John Hobby

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ChartsAncestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
John Hobby, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born say 1630.1 He died at Greenwich, Connecticut, May 1707.1

John married Sarah Gray, daughter of John Gray and Elizabeth Frost, about 1662.2

See Torrey for evidence of his marriage by 1657.3

John left a will dated 24 April 1707, and probated 26 May 1707 naming no wife but
sons Thomas, Benjamin, & Jonathan
daughters Elizabeth Prindle, Hannah Bunckum, Martha Moris, Mary Holmes, Rachel James & Rebecca Hardy deceased
grandchildren Rebecca & Hannah Hardy, John Hubby, Mary Holmes.
Executors son Jonathan Hubby and son-in-law Stephen Holmes.1


Sarah Gray b. abt. 1642, d. bef. 11 Dec 1703
  • John Hobby4 b. abt. 1658, d. 12 Mar 1692/93
  • Thomas Hobby1 b. abt. 1660, d. 6 Aug 1732
  • Elizabeth Hobby+1 b. abt. 1662
  • Hannah Hobby1 b. say 1664, d. 15 Oct 1749
  • Martha Hobby1 b. abt. 1666, d. aft. 1728
  • Rebecca Hobby1 b. say 1668, d. bef. 12 May 1698
  • Mary Hobby1 b. abt. 1668, d. aft. 6 Mar 1726/27
  • Benjamin Hobby1 b. say 1674, d. bef. 6 Nov 1744
  • Rