Hope, Charles, 1st Earl of Hopetoun (1681 -1742)

Probably the stamp of Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun, only son and heir of John Hope, of Hopetoun, Niddry and Abercorn, all in East Lothian, and Margaret, eldest daughter of John Hamilton, 4th Earl of Haddington. He was Member of Parliament for East Lothian 1702 3, and was elevated to the peerage of Scotland 15 April 1703 as Earl of Hopetoun, Viscount Aithrie, and Baron Hope. He was a representative peer for Scotland 1722 42, a Knight of the Thistle 10 July 1738, Governor of the Bank of Scotland 1740 42, and married, 31 August 1699, Henrietta daughter of William Johnston, 1st Marquis of Annandale. It could also perhaps be that of John, the 2nd Earl (1704 81), in which case the Bible may well have been bound for his marriage 14th September 1733 to Anne, 2nd daughter of James Ogilvie, 5th Earl of Findlater and Seafield. The 7th Earl was created Marquis of Linlithgow in 1902. The library of John Adrian Lewis Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, was sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 25 February 1889.

Seat / Residence(s): Hopetoun House, Lothian
Library Auction Details: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (25 February 1889)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Hope, Charles, 1st Earl of Hopetoun (1681 - 1742) (Stamp 1) Motto: At spes infracta
Arms: On a chevron between three bezants [roundels] a laurel leaf slipped
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: leaf (laurel), Heraldic Charges: roundels (3)