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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hopetoun, His Excellency the Right Hon. John Adrian Louis (Hope), Earl of

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Hopetoun, His Excellency the Right Hon. John Adrian Louis (Hope), Earl of, G.C.M.G., ninth Governor of Victoria, is the eldest son of the sixth earl and Ethelred Anne his wife, daughter of C. T. S. Birch Reynardson, of Holywell Hall, Lincolnshire, and was born at Hopetoun House, N.B., on Sept. 25th, 1860. He was educated at Eton, and passed at Sandhurst in 1879, but did not enter the army. He succeeded to the title on the death of his father in April 1873, and was Junior Whip of the Conservative party in the House of Lords from 1883 to 1886, lord-in-waiting to the Queen from 1885 to 1889, and was Lord High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland in 1887, 1888, and 1889. Lord Hopetoun was appointed Governor of Victoria in 1889, in succession to Sir Henry Loch, and was created G.C.M.G. in the same year. He assumed office on Nov. 28th, 1889. Lord Hopetoun married on Oct. 18th, 1886, the Hon. Hersey Alice Eveleigh de Moleyns, daughter of the fourth Lord Ventry.