George Hobart, 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire

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George Hobart

George Hobart, 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire (8 September 1731 – 14 November 1804) was a British peer, styled The Honourable George Hobart from 1733 until 1793.[1]


Hobart was the son of John Hobart, 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire by his second wife, Elizabeth Bristow. He was educated at Westminster School.

The Loss of the Faro Bank (1797), by James Gillray. Lord Buckinghamshire brings the news that the Faro bank has been stolen, to gamblers including his wife, popularly thought to exploit the gullible.[2]

Hobart represented the constituencies of St Ives and Bere Alston in the House of Commons from 1754 to 1761 and 1761 to 1780, respectively. He was secretary to the embassy in St Petersburg in 1762, his half-brother John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire being then ambassador.[1]

He inherited the earldom of Buckinghamshire from his half-brother in 1793. On 29 April 1797, he was commissioned colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Lincolnshire Militia (South Lincolnshire Supplementary Militia), becoming a colonel in the regular army when his regiment was embodied on 12 January 1799.[1] He died in 1804 and was succeeded by his son Robert, who had already entered the House of Lords in 1798 by a writ of acceleration as Baron Hobart.


Hobart married Albinia Bertie, second daughter of Lord Vere Bertie and the heiress Ann Casey, in 16 May 1757.[3] They had eight children:


  1. ^ a b c Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 1. London: Longmans, Green. p. 273.
  2. ^ Thomas Wright; Robert Harding Evans (1851). Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray: Comprising a Political and Humorous History of the Latter Part of the Reign of George the Third. Bohn. pp. 426–7. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  3. ^ Matthew Kilburn, ‘Hobart, George, third earl of Buckinghamshire (1731–1804)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 4 June 2017

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Bristow
Samuel Stephens
Member of Parliament for St Ives
With: James Whitshed
Succeeded by
Humphrey Mackworth Praed
Charles Hotham
Preceded by
Sir Francis Drake
John Bristow
Member of Parliament for Bere Alston
With: Sir Francis Drake 1761–1771
Francis William Drake 1771–1774
Sir Francis Drake 1774–1780
Succeeded by
The Lord Macartney
Lord Algernon Percy
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Hobart
Earl of Buckinghamshire
Succeeded by
Robert Hobart
Baron Hobart
(descended by acceleration)