Vere Hobart, Lord Hobart

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Vere Henry Hobart, Lord Hobart (8 December 1818 – 27 April 1875) was a British peer and colonial administrator.

Hobart was born on 8 December 1818 at Welbourne, Lincolnshire to Augustus Edward Hobart-Hampden, 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire and Mary Williams. In 1840, he graduated from Trinity College, Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A).

On 4 August 1853, he married Mary Katherine Carr, daughter of the former Bishop of Bombay Rt. Revd. Thomas Carr and Catherine Emily MacMahon. He worked as a clerk in the Board of Trade in 1842. He was the private secretary to Sir George Grey at the Home Office in 1855. On 30 May 1856, he matriculated from the Trinity College. He was styled as Lord Hobart from 1849 till his death. He was the Governor of Madras from 15 May 1872 till his death on 27 April 1875. He died at Government House, Madras in 1875.[1]

Further reading[edit]

ODNB article by N. D. F. Pearce, ‘Hobart, Vere Henry, Lord Hobart (1818–1875)’, rev. Katherine Prior, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2009 accessed 30 Dec 2009.


Government offices
Preceded by
Alexander John Arbuthnot (acting)
Governor of Madras
15 May 1872 – 27 April 1875
Succeeded by
William Rose Robinson (acting)