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Charles Hope (1763–1851) was a Scottish politician and judge.

The eldest son of John Hope, he studied law at Edinburgh University. He was admitted as an advocate in 1784 and was appointed sheriff of Orkney in 1792. He was Member of Parliament for Edinburgh from 1803 to 1805. He was appointed Lord Advocate from 1801 to 1804. He was raised to the bench as Lord Granton and served as Lord Justice Clerk from 1804 to 1811, when he was promoted to be Lord President of Court of Session an office he held until 1841. He became Lord Justice General when that office was united with the office of Lord President in 1836. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1822. He was an active Colonel of the Edinburgh volunteers.

He married Charlotte Hope, daughter of John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, on 8 August 1793 at Dirleton, East Lothian. They had two sons:[1]

  • Rear-Admiral Charles Hope (1798–1854)
  • James Hope (1803–1882)

His youngest daughter Ann Wilhelmina was married to Hercules Robertson, Lord Benholme.[2]


  1. ^ "Rt. Hon. Charles Hope, Lord Granton". Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  2. ^ Debrett, John (1870). Robert Henry Mair. ed. Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench. London: Dean & Son. pp. 428-429.  
Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Dundas
Lord Advocate
1801 – 1804
Succeeded by
Sir James Montgomery
Preceded by
Sir David Rae, Lord Eskgrove
Lord Justice Clerk
1804 – 1811
Succeeded by
Lord Boyle
Preceded by
Lord Blair
Lord President of the Court of Session
1811 – 1841
Succeeded by
Lord Boyle
Preceded by
Duke of Montrose
Lord Justice General
1836 – 1841
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Johnstone Hope
Member of Parliament for Dumfries Burghs
1802 – 1805
Succeeded by
Viscount Stopford


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