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Buckinghamshire, Earl of (GB, 1746)


Creation: let. pat. 5 Sep 1746


Family name: Hobart later Hobart-Hampden




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent a Saltire Gules between four Eagles displayed Azure (Hampden);  2nd and 3rd, Sable an Estoile of six rays Or between two Flaunches Ermine (Hobart)


1st:  A Talbot statant Ermine collared, ringed and lined Gules the end of the line tied in a knot over his back (Hampden);  2nd:  A Bull passant per pale Sable and Gules bezanty in the nose a Ring Or (Hobart)


Dexter:  a Stag regardant proper gorged with a radiant Collar and lined Or;  Sinister:  a Talbot regardant proper gorged as the Stag


Auctor Pretiosa Facit (The giver makes valuable);  Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum (No steps backwards)



John [Hobart], 1st Baron Hobart later 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire, KB PC

1st son and heir of Sir Henry Hobart, 4th Bt., of Blickling Hall, co. Norfolk, by his wife Elizabeth Maynard, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Joseph Maynard, of Clifton Reynes, co. Buckingham


11 Oct 1693

mar. (1)

8 Nov 1717 Judith Britiffe (d. 7 Feb 1726/7; bur. at Blickling, co. Norfolk), dau. and cohrss. of Robert Britiffe, of Baconsthorpe, co. Norfolk, Recorder of Norwich, by his first wife Judith Edgar, dau. of Henry Edgar, of Eye, co. Suffolk

only child by first wife

1. Hon John Hobart, later 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire

2. Hon Robert Hobart (dvp. 22 May 1733)

1. Lady Dorothy Hobart (dspm. 1 Jun 1798), mar. 21 Oct 1752 Sir Charles Hotham-Thompson, Bt., and had issue

mar. (2)

10 Feb 1727/8 Elizabeth Bristow (d. 12 Sep 1762; bur. at Richmond, co. Surrey), dau. of Robert Bristow MP, by his wife Catharine Woolley, dau. of Robert Woolley, of London

children by second wife

2. Hon George Hobart, later 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire

3. Hon Henry Hobart MP (b. 1738; d. 10 May 1799), mar. 22 Jul 1761 Anne Margaret Bristow (d. 12 Jul 1788), dau. of John Bristow, of Quiddenham Hall, co. Norfolk, and had issue


22 Sep 1756


28 May 1728 Baron Hobart, of Blickling in the County of Norfolk

5 Sep 1746 Earl of Buckinghamshire

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. his father 21 Nov 1698 as 5th Baronet of Intwood; Member of Parliament (Whig) for St Ives 1715-27 and for Norfolk 1727-28 ; Vice-Admiral of Norfolk 1719-56; a Lord of Trade 1721-27; Knight of the Bath 1725; Treasurer of the Chamber 1727-44; Assay Master to the Duchy of Cornwall 1730-38; Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1739-56; Capt of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1744-56; Privy Councillor 1744/5


John [Hobart], 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, PC


17 Aug 1723

mar. (1)

14 Jul 1761 Mary Anne Drury (b . 29 Jun 1740; dspm. 30 Dec 1769; bur. at Blickling, co. Norfolk), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lt Gen Sir Thomas Drury, 1st Bt., of Overstone, co. Northampton, by his wife Martha Tyrell, 2nd dau. of Sir John Tyrell, 3rd Bt., of Heron, co. Essex

children by first wife

1. Lady Harriet Hobart (b. 7 Apr 1762; d. 14 Jul 1805), mar. (1) 2 Mar 1780 (div. 1793) as his second wife Armar [Lowry-Corry], 1st Earl Belmore, and (2) 14 Apr 1793 as his first wife William [Kerr], 6th Marquess of Lothian, and had issue by both husbands

2. Lady Caroline Hobart, inherited Blickling Hall and the Norfolk estates - on her death in 1850 they passed to her great-nephew William Schomberg Robert [Kerr], 8th Marquess of Lothian (b. 24 Feb 1767; dsp. 27 Oct 1850; bur. at Gunton, co. Norfolk), mar. 4 Jun 1792 William Assheton [Harbord], 2nd Baron Suffield

3. Lady Sophia Hobart (b. 5 Apr 1768; d. 17 Aug 1806), mar. 21 Feb 1789 Richard [Edgcumbe], 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and had issue

mar. (2)

