JOHN HOPE, of Hopefold, Astley Green, Lancashire, was father of
PETER HOPE (1671-1741), who married Hannah Kirkman, and had a son,
SAMUEL HOPE (1709-81), who wedded firstly, Amy Venables; and secondly, Martha Hepworth, by whom he had issue,
WILLIAM HOPE (1751-1827), of Liverpool, who married, in 1779, Mary, daughter of Robert Jones, of Liverpool (both of whom were buried at the Necropolis, Liverpool), and had issue,
William;The second son,
SAMUEL, of whom presently;
SAMUEL HOPE JP (1781-1837), of Liverpool, Banker, wedded, in 1816, Rebekah, daughter of Thomas Bateman, of Middleton Hall, Derbyshire, and had issue,
THOMAS ARTHUR, of whom presently;The eldest son,
THOMAS ARTHUR HOPE JP (1817-97), of 14 Airlie Gardens, Kensington, formerly of Stanton, Bebington, Cheshire, married, in 1839, Emily, youngest daughter of Christopher Hird Jones, of Liverpool, and had numerous issue.
THE HOPES were a large, wealthy and well connected family of Liverpool bankers and landowners.
Samuel Hope was a Liberal non-conformist, noted for his philanthropic work in the city.
His son, Thomas Arthur Hope, and his wife, Emily Hird Jones, had thirteen children.
The family owned land in Cheshire, Flintshire and County Tyrone.
They lived in a succession of properties in Liverpool, the Wirral and London.
They are known to have associated with other prominent Liberal families including the Rathbones of Liverpool and the Gregs of Styal in Cheshire.
The famous Hope Collection can be seen at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Liverpool. The Hopes were wealthy bankers: Thomas Hope, born in 1769.
The Rt Hon Sir Alexander James Beresford Hope was married to the Hon Louisa Beresford, daughter of William, 1st Lord Decies (3rd son of 1st Earl of Tyrone).
First published in December, 2009.