Sir John Hope, 16th Baronet

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Photo of Major John Augustus Hope, 16th Baronet Hope of Craighall, The London Illustrated News, September 14, 1912

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Augustus Hope, 16th Baronet Hope of Craighall OBE (7 July 1869 - 17 April 1924) was a British soldier and politician.


Hope was son of Rev. Canon Charles Augustus Hope, Rector of Barwick in Elmet, Yorkshire[1] and the grandson of Sir John Hope, 11th Baronet. Hope entered the army in 1889 and was promoted to the rank of Major in 1905.[2] He served in South Africa in 1901-1902 and was awarded the Queen's medal with 4 clasps.[2] He later served in World War I with the 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, was wounded and awarded the OBE in 1919.[3]

He succeeded his uncle, Sir Alexander Hope, 15th Baronet (1824–1918), on 7 March 1918 as the 16th Baronet Hope of Craighall.[1][3]

Hope was an unsuccessful Unionist candidate for Midlothian at the December 1910 General Election, and was elected for the seat at a by-election in 1912.[4] In 1918 when the constituency was split, he was elected as Conservative member for Midlothian North and Peebles, which he held until 1922.


In 1910 Hope married the Hon. Mary Bruce, OBE, eldest daughter of Alexander Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh.[1] The couple had the following children:[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Whitaker's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage". Google Books. 1922. p. 330. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Biographical Notes; Major Hope, M.P., Wounded". Edinburgh, Scotland: The Scotsman Newspaper. August 4, 1915. p. 9. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lt.-Col. Sir John Augustus Hope of Craighall, 16th Bt". Retrieved 27 August 2017. #69542 
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  5. ^ " Entry for Lt.-Col. John Cecil Hope". The Peerage. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  6. ^ " Entry for Lt.-Col. Hugh Alexander Hope". The Peerage. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  7. ^ " Entry for F/Lt. Carl Raymond Davis". The Peerage. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alexander Murray
Member of Parliament for Midlothian
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Midlothian North and Peebles
Succeeded by
George Aitken Clark Hutchison
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Alexander Hope
(of Craighall)
Succeeded by
Archibald Philip Hope