24 Sep 1770 Caroline Conolly (d. 26 Jan 1817; bur. at Blickling, co. Norfolk), 5th dau. of Rt Hon William Conolly MP, of Castletown, co. Kildare, by his wife Lady Anne Wentworth, 1st dau. of Thomas [Wentworth], 1st Earl of Strafford

only surv. child by second wife

1. Hon John Hobart, styled Lord Hobart (b. 30 Aug 1773; dvp. an infant; bur. at Blickling, co. Norfolk)

2. Hon Henry Philip Hobart, styled Lord Hobart (b. 11 Feb 1775; dvp. 15 Feb 1776)

3. Hon George Hobart, styled Lord Hobart (b. 2 Apr 1777; dvp. 30 Oct 1778)

4. Lady Amelia Anne Hobart (b. 20 Feb 1772; dsp. 12 Feb 1829), mar. 9 Jun 1794 Robert [Stewart], 2nd Marquess of Londonderry


s.p.m.s. 3 Sep 1793 (bur. at Blickling, co. Norfolk)

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Norwich 1747-56; Comptroller of the Household 1755-56; Privy Councillor 1756; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1756-60 and 1760-67; Envoy to St Petersburg 1762-65; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1776-80; FSA 1784; FRS 1785


George [Hobart], 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire


8 Sep 1731


16 May 1757 Albinia Bertie (b.c. 1738; d. 11 Mar 1816), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lord Vere Bertie (by his wife Ann Casey, illegit. dau. of Sir Cecil Wray, 11th Bt.), 2nd son by his second wife of Robert [Bertie], 1st Duke of Ancaster


1. Hon Robert Hobart, later 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire

2. Hon George Vere Hobart, Lieutenant Governor of Grenada (b. 1761; d. 5 Dec 1802), mar. (1) Jane Cataneo, dau. of Horace Cataneo, of Leeds, co. York, and had issue:

1a. George Robert Hobart later Hampden, later 5th Earl of Buckinghamshire

2a. Capt Charles Hobart RN (d. Jun 1813)

3a. Augustus Edward Hobart later Hobart-Hampden, later 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire

1a. Lady Albinia Jane Hobart, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1832 (d. 28 May 1867), mar. 18 Mar 1815 Rt Hon Sir Augustus John Foster, 1st Bt. (d. 1 Aug 1848), and had issue

2a. Lady Harriet Hobart, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1832 (d. 28 Dec 1868), mar. 20 Nov 1820 Gen Jasper Scityon Hagerman, of Denmark, and had issue

Hon George Hobart mar. (2) 26 Apr 1802 Janet Maclean, dau. of Col Alexander Maclean of Coll, and had issue:

3a. Lady Vere Catherine Louisa Hobart, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1832 (d. 15 Nov 1888), mar. 31 Jul 1832 Donald Cameron, 23rd of Lochiel (d. 4 Jan 1859), and had issue

3. Lieut Hon Charles Hobart RN (dvp. Apr 1782)

4. Very Rev & Hon Henry Lewis Hobart DD, Dean of Windsor and Registrar of the Order of the Garter (b. 1774; d. 8 May 1846), mar. 5 Oct 1824 Charlotte Selina Moore (d. 12 Jan 1867), dau. of Richard Moore, of Sayes Court, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1a. Sir Robert Henry Hobart, 1st Bt. KCVO CB, Member of Parliament for New Forest 1906-10 (b. 13 Sep 1836; d. 4 Aug 1928), mar. 13 May 1869 Hon Julia Trollope (d. 11 Aug 1931), 1st dau. of John [Trollope], 1st Baron Kesteven, by his wife Julia Maria Sheffield, dau. of Sir Robert Sheffield, 4th Bt., and had issue:

1b. Lt Col Sir (Claud) Vere Cavendish Hobart, 2nd Bt. DSO OBE (b. 12 Mar 1870; d. 29 Nov 1949), mar. (1) 10 Dec 1900 Violet Verve Wylie MBE (d. 28 Jan 1935), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Wylie, of West Cliff House, co. Hampshire, and had issue:

