Rev. Peter HOBART

Male 1604 - 1679  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Peter HOBART  [1
    • "I with my wife and four children came safely to New England June ye 8; 1635 for ever praysed be the god of Heaven my god and king." Arrived at Charlestown, Massachusetts, age 31, with pregnant wife and four children aged one to seven; removed to Hingham, Massachusetts by the following September, joining his father and brothers, who had arrived in New England in 1633.

      Peter Hobart is the son of EDMOND HOBART, and first wife MARGARET DEWEY. Borther of EDMUND HOBART, THOMAS HOBART, ALICE HOBART wife of THOMAS CHUBBUCK, and JOSHUA HOBART. Name also spelled Hobert, Hubbard, Hubbert.

      Admitted Freeman 2 Sept. 1635.

      Involved in the great controversy of 1645 that began when the local train band elected Bozoun Allen as their lieutenant replacing Anthony Eames. After a number of scuffles between Eames and Allen's followers (including Peter Hobart's bothers Edmund, Joshua, and Thomas), Eames complained to the magistrates in Boston. A warrant was issued for the three Hobart brothers and others who were deemed the leaders of the coup, bringing Rev. Peter to Boston "using such high words that the Magistrates told him that only their respect for his Ministry saved him from being committed." The disagreement touched on a sore point between the Boston magistrates and church authorities and the local town leaders who insisted they could choose their own officers. The men were required to give bond against appearance at court. Deputy Governor John Winthrop tried to make them see the error of their ways, but eventually arrested them a few weeks later for refusing to give the bond.

      Eighty-one Hingham men, with Peter Hobart's name as the first, presented a petition to the General Court asking it to hear the case. the proceedings took seven weeks and included accusations against Winthrop for false imprisonment. Winthrop spoke in his own defense at the court, but the magistrates and deputies were split between those who agreed that the magistrates exercised too much power, endangering the people's liberty, and those who felt authority was being flaunted and would bring down the colony. The matter went back and forth between the magistrates and the deputies, at one point talk of arbitration fro the elders entered the picture, but eventually the political factions agreed to censure everyone and levy some modest fines. Rev. Hobart was fined, L2, apparently for being "y first subscribed ye peticon." However, when the marshal went to Hingham to collect the fines, he was resisted, and what he did collect was "rescued" from him. Pastor Hobart was called back to court and accused of "seditious practice and a derogation and contempt of authority" in encouraging the resistance, Hobart asked for a trial by jury, which found that e "seemed to be ill-affected toward this government, and that his speeches tended to sedition and contempt..." The court fined him L20 and ordered him to give bond against his "good behavior" until the next court. "It is said that at this sentence his spirit rose; he would like to know what the "good behavior" was..."

      OCCUPATION:

      Minister of the Gospel for fifty-two years (eight in England and forty-four in New England.)

      PERSONAL:

      Educated at the local grammar school and at the free school at Lyn, where he prepared for the University of Cambridge. he received his B.A. at Magdalen College in 1625, then taught grammar school until returning to college and earned his M.A. in 1629. five of his sons graduated fro Harvard College and four became ministers.


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    Prefix Rev. 
    Christened 8/13 Oct 1604  Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1678/9  Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I86813  Main Tree
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2018 

    Father Edmond HOBART 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret DEWEY 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F35747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth IBROOK,   c. 31 Aug 1608, Southwold, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1645  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1628  Covehithe, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Joshua HOBART,   c. 12 Jul 1629, Southwold, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22/28 Feb 1716/7, Southold, Long Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)  [Birth]
     2. Jeremiah HOBART,   b. 6 Apr 1631, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1715, Haddam, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Elizabeth HOBART,   b. Abt 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1692, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [Birth]
     4. Capt. Josiah HOBART,   b. Abt 1634, Hingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1712, East Hampton, Long Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [Birth]
     5. Ichabod HOBART,   b. 3 Oct 1635, Charlestown, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1636, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     6. Hannah HOBART,   b. 30 Apr 1637,   d. 19 May 1637  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     7. Hannah HOBART,   b. 5 May 1638, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1691, Bristol, Mass. (now Rhode Island) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
     8. Bathsheba/Bathshua HOBART,   b. 28 Sep 1640,   d. 14 Apr 1742, Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)  [Birth]
     9. Israel HOBART,   b. 29 Jun 1642, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1731, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +10. Jael HOBART,   b. 28 Dec 1643,   d. 14/16/18 Apr 1730, Kingston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
     11. Gershom HOBART,   b. Dec 1645,   d. 18/19 Dec 1707, Groton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F35727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca PECK,   c. 25 May 1620, Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1693, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1646  [1
    Children 
     1. Japhet HOBART,   c. 4 Apr 1647, Hingham, Massachusets Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Nehemiah HOBART,   c. 20/21 Nov 1648, Hingham, Massachusets Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1712, Newton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)  [Birth]
     3. David HOBART,   b. 7 Aug 1651, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1717, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Rebecca HOBART,   c. 9 Apr 1654, Hingham, Massachusets Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1727, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)  [Birth]
     5. Abigail HOBART,   b. 19 Oct 1656,   d. 12 Apr 1683  (Age 26 years)  [Birth]
     6. Lydia HOBART,   b. 7 Jan 1658/9,   d. 18 Oct 1732  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     7. Hezekiah HOBART,   b. 20/30 Aug 1661,   d. 11 May 1662, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F35728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 8/13 Oct 1604 - Hingham, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1628 - Covehithe, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1678/9 - Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8841] Early New England Families, 1641 - 1700, Vol. 1, American Ancestor.org.