James Hope, 1st Baron Rankeillour

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Rankeillour
PC
James Fitzalan Hope in 1929.jpg
Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
1921–1924
Monarch George V
Preceded by J. H. Whitley
Succeeded by Robert Young
In office
1924–1929
Monarch George V
Preceded by Robert Young
Succeeded by Robert Young
Personal details
Born 11 December 1870
Died 14 February 1949(1949-02-14) (aged 78)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) (1) Mabel Helen Riddell
(d. 1938)
(2) Lady Beatrice Moore
(d. 1966)
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

James Fitzalan Hope, 1st Baron Rankeillour PC (11 December 1870 – 14 February 1949), was a British Conservative politician. He served as Chairman of Ways and Means from 1921 to 1924 and again from 1924 to 1929.

Background and education[edit]

A member of the Hope family now headed by the Marquess of Linlithgow, Hope was the third but only surviving son of J. R. Hope-Scott, of Abbotsford House, and Lady Victoria Alexandrina Fitzalan-Howard, eldest daughter of Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 14th Duke of Norfolk. He was educated at The Oratory School and at Christ Church, Oxford.

Political career[edit]

Hope was Conservative Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside from 1900 to 1906 and for Sheffield Central from 1908 to 1929.[1] Hope served under H. H. Asquith as Treasurer of the Household from 1915 to 1916 and under David Lloyd George as a Lord of the Treasury from 1916 to 1919 and as Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions from 1919 to 1921, when that office was abolished. He was Chairman of Ways and Means (Deputy-Speaker of the House of Commons) from 1921 until February 1924 and again from December 1924 until 1929, when he fought and lost Walthamstow East. He was sworn of the Privy Council in the 1922 New Year Honours[2] and raised to the peerage as Baron Rankeillour, of Buxted in the County of Sussex, in 1932.[3]

Family[edit]

Lord Rankeillour married firstly Mabel Helen Riddell, second daughter of Francis Henry Riddell, of Cheeseburn Grange, Northumberland, in 1892. They had three sons (two of whom succeeded in turn to the Barony) and one daughter. After his first wife's death in 1938 he married secondly Lady Beatrice Minnie Ponsonby Moore, only daughter of Ponsonby Moore, 9th Earl of Drogheda, and widow of Struan Robertson Kerr-Clark, in 1941. He died in February 1949, aged 78, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Arthur. Lady Rankeillour died in May 1966.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Maddison
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside
19001906
Succeeded by
Tudor Walters
Preceded by
Sir C. E. Howard Vincent
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central
1908–1929
Succeeded by
Philip Hoffman
Political offices
Preceded by
Frederick Edward Guest
Treasurer of the Household
1915–1916
Succeeded by
James Craig
Preceded by
Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Bt
Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions
1919–1921
Office abolished
Preceded by
J. H. Whitley
Chairman of Ways and Means
1921–1924
Succeeded by
Robert Young
Preceded by
Robert Young
Chairman of Ways and Means
1924–1929
Succeeded by
Robert Young
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Rankeillour
1932–1949
Succeeded by
Arthur Hope