1c. Lt Cdr Sir Robert Hampden Hobart, 3rd Bt. RN (b. 7 May 1915; d. 1988), mar. (1) 10 Sep 1942 Sylvia Laughton Argo (d. 25 May 1965), only dau. of Henry Airth Argo, of Durban, South Africa, and had issue:

1d. Sir John Vere Hobart, 4th Bt., heir presumptive to the Earldom of Buckinghamshire (b. 9 Apr 1945), mar. 1980 Kate Iddles, only dau. of George Henry Iddles, of Cowes, Isle of Wight, and has issue:

1e. George Hampden Hobart (b. 10 Jun 1982)

2e. James Henry Miles Hobart (b. 1986)

2d. Robert Henry Hobart (b. 2 Jul 1948), mar. 1976 Una-Mary Parker, 1st dau. of Archibald Henry Parker by his wife Una-Mary Nepean-Gubbins, only child of Hugh Power Nepean-Gubbins, of Rumbling Bridge Cottage, by Dunkeld, co. Perth, and has issue

3d. Anthony Hampden Hobart (b. 24 Jan 1956), mar. 1985 Katherine Anne Fleming, 3rd dau. of Robert Noel Willis Fleming, of Acorn House, St Helens, Isle of Wight, and has issue

1d. Penelope Diana Hobart (b. 5 Dec 1954), mar. 1979 Robert Maunsell Hunter-Jones, son of Michael Hunter-Jones, of Burmington House, Shipston-on-Stour, co. Warwick

Lt Cdr Sir Robert Hobart mar. (2) 1975 Caroline Fleur Hoos (widow of John Francis Godolphin [Osborne], 11th Duke of Leeds, and former wife of Peter Hendrick Peregrine Hoos, only son of Edward Jan Hoos by his wife Hon Sarah Marie Adelaide Cust, 2nd but only surv. dau. of Adelbert Salusbury Cockayne [Cust], 5th Baron Brownlow; d. 16 Jul 2005), 2nd dau. of Col Henry Monkton Vatcher MC, of Valeran, St Brelade's, Jersey, by his wife Beryl Methwold Walrond, 1st dau. of Francis Arthur Walrond, of Thorne Court, Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk (by his wife Muriel Gwendoline Methold, , yst. dau. of Frederick John Methold, of Thorne Court, Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk), 3rd son of Lt Col Henry Walrond, of Dulford House, co. Devon, 9th Marquis de Vallado, Conde de Parama and Conde de Valderonda, Grandee of the 1st Class of Spain (by his wife Caroline Maud Clark, dau. of William John Clark, of Buckland Touissants, co. Devon), only surv. son and heir of Bethell Walrond MP, of Dulford House, co. Devon, 8th Marquis de Vallado, etc., by his wife Lady Janet St Clair-Erskine, only dau. of James [Erskine later St Clair-Erskine], 2nd Earl of Rosslyn

Lt Col Sir Vere Hobart mar. (2) 18 Apr 1936 Lois Anne Popham (d. 15 May 1947), 1st dau. of Rev Albert Popham, of Ilfracombe, co. Devon

1b. Irene Marguerite Hobart SSStJ (d. 7 Nov 1961)

2a. Col George Bertie Benjamin Hobart (b. 3 Feb 1838; dspm. 27 Oct 1907), mar. 19 Jun 1889 Rose Armatrude Frances Grimston (d. 20 Nov 1927), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Col Marmaduke Gerard Grimston, of Grimston Garth and Kilnwick Hall, co. York, and had issue

1a. Louisa Charlotte Hobart (d. 7 Dec 1909)

2a. Maria Adelaide Hobart (d. 17 Jan 1904), mar. 10 May 1856 as his first wife Robert Needham Cust (b. 24 Feb 1821; d. 27 Oct 1909), 2nd son of Rev Canon Hon Henry Cokayne Cust, of Cockayne Hatley, co. Bedford (by his wife Lady Anna Maria Needham, 1st dau. of Francis [Needham], 1st Earl of Kilmorey), 2nd son by his second wife of Brownlow [Cust], 1st Baron Brownlow. and had issue

3a. Albinia Mary Hobart (d. 15 Apr 1852)

4a. Sophia Anne Eleanor Hobart (d. 20 Oct 1919), mar. 25 Oct 1864 Maj Gen Algernon Augustus Stewart (b. 31 Jan 1839; d. 23 Jul 1905), and had issue

