Alexander Home, 10th Earl of Home

Alexander Ramey-Home, 10th Earl of Home (11 November 1769 – 21 October 1841), styled Lord Dunglass from 1781 to 1786, was a British politician and nobleman. He served as a representative peer for Scotland between 1807 and 1841. He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Berwickshire militia. He held office as the first Lord-Lieutenant of Berwickshire between 1794 and 1841.[1]


Lord Home was the son of Rev. Alexander Home, 9th Earl of Home and his third wife, Abigail Brown Ramey. He succeeded to his father's titles and estates on 8 October 1786. He was given the name of Alexander Home at birth, but on 1 March 1814 his name was legally changed to Alexander Ramey-Home by Royal Licence.[2]


Home married Lady Elizabeth Scott, daughter of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and Lady Elizabeth Montagu, daughter of George Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, on 6 November 1798. The couple had three sons:

Labrador Retrievers

In the 1830s, Lord Home together with his nephews the 5th Duke of Buccleuch and Lord John Scott.[3][4] were among the first to import Newfoundland dogs, or Labrador Retrievers as they later became known, for use as gundogs. His dogs are considered to be the progenitors of modern Labradors.[4][5]


  1. Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003.
  2. "Alexander Ramey-Home, 10th Earl of Home, The Peerage, 22 Apr 2011
  3. Article written for The Field, 30th May 1896, 'Labrador Dogs', by John S Kerss
  4. 1 2 "The Buccleuch Labrador". The Buccleuch Estates Limited. 2003. Archived from the original on January 15, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2007.
  5. Miller, Liza Lee; Cindy Tittle Moore (January 7, 2004). "FAQ Labrador Retrievers". Puget Sound Labrador Rescue. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2007.
Honorary titles
New office Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire
1794 1841
Succeeded by
The Earl of Lauderdale
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Alexander Home
Earl of Home
Succeeded by
Cospatrick Douglas-Home
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