David Douglas-Home, 15th Earl of Home

The Right Honourable
The Earl of Home
Member of the House of Lords
Assumed office
11 November 1999
as an excepted hereditary peer
In office
9 October 1995  11 November 1999
as a hereditary peer
Personal details
Born (1943-11-20) 20 November 1943
Westminster, London
United Kingdom
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Jane née Williams-Wynne
Relations Lord Home of the Hirsel (father)
Children Iona, Mary and Michael
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford
Religion Anglican

David Alexander Cospatrick Douglas-Home, 15th Earl of Home, KT, CVO, CBE (born 20 November 1943) is a British businessman and Conservative politician.

Background and education

Eton College

Home is the only son of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, formerly 14th Earl of Home and British Prime Minister and later Lord Home of the Hirsel, and Elizabeth Alington, daughter of Cyril Alington. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.

Political career

Home succeeded to his father's disclaimed earldom on his death in October 1995. When the hereditary peers of the House of Lords were reduced under the House of Lords Act 1999, he was elected as one of the 92 that were allowed to remain. He sits as a Conservative, having served some time on the Conservative front bench.

Apart from his political career Lord Home was, until 2013, Chairman of the private bank Coutts & Co. and remains Chairman of the Grosvenor Group. He is also the current President of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and Chief of the Name and Arms of Home and heir general to the House of Douglas.

Home was appointed Knight Companion of the Order of the Thistle (KT) in the 2014 New Year Honours.[1]


Lord Home has been married since 1972 to Jane Margaret Williams-Wynne (20 February 1949), of the Williams-Wynn baronet family. They have three children:[2]

Titles and styles




  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60728. p. 1. 31 December 2013.
  2. Theroff (2007). "Descendants of King James VI & I" updated November 2007.
  3. "Announcements — Engagements: Lord Dunglass and Miss S.A. Underhill". The Daily Telegraph. 27 May 2016.
Peerage of Scotland
Title last held by
Alec Douglas-Home
Earl of Home
Michael Douglas-Home, Lord Dunglass
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