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Sir Thomas Hope

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Craighall, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: October 1, 1646 (62-70)
Hopetown, West Lothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Hope and Jacqueline Juvitot De Tot
Husband of Lady Elizabeth Hope
Father of Sir John Hope, Kt.; Sir Thomas Hope, Kt.; Sir James Hope, Kt., of Hopetoun; Mary Hope; Anne Erskine and 7 others
Brother of Anne Stewart; Henry Hope; David Hope and James Hope

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About Sir Thomas Hope

Biographical Summary

"Thomas Hope, one of the most eminent members of his family, was a son of Henry Hope, but the exact date of his birth is not known. Like his brother James he became a 'servitor', or what we should not call a clerk or pupil, to Mr John Nicholson of Lasswade, and as such witnessed two charters by Sir Patrick Murray of Geaness at Edinburgh 28 February 1601...

...He married, in or before 1602, Elizabeth, daughter of John Bennet of Wallyford, and had by her fourteen children."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. IV, page 487

Oxford Biography Index entry Thomas Hope of Craighall

Hope, Sir Thomas, of Craighall, first baronet (1573–1646), advocate and politician

Oxford Biography Index Number 101013736 [what is this?] Primary authority: Oxford DNB Full text available Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

David Stevenson, ‘Hope, Sir Thomas, of Craighall, first baronet (1573–1646)’, first published 2004; online edn, May 2009, 3277 words, with portrait illustration

Birth: 1573 Death: Oct. 1, 1646

Son of Henry Hope 1540 – 1591 and Jacquelina Juvitot De Tott, husband of Dame Elizabeth Bennet Wallingford, married in 1602 at Craighall in Scotland. Father of: Sir John Hope Craighill 2nd baronet 1605 – 1654 Thomas Hope 1606 – 1643 Alexander Hope 1611 – 1680 James Hope 1614 – 1661 Mary Hope 1620 – 1691 Anne Hope 1625 – 1653 Anne Hope 1625 – 1653 Charles Hope 1627 – Anna Hope 1634 – 1712

1st Baronet of Craighil. Advocate for Charles I.

Admitted as an advocate in 1605, he made his reputation by defence of John Forbes (1568?-1634), and other ministers at Linlithgow in 1606. He prepared the deed revoking James VI's grants of church property in 1625. He was appointed Lord Advocate in 1626, and held the office until 1641. He was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1628. He conducted the case against John Elphinstone, 2nd Lord Balmerino in 1634. As Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1643, he maintained the king's temporizing policy. In 1645 Hope was appointed one of the Commissioners for managing the Exchequer, but died the next year. Two of his sons appointed to the bench while he was Lord Advocate; and it being judged by the Court of Session unbecoming that a father should plead uncovered before his children, the privilege of wearing his hat, while pleading, was granted to him. This privilege his successors in the office of Lord Advocate have ever since enjoyed, though it is now in danger of being lost through desuetude. His "Practical Observations Upon divers titles of the Law of Scotland", commonly called the "Minor Practicks" were published in 1726. Per Wikipedia

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 Elizabeth Bennet Wallingford Hope (1585 - 1625)

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Burial: Greyfriars Kirkyard Edinburgh City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Maintained by: Find A Grave Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens Record added: Nov 15, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 80511800


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Craighall, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 23
Age 25
Old Craighall, Midlothian, Scotland
August 6, 1606
Age 26
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
April 10, 1608
Age 28
December 26, 1609
Age 29
March 12, 1611
Age 31
July 12, 1614
Age 34
Hopetoun, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
January 28, 1617
Age 37