Material relating to Sir Thomas Hope, of Craighall, and Sir Thomas Hope, junior, of Kerse
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Manuscript notebook. [Minor Practicks]. 'Sir Thomas Hop of Craighall Advocat to the Kings Majestie his Observationes of the practick of the Sessions of Scotland and utherwayes 1667'.
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Hope was appointed Lord Advocate in 1626, and held the office until 1641. He was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1628. Hope conducted the case against John Elphinstone, 2nd Lord Balmerino in 1634. As Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1643, he maintained the king's temporizing policy. In 1645 Hope was appointed one of the Commissioners for managing the Exchequer, but died the following year.
Sir Thomas Hope of Kerse (1606–1643) was a Scottish judge and politician. He was the second son of Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall. Hope was prominent in opposing Charles I's demand for a public inquiry into 'The Incident' which was a Royalist plot to kidnap a group of Scottish nobles in October 1641 during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
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- Material relating to Sir Thomas Hope (1573-1646), of Craighall, and Sir Thomas Hope (1606-1643), junior, of Kerse
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