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Hopetoun, Earl of (S, 1703)

 

Creation: let. pat. 15 Apr 1703

 

Family name: Hope

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Arms:

See Marquess of Linlithgow

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Charles [Hope], 1st Earl of Hopetoun, KT PC

son and heir of John Hope of Hopetoun MP, by his wife Lady Margaret Hamilton, 1st dau. of John [Hamilton], 4th Earl of Haddington

born

1681

mar.

31 Aug 1699 Lady Henrietta Johnstone (b. 11 Nov 1682; d. 25 Nov 1750), only dau. of William [Johnstone], 1st Marquess of Annandale, by his first wife Sophia Fairholm, dau. of John Fairholm of Craigiehall, co. Linlithgow

children

1. Hon John Hope, later 2nd Earl of Hopetoun

2. Hon Charles Hope later Hope-Vere of Craigiehall MP, Governor of Blackness Castle 1744(b. 8 May 1710; d. 30 Dec 1791), mar. (1) 26 Jul 1733 Catherine Weir (b. c. 1716; d. 5 Dec 1743), dau. and hrss. of Sir William Weir of Blackwood, Bt., (2) 20 Mar 1745/6 (div. 1757) Lady Anne Vane (bapt. 25 Jun 1726; mar. (2) Brig Gen Hon George Monson, 3rd son of John [Monson], 1st Baron Monson; d. 14 Sep 1776), 1st dau. of Henry [Vane], 1st Earl of Darlington, by his wife Lady Grace FitzRoy, 1st surv. dau. and hrss. in her issue by his second wife of Charles [FitzRoy], 2nd Duke of Cleveland and 1st Duke of Southampton, and (3) 2 Apr 1766 Helen Dunbar (d. 18 Sep 1794), dau. of George Dunbar of Leuchold, and had issue by first and third wives

3. Hon William Hope (b. 3 Jun 1715; dvp. 24 Nov 1715)

1. Lady Margaret Hope (b. 3 Mar 1700; dvp. 9 May 1703)

2. Lady Sophia Hope (b. 31 May 1702; dsp. 25 Apr 1761), mar. Dec 1723 as his second wife James [Ogilvy], 5th Earl of Findlater

3. Lady Henrietta Hope (b. 21 Feb 1706; d. 17 Feb 1745), mar. after 14 Mar 1729 as his first wife Francis [Scott later Napier], 6th Lord Napier of Merchistoun, and had issue

4. Lady Margaret Hope (b. 18 Dec 1708; dsps. 13 Jan 1778), mar. 20 Dec 1745 John Dundas of Duddingston (dsps. 13 Feb 1778)

5. Lady Helen Hope (b. 27 Jul 1711; d. 26 Dec 1778), mar. 13 Jan 1737 James Watson of Saughton, and had issue

6. Lady Christian Hope (b. 31 Mar 1714; d. 31 May 1799), mar. 8 Apr 1743 Thomas Graham of Balgowan (d. 6 Dec 1766), and had issue

7. Lady Anne Hope (b. 21 Jun 1718; dvp. 24 Dec 1727)

8. Lady Charlotte Hope (b. 4 Mar 1720; dsp. 24 Nov 1788), mar. 1 Oct 1741 Hon Thomas Erskine, styled Lord Erskine (b. c. 1705; dvp. and sp. 16 Mar 1766), 1st son and heir ap. of John [Erskine], 22nd and de jure 6th Earl of Mar, by his first wife Lady Margaret Hay, 1st dau. of Thomas [Hay], 7th Earl of Kinnoull

9. Lady Rachel Hope (b. 10 Jul 1721; dvp. in infancy)

died

26 Feb 1742

created

15 Apr 1703 Lord Hope, Viscount Aithrie and Earl of Hopetoun, with remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to heirs female of his body

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Linlithgowshire 1702-03;  Privy Councillor [S] 1703;  Lord Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire 1715-42;  a Representative Peer 1722-42;  Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1723;  Knight of the Thistle 1738;  a Lord of Police 1734-42;  Governor of the Bank of Scotland 1740-42

 

John [Hope], 2nd Earl of Hopetoun

born

7 Sep 1704

mar. (1)

