Reference Entry

Hope, James (1764-1847), United Irishman

Robert Dunlop and Nancy J. Curtin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Hope, James (1764-1847), United Irishman, son of a fugitive highland covenanter who had settled in the north of Ireland as a linen weaver, was born in the parish of Templepatrick, co. Antrim, on 25 August 1764. With only fifteen weeks of formal schooling, he was apprenticed to linen weaving at ...

Reference Entry.  673 words. 

Subjects: biography ; history

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