|Sir Edward Hopton|
Bishops Frome, Herefordshire
Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire
|Years of service||1854 - 1900|
9th Xhosa War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Hopton was commissioned into the 79th Foot. He fought at the Siege of Sevastapol during the Crimean War and at the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny and then served with the Connaught Rangers during the 9th Xhosa War of 1877 to 1878. He went on to be Colonel of the Connaught Rangers and was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jersey in 1895. During the Second Boer War he had some difficulty maintaining order on Jersey in the face of Pro-Boer attitudes of some of the French Islanders.
In 1874 he married Clare Ellen Trafford; they had two sons and two daughters.
- "Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hopton". Obituaries. The Times (39801). London. 22 January 1912. col F, p. 10.
- "No. 21660". The London Gazette. 9 February 1855. p. 492.
- Lionel James Trafford Archived 29 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Charles Edward Wyncoll
- The County Families of the United Kingdom by Edward Walford
- Trouble at St Helier's: British Resent Pro-Boer Attitude of the French Islanders New York Times, 1900
Sir Edwin Markham
|Lieutenant Governor of Jersey