1. Lady Albinia Hobart, mar. Richard Cumberland

2. Lady Henrietta Anne Barbara Hobart (d. 1828), mar. Rt Hon John Sullivan MP (b. 1749;  d. 1839), and had issue

3. Lady Maria Frances Hobart (d. 23 Apr 1794), mar. 30 Sep 1785 as his first wife George Augustus [North], 3rd Earl of Guilford, and had issue

4. Lady Charlotte Hobart (dvp. 15 Aug 1798), mar. 23 May 1789 Col Edward Disbrowe, of Walton-on-Trent (d. 1818)


14 Oct 1804 (bur. at Nocton, co. Lincoln)

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for St Ives 1754-61 and for Beeralston 1761-80; Secretary to the Embassy at St Petersburg 1762


Robert [Hobart], 4th Baron Hobart later 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire, PC


6 May 1760

mar. (1)

4 Jan 1792 Margaretta Adderley (widow of Thomas Adderley MP, of Innishannon, co. Cork;  d. 7 Aug 1796; bur. at Fort St George, Madras, India), dau. and cohrss. of Edmund Bourke, of Urrey

children by first wife

1. Hon John Hobart (d. young)

1. Lady Sarah Albinia Louisa Hobart (b. 22 Feb 1793; d. 9 Apr 1867), mar. 1 Sep 1814 Fredrick John [Robinson], 1st Earl of Ripon, and had issue

mar. (2)

1 Jun 1799 Hon Eleanor Agnes Eden (b. 9 Jul 1777; dsp. 15 Oct 1851), 1st dau. of William [Eden], 1st Baron Auckland, by his wife Eleanor Elliot, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd Bt., of Minto, co. Roxburgh


s.p.m. 4 Feb 1816 (bur. at Nacton, co. Lincoln)

suc. by



entered the Army 1776; Capt, 30th Regiment of Foot 1778; Maj, 18th Light Dragoons 1783-84; Member of Parliament [I] for Portarlington 1784-90 and for Armagh 1790-97; Member of Parliament [E] (Tory) for Bamber 1788-90 and for Lincoln 1790-96; Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1789-93; Privy Councillor [I] 1789; Privy Councillor [E] 1791; Governor of Madras 1793-98; Clerk of the Please of the Exchequer 1798-1816; sum. to Parliament v.p. 30 Nov 1798 in his father's Barony of Hobart; Secretary of State for War and the Colonies 1801-04; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1805 and 1812; Joint Postmaster General 1806-07; President of the Board of Control 1812-16


George Robert [Hobart later Hampden], 5th Earl of Buckinghamshire


1 May 1789


3 May 1819 Anne Glover (mar. (2) 14 Sep 1854 David Wilson, of Welbeck Street, Marylebone;  d. 23 May 1878), illegit. dau. of Sir Arthur Piggott, Attorney General


s.p. 1 Feb 1849

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Tory) for St Michael's 1812-13; on succeeding to the estates of the Hampden family on the death of John [Trevor-Hampden], 3rd Viscount Hampden, he took the name of Hampden in lieu of that of Hobart by Royal Licence 1824


Rev Augustus Edward [Hobart later Hobart-Hampden], 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire


1 Nov 1793

mar. (1)

12 Sep 1816 Mary Williams (d. 25 Jan 1825), sister of Rt Hon Sir Edward Vaughan Williams, a Judge of the Common Pleas, and 1st dau. of John Williams, a Judge of the King's Bench

children by first wife

1. Hon Vere Henry Hobart-Hampden, styled Lord Hobart, Governor of Madras 1872-75 (b. 8 Dec 1818; dvp. 27 Apr 1875), mar. 4 Aug 1853 Mary Catherine Carr CI (mar. (2) 2 Sep 1879 Charles Coates, of Bath, co. Somerset), dau. of Rt Rev Thomas Carr, Bishop of Bombay

2. Hon Frederick John Hobart-Hampden, styled Lord Hobart (b. 6 Mar 1821; dvp. 24 Jul 1875), mar. 27 Mar 1856 his brother's wife's sister Catherine Annesley Carr (d. 2 Oct 1886), yst dau. of Rt Rev Thomas Carr, Bishop of Bombay, by his second wife Catherine Emily MacMahon, only dau. of Lt Col T MacMahon, and had issue:

