Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Thomas A Hope

THOMAS ARTHUR HOPE WAS A MAJOR LANDOWNER IN COUNTY TYRONE, WITH 14,006 ACRES

JOHN HOPE, of Hopefold, Astley Green, Lancashire, was father of

PETER HOPE (1671-1741), who married Hannah Kirkman, leaving a son,

SAMUEL HOPE (1709-81), who wedded firstly, Amy Venables; and secondly, Martha Hepworth; having had issue by his second wife, a son,

WILLIAM HOPE (1751-1827), of Liverpool, who wedded, in 1779, Mary, daughter of Robert Jones, of Liverpool; both of whom were buried at the Necropolis, Liverpool, and had issue,
William;
SAMUEL, of whom presently;
Joseph Walley;
Maria.
The second son,

SAMUEL HOPE JP (1781-1837), of Liverpool, a banker, who married, in 1816, Rebekah, daughter of Thomas Bateman, of Middleton Hall, Derbyshire, high sheriff, 1823.

He was also buried at the Necropolis, Liverpool, having had issue,
THOMAS ARTHUR, of whom presently;
William Carey;
Samuel Pearce.
The eldest son,

THOMAS ARTHUR HOPE JP, of 14 Airlie Gardens, Kensington, formerly of Stanton, Bebington, Cheshire, born in 1817.

Mr Hope married, in 1839, Emily, youngest daughter of Christopher Hird Jones, of Liverpool, and by her had issue, a numerous family.

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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 Jonesh 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.

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