Patrick Hope-Johnstone, 11th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell

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Patrick Andrew Wentworth Hope-Johnstone, 11th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell  (born April 19, 1941 ) is a British peer and politician of the Conservative Party .

life and career

Hope-Johnstone was born in April 1941, the only son of Major Percy Wentworth Hope Johnstone (1909-1983) and Margaret Jane Hunter-Arundell (1910-1998). He has a younger sister. He attended the Stowe School in Buckingham and studied at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester .

In 1976 he was an "underwriting member" (member with signing authority ) of Lloyd’s . He was the Hereditary Steward of Annandale and Hereditary Keeper of Lochmaben Palace in 1983. After his father's death, he became the 26th chief of Clan Johnstone.

Hope-Johnstone was Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Nithsdale and Annandale and Eskdale Districts in 1987 and Vice-Lord-Lieutenant in 1992. In 1988 he was director of Murray Lawrence Lloyd's Members Agency.

Title of nobility and membership in the House of Lords

Coat of arms of the Earl of Annandale and Hartfell

Hope-Johnstone is in the female line a descendant of James Johnstone, 1st Earl of Annandale and Hartfell († 1672). In 1662 he was given the Scottish title of nobility Earl of Annandale and Hartfell by King Charles II , along with the subordinate title of Lord Johnstone , with the special addition that in the absence of male descendants, the titles could also be inherited by female descendants. After the descendent line of the first earl in the male line had expired with the death of the 4th earl in 1792, no one was able to effectively prove his claim to inheritance, which is why the titles have been dormant since then.

After Hope-Johnstone inherited his de jure entitlement to the title when his father died in 1983, he applied for his title to be recognized. Effective January 1, 1985, his motion was approved by the Committee for Privileges of the House of Lords . He has been the 11th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell since then , making him a member of the House of Lords. In Hansard no parliamentary speeches are recorded by him. With the House of Lords Act 1999 he lost his seat in parliament. He did not run for election to one of the remaining seats. He is not listed in the Register of Hereditary Peers , which are available for by-election.


Hope-Johnstone married Susan Josephine Ross, daughter of Colonel Walter John Macdonald Ross, on August 23, 1969. They have two children together:

  • David Patrick Wentworth Hope Johnstone, Lord Johnstone (born October 13, 1971)
  • Lady Julia Claire Hope Johnstone (* 1974)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Patrick Andrew Wentworth Hope Johnstone, 11th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell on , accessed September 16, 2016.
  2. House of Lords Act: Hereditary Peers Elections website Election Demon , accessed January 11, 2015
predecessor Office successor
Percy Wentworth Hope-Johnstone Earl of Annandale and Hartfell
current holder of the title