Sir John Hobart, 2nd Baronet

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Sir John Hobart, 2nd Baronet (19 April 1593 – 20 April 1647)[1] was an English politician and baronet.


Born in Norwich, he was the eldest son of Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet and his wife Dorothy Bell, daughter of Sir Robert Bell.[2] His younger brother was Miles Hobart.[3] Hobart was knighted at Whitehall at King James I of England's accession in 1603, aged only ten, and succeeded his father as baronet in 1625.[4]


Hobart was Member of Parliament for Cambridge in 1621, Lostwithiel from 1624 to 1625 and Brackley in 1626. He then returned to the Long Parliament for Norfolk in 1645, a seat he held until his death in 1647. [5]

He was Justice of the Peace for Middlesex for 1624 to 1629 and for Norfolk from 1625 to his death and was appointed High Sheriff of Norfolk for 1632–33.

He completed the building of Blickling Hall, a major Jacobean country house.


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Lady Alice Egerton, third wife of John Hobart (circle of John Hayls)

He married firstly Lady Philippa Sydney, daughter of Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, and had by her a daughter.[6] Philippa died in 1620, and Hobart married secondly Lady Frances Egerton, eldest daughter of John Egerton, 1st Earl of Bridgwater in February 1621, and had by her of nine children an only surviving daughter.[2] He died, aged 54, in Norwich after a long illness and was buried in Blickling in Norfolk nine days later.[7] Hobart was succeeded in the baronetcy by his nephew John.[6]


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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Moundeford
Sir John Potts, 1st Bt
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
With: Sir John Potts, 1st Bt
Succeeded by
Sir John Palgrave, 1st Bt
Sir John Potts, 1st Bt
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Henry Hobart
(of Intwood)
Succeeded by
John Hobart