Sir Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont (1641-1724). Lawyer and politician; 'surgeon'
1698; Date from engraving.
Patrick Hume completed his education in Paris where he studied law. He returned to England and was elected a member to the Scottish parliament for Berwick in 1665. He joined forces with the covenanters against King Charles and the royalists, and was imprisoned for five years for his Presbyterian principles. In 1686 Hume escaped to Utrecht, Netherlands. Polwarth remained in the Netherlands until the revolution of 1688, living under the alias of Dr Wallace and claiming to be a surgeon. There he was also an advisor to William of Orange and he later became Lord Chancellor of Scotland (1696) under William and Mary. He was created Lord Polworth (1690) and the Earl of Marchmont (1697).
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Sir Patrick Hume (b.1641, d.1724); Medicine; Portraits