John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire

British nobleman and politician

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The Earl of Buckinghamshire

Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
In office
7 December 1776 – 19 November 1780
Preceded by The Earl Harcourt
Succeeded by The Earl of Carlisle
Personal details
Born 17 August 1723
Died 3 August 1793(1793-08-03) (aged 69)
Spouse(s) Mary Anne Drury
Caroline Conolly
Children 7
Parent(s) John Hobart, 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire
Judith Britiffe

John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire (17 August 1723 – 3 August 1793) was a British nobleman and politician.

Biography[edit]

The son of John Hobart, 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire by his first wife Judith Britiffe, he was educated at Westminster School and Christ’s College, Cambridge.[1] He was Member of Parliament for Norwich from 1747 to 1756, having also been elected for St Ives in 1747 but opting to sit for Norwich. He held office as Comptroller of the Household in 1755-56 and as a Lord of the Bedchamber from 1756 to 1767, having succeeded his father as Earl in 1756.[2] He was Ambassador from the United Kingdom to Russia from 1762 to 1765 and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1776 to 1780, when his Chief Secretary was Sir Richard Heron, Bt. In the latter role, he had to concede free trade and, more importantly, the enactment of the Papists Act 1778 which partially repealed the Penal laws and provided measures for the relief of Roman Catholics and Dissenters.

Family[edit]

He married firstly Mary Anne Drury, daughter of Sir Thomas Drury, 1st Baronet, and secondly, Caroline, daughter of William James Conolly, but died without surviving male issue and was succeeded by his half-brother George Hobart, 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire.

He had three daughters by his first wife:[3]

and three sons, who died young, and one daughter by his second wife:

He was laid to rest in the family mausoleum at Blickling Hall, the family seat in Norfolk. The bodies of his two wives are also in the mausoleum, which is an unusual Grade II* listed pyramidal structure designed by architect Joseph Bonomi the Elder, based on Pyramid of Cestius in Rome.[4]

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Sources[edit]

  • Concise Dictionary of National Biography

References[edit]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by

Member of Parliament for Norwich
1747–1756
With: Horatio Walpole 1747–1756
Edward Bacon 1756
Succeeded by

Political offices
Preceded by

Comptroller of the Household
1756
Succeeded by

Preceded by

Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1776-80
Succeeded by

Court offices
Preceded by

New government
Lord of the Bedchamber
1760–1767
Succeeded by

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by

Ambassador from the United Kingdom to Russia
1762–1764
Succeeded by

Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by

Earl of Buckinghamshire
1756–1793
Succeeded by