Sir John Hobart, 3rd Baronet

Sir John Hobart, 3rd Baronet (20 March 1628 – 22 August 1683) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1654 and 1683.

Hobart was the son of Sir Miles Hobart (son of Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet), and his wife Frances Peyton, daughter of Sir John Peyton, 1st Baronet, and was born in Ditchingham, Norfolk.[1] He succeeded his uncle John as baronet in 1647.[1]

In 1654, Hobart was elected Member of Parliament for Norfolk in the First Protectorate Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Norfolk in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament.[2]

After the Restoration Hobart was appointed Sheriff of Norfolk in 1667 [2] and was host to King Charles II of England at Blickling in 1671. He was elected again as MP for Norfolk in the Cavalier Parliament from 1673 until February 1679 and from May of the same year until his death.[2]

His cousin Philippa, daughter of his uncle John, was his first wife, whom he married in 1647. In June 1656, Hobart married secondly Mary Hampden, daughter of John Hampden at St Giles's-in-the-Fields in London.[1] Hobart had one son by his first wife and four sons and two daughters by his second wife.[1]

Hobart was buried in Blickling a week after his death and was succeeded by his eldest son Henry.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Robert Jermy (?)
Tobias Frere
Ralph Wolmer
Henry King
William Burton
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
With: Sir William D'Oyly, 1st Baronet 1654–56
Sir Ralph Hare, 1st Baronet 1654–56
Robert Wilton 1654–56
Philip Wodehouse 1654–56
Thomas Sotherton 1654–57
Robert Wood (senior) 1654–56
Philip Bedingfield 1654
Tobias Frere 1654
Thomas Weld 1654
William Buxton 1656
Charles Fleetwood 1656
Sir Horatio Townsend 1656
Succeeded by
Sir Horatio Townsend
Sir William D'Oyly, 1st Baronet
Preceded by
Sir Ralph Hare
The Lord Cramond
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
1673 – February 1679
With: The Lord Cramond 1673–1675
Sir Robert Kemp 1675–1679
Succeeded by
Sir Nevill Catlin
Sir Christopher Calthorpe
Preceded by
Sir Nevill Catlin
Sir Christopher Calthorpe
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
May 1679–1685
With: Sir Nevill Catlin 1679
Sir Peter Gleane 1679–1685
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Hare, Bt
Sir Jacob Astley
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Hobart
(of Intwood)
Succeeded by
Henry Hobart