Probie was a member of the Worshipful Company of Barber-Surgeons and had been Secretary Walsingham's barber. He owed his rise to the patronage of Sir Thomas Heneage, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
On 10 May 1614, Probie was elected an alderman of the City of London for Queenhithe ward. He was Sheriff of London from 1614 to 1615. In 1615 he was Master of the Barber-Surgeons Company. He was Governor of the Irish Society from 1616 to 1622. He translated to the Worshipful Company of Grocers on 4 July 1622 and was later elected Lord Mayor of London. He was knighted on 8 June 1623. Also in 1623, he became alderman of Broad Street.
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- 'Chronological list of aldermen: 1601-1650', The Aldermen of the City of London: Temp. Henry III - 1912 (1908), pp. 47-75. Date accessed: 16 July 2011
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