1a. Henry Frederick Edward John Hobart-Hampden (b. 10 Jun 1857; dvp. 25 Feb 1871)

2a. Hon Sidney Carr Hobart-Hampden later Hobart-Hampden-Mercer-Henderson, later 7th Earl of Buckinghamshire

1a. Lady Catherine Mary Valentia Hobart-Hampden, granted the rank and style of an earl's daughter by Royal Licence 1886 (d. 25 Sep 1889), mar. 10 Jul 1886 Rev Barton Reginald Vaughan Mills (d. 21 Jan 1932), 1st son of Arthur Mills MP, of Budehaven, co. Cornwall, and had issue

2a. Lady Albinia Frederica Hobart-Hampden, granted the rank and style of an earl's daughter by Royal Licence 1886 (d. 24 Jul 1932), mar. 2 Aug 1900 Rev Stuart Alexander Donaldson DD, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge (d. 29 Oct 1915), 1st son of Sir Stuart Donaldson, and had issue

3a. Lady Isabel Augusta Hobart-Hampden, granted the rank and style of an earl's daughter by Royal Licence 1886 (d. 1 Jul 1946), mar. 10 Nov 1886 Sir Mortimer Reginald Margesson, 1st son of Rev Reginald Whitehall Margesson, Rector of Blendworth, Southampton, and had issue

4a. Lady Henrietta Vere Hobart-Hampden, granted the rank and style of an earl's daughter by Royal Licence 1886 (d. 10 Feb 1957), mar. (1) 17 Jul 1889 James Ford Hughes (d. 9 Jun 1914), and (2) 27 Aug 1915 Rev Arthur Danvers Melancthon Bidlake (d. 4 Jul 1956), son of Alfred Danvers Bidlake, of Stroud, co. Gloucester

3. Vice Admiral Hon Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden (b. 1 Apr 1822; dsp. 19 Jun 1886), mar. (1) 1848 Mary Anne Grant (d. 13 Apr 1877), 2nd dau. of Colquhoun Grant, and (2) 5 May 1879 Mary Katherine Hore (d. 14 Apr 1823), dau. of Robert Francis Hore, of Pole House, co. Wexford

4. Capt Hon Charles Edward Hobart-Hampden (b. 6 Jan 1825; d. 25 Sep 1913), mar. (1) Dec 1853 Catherine Cooke (d. 22 Feb 1859), 1st dau. of Dr A Cooke, and had issue:

1a. Augustus Edward Hobart-Hampden (b. 1856; dvp. 1877)

Capt Hon Charles Hobart-Hampden mar. (2) 6 Aug 1863 Lucy Pauline Wright (d. 25 Jul 1913), dau. of John Wright, of Lenton Hall, co. Nottingham, and had issue:

2a. Arthur Ernest Hobart-Hampden (b. 20 Jun 1864; d. 18 Jun 1952), mar. (1) 26 Jul 1892 Henrietta Louisa Fetherstonhaugh (d. 6 Dec 1916), only dau. of Rev Thomas Orme Fetherstonhaugh, Rector of Moyne, co. Wicklow, and had issue:

1b. Arthur Edward Orme Hobart-Hampden (b. 8 Nov 1893; dvp. 9 Apr 1950), mar. 16 Feb 1942 Gladys Mitchell, dau. of Arthur David Mitchell

2b. Vere Frederick Cecil Hobart-Hampden, later 9th Earl of Buckinghamshire

1b. Aileen Mary Lorna Hobart-Hampden (b. 8 Apr 1895 ; dvp. 30 Jul 1936)

2b. Lucy Sybil Hobart-Hampden (b. 18 Jan 1898; d. 19...), mar. 3 Dec 1923 William Terence Webb McCartney MM (d. 6 Jan 1944), 2rd son of Frank McCartney, of Chefoo, North China

Arthur Hobart-Hampden mar. (2) 18 Mar 1920 Cecilia Grace Blackwood (d. 18 Mar 1929), dau. of Sir Arthur Blackwood KCB, and (3) 18 Apr 1929 Bessie Stephenson (d. 2 Sep 1860), dau. of John West Stephenson

mar. (2)

