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Rankeillour, Baron (UK, 1932)


Creation: let. pat. 28 Jun 1932


Family name: Hope




Azure on a Chevron Or between three Bezants a Bay Leaf slipped Vert a Bordure Ermine


A Broken Globe surmounted by a Rainbow proper


At Spes Infracta (But hope is unbroken)



James Fitzalan [Hope], 1st Baron Rankeillour, PC

3rd but only surv. son of James Robert Hope later Hope-Scott, of Abbotsford (by his second wife Lady Victoria Alexandrina Fitzalan-Howard, 1st dau. of Henry Granville [Howard later Fitzalan-Howard], 14th Duke of Norfolk), 3rd son of Gen Hon Sir Alexander Hope GCB MP (by his wife Georgiana Brown, dau. of George Brown), 2nd son by his third wife of John [Hope], 2nd Earl of Hopetoun


11 Dec 1870

mar. (1)

15 Nov 1892 Mabel Helen Riddell OBE (d. 24 Apr 1938), 2nd dau. of Francis Henry Riddell, of Cheeseburn Grange, co. Northumberland, by his wife Ellen Blount, dau. of Michael Henry Blount, of Mapledurham, co. Devon

children by first wife

1. Hon Arthur Oswald James Hope, later 2nd Baron Rankeillour

2. Hon Henry John Hope, later 3rd Baron Rankeillour

3. Hon Richard Frederick Hope OBE, Headmaster Oratory School 1934-38 (b. 5 Dec 1901; d. 9 May 1964), mar. 7 Apr 1938 Helen Sybil Mary Lambart (d. 1971), 2nd dau. of Alfred Charlemagne Lambart (by his first wife Constance Green, 1st dau. of Capt Edmund Lyons Green RN), 6th son of Cdr Hon Oliver William Matthew Lambart RN (by his wife Anne Elizabeth Willes, 2nd dau. of Capt George W Willes RN), 1st son by his second wife of Richard [Lambart], 7th Earl of Cavan, and had issue:

1a. Michael Richard Hope, later 5th Baron Rankeillour

2a. Simon James Hope, of 103 Frescade Crescent, Basingstoke, co. Hampshire (b. 16 Dec 1941)

1a. Margaret Mary Hope (b. 17 Jul 1945), mar. 10 Sep 1966 Neil Arnold Slater, of Marshborough House, Woodnesborough, co. Kent, son of Arnold Slater, of Enfield, co. Middlesex, and has issue

1. Hon Joan Mary Hope (b. 12 Aug 1900 ; d. 7 May 1974)

mar. (2)

15 Sep 1941 Lady Beatrice Minnie Ponsonby Kerr-Clark (widow of Capt Struan Robertson Kerr-Clark;  d. 25 May 1966), only dau. of Ponsonby William [Moore], 9th Earl of Drogheda, by his wife Anne Tower Moir, dau. of George Moir, Sheriff of co. Stirling


14 Feb 1949


28 Jun 1932 Baron Rankeillour, of Buxted in the County of Sussex

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Sheffield Brightside 1900-06 and for Sheffield Central 1908-29; Treasurer of the Household 1915-16; Junior Lord of the Treasury 1916-19; Financial Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions 1919-21; Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons 1921-24 and 1924-29; Privy Councillor 1922


Arthur Oswald James [Hope], 2nd Baron Rankeillour, GCIE MC


7 May 1897


2 Jun 1919 Grizel Gilmour (d. 6 May 1975), 3rd dau. of Brig Gen Sir Robert Gordon Wolrige-Gordon later Gilmour, 1st Bt. CB CVO DSO, of Liberton and Craigmillar, co. Midlothian, Gentleman Usher of the Green Rod, by his wife Lady Susan Lygon DBE, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Frederick [Lygon], 6th Earl Beauchamp


1. Hon Bridget Mary Hope (b. 17 Oct 1920), mar. 25 Jan 1942 Lt Col George Henry Hugh Coles (d. 1992), son of Lt Col James Hugh Coles DSO, and has issue

2. Hon Jean Margaret Hope (b. 7 Jan 1923), mar. (1) 21 Dec 1942 (div. 1955) Capt Anthony Paul, adopted son of F O Paul, and (2) 3 Oct 1958 Lt Gen Sir Alexander James Wilson KBE MC, of 151 Rivermead Court, Ranelagh Gardens, London, and has issue by both husbands

3. Hon Alison Mary Hope (b. 21 Jan 1927; d. 1992), mar. (1) 29 Jan 1945 (div. 1959) Maj Bruce Gardiner Merivale-Austin, 1st son of William Merivale-Austin, of Waterford, Barbados, and (2) 4 Jun 1960 (annulled 1963) Maj Cyril Ernest Stearns OBE (d. 9 Jan 1968), 2nd son of Ernest Fuller Stearns, of Teddington, co. Middlesex, and had issue by her first husband

4. Hon Barbara Mary Hope (b. 21 Feb 1930), mar. 12 Jun 1954 (William Edward) Peter Louis Drummond-Murray of Mastrick, Slains Pursuivant of Arms, of 67 Dublin Street, Edinburgh (b. 24 Nov 1929), and has issue


s.p.m. 26 May 1958

suc. by



joined the Coldstream Guards 1914; served in France 1914 and Turkey 1922-23; Military Cross 1914; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Nuneaton 1924-29 and for Aston 1931-39; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Mines 1924-26; Assistant Government Whip 1935; a Lord of the Treasury 1935-37; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1937; Treasurer of the Household 1937-39;  GCIE 1939; Governor of Madras 1940-46; KStJ


Henry John [Hope], 3rd Baron Rankeillour


20 Jan 1899


19 Dec 1933 Mary Sibyl Ricardo, 2nd dau. of Col Wilfred Ricardo DSO, of Hook Hall, co. Surrey


1. Hon Peter St Thomas More Henry Hope, later 4th Baron Rankeillour

1. Hon Anne Mary Elizabeth Hope (b. 20 Dec 1936), mar. 5 Jul 1958 John Stephen Dobson, of Papplewick Lodge, co. Nottingham, 1st son of John Dobson, of The Old Vicarage, Farnsfield, co. Nottingham, and has issue


2 Dec 1967

suc. by



Lt Col, Scots Guards 1914-18 and 1939-45; barrister, Middle Temple 1925; Knight of Malta


Peter St Thomas More Henry [Hope], 4th Baron Rankeillour


29 May 1935


12 Apr 2005

suc. by



Michael Richard [Hope], 5th Baron Rankeillour


21 Oct 1940


31 Mar 1964 Elizabeth Rosemary Fuller, 1st dau. of Col Francis Henry Fuller, of Genesis Green, co. Suffolk


1. Hon James Francis Richard Hope, of 172 Trinity Road, London SW17 (b. 1 Aug 1968), mar. 31 Jul 1999 Felicity A Gallimore, dau. of David Gallimore, of Chantemerle, France

1. Hon Henrietta Mary Hope (b. 8 Jan 1965)

2. Hon Louisa Evelyn Hope (b. 8 Dec 1966), mar. 14 Dec 1996 Inno Van Den Berg, of Coddenham Hall, Boxford, co. Suffolk, and has issue


 Last updated 16 Apr 2005




5th Baron Rankeillour, of Buxted in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Jun 1932)



The Hollies, Thurton, Norfolk



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