh 1880–1933).

Register of the Privy Seal of Scotland, ed. David Hay Fleming, VOL. II (Edinburgh 1921).

Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh: VOLS, II, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXXI, XXXV, LX, LXII.

C. Genealogical Histories

Burke’s Landed Gentry. London 1939.

Robert Chambers, The Book of Days, 2 vols. London 1863–4.

Drummond, Histories of Noble British Families. (London 1846), VOL. II.

Alexander Nisbet, Heraldic Plates. Edinburgh 1892.

The Scots Peerage, ed. Sir James Balfour Paul. (Edinburgh 1904–14), VOL. IV.

Patrick W. Montague-Smith, “Ancestry of David Hume, the Philosopher,” The Genealogists’ Magazine 13 (1961), 274–9.