15 Aug 1826 his cousin Maria Isabella Egremont (b. c. 1796; d. 20 Mar 1873), 1st dau. of Rev Godfrey Egremont, by his wife ..... Cataneo, dau. of Horace Cataneo, of Leeds, co. York

children by second wife

5. Hon George Augustus Hobart-Hampden, Bombay Civil Service (b. 2 Jun 1827; d. 8 Dec 1889), mar. 9 Jun 1857 Jane Awdry (d. 24 Dec 1874), 1st dau. of Sir John Wither Awdry, of Notton House, co. Wiltshire, and had issue:

1a. Awdry George Hobart-Hampden (b. 29 Mar 1858; d. 28 Mar 1937), mar. 18 Feb 1893 Elsie Angel Heath Pitcher (d. 6 May 1958), 3rd dau. of Col Duncan George Pitcher, and had issue:

1b. Lieut George Miles Awdry Hobart-Hampden (b. 1896; d. 1917)

1b. Alison Elizabeth Hobart-Hampden (b. 25 Jun 1899; d. 19...), mar. 3 Jun 1922 Lt Cdr Michael Robert Cross RNVR (d. 23 Mar 1969), 2nd son of Francis John Kynaston Cross, of Aston Tirrold Manor. co. Berkshire, and had issue

2a. Rev Alfred Bertie Hobart-Hampden, Rector of Cottered, Buntingford, co. Hertford 1907-15 (d. 28 Dec 1923), mar. 1 Oct 1902 Constance Vavasour (d. 2 Aug 1927), only surv. child of Sir Henry Mervyn Vavasour, 3rd Bt., of Spaldington, co. Lincoln

3a. Ernest Miles Hobart-Hampden CMG (b. 11 Nov 1864; d. 1 May 1949), mar. 20 Nov 1901 Marie Helene Langel (d. 8 Jul 1938), 1st dau. of Rev Louis Langel, and had issue:

1b. Cyril Langel Hobart-Hampden (b. 31 Oct 1902; d. 22 May 1972). mar. 6 Jun 1936 Margaret Jolliffe (d. 1985), only dau. of George Hilborne Jolliffe, of Forrester, Govinna, Ceylon, and had issue:

1c. George Miles Hobart-Hampden, later 10th Earl of Buckinghamshire

1c. Lady Helen Moncrieff Hobart-Hampden. granted the rank and style of an earl's daughter by Royal Licence 1986 (b. 18 Jun 1937), mar. 1962 Hughes Renier Motteux, of Mutare, Zimbabwe, and has issue

2b. Harold Baldwin Hobart-Hampden (b. 13 May 1905; dvp. 14 Sep 1926)

1a. Sarah Maria Hobart-Hampden (d. 15 Mar 1939)

2a. Frances Jane Hobart-Hampden (d. 3 Dec 1952), mar. 30 Sep 1898 Maj Gen Sir John Henry Keith Stewart KCB DSO, of Cairnsmore, Newton Stewart, co. Wigtown (d. 30 May 1955), and had issue

3a. Edith Augusta Hobart-Hampden (d. 16 Jan 1939)

6. Rev Hon William Arthur Hobart-Hampden, Vicar of Wellesbourne, co. Warwick (b. 11 Oct 1826; dvp. 7 Sep 1874), mar. 1 Jun 1857 Marianne Kennet-Dawson (d. 1 Mar 1892), dau. of Richard Kennet-Dawson, of Frickley Hall, co. Yorks, and had issue:

1a. Rev Arthur Kennet Hobart-Hampden, Vicar of St Anne's, Boden Hill, Chippenham 1910-16 (b. 28 Nov 1858; dsp. 11 Dec 1932), mar. 1 Jan 1907 Isabella Therese Blagden (d. 30 Apr 1955), dau. of Rev Canon Henry Blagden, of Peverel Court, Aylesbury, co. Buckingham

7. Maj Hon Horace Miles Hobart-Hampden (b. 5 Nov 1835; d. 12 Aug 1928), mar. (1) 14 Sep 1864 Gertrude Bawtree (dsp. 26 May 1875), 7th dau. of George Bawtree, of Colchester, co. Essex, and (2) 4 Nov 1880 Isabella Druitt (d. 26 Apr 1932), 1st dau. of Dr Robert Druitt, of Kensington, London, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Isabella Gertrude Hobart-Hampden (b. 16 Aug 1882; d. 19 Oct 1960)


