1st Baron Southborough Francis John Stephens HOPWOOD PC GCB GCMG GCVO KCSI 
- Born: 2 Dec 1860
- Marriage (1): Alice NEILL 
- Marriage (2): Florence Emily BLACK  in 1892
- Died: 17 Jan 1947 aged 86
Hopwood, Sir Frances John Stephen, KCB, CMG, of 13 Hornton Street Kensington, W., and the Reform and Wellington Clubs, was born in 1860, and was son of J T Hopwood, of Lincoln's Inn. Since 1891 he has been Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade. He was a member of the Royal Commission on London Traffic, and acted as Hon., Secretary to the Chairman of the Select Committee of the House of Commons to inquire into the Jameson Raid. In 1906 he was a member of the South African Committee of Inquiry. He married first Alice (died 1888), daughter of Capt., Smith-Neil, R A, and secondly, in 1892, Florence, daughter of Lt General S Black, CSI, CIE.
RAISED TO PEERAGE.
SIR FRANCIS HOPWOOD.
(Per Cable'97Press Association) Reuter, LONDON, October 11.
The Press Bureau announce that Sir Francis Hopwood has been raised to the peerage, Sir Francis John Stephens Hopwood, G.C.B, G.C.M.S, P.C. additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty since 1912, was bom in 1860. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1882 and became assistant Law Clerk to the Board of Trade, and in 1893 was appointed private secretary to the President of the Board. He had a long experience in railway matters. He was a member of the commission to South Africa to advise on the constitution for the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony. In 1908 he accompanied the Prince of Wales to Canada, a year after he had been appointed Permanent Under-Secretary for the Colonies. From 1909 to 1911 he was secretary of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, and in 1910 he was on the staff of the Duke of Connaught at the opening of the Union Parliament in South Africa. He was knighted in 1906 and last year was made a G.C.B.
Ref: Papers Past - North Otago NZ Times, Volume CVI, Issue 13958, 15 October 1917, Page 3
Hopwood, Francis John Stephens, first Baron Southborough (1860-1947), civil servant, was born in Bayswater, London, on 2 December 1860, the eldest son of James Thomas Hopwood (1827-1906), a barrister who practised as an equity draftsman and conveyancer, and his wife, Anne Ellen (d. 1873).
Francis married Alice NEILL  [MRIN: 8626]. (Alice NEILL  died in 1888.)
Francis next married Florence Emily BLACK  [MRIN: 8625] in 1892. (Florence Emily BLACK  died on 8 Jun 1940 in Kent England.)