Earl of Home
is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1605
for Alexander Home of that Ilk, 6th Lord Home. The Earl of Home
holds, among others, the subsidiary titles of Lord Home (created
1473), and Lord Dunglass (1605), in the Peerage of Scotland; and
Baron Douglas, of Douglas in the County of Lanark (1875) in the
Peerage of the United Kingdom. Various Earls of Home have also
claimed the title of Lord Hume of Berwick. The Earl is also
Chief of the Name and Arms of Home and heir general
to the House of Douglas. The title Lord Dunglass is the
courtesy title of the eldest son of the Earl.
The family seats are The Hirsel, near Coldstream, Berwickshire
and Castlemains, near Douglas, South Lanarkshire. Former seats
include Dunglass Castle (demolished) and Bothwell Castle in the
care of the state.