Saturday, January 15, 2022

The 5th Baron Rankeillour 1940-2022

 The Lord Rankeillour, 5th Baron, died 10 January, 2022. He was 81.

The peerage was created in 1932 for James Fitzalan Hope, a scion of the Marquesses of Linlithgow. He was MP for Sheffield Brightside, a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.

Michael Richard Hope was born 21 October, 1940, son of the Hon Richard Frederick Hope [1901-64], and his wife the former Helen Sybil Mary Lambart [1912-71], scion of the Earls of Cavan.

He was a grandson of the 1st Baron Rankeillour [1870-1949], and nephew of the 2nd Baron [1897-1958], and the 3rd Baron [1899-1967], and a first cousin of the 4th Baron [1935-2005].

He succeeded to the barony [created in 1932], on the death of his cousin, 12 April, 2005.

Lord Rankeillour married 31 March, 1964, Elizabeth Rosemary Fuller [1939-2019], daughter of Col. Francis Henry Fuller, of Genesis Green, co Suffolk, by whom he had issue, a son James, and two daughters, Henrietta and Louise. 

The peerage now passes to his only son, the Hon James Francis Richard Hope, who was born 1 Aug, 1968.


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