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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Lord Glendevon, 2nd baron, dies at 59

_.The 2nd Baron Glendevon died peacefully after a short illness, circa
September 2009, aged 59. The former Julian John Somerset Hope was b 6
March, 1950, 1st son of the then Lord John Adrian Hope, PC (1912-95)
(2nd twin son of the 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow). Lord John was Member
of Parliament (Conservative) for North Midlothian and Peeblesshire
1945-50 and for Edinburgh Pentlands 1950-64; Under-Secretary, Foreign
Affairs 1954-56; Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Commonwealth Relations
1956-57; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scottish Office 1957-59;
Privy Councillor 1959; Minister of Works 1959-62, & was cr a Baron in
1964 (one of the last batch of hereditary peers) as Lord Glendevon, by
his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Paravicini (former wife of Vincent
Paravicini, son of Charles Paravicini, Minister for Switzerland to the
Court of St James), only child of William Somerset Maugham CH, of
Villa Mauresque, Cap Ferrat, Alpes Maritimes, France, by his wife
Syrie Barnardo, dau. of Dr Barnardo.

He succeeded to the peerage on the demise of his father, 18 Jan 1995.
He neve married. The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship's yr
brother, the Hon Jonathan Charles Hope (b 1952).


Funeral Service at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, SW1, on Wednesday 7th
October.


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