Charles Hope (1681 - 1742)

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Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun KT (1681 – 26 February 1742) was a Scottish nobleman.

He was the son of John Hope of Hopetoun, grandson of Sir Thomas Hope, 1st Baronet of Craighall, Fife. John Hope purchased the barony of Niddry Castle from George Seton, 4th Earl of Winton around 1680. He also bought the neighbouring barony of Abercorn, with the office of heritable sheriff of the County of Linlithgow, from Sir Walter Seton. In 1684, John Hope was shire commissioner for Linlithgow in the Parliament of Scotland.

Created Earl of Hopetoun in the Peerage of Scotland in 1703, he supported the union with England. He later served as a Scottish representative peer at Westminster, from 1722 until his death. Lord Hopetoun acted as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1723, and was Governor of the Bank of Scotland from 1740 until his death. He was created a Knight of the Thistle in 1738.

In 1699, Charles Hope married Lady Henrietta Johnstone, daughter of William Johnstone, 1st Marquess of Annandale. Their children include:

  • John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun (1704–1781)
  • Charles Hope-Weir (1710–1791)"

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 November 2012, 08:47 UTC, <,_1st_Earl_of_Hopetoun&oldid=523294615> [accessed 3 December 2012]

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Sir Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun's Timeline

August 31, 1699
Age 18
May 31, 1702
Age 21
West Lothian, UK
September 7, 1704
Age 23
February 21, 1706
Age 25
May 8, 1710
Age 29
March 21, 1714
Age 33
Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland
February 26, 1742
Age 61
April 20