HOBY, Sir Thomas, 4th Bt. (aft.1706-44), of Bisham, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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8 Apr. 1732 - 1 June 1744

Family and Education

b. aft. 1706, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Hoby, 3rd Bt., by Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Mill, 3rd Bt., sis. of Sir Richard Mill, 5th Bt.. unm. suc. fa. 25 July 1730.

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During the seventeenth century several members of the Hoby family represented Great Marlow, where their estates across the Thames at Bisham gave them an interest. At a by-election in 1732 Sir Thomas Hoby was narrowly returned for the borough against Lord Sydney Beauclerk, whose petition to be heard at the bar of the House was rejected through Walpole’s influence.1 Though voting against the Government on the excise bill, 1733, and on the attempt to repeal the Septennial Act, 1734, he was supported by the Buckinghamshire gentry as a government candidate for the 1734 election,2 thereafter voting with the Administration. He died 1 June 1744.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. HMC Egmont Diary, i. 257.
  • 2. Cholmondeley (Houghton) mss 68.