John Hobart, 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire

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John Hobart, 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire, KB PC (11 October 1693 – 22 September 1756) was a British peer.


Hobart was the son of Sir Henry Hobart, 4th Baronet and his wife Elizabeth Maynard, and he inherited his father's title when the latter was killed in a duel in 1698. He was created Baron Hobart in 1728 and Earl of Buckinghamshire in 1746, allegedly helped by the fact that his sister, the Countess of Suffolk, was a longtime mistress of King George II. It is notable that both his own wives came from rather obscure families.

Hobart was Member of Parliament for St Ives from 1715 to 1727 and for Norfolk from 1727 to 1728.

He married firstly Judith Britiffe (half-sister of Elizabeth, wife of William Morden) and secondly Elizabeth Bristow. John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire was his son by his first marriage and George Hobart, 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire by his second.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir William Pendarves
John Hopkins
Member of Parliament for St Ives
With: Lord Harry Powlett 1715–1722
Henry Knollys 1722–1727
Succeeded by
Henry Knollys
Sir Robert Rich
Preceded by
Thomas de Grey
Sir Thomas Coke
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
Succeeded by
Harbord Harbord
Sir Edmund Bacon
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Stanhope
Treasurer of the Chamber
Succeeded by
Sir John Hynde Cotton, Bt
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Yarmouth
Vice-Admiral of Norfolk
Succeeded by
The Earl of Orford
Preceded by
The Viscount Townshend
Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk
Preceded by
The Lord Bathhurst
Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners
Succeeded by
The Lord Berkeley of Stratton
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Earl of Buckinghamshire
Succeeded by
John Hobart
Baron Hobart
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Henry Hobart
(of Intwood)
Succeeded by
John Hobart