Hope, Frederick William (1797 -1862)

Frederick William Hope, entomologist and collector, was the second son of John Thomas Hope, of Netley in Shropshire, and Ellen, only child of Sir Thomas Edwardes, Bart. Educated at Christ Church Oxford, where he matriculated 17 October 1816 and took his B.A. in 1820, and his M.A. in 1823, he took orders and was Curate of Frodesley in Shropshire. A Fellow of the Royal Society, of the Linnean Society 5 March 1822, and a founder member of the Zoological Society in 1826, he was President of the Entomological Society in 1835 and 1846. He gave his collection of insects to Oxford University in 1849, and founded a Professorship in Zoology there. He lived at Naples and Nice from 1840 to 1862. His widow, in accordance with his wishes augmented the stipend of the Professor of Zoology.

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Crest: A broken globe surmounted by a rainbow with clouds at each end
Arms: Azure a chevron or between three bezants [roundels] (Hope)
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: clouds, Heraldic Charges: rainbow, Heraldic Charges: roundels (3)