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Home, Henry, Lord Kames (1696–1782), judge and writer

Alastair J. Durie and Stuart Handley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/13643

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Home, Henry, Lord Kames (1696–1782), judge and writer, was born at Kames, near Duns, Berwickshire, the first son of George Home of Kames (d. 1741) and his wife, Agnes (b. 1675), daughter of John Walkinshaw of Barrowfield, near Glasgow. His father was an impecunious border laird, much burdened by debt and a large family (by 1715 he had nine children). ...

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