14 Sep 1733 Lady Anne Ogilvy (d. 8 Feb 1759), 2nd dau. of James [Ogilvy], 5th Earl of Findlater, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Hay, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Hay], 7th Earl of Kinnoull

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Hope, styled Lord Hope (b. 9 Jul 1740; dvp. 6 Jun 1766)

2. Hon James Hope later Hope-Johnstone, later 3rd Earl of Hopetoun

3. Hon John Hope (b. 1 Jun 1743; dvp. 30 Sep 1759)

4. Hon William Hope (b. 21 Jan 1749; dvp. 28 May 1750)

5. Hon Henry Hope (b. 21 Jan 1749; dvp. 27 Jun 1776)

1. Lady Elizabeth Hope (b. 1 Mar 1736; dsp. 7 Apr 1756), mar. 24 Jul 1754 Lord Henry Douglas, styled Earl of Drumlanrig (b. 30 Oct 1722; dvp and sp. 19 Oct 1754), 1st son and heir ap. of Charles [Douglas], 3rd Duke of Queensberry, by his wife Lady Catharine Hyde, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Hyde], 4th Earl of Clarendon

2. Lady Henrietta Hope (b. 21 Aug 1738; dvp. 1 Oct 1738)

3. Lady Henrietta Hope (b. 17 Apr 1746; d. 1 Jan 1786)

4. Lady Sophia Hope (b. 2 Feb 1759; d. 8 Mar 1813), mar. 30 Apr 1779 her second cousin once removed Charles [Hamilton], 8th Earl of Haddington, and had issue

mar. (2)

30 Oct 1762 Jane Oliphant (d. 16 Mar 1767), dau. of Robert Oliphant of Rossie, co. Perth

children by second wife

6. Hon John Hope, later 4th Earl of Hopetoun

5. Lady Anne Hope (b. 7 Oct 1763; dvp. 21 Jan 1780)

6. Lady Jane Hope (b. 12 Nov 1766; dsp. 9 Jun 1829), mar. (1) 2 Apr 1793 as his second wife Henry [Dundas], 1st Viscount Melville, and (2) 16 Feb 1814 Thomas [Wallace], 1st Baron Wallace

mar. (3)

10 Jun 1767 Lady Elizabeth Leslie (d. 10 Apr 1788), 2nd dau. of Alexander [Leslie], 7th Earl of Leven, by his second wife Elizabeth Monypenny, dau. of David Monypenny of Pitmilly

children by third wife

7. Gen Hon Charles Hope of Waughton MP (b. 16 Oct 1768; d. 1 Jul 1828), mar. 30 Apr 1807 Louisa Anne Hatton (d. 1 Mar 1875), 1st dau. of George Finch Hatton, of Eastwell Park and Kirby Hall, co Northampton (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Mary Murray, only dau. by his first wife of David [Murray], 2nd Earl of Mansfield), 1st son and heir of Hon Edward Finch later Finch-Hatton (by his wife Elizabeth Palmer, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Palmer, 4th Bt., of Wingham, co. Kent), 5th son by his second wife of Daniel [Finch], 7th Earl of Winchilsea, and had issue

8. Gen Hon Sir Alexander Hope GCB MP, Lieut-Governor of the Chelsea Hospital (b. 2 Dec 1769 ; d. 19 May 1837), mar. 23 Oct 1805 Georgina Brown (d. 2 Dec 1855), yst. dau. of George Brown of Elliestoun, and had issue

7. Lady Elizabeth Hope (b. 16 Oct 1768; dsp. 17 Sep 1801), mar. 26 Aug 1799 as his third wife Rev John Kemp DD, a Minister of the Tolbooth Church, Edinburgh (d. 18 Apr 1805)

8. Lady Charlotte Hope (b. 4 May 1771; d. 22 Jun 1834), mar. 8 Aug 1793 Rt Hon Charles Hope of Ganton, Lord President of the Court of Session, and had issue

9. Lady Margaret Hope (b. 24 Jun 1772; d. 16 Sep 1831), mar. 10 Jul 1793 Alexander Maclean of Ardgour (d. 8 Sep 1855), and had issue

10. Lady Mary Anne Hope (b. 12 Jul 1773; d. 21 Feb 1838), mar. 15 Dec 1794 Patrick Murray (d. 1 Jun 1837), 1st son of Sir William Murray of Ochtertyre, Bt., and had issue

died

12 Feb 1781

suc. by

son by first wife

note

a Lord of Police 1744-60;  Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1754

 

James [Hope later Hope-Johnstone], 3rd Earl of Hopetoun

born

23 Aug 1741

mar.

