HOBART, George Robert (1789-1849).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1812 - Feb. 1813

Family and Education

b. 1 May 1789, 1st s. of Hon. George Vere Hobart, lt. gov. Grenada, 2nd s. of George, 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire, by 1st w. Jane, da. of Horace Cataneo of Leeds, Yorks. educ. Westminster 1803-7; Christ Church, Oxf. 1809; L. Inn 1810. m. 3 May 1819, Ann Glover of Keppel Street, Mdx., illegit. da. of Sir Arthur Leary Piggott*, s.p. suc. fa. 1802; uncle Robert Hobart* as 5th Earl of Buckinghamshire 4 Feb. 1816; kinsman John Trevor Hampden, 3rd Visct. Hampden, to his Bucks. estates and took name of Hampden 5 Oct. 1824.

Offices Held

Capt. Stamford regt. Lincs. militia 1813.


After contesting Penryn unsuccessfully on the interest of Lord de Dunstanville in 1812, Hobart was brought in for Mitchell as a friend of government, on the interest of Viscount Falmouth, who so informed Lord Liverpool on 18 Oct. Hobart’s uncle the 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire was a member of Liverpool’s administration. Five weeks later he resolved not to take his option on the seat. Lord Sidmouth reported that he gave it up at his uncle’s wish. The contest at Penryn had cost him at least £1,500. Before he could vacate, his return had to be amended as it had transposed his Christian names, 14 Dec. 1812. He died 1 Feb. 1849.

Add. 38249, f. 340; Sidmouth mss, De Dunstanville to Sidmouth, 16 Nov. 1812.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne