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HUME, William in Bogandy
(About 1705-1778)
LEDDIGIN, Alexander
WRIGHT, Elspet
HOME, James in Pitmachie
(1754-After 1841)
HOME, James


Family Links

1. COBBON, Jean

HOME, James 2

  • Born: 26 May 1782, Oyne parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 3 4
  • Marriage (1): COBBON, Jean on 9 February 1815 in Keig parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: 25 June 1866 at 1.30 pm, Birkenbrewl, Auchindoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 3 5

   Cause of his death was heart disease over several years.5

   Other names for James were HOLM, James 6 and HOLME, James.7

  General Notes:

Old Parish Register
Oyne Parish Aberdeenshire

"1782 May 26
James Home, Pitmachie, had a son baptized called James witnesses John Shand & James Home both in Old Rayne"

In 1841 the census recorded James Holme as the miller at the mill of Birkenbrewl in the parish of Auchindoir. He was recorded as 58 years old and was born in Aberdeenshire.

The 1851 census for Auchindoir in Aberdeenshire recorded James Home, a miller, as head of the household, living at Birkenbroul, The household comprised himself, his wife and their two children. James was recorded as 68 years of age and had been born in the parish of Oyne.

When James Home died in 1866 his death certificate recorded him as 'meal miller married to Jane Cobban'. His recorded age at death was 88 years. His parents were deceased. 3 4 5 7

  Research Notes:


Birkenbrewel or Birkenbrewl, and even Birkenbrowl, are alternative spellings found for the place where James and his family lived in 1851.

  Medical Notes:

J. G. Smith MD certified the cause of death.

The son of James Home, William Home, who had been present where his father died, gave notice of his death before the registrar, Harry L. Smith, at Auchindoir on 2 July 1866. 5

James married Jean COBBON, daughter of James COBBON and Mary KERR, on 9 February 1815 in Keig parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 (Jean COBBON was baptised on 28 May 1792 in Keig parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 6.)

  Marriage Notes:

Old Parish Register
Keig Parish Aberdeenshire

"February 9 1815
Home and Cobbon
James Home in the Parish of Clatt & Jean Cobbon in this parish were publickly proclaimed & lawfully married at Burnside" 1


1 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Marriages Keig 9 February 1815 205/0010 0134 Home & Cobbon.

2 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Keig Aberdeenshire Baptisms 1814.

3 1851 UK census, Auchindoir 172 en d 4 Birkenbroul.

4 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Birth Baptisms Oyne Aberdeenshire 230 1782.

5 GRO Scotland, Deaths Auchindoir Aberdeenshire 172/00 0015 1866.

6 LDS Family Search, IGI.

7 1841 UK Census, Auchindoir 172 Mill of Birkenbrewl.

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