Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for James Hope appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
10 June 1881Yesterday Admiral Sir James Hope, G.C.B., died at Carriden-house, Linlithgowshire, at the age of 76. He was prostrated by illness about the end of last year, and, although his health had considerably inproved since then, it was never completely restored. The deceased was the son of Admiral Sir George Hope, K.C.B. The early years of his career were spent with the African squadron in the suppression of the slave trade. He became lieutenant in l827, captain 1838, rear-admiral 1857, vice-admiral 1864, and admiral, 1870. He served in the Baltic in 1854-5, was Commander-in-Chief in East India and China in 1859-62, in the West Indies and North America in 1864, and at Portsmouth from 1869 till 1872. He was principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty from 1873 till 1878. Admiral Hope was a deputy-lieutenant and justice of the pease for Linlithgowshire. He married first, in 1838, a sister of the present Lord Kinnaird, and second, in 1877, a daughter of General Sir Arthur Cotton, K.C.S.I. He gave much attention to social questions and in particular he showed a deep interest in the extension of British workmen's "publichouses." He was one of the leading patrons of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Edinburgh. All classes held him in much respect.

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