1646 - Sir Thomas Hope dies, 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.
1680 - John Hope, purchases the barony of
Niddry Castle from George Seton, with the 1500s
being 4 miles south of where Hopetoun House is
1682 - John Hope dies after the ship HMS
Gloucester runs aground in England.
1682 - John Hope's son Charles becomes the
1st Earl of Hopetoun taking over Hopetoun
Estate and Midhope Castle.
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
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.
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.
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
Chairman of Midland Bank.
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 Insurance.
1974 - 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 property.
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.