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Johnstone, Hope- family of Raehills

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Date: 1300-2000
History:

The Johnstones, a prominent Border family, had land in Dumfriesshire by the 13th century, and rose to the peerage in the 17th century. James Johnstone, 2nd Earl of Hartfell, was created Earl of Annandale in 1661, and his son William, Marquess of Annandale in 1701. William married first Sophia, heiress of John Fairholme of Craigiehall (West Lothian) and second Charlotte, heiress of John Vanden Bempde of Hackness (Yorkshire, North Riding).

On the death of the 3rd Marquess without issue in 1792 the Scottish estates passed to his great-nephew, the 3rd Earl of Hopetoun (see Hope, Marquesses of Linlithgow), and then to Lord Hopetoun's eldest daughter Anne (d. 1818), wife of Admiral Sir William Johnstone Hope (1766-1831). Her descendant established his claim to the earldom of Annandale in 1986. The Yorkshire estate, however, was inherited by Sir Richard Vanden Bempde Johnstone (1732-1807), 1st baronet, of Hackness, son of John Johnstone (a younger son of Sir William Johnstone of Westerhall, Dumfriesshire) by Charlotte, Marchioness of Annandale. His descendant was created Baron Derwent in 1881.

The Craigiehall (West Lothian) estate passed to Henrietta Johnstone, daughter of the 1st Marquess of Annandale, who married the 1st Earl of Hopetoun, and thence to their second son, Lord Charles Hope-Vere (1710-91).

Estates in 1883: 64,079 acres in Dumfriesshire and 1,287 acres in Lanarkshire, worth a total of £28,236 a year.

Places:
  • Applegarth, Dumfriesshire
  • Craigiehall, West Lothian
  • Lochwood, Dumfriesshire
  • Moffat, Dumfriesshire
  • Newbie, Dumfriesshire
  • Raehills, Dumfriesshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, pp. 88-9.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F85560 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F7758 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
14th cent-20th cent: Dumfriesshire (Moffat, Raehills, etc) writs, legal papers, rentals, accounts, estate corresp and papers and Hope-Johnstone family papers 14th-20th cent and Craigiehall (West Lothian) writs and estate papers 17th-18th cent
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 12630 Hope-Johnstone

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [54a]
2
14th cent-20th cent: Dumfriesshire (Raehills, Moffat, etc) writs 14th cent-1780 and misc estate papers 16th-20th cent, with Annandale peerage case papers 1819-91
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 32485

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [54b]
3
1484-1817: Dumfriesshire (Raehills, Moffat, etc) inventory of estate titles
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [54c]
4
17th cent-18th cent: Dumfriesshire (Raehills, Moffat, etc) and West Lothian (Craigiehall) estate and Johnstone (later Hope-Johnstone) family papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 17684 Hope

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [53a]
5
1672-1698: Dumfriessshire (Raehills, Moffat, etc) estate rental
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 6184 Montagu-Douglas-Scot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [70e]
6
1745-1800: curatory accounts of the 3rd Marquess of Annandale (d1792)
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [54d]
7
1681-1719: legal and estate accounts of the 1st Marquess of Annandale (d1721)
Harvard University Business School: Baker Library
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [54e]

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