16 Aug 1766 Lady Elizabeth Carnegie (b. 3 Apr 1750; d. 19 Aug 1793), 1st dau. of George [Carnegie], 6th Earl of Northesk, by his wife Lady Anne Leslie, 1st dau. by his second wife of Alexander [Leslie], 7th Earl of Leven

children

1. Lady Anne Hope-Johnstone, later de jure Countess of Annandale and Hartfell

2. Lady Jean Elizabeth Hope-Johnstone (b. 27 Dec 1768; dvp. 14 Aug 1786)

3. Hon Jemima Hope-Johnstone (b. 29 Jan 1770; dvp. 31 Dec 1773)

4. Lady Georgiana Hope-Johnstone (b. 12 Oct 1773; d. 17 Dec 1797), mar. 20 Nov 1793 Col Hon Andrew James Cochrane later Johnstone-Cochrane MP, Governor of Dominica (b. 24 May 1767; d. 18...), 11th son by his second wife of Thomas [Cochrane], 8th Earl of Dundonald, and had issue

5. Lady Jemima Hope-Johnstone (d. 5 Sep 1808), mar. 28 Jan 1803 as his first wife her cousin Admiral Sir George Hope-Vere KCB RN (b. 6 Jul 1767; d. 2 May 1818), only son of Hon Charles Hope-Vere of Craigiehall (by his third wife Helen Dunbar, dau. of George Dunbar of Leuchold, co. Linlithgow), 3rd son of Charles [Hope], 1st Earl of Hopetoun, and had issue

6. Lady Lucinda Hope-Johnstone (d. 8 Jan 1800)

died

s.p.m. 29 May 1817

created

3 Feb 1809 Baron Hopetoun, of Hopetoun in the County of Linlithgow [UK],  with remainder, in default of heirs male of his body, to those of his late father

suc. by

half-brother

note

a Representative Peer 1784-90 and 1794-96; suc. his great-uncle 29 Apr 1792 as de jure 5th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell;  Lord Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire 1794-1816;  on his death the Earldom of Annandale and Hartfell was inherited by his eldest daughter, Lady Anne Hope-Johnstone

 

John [Hope], 4th Earl of Hopetoun, GCB PC

born

17 Aug 1765

mar. (1)

7 Aug 1798 his cousin Elizabeth Hope-Vere (dsp. 20 Mar 1801), 5th dau. of Hon Charles Hope-Vere of Craigiehall (by his third wife Helen Dunbar, dau. of George Dunbar of Leuchold, co. Linlithgow), 3rd son of Charles [Hope], 1st Earl of Hopetoun

mar. (2)

9 Feb 1803 Louisa Dorothea Wedderburn (d. 16 Jul 1836), 3rd dau. of Sir John Wedderburn, 6th Bt., by his second wife Alicia Dundas, 2nd dau. of Col James Dundas of Dundas MP by his wife Hon Jean Maria Forbes, 3rd dau. of William [Forbes], 14th Lord Forbes

children by second wife

1. Hon John Hope, later 5th Earl of Hopetoun

2. Lt Col Hon James Hope later Hope-Wallace of Featherstone Castle (b. 7 Jun 1807; d. 7 Jan 1854), mar. 4 Mar 1837 Lady Mary Frances Nugent (b. c. 1811; d. 23 May 1904), 3rd dau. of George Frederick [Nugent], 7th Earl of Westmeath, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Emily Moore, 1st dau. of Charles [Moore], 1st Marquess of Drogheda, and had issue

