Monday, April 11, 2016

BRS 9 Scottish Families George Alexander Hope

There was an owner of land in Bracken Ridge Lot 100, originally owned by W. Hobbs and then owned by  G. A. Hope.

Who was G.A. Hope?

That person was George Alexander Hope, another from Scotland.    
The family arrived on the Helenlea in 1855

He became a farmer in the Nerang area, and it is that venture that is attached to  Gold Coast Council the suburb of Molendinar

[Mrs not clear]
George A
Susan C

Mary Williamina Davies  d 1902
Elizabeth Monteith  d 1903
Marion died 1926
Georgina Hope married Walter Hill Veivers b 1848 Dumfries and she died in 1935
Margaret Turner Hope m Robert McIntosh
Elizabeth Hope was the daughter of Alexander Black and Elizabeth Currie
George Alexander Hope the son of Frank Hope and Margaret Turner and he died in 1900, and is buried at the Gold Coast.  


The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864) Wednesday 27 May 1863 

Over the years he was the owner of the Queensland Hotel at Laidley in 1863

He had businesses in Brisbane, including a bakery

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 24 April 1866 p 2 Article
... fruit, GAHope ; 5 kegs butter, W. J. Costin ; 5 kegs butter, Brabant and Co. ; 1 case, E. H. Booth ... ; 1 parcel, Eden ; 1 parcel, G. Slator ; 1 packago drawings

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 10 January 1866 p 2 Article
... lippies, 1 box cheese, GAHope ; 10 eases oil, 30 bags flour, 9 kegs butter, Hughes ; 20 cases whisky ... clearance, and a pilot and stuff have lately been appointed

His son  married Helen Riddell in Glasgow on 14th October 1867 in Central District

 He was a merchant, and in 1868 was selling a quantity of drapery goods, possibly as he had just returned  from a trip to London.  He arrived on the Zelandea

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 11 August 1868 p 1 Advertising
... all com-plete. Apply to Wm. PARKER, Kangaroo Point Slip, or G.A.HOPE, Edward street. 1390 STEAM ENGINE ... superior DRAPERY GOODS, just fresh from tho English market. Will bo sold cheap, for Cash. GAHOPE, near ... 5

George Alexander Hope (26) - died 1st November 1900
A farmer, who selected land in the Molendinar area. This suburb today bears the name he gave to his homestead.                                                  (Gold Coast Council)

The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Saturday 11 September 1869 p 10 Article
... , 100 acres, Pine River. GAHope, 300 acres, Nerang. J. Connors, 320 acres, Blunder Creek. R. Power ... , Durandur Road. A. G. Littleboy, 120 acres, Sampson Yale. G. Biggs, 75 acres Bunyah. E. Collins,

He had land for sale at Nerang.  
 Land and farms were being advertised for sale in 1863  

From the family

According to Mary's collection of historical records and documents, in 1860 Robert's father-in-law, George Alexander Hope selected the land where the present day island is and he went on to name that portion McIntosh Island in honour of his son-in-law.

The Hope and McIntosh families were very early farmers on the Gold Coast although that particular piece of land was swampy and no good for farming.

Despite the dispute over whose family can claim the real heritage, one thing both men had in common was a love of sailing.

He had a business relationship with another of the early settlers or land speculators   A, Norris and G.A. Hope

They were selling the Ketch "Violet"

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