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Hoby, Edward, Sir, 1560-1617

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  • Existence: 1560-1617

Sir Edward Hoby (1560-1617) was an English diplomat, Member of Parliament, scholar, and soldier during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. He was the son of Thomas Hoby and Elizabeth Cooke, the nephew of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, and the son-in-law of Queen Elizabeth's cousin Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon. Hoby published several works supporting the Protestant cause as well as translations from French and Spanish.

Citation

Higgons, T. The apology of Theophilus Higgons lately minister, now Catholique, 1609: t.p. (Sir Edvv. Hoby Knight)

DNB (Hoby, Sir Edward, 1560-1617; diplomat and controversialist)

Halkett and Laing. Dict. of anon. and pseudo. English lit., 3rd ed., 1475-1640, 1980: p. 47 (Hoby, Sir Edward, 1560-1617)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online, August 9, 2016 (Hoby, Sir Edward (1560-1617), politician and diplomat, was born at Bisham, Berkshire, on 20 March 1560 ... matriculated from Trinity College, Oxford, as a gentleman-commoner on 11 November 1574, aged fourteen. He was allowed to graduate BA on 19 February 1576, after only eight terms, and proceeded MA on 3 July of the same year ... was appointed JP for Berkshire, Kent, and Worcestershire from 1583, Middlesex from 1593, and Surrey from 1601 ... Hoby was returned MP for Queenborough, Kent, in 1584 and 1586 ... for Berkshire in 1589 ... for Kent in February 1593 ... for Rochester in 1597 and 1601 ... he continued to be elected for Rochester in the succeeding parliaments of 1604-10 and 1614. Hoby was a keen theologian, collector, and scholar. He spoke out for tough laws against recusants in Elizabeth's reign. In James's reign he contested with the Catholic convert Theophilus Higgons and the Jesuit John Floyd, publishing his exchanges with them between 1609 and 1615 in such works as A Counter-Snarle for Ishmael Rabshacheh, a Cecropidan Lycaonite (1613) and A curry-combe for a coxe-combe ... in answer to a lewd libell lately fornicated by Jabal Rachil against Sir Edward Hobies 'Counter-Snarle' (1615). Hoby died in Queenborough Castle on 1 March 1617 and was buried at All Saints' Church, Bisham)

Wikipedia, via WWW, Dec. 17, 2020 (Sir Edward Hoby (1560-1617) was an English diplomat, Member of Parliament, scholar, and soldier during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. He was the son of Thomas Hoby and Elizabeth Cooke, the nephew of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, and the son-in-law of Queen Elizabeth's cousin Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon. Hoby published several works supporting the Protestant cause as well as translations from French and Spanish.)

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Sir Francis Walsingham letter to Sir Edward Hoby

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Identifier: VMSS457_I21_O1
Dates: 1584 October 7