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Home, David, Sir
(1407-Bef 1450)
Carmichael, Elizabeth
Sinclair, John of Polwarth
(Abt 1397-1466)
Home, Katherine
Home, George 2nd Baron of Wedderburn, Sir
Sinclair, Mariota
Home, David 3rd Baron of Wedderburn, Sir


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Hoppringle, Isabella

Home, David 3rd Baron of Wedderburn, Sir 11,14

  • Born: 1457, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland
  • Marriage: Hoppringle, Isabella in 1481 in Scotland 11,14
  • Died: 9 Sep 1513, Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England at age 56 14

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3rd Baron of Wedderburn

"... was slain at Flodden ..."
[The Scottish Nation, by William Anderson on page 483.]

Sir David [Home], Knighted by James IV. A month after his father's murder, the English made another inroad under a leader whose name is unknown, but his banner had on it a dun cow, (probably therefore a Neville) referring to which, he said he would make it low over the town of Dunse. The army consisted of three thousand men. They marched insultingly past the castle of Wedderburn, which enraged the servants of the deceased George, who were further stimulated by the promise of a reward of 10 [pounds] by the widow, for every Englishman whom they should kill: they accordingly sallied forth, and killed four. The English, however, arrived at their distined hill, and there insultingly fixed their standard, burning the town of Dunse, and wasting the country. It happened that Patrick, having heard of his brother's murder arrived on that very day from Edinburgh, where he generally resided, as he was attached to the court. He joined himself, therefore, to his nephew David, who was already in arms, to whose standard about five hundred friends and vassals flocked, and repaired to the conflux of the waters of Blackadder and Wedderburn, through which the enemy must return; here they were joined by Cockburn of Langton. They contrived , by lying in ambush, and drawing forth the English by a feint, to gain a complete victory, which was not used with clemency, for they killed every one in revenge of George's death; the remnant escaped into the castle of Blackadder, where the laird received them, which was the cause of repeated quarrels between the Homes and the Blackadders, until the latter became completely exterminated. David became so formidable, that not a man of the same name as he who caused his father's death dared appear within fifty miles of the border. Two anecdotes are related of this battle, which gave rise to popular sayings in the neighbourhood. Cockburn of Langton had hasted to the assistance of the Humes in such a hurry, that he would not wait to arm himself, and his vassels entreated him not to expose himself: to which he replied, "he would turn his coat inside out, for as it was white inside, the enemy would think it a coat of mail," and he fought most desperately. A man named Bowmaker, having fallen into the hands of the English some days after, was going to be killed, but he entreated them to spare him, as he could not have been at the battle seeing he was confined to the house with physic and dined upon chickens. Thus Langton's coat of mail has become an expression for presumtuous and vain security and Bowmaker's purgation for a cowardly innocence.(Godscroft, MS. Hist.) He is said to have used all his endeavours to persuade his chief, Lord Home, and Lord Huntly to go to the assistance of the royal army at Flodden in 1513, when it was being worsted, but on their refusing to do so, he went with his own company, and he and his eldest son were both killed.
[From History of Dunbar Hume and Dundas from Drummond's Noble British Families, William Pickering, London 1846, pages 19-20]

Served heir to his father 8th June 1499. Slain at Flodden in 1513.
[Case on the Part of Sir Hugh Hume Campbell of Marchmont, Baronet, in relation to the Claim of Francis Douglas Home, Esquire, to the Titles, Honours and Dignities of Earl of Marchmont, Viscount of Blazonberry, Lord Polwart of Polwart, Reidbraes and Greenlaw. Presented to the Lords in 1843. Printed by Spottiswoode and Robertson, Westminster; pp. 76, with chart.]


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Death: Battle of Flodden Field, 9 Sep 1513, Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England. This monument stands overlooking Branxton Hill (in background) where the battle took place on 9 Sep 1513. Sir David Home and his son Sir George Home were slain during the battle and their bodies were brought off the bloody field by their followers.


David married Isabella Hoppringle, daughter of David Hoppringle of Smailholm and Unknown, in 1481 in Scotland 11.,14 (Isabella Hoppringle was born about 1460 in Smailholm, Scotland and died in Dec 1545 in Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland.)

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