The History of Leith

September 5, 2010

Lintel Stone from the house of Sir Thomas Hope-Central Library,Edinburgh

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(c) John Arthur

Sir Thomas Hope, 1st Baronet (1573–1646) was a Scottish lawyer.

Admitted as an advocate in 1605, he made his reputation by defence of John Forbes (1568?-1634), and other ministers at Linlithgow in 1606. He prepared the deed revoking James VI’s grants of church property in 1625. He was appointed Lord Advocate in 1626, and held the office until 1641. He was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1628. for more click here

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