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The Hoby Family

                Boot Makers to Royalty


George Hoby III

The head of this family, Richard Hobby (or Hoby) of Mansell Lacey, Herefordshire, squandered in gambling his whole estate and four of his young sons walked to London to make their fortune ......

The four brothers were Richard Hoby II - 1748 - ????;
Thomas Hoby - 1750 - 1809;
James Hoby - 1752 - 1826 and
George Hoby I - 1759 - 1832

George Hoby I become well known as a Bootmaker to members of the Royal Family and the Aristocracy, having his business first in Covent Garden and then in St Jamesís Street, Westminster.

Richard Hoby II ran some sort of food business together with James, and Thomas was a Tavern keeper.

 The line followed in these pages is mainly that of George Hoby I, who's grandson, George Hoby III, and his wife Hannah Barnett, emigrated to New Zealand in 1851 and established their own dynasty out there.

 

 


Hannah Barnett

 

 


 

 

 


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