William Foreman Home

24th Apr 1782 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


William Foreman Home of Wedderburn, Billie and Paxton. Son of John Foreman and Margaret Tod, the daughter of Jean Home and John Tod.

  1. William Foreman Home may have been resident in Grenada 1820-1835. John Fairbairn, the manager of the Waltham estate for George Home of Paxton, made his will 7 Sep 1820, registered 18/06/1821 Grenada, 11 Aug 1821 London. George Home (d. 1820) had inherited Paxton House from his elder brother Ninian (killed by Fedon in 1795); he inherited Wedderburn from Patrick Home in 1812.  (Patrick had sold the unfinished Paxton House to Ninian Home for £15,000 in 1773).

  2. William Foreman, an attorney in Berwick, married Jane Home, youngest daughter of the Rev. George Home, minister of Ayton, at Ayton Manse, 13/12/1810. They had four daughters.


T71/880 Grenada claim no. 566 (Waltham Estate).

  1. Kenneth E. Ingram, Manuscript sources for the history of the West Indies: with special reference to Jamaica in the National Library of Jamaica and supplementary sources in the West Indies, North America, and United Kingdom and elsewhere (Mona, Jamaica, University of the West Indies Press, 2000) p. 421, but this may be misleading. For information on Paxton House see http://paxtonhouse.co.uk/history-collections/ [accessed 24/07/2015].

  2. General Register Office for Scotland, OPR Marriages 1810 727 010. http://www.electricscotland.com/history/nation/home.htm [accessed 01/08/2012].

We are grateful to Sonia Baker for her help with this entry.

Further Information

Jean Home
4 daughters

Associated Claims (2)

£6,226 16S 0D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,876 0S 6D
Unsuccessful claimant

Addresses (1)

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwickshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland