Surnames apart from Hope on the following tree:-

Scotland – Fraser, Hunter, Johnstone, Lanton, Lindsay, Martin, Murray, Pagan, Proudfoot, Purdie, Shaw, Tait.

New Zealand – Tait.

USA – Bruce, Buchan, Hunter, Martin, Ross, Soash.

Canada – Buchan, Ross.

British Guiana – Hunter, Vaughan. 


Lines that are known to have emigrated are shown thus:

NZ   USA   CAN   Br Guiana



Descendants of John Hope

(Last updated 28-10-2014)


Generation No. 1


1.  JOHN HOPE was born 1693, and died 21-12-1778 in Hawkshaws, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire..  He met CHRISTINA LANTON 23-04-1723 in Tweedsmuir.  She was born 1688, and died 20-03-1773 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.



                   i.    AGNES HOPE, b. 31-05-1723, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.

       2.        ii.    WILLIAM HOPE, b. 25-02-1723/24, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire; d. 22-01-1795, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.

                 iii.    THOMAS HOPE, b. 05-02-1724/25.

                 iv.    JEAN HOPE, b. 01-05-1727; d. 1729.



Generation No. 2


2.  WILLIAM HOPE (JOHN1) was born 25-02-1723/24 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire, and died 22-01-1795 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.  He met HELEN JOHNSTONE 27-07-1787 in Tweedsmuir..  She was born 1764, and died 29-03-1832 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.



                   i.    CHRISTIAN HOPE, b. 26-07-1788, Hawkshaw,Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.

                  ii.    JOHN HOPE, b. 08-09-1790, Hawkshaw, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire; d. 13-03-1822, Hawkshaw, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire..

      3.        iii.    HELEN HOPE, b. 26-09-1791, Hawkshaw, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire; d. 31-12-1865, Dunsyre, Lanarkshire..

                 iv.    JEAN HOPE, b. 06-03-1793, Hawkshaw,Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.

        4.       v.    MARGARET LOCH HOPE, b. 1795, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.; d. 13-09-1860, Southwood, Crawford, Lanarkshire..


(More about Margaret Loch Hope at end of page)*


Generation No. 3


3.  HELEN HOPE (WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 26-09-1791 in Hawkshaw, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire, and died 31-12-1865 in Dunsyre, Lanarkshire..  She met GEORGE FRASER in Dunsyre, Lanarkshire., son of GEORGE FRASER and ELIZABETH THORBURN.  He was born 1782 in Dunsyre, Lanarkshire., and died 21-09-1861 in Dunsyre, Lanarkshire..


Children of HELEN HOPE and GEORGE FRASER are:

                   i.    MARGARET FRASER, b. 19-07-1814, Dunsyre, Lanarkshire.; m. ALEXANDER PURDIE.

                  ii.    WILLIAM FRASER, b. 1816; d. 29-06-1895, Carnwath, Lanarkshire.

                 iii.    ELIZABETH FRASER, b. 1818; d. 08-10-1831, Dunsyre, Lanarkshire..

                 iv.    JANE FRASER, b. 1835; d. 09-09-1850, Dunsyre, Lanarkshire..


4.  MARGARET LOCH HOPE (WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1795 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire., and died 13-09-1860 in Southwood, Crawford, Lanarkshire..  She met (1) JAMES LINDSAY.  He was born 1789, and died 28-11-1824 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.  She met (2) JOHN MARTIN, son of THOMAS (JAMES) and JANE (JANET).  He was born 1797, and died 11-05-1850 in Tweedshaws, Tweedsmuir,.



                   i.    JOHN LINDSAY, b. 1818; d. 25-07-1832, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.

     5.          ii.    HELEN LINDSAY, b. 1820, Roberton, Lanarkshire; d. 14-07-1872, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire..

     6.         iii.    MARGARET LINDSAY, b. 1822, Wiston, Lanarkshire.; d. 19-12-1857, 145 Hospital Street,Glasgow..

    7.           v.    JANE LINDSAY, b. 1824, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.


Children of MARGARET HOPE and JOHN MARTIN are:

     8.         vi.    WILLIAM MARTIN, b. 1827, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire; d. 24-12-1892, Green Lake, Wisconsin, USA..

     9.        vii.    ISABELLA MARTIN, b. 1828, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire; d. 27-11-1879, Broadlea Railway Cottage, Middlebie, Dumfriesshire.

   10.       viii.    JAMES MARTIN, b. 1831, Crawford, Lanarkshire..

   11.         ix.    LAWRENCE MARTIN, b. 1835, Carlisle, Cumberland, England,; d. USA..

                  x.    LILIAS MARTIN, b. 1837; d. 14-03-1841, Crawford, Lanarkshire.

Generation No. 4


5.  HELEN LINDSAY (MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1820 in Roberton, Lanarkshire, and died 14-07-1872 in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire..  She met HOPE HUNTER 17-03-1843 in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, son of JAMES HUNTER and ELIZABETH WATSON.  He was born 1816 in Covington, Lanarkshire., and died 14-07-1866 in Over Abington, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire.


Children of HELEN LINDSAY and HOPE HUNTER are:

                   i.    JAMES HUNTER, b. 27-05-1843, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.

                  ii.    MARGARET HUNTER, b. 1845, Lanarkshire.

                 iii.    JOHN HUNTER, b. 16-07-1847, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire..

                 iv.    ELIZABETH HUNTER, b. 1850, Crawford, Lanarkshire.

    12.         v.    HOPE HUNTER, b. 1853, Crawford, Lanarkshire; d. Georgetown, British Guiana..

                 vi.    GEORGE HUNTER, b. 1856, Crawford, Lanarkshire.

                vii.    LAURING M HUNTER, b. 1858, Crawford, Lanarkshire.

               viii.    WILLIAM HUNTER, b. 1858, Crawford, Lanarkshire.


6.  MARGARET LINDSAY (MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1822 in Wiston, Lanarkshire., and died 19-12-1857 in 145 Hospital Street,Glasgow..  She met JOHN MOFFAT 10-12-1849 in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh,, son of JAMES MOFFAT and JANE FERGUSON.  He was born 1813 in Symington, Lanarkshire., and died 04-12-1879 in 37 Cathcart Street, Glasgow..



                   i.    JAMES MARTIN MOFFAT, b. 1854; d. 20-08-1881, Wiston and Roberton, Lanarkshire; m. ANN CAMERON, 18-08-1880, 51 Dorset Street, Glasgow.; b. 1855; d. 05-12-1889, 61 Brown Street, Port Glasgow,..


7.  JANE LINDSAY (MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1824 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.  She met GEORGE TAIT 1844 in Tweedsmuir, son of JOHN TAIT and JANE RENWICK.  He was born 1819 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire, and died 30-04-1878 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire.


Children of JANE LINDSAY and GEORGE TAIT are:

                   i.    MARGARET TAIT, b. 1844, Crawford.

                  ii.    JOHN TAIT, b. 1846, Crawford; d. New Zealand.

                 iii.    JAMES TAIT, b. 1849, Crawford; d. New Zealand..

     13.       iv.    JANE TAIT, b. 08-08-1852, Glengeith, Crawford.

                  v.    ROBERT TAIT, b. 1856, Crawford.

    14.        vi.    HELEN TAIT, b. 1857, Crawford, Lanarkshire.; d. 01-08-1898.


(Living Descendants in New Zealand.)

          8.  WILLIAM MARTIN (MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1827 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire, and died 24-12-1892 in Green Lake, Wisconsin, USA..  He met MARION PROUDFOOT (MARY) 22-11-1853 in Banns at Tweedsmuir marriage at Free Church, Holyrood, Edinburgh., daughter of REV PROUDFOOT and JESSIE (JANET).  She was born 28-06-1823 in Arrocher, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.,  

        and died 23-09-1872 in Green Lake, Wisconsin, USA..

Children of WILLIAM MARTIN and MARION (MARY) are:

     15.         i.    JOHN HOPE MARTIN, b. 05-12-1854, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland; d. 27-02-1930, Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota. USA..

            ii  Lawrence P MARTIN, b08-02-1858, Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, USA; d 07-04-1859, Des Moines, Iowa.

           iii William H Martin, b. 1860, Illinois, USA;  d. USA.. 

  16      iv JANE PROUDFOOT MARTIN, b. 07-050-1860, Monamouth, Illinois, USA; d. 01-01-1893, USA.



9.  ISABELLA MARTIN (MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1828 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire, and died 27-11-1879 in Broadlea Railway Cottage, Middlebie, Dumfriesshire.  She married (1) JOHN SHAW, son of FRANCIS SHAW and ELIZABETH STARK.  He was born 1836 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.  She met (2) WILLIAM PAGAN 29-12-1854 in Tweedshaws, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire. 



    17.          i.    ISABELLA SHAW, b. 13-11-1849, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.; d. 1927, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire..



                  ii.    WILLIAM PAGAN, b. 1857, Moffat, Dumfriesshire..

                 iii.    MARGARET PAGAN, b. 1859, Moffat, Dumfriesshire.

                 iv.    JOHN S PAGAN, b. 1865, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh.


10.  JAMES MARTIN (MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1831 in Crawford, Lanarkshire..  He met ANN CRAWFORD 31-12-1851 in Glasgow..  She was born 1833 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.


Children of JAMES MARTIN and ANN CRAWFORD are:

                   i.    JAMES MARTIN, b. 1851, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

                  ii.    AGNES MARTIN, b. 1852, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

                 iii.    ANDREW MARTIN, b. 1854, Glasgow, Lanarkshire..

                 iv.    LAURENCE MARTIN, b. 1856, Glasgow, Lanarkshire..

                  v.    WILLIAM MARTIN, b. 1858, Glasgow.

                 vi.    ANN MARTIN, b. 04-12-1959, 17 Rutherglen Road, Glasgow..

                vii.    JOHN MARTIN, b. 1863, Govan, Glasgow.

               viii.    JANET MARTIN, b. 1865, Govan, Glasgow.


11.  LAWRENCE MARTIN (MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1835 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England,, and died in USA..  He met SARAH.  She was born 1832 in Berwickshire. Scotland, and died in USA..



                   i.    GEORGE MARTIN, b. 1859, Iowa, USA..



Generation No. 5


12.  HOPE HUNTER (HELEN4 LINDSAY, MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1853 in Crawford, Lanarkshire, and died in Georgetown, British Guiana.  He met EDITH SARAH GEORGINA VAUGHAN in British Guiana. 


Children of HOPE HUNTER and EDITH VAUGHAN are:

                   i.    LILY HOPE HUNTER (LILIAS), b. 06-02-1899, Georgetown, British Guiana.

                  ii.    IVY MAUD HUNTER (SINGLE), b. 1889, British Guiana.; d. 11-03-1963, 15 Hartwood Road, Hartwood, Lanarkshire.


(Lily Hope Hunter emigrated to the USA in 1915 and became a US citizen in 1926.  She was an artist and made several trips  from New York to Bermuda.  She probably died in the US)


13.  JANE TAIT (JANE4 LINDSAY, MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 08-08-1852 in Glengeith, Crawford.  She met (1) ROBERT BAIRD.    She met (2) JOHN KIRK 07-01-1872 in Ruttonside, Moffat, Dumfriesshire., son of ROBERT KIRK and JANE BRASH.  He was born 1857.



                   i.    JOHN BAIRD TAIT, b. 1871, Moffat, Dumfriesshire; d. 16-02-1922, Old Whinnyrigg, Annan, Dumfriesshire.; m. ROBINA GIBSON GRANT, 23-10-1908, The Manse, Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfriesshire; b. 1871, Moffat, Dumfriesshire.


Children of JANE TAIT and JOHN KIRK are:

                  ii.    GEORGINA KIRK, b. 04-03-1883, Ruttonside, Moffat, Dumfriesshire..

                 iii.    ROBERT KIRK, b. 1890, Moffat, Dumfriesshire.

                 iv.    MARGARET KIRK.


14.  HELEN TAIT (JANE4 LINDSAY, MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1857 in Crawford, Lanarkshire., and died 01-08-1898.  She met WALTER MURRAY 1884 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire..  He was born 1857 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire.


Children of HELEN TAIT and WALTER MURRAY are:

                   i.    JAMES MURRAY, b. 1887, Moffat, Dumfriesshire.

                  ii.    JANE MURRAY, b. 1889, Moffat, Dumfriesshire.


15.  JOHN HOPE MARTIN (WILLIAM4, MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 05-12-1854 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, and died 27-02-1930 in Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota. USA..  He met SUSAN V BUCHAN (SUSIE) 1883, daughter of JOHN BUCHAN and MARY BUCHAN..  She was born 06-10-1858 in Canada, and died 27-08-1913 in Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USA..


Children of JOHN MARTIN and SUSAN (SUSIE) are:

      18         i.    WALLACE HOPE MARTIN, b. 19-04-1885, Green Lake, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USA; d. 25-12-1975, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.; m. EDNA BRUCE, 1905; b. 07-12-1886, Cerro, Gordo County, Iowa, USA.; d. 19-02-1975, Portland, Multinomah County, Oregon, USA..

                  ii.    MARGARET M MARTIN, b. 10-1887, Minnesota, USA.


16.  JANE PROUDFOOT MARTIN (WILLIAM4, MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 07-05-1860 in Monamouth, Illinois, USA, and died 01-01-1893 in USA..  She met MALCOLM ROSS.  He was born 1856 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada., and died 08-03-1893 in Green Lake, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USA.


Children of JANE MARTIN and MALCOLM ROSS are:

                   i.    MARION PROUDFOOT6 ROSS, b. 23-06-1887; d. 15-07-1906.

                  ii.    MARY ENDREWS ROSS, b. 24-10-1888, Atwater, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USA; d. 29-11-1918, Steamboat Springs, Routt, Colarado, USA.; m. VERN CLAUDE SOASH.

                 iii.    THOMAS MARTIN ROSS, b. 19-05-1891, Green Lake, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USA; d. 24-12-1936, Logan, Montana..

                 iv.    CHRISTINA JANE ROSS, b. 24-08-1892, Green Lake, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USA; d. 19-11-1979, Nevada, USA; m. PETER CLEM WILKINSON; b. 07-07-1891, Lavalle, Sauk, Wisconsin, USA; d. 03-03-1943, Roland, Idaho, USA.


17.  ISABELLA5 SHAW (ISABELLA4 MARTIN, MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 13-11-1849 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire., and died 1927 in Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire..


Child of ISABELLA SHAW is:


           i   FRANCIS SHAW, b. 1876, Riggs, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.  


Generation No. 6


18.  WALLACE HOPE MARTIN (JOHN HOPE5, WILLIAM4, MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 19-04-1885 in Green Lake, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USA, and died 25-12-1975 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA..  He met EDNA BRUCE 1905.  She was born 07-12-1886 in Cerro, Gordo County, Iowa, USA., and died 19-02-1975 in Portland, Multinomah County, Oregon, USA..


Children of WALLACE MARTIN and EDNA BRUCE are:

                   i.    ALBERT BRUCE MARTIN, b. 1915, Minnesota, USA; d. 1996, Coos Bay, Oregon, USA..

                  ii.    MARY HOPE MARTIN, b. 1916, Minnesota, USA; d. 24-10-1957, Marion County, Oregon, USA; m. FREDERICK BRADLEY, 27-06-1943, Corvalis, Benton County, Oregon, USA; b. 02-03-1921, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA.; d. 23-11-2008, Salem, Oregon, USA.

    20.        iii.    JOHN DOUGLAS MARTIN, b. 1918, State College,Pennsylvania.; d. 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA..


19.  MARY ENDREWS ROSS (JANE PROUDFOOT5 MARTIN, WILLIAM4, MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 24-10-1888 in Atwater, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USA, and died 29-11-1918 in Steamboat Springs, Routt, Colarado, USA..  She married VERN CLAUDE SOASH. 


Child of MARY ROSS and VERN SOASH is:

                   i.    ROBERT DALE SOASH, b. 18-12-1916, Illinois, USA; d. 19-10-1960, Hennipin, Minnesota, USA.



Generation No. 7


20.  JOHN DOUGLAS MARTIN (WALLACE HOPE6, JOHN HOPE5, WILLIAM4, MARGARET LOCH3 HOPE, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1918 in State College,Pennsylvania., and died 2002 in Portland, Oregon, USA..  He married MARY JEANETTE MORSE (JEAN).  She was born 1918 in Portland, Oregon, Usa, and died 1999 in Portland, Oregon, Usa.


Child of JOHN MARTIN and MARY (JEAN) is:

                   i.    JANET MARTIN, m. LOCKWOOD.



*   Margaret Hope (1795-1860)

It would be nice to think that Loch Hope referred to that magical stretch of water beside Ben Hope on the North coast of Scotland but the truth is more mundane.   The only time that the name of Margaret Hope appears with the middle name of Loch is on the Hope family headstones in Tweedsmuir Kirkyard.   Here the wording is rather strange as Margaret is not indicated as a daughter of William and Helen but as the wife of his godson James Lindsay.   This would appear to be an obtuse way of trying to slightly distance Margaret from the Hope family and imply a connection with the Loch family that owned Hawkshaw farm where William was the tenant farmer.   The headstone wording along with the fact that the birth of Margaret was not registered unlike her four elder siblings indicates to me that Margaret was probably  illegitimate.   Every other document featuring Margaret (as Margaret Martin) does not show the middle name of Loch, these documents include the Death Certificates of her Lindsay children, 1841 and 1851 censuses in Scotland, and finally the memorial stained glass window in Tweedsmuir Parish Kirk.     

The wording on the stained glass memorial window in Tweedsmuir Parish Kirk is as follows:- To the Glory of God and in Memory of John Martin and Margaret Hope, Long Time Residents of this Parish.   Erected by their son John Hope Martin, Chicago, USA.   I cannot find any record of Margaret having a son named John Hope Martin but she did have a grandson, son of  William Martin, who was a John H Martin.   I think that it is an error on the window inscription!  An extraordinary thing about the window is that it is only about ten feet away from the Hope family headstones outside in the Kirkyard!    How did John Hope Martin manage that?  

Photographs of Tweedsmuir Kirk including the  Memorial Window in Tweedsmuir Kirk Picture Gallery.