Reginald Hobhouse

The Ven. Reginald Hobhouse, MA (18 March 1818 – 27 January 1895), was an Anglican priest: the Archdeacon of Bodmin from 1878[1] to [2] 1892.[3] He was born on 18 March 1818 as the third son of Henry Hobhouse, under-secretary of state for the home department (Home Office) and educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford.[4] He was ordained in 1841 and began his career as a curate at Bridport. After this he was Rector of Riseholme, Lincolnshire. In 1844 he became the incumbent at St Ive [5] where he was to remain until his death on 27 January 1895.[6] His older brother Edmund was the inaugural Bishop of Nelson, New Zealand and his younger brother Arthur was a judge. His daughter Emily was an early welfare campaigner and his son Leonard was a liberal political theorist and sociologist.[7]


  1. ^ CHURCH NEWS .The Standard (London, England), Monday, July 08, 1878; pg. 3; Issue 16835. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  2. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  3. ^ ObituaryThe Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jan 29, 1895; pg. 7; Issue 34486
  4. ^ Stanford
  5. ^ UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE . Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian (Southampton, England), Saturday, March 23, 1844; pg. 6; Issue 1077. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  6. ^ DEATH OF ARCHDEACON HOBHOUSE .The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Wednesday, January 30, 1895; pg. [1]; Issue 5075. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  7. ^ Visitor UK
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Archdeacon of Bodmin
Succeeded by
Henry Houssemayne Du Boulay