HOPE, John (c.1684-1766), of Culdraines.
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Family and Education
b. c.1684, 3rd s. of Sir Thomas Hope, 4th Bt., of Craighall, Fife by Anne, da. and h. of Sir William Bruce, 1st Bt., of Kinross. m. (1) Charlotte, da. of Sir Charles Halkett, 1st Bt., sis. of Sir Peter Halkett, 2nd Bt., of Pitfirrane, s.p., (2) 1706, Marianne, da. of Rev. William Denune of Pencaitland, East Lothian, 1da. suc. e. bro. as 7th Bt. 5 Apr. 1729, and to his mother’s Kinross estates, taking add. name of Bruce.
Lt. and capt. 2 tp. Horse Gren. Gds. 1708; capt. and lt.-col. 3 Ft. Gds. 1708; lt.-col. 26 Ft. 1716-18; col. of a regt. of Ft. 1743-8; maj.-gen. 1754; lt.-gen. 1758; gov. Bermuda 1721-7; hereditary sheriff of Kinross-shire by 1715-47.
A younger son, Hope entered the army but sold his lieutenant-colonelcy in 1718. Next year, after unsuccessfully applying to Craggs for employment,1 he went to Sweden with a recommendation from his kinsman, Lord Polwarth, to the