First name(s)
Position(s) held at King's College London

Member of the College Council ([1832]-1852) Ref: *1

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • Eton College
  • Brasenose College, Oxford
  • Inner Temple Ref: *2


  • BA (1797)
  • MA (1977)
  • DCL (1827)
  • Called to the bar (1801) Ref: *2
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Solicitor, HM Customs (1806-1812)
  • Solicitor, HM Treasury (1812-)
  • Under-Secretary of State, Home Department (1817-1827)
  • Keeper of the State Papers (1826-)
  • Commissioner for Publication of State Papers (1852-)
Professional activities
  • Sworn of the privy council (1828)
  • Chair, Somerset Quarter Sessions (-1845) Ref: *2



In capacity as Commissioner for the Publication of State Papers, Hobhouse oversaw the publication of the State Papers of Henry VIII, in eleven volumes. Ref: *2

Personal details

Date of birth
12 April 1776
Place of birth
Hadspen House, near Castle Cary
Date of death
13 April 1854
Place of death
Hadspen House
Family details

Only son of barrister Henry Hobhouse (1742-1792) and Sarah Jenkyns. Married Harriett Turton in 1806, with whom had eight children. Ref: *2


  1. Secretary’s In-Correspondence, KA/IC/H2, King’s College London Archives
  2. G. C. Boase, “Hobhouse, Henry (1776–1854),” rev. G. H. Martin, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, eee ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison (Oxford: OUP, 2004); online ed., ed. David Cannadine, 2004, [Accessed August 23, 2017].
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