29 Oct 1885 (bur. at Sidmouth, co. Devon)

suc. by



Rector of Bennington, co. Lincoln 1817; Rector of Walton-on-the-Wolds, co. Leicester 1820; Rector and Prebendary of Wolverhampton 1820-47; took the name of Hamden after that of Hobart for himself and his issue by Royal Licence 1878


Sidney Carr [Hobart-Hampden later Hobart-Hampden-Mercer-Henderson], 7th Earl of Buckinghamshire, OBE


14 Mar 1860


13 Jun 1888 Georgiana Wilhelmina Haldane-Duncan-Mercer-Henderson later Mercer-Henderson  (b. 15 Apr 1867; d. 26 Mar 1937), only child of Capt Hon Hew Adam Dalrymple Hamilton Haldane-Duncan later Haldane-Duncan-Mercer-Henderson of Fordell (by his wife Edith Isabella Mercer-Henderson, 2nd dau. of Lt Gen Douglas Mercer-Henderson of Fordell CB (by his wife ..... .....), 3rd son of Lt Col George Mercer, by his wife Jean Henderson, sister of Sir John Henderson of Fordell, 5th Bt., and dau. of Sir Robert Henderson of Fordell, 4th Bt.), 3rd but 2nd surv. son of Robert Dundas [Haldane-Duncan], 1st Earl of Camperdown, by his wife Janet Hamilton-Dalrymple, 2nd dau. of Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple of North Berwick, 3rd Bt.


1. Hon John Hampden Hobart-Hampden-Mercer-Henderson later Mercer-Henderson, later 8th Earl of Buckinghamshire

1. Lady Dorothy Edith Isabel Hobart-Hampden-Mercer-Henderson (b. 11 Apr 1911; d. 15 Dec 1972), mar. 6 Jul 1911 Hon Claude Hope Morley later Hope-Morley (b. 5 Jun 1887; d. 8 Apr 1968), 2nd son of Samuel Hope [Morley], 1st Baron Hollenden, by his wife Laura Marianne Birch, dau. of Rev G Royds Birch, and had issue

2. Maj Lady Sidney Mary Catherine Anne Hobart-Hampden-Mercer-Henderson MBE (b. 17 Apr 1900; d. 19...), mar. 14 Jun 1924 Capt Thomas Innis Farrar MC (d. 21 Oct 1934), son of Rt Rev Walter Farrar DD, and had issue


15 Jan 1930

suc. by



a Lord-in-Waiting 1895; assumed the surname of Mercer-Henderson after that of Hobart-Hampden by Royal Licence 1903


John Hampden [Hobart-Hampden-Mercer-Henderson later Mercer-Henderson], 8th Earl of Buckinghamshire


16 Apr 1906


s. p. 2 Jan 1963

suc. by

second cousin


Vere Frederick Cecil [Hobart-Hampden], 9th Earl of Buckinghamshire


17 May 1901


9 Aug 1972 Margot Macrae Hittman (widow of Dr Frederick Cecil Bruce Hittman, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; d. 11 Oct 2001), dau. of John Storey Rodger, of New South Wales, Australia


s.p. 19 Apr 1983

suc. by

second cousin, once removed


George Miles [Hobart-Hampden], 10th Earl of Buckinghamshire


15 Dec 1944

mar. (1)

27 Jul 1968 Susan Jennifer Adams, dau. of Raymond W Adams, of Halesowen, Birmingham, co. Worcester

mar. (2)

5 Jul 1975 Alison Wightman Wishart (former wife of D A Wishart, of Edinburgh), 2nd dau. of William Forrest, of Edinburgh


The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Buckinghamshire is Sir John Vere Hobart, 4th Bt., a great-great-grandson of Very Rev Hon Henry Lewis Hobart, Dean of Windsor, 3rd son of the 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire, and fourth cousin once removed of the present Earl.


Last updated 17 Jan 2008




10th Earl of Buckinghamshire

(Great Britain, let. pat. 5 Sep 1746)

10th Baron Hobart, of Blickling in the County of Norfolk

(Great Britain, let. pat. 28 May 1728)

14th Baronet, styled "of Intwood"

(England, let. pat. 22 May 1611)



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