William Hume

Male1859–13 April 1879

Brief Life History of William

When William Hume was born in 1859, in Concord, New South Wales, Australia, his father, John Hume, was 30 and his mother, Susanna Hickson, was 24. He died on 13 April 1879, in New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 20, and was buried in Enfield, New South Wales, Australia.

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John Hume
Susanna Hickson
Elizabeth Hume
Mary Hume
Margaret Hume
William Hume
John James Hume
Susanna Sarah Hume
Kate Hume
Sarah Ellen Hume
David John Hume
George Richard Hume

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  • William Hume, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (10)

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World Events (3)


Age 8

End of transportation to Western Australia.


Age 11

British troops withdraw from Australia.


Age 18

Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lowlands) and northern English: variant of Hulme , with loss of l before the bilabial consonant /m/, as in the vocabulary word calm. See Holm and Home .

Scottish: habitational name either from the barony of Home or from Hume (or Home) in Berwickshire, from which the barony took its name. The placename derives from Old English hōum, dative plural form of hōh ‘heel, spur of land’.

History: A family of this name (see 2 above) have held the Earldom of Home since 1605.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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