HOBY, John (c.1668-89), of Bisham Abbey, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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8 Feb. - Dec. 1689

Family and Education

b. c.1668, 1st s. of Sir John Hoby, 2nd Bt. (d.1702), of Somerley, Hants by Mary, da. and h. of Thomas Long of Worton, Wilts. m. 23 Dec. 1686, aged 18, his cos. Elizabeth, da. and h. of Sir Edward Hoby, 1st Bt., of Bisham Abbey, s.p.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Berks. 1689.


Hoby’s father, a younger son of Penegrine Hoby and brother of Thomas Hoby, acquired an estate in Hampshire by marrying an heiress, and succeeded to the baronetcy under a special remainder in 1675. Hoby himself was married, still under age, to his cousin, and had the use under the settlement of her dowry of £500 p.a. during his lifetime. He was returned for the family borough at a by-election in 1689, doubtless as a Whig, but his only appearance in the Journals was as an applicant for leave in May. He returned to Westminster, writing to his wife in August that the House was ‘as good as a bagnio now, we are almost melted’. After the recess, he described the proceedings against George Churchill on 18 Nov., but in the same letter he complained of ‘a cruel cold’, which soon proved fatal. He was buried at Bisham on 7 Dec. His nephew, the 4th baronet, was returned for Marlow in 1732 and sat as a Whig until his death 12 years later.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: Leonard Naylor / Geoffrey Jaggar


  • 1. Soc. of Genealogists, All Hallows Staining par. reg.
  • 2. Wm. and Mary, c. 18, ss. i.; CJ, x. 145; HMC Downshire, i. 315, 319; Bisham Par. Reg. (Par. Reg. Soc. xv), 38.