1500s - Hope family gain wealth as
merchants with property and land in and
1573–1646 - Sir Thomas Hope, 1st Baronet
of Craighall, becomes chief legal officer for
the Scottish Government and King.
1614 - Sir Thomas Hope has a son named
1646 - Sir Thomas Hope dies and is buried
in Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh.
James Hope becomes a politician involved
in negotiations during the English Civil War
1642–1651. He is also involved in industries
such as mineral mining.
1661 - James Hope dies of Flanders fever,
he is succeeded by his son John.
1680 - John Hope, purchases the barony of
Niddry Castle from George Seton.
1682 - John Hope dies after the ship HMS
Gloucester runs aground in England.
1682 - John Hopes son Charles becomes the
1st Earl of Hopetoun.
Charles Hope supported the union with
England, served as a Scottish representative
peer at Westminster, acted as Lord High
Commissioner to the General Assembly of the
Church of Scotland, was Governor of the Bank
of Scotland, and was created a Knight of the
1688 - 1746 - the Jacobite risings are the
last wars in the UK, taking place as Hopetoun
House is being designed and built.
1699 - 1707 - the original Hopetoun House
is built to designs of Sir William Bruce.
1721 - Hopetoun House is extended to
designs of William Adam.
1742 - Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun
dies, his son John takes the title.
1767 - Hopetoun House is completed to what
can be seen today, with the last additions
being designed by John and Robert Adam.
1781 - John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun
dies, he was a legal representative.
1816 - James Hope-Johnstone, 3rd Earl of
Hopetoun dies, he was a peer that represented
Scotland in the House of Lords in London.
1822, George IV visited Hopetoun House at
the end of his state visit to Scotland.
1823 - John Hope, 4th Earl of Hopetoun
dies, he was a General in the British Army
seeing action around the world.
1843 - John Hope, 5th Earl of Hopetoun
1873 - John Alexander Hope, 6th Earl of
1908 - John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun
dies, he was created the 1st Marquess of
Linlithgow after serving as Governor of
Victoria, Australia aged 29, and later became
Queen Victoria’s Lord Chamberlain.
1952 - Victor Hope, 8th Earl of Hopetoun
dies. He was civil Lord of the Admiralty from
1922 to 1924, chaired the Royal Commission on
Agriculture in India from 1926 to 1928, was
made Knight of the Order of the Thistle in
1928, chaired the committee on Indian
constitutional reform in 1933, helped
formulate the Government of India Act of
1935, was Viceroy and Governor General of
India from 1936 to 1943, was created a Knight
of the Order of the Garter, was the
Chancellor of Edinburgh University from 1944
until his death, and the Chairman of Midland
1987, Charles Hope, 9th Earl of Hopetoun
dies, he served in the Second World War,
winning a Military Cross. He was taken
prisoner with the 51st (Highland) Division in
1940 and held at Colditz Castle. He became a
partner in the London stockbrokers Joseph
Sebag, and a director of Eagle Star
1946 - Adrian John Charles Hope, 10th Earl
of Hopetoun and 4th Marquess of Linlithgow is
1969 - Andrew Christopher Victor Arthur
Charles Hope, 11th Earl of Hopetoun is
1794 - The Hopetoun House Preservation
Trust took over the house, seeing day visits
begin and the house used for events to help
fund the huge upkeep of such a large
Adrian John Charles Hope, Marquess of
Linlithgow, currently lives on Hopetoun
Andrew Christopher Victor Arthur Charles
Hope, 11th Earl of Hopetoun, lives in the
south wing of Hopetoun House.