John Bruce Hope

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Lieutenant-General Sir John Bruce Hope, 7th Baronet Hope of Craighall (c. 1684 – 5 June 1766) was a Scottish soldier and politician.


He was born John Hope, the third son of Sir Thomas Hope, 4th Baronet of Craighall by his wife Anne, daughter and heiress of Sir William Bruce, 1st Baronet of Kinross.[1] He succeeded his elder brothers in the Hope baronetcy and in their mother's estate of Kinross, assuming the additional surname of Bruce.[1]

Hope was a lieutenant and captain in the 2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards in 1708, and captain and lieutenant-colonel in the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards the same year. He was lieutenant-colonel of the 26th Regiment of Foot from 1716 to 1718, and Governor of Bermuda from 1721 to 1727. He sat in Parliament as Member for Kinross-shire from 1727 to 1734 and from 1741 to 1747; he was hereditary sheriff of the county from about 1715 until the Heritable Jurisdictions Act. He was colonel of a regiment of foot from 1743 to 1748, and was promoted major-general in 1754 and lieutenant-general in 1758.


Bruce Hope married firstly Charlotte, daughter of Sir Charles Halkett, 1st Baronet of Pitfirrane; they had no children. His second wife was Marianne, daughter of the Rev. William Denune, of Pencaitland. Their only child Anne did not inherit the Kinross estates, which instead went to the descendants of Bruce Hope's mother by her second husband, Sir John Carstairs of Kilconquhar.


  1. ^ a b "Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire". Google Books. Burke's Peerage Limited. 1914. pp. 1034–1035. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Douglas
until 1722
Member of Parliament for Kinross-shire
Succeeded by
Robert Colvile
from 1754
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry de Grangues
Colonel of Sir John Bruce's Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Regiment disbanded
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Thomas Bruce-Hope
(of Craighall)
Succeeded by
Thomas Hope