Robert Hobys

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Robert Hobys is the first recorded registrary[1] of the University of Cambridge.[2]

Hobbes was born in Peterborough, went to school at Eton and entered King's College, Cambridge in 1495. He graduated BA in 1500 and MA in 1503. During his years in Cambridge Hobys resided in the parish of Great St Mary's. He was Esquire Bedell from 1504 until his appointment as the university's senior administrative officer (Registrary).[3] He died in 1543.


  1. ^ University web-site
  2. ^ Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, John Venn/John Archibald Venn Cambridge University Press > (10 volumes 1922 to 1953) Part I. 1209–1751 Vol. ii. Dabbs – Juxton, (1922) p381
  3. ^ " Practical Guide to University and College Management: Beyond Bureaucracy" Denton, S; Brown, S. p2: Abingdon; Routledge; 2010 ISBN 9780415997171
Academic offices
Preceded by
First known appointment
Cambridge University Registrary
Succeeded by
John Mere