3. Hon Charles Hope, Member of Parliament for Linlithgow 1838-45, Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man 1845-60 (b. 11 Sep 1808; d. 31 Oct 1893), mar. 26 Oct 1841 Lady Isabella Helen Douglas (d. 4 Jul 1893), sister and hrss. of Dunbar James [Douglas], 6th Earl of Selkirk, and 1st dau. of Thomas [Douglas], 5th Earl of Selkirk, by his wife Jean Wedderburn-Colville, only dau. of James Wedderburn-Colville, of Inveresk, and had issue

4. Capt Hon George Hope RN (b. 12 Apr 1811; d. 14 Nov 1854), mar. 29 Apr 1847 his first cousin twice removed Hon Anne Carmichael Napier, 3rd dau. of William John [Napier], 9th Lord Napier of Merchistoun, by his wife and third cousin Elizabeth Cochrane-Johnstone, only dau. and hrss. of Col Hon Andrew James Cochrane later Cochrane-Johnstone (by his first wife Lady Georgiana Hope-Johnstone, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of James [Hope later Hope-Johnstone], 3rd Earl of Hopetoun), 8th son by his second wife of Thomas [Cochrane], 8th Earl of Dundonald, and had issue

5. Hon Henry Hope (b. 6 Oct 1812; d. Mar 1831)

6. Hon William Hope (b. 24 Jun 1816; d. 1835)

7. Capt Hon Louis Hope (b. 29 Oct 1817; d. 15 Aug 1894), mar. 12 Oct 1859 Susan Frances Sophia Dumaresq (d. 4 Dec 1901), 1st dau. of Capt William John Dumaresq, and had issue

8. Hon Thomas Hope (b. 20 Oct 1819; d. 6 Nov 1838)

9. Brig Gen Hon Adrian Hope CB (b. 8 Mar 1821; d. 15 Apr 1858)

1. Lady Alicia Hope (d. 4 Mar 1840)

2. Lady Jane Hope (d. 2 Apr 1834)

died

27 Aug 1823

created

17 May 1814 Baron Niddry, of Niddry Castle in the County of Linlithgow [UK]

suc. by

son by second wife

note

joined the Army as Cornet 10th Dragoons 1784, Maj Gen 1802, Lt Gen 1808 and Gen 1819;  Member of Parliament for Linlithgowshire 1790-1800;  Commander of the Forces, Ireland 1812-13;  Privy Councillor [I] 1812; GCB 1815;  Lord Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire 1816-23;  Captain General of the Royal Company of Archers 1819-23 (The Royal Bodyguard for Scotland)

 

John [Hope], 5th Earl of Hopetoun

born

15 Nov 1803

mar.

4 Jun 1826 Hon Louise Bosville-Macdonald (b. 16 Sep 1802; d. 1 Sep 1854), 1st dau. of Godfrey [Macdonald later Bosville later Bosville-Macdonald], 3rd Baron Macdonald, by his future wife Louisa Maria La Coast, illegitimate dau. of HRH Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, by his mistress Lady Almeria Carpenter, 1st dau. of George [Carpenter], 1st Earl of Tyrconnell

only child

1. Hon John Alexander Hope, later 6th Earl of Hopetoun

died

8 Apr 1843

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire 1825-43

 

John Alexander [Hope], 6th Earl of Hopetoun

born

22 Mar 1831

mar.

3 Jan 1860 Etheldred Anne Birch-Reynardson (d. 15 Oct 1884), 1st dau. of Charles Thomas Samuel Birch-Reynardson, of Holywell Hall, co. Lincoln, by his wife Anne Yorke, dau. of Simon Yorke, of Erthig, co. Denbigh

children

1. Hon John Adrian Louis Hope, later 7th Earl of Hopetoun later 1st Marquess of Linlithgow

2. Hon Charles Archibald Hope (b. 12 May 1863; d. 2 Apr 1888)

1. Lady Estella Hope (b. 1866; d. 6 Nov 1958)

2. Lady Dorothea Louisa Hope (b. 1868; d. 20 Jun 1943)

died

1 Apr 1873

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire 1863-73

 

John Adrian Louis [Hope], 7th Earl of Hopetoun later 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, KT GCMG GCVO PC

created

27 Oct 1902 Marquess of Linlithgow

 

The Earldom of Hopetoun has been held by the Marquesses of Linlithgow since 27 Oct 1902.

 

 Last updated 3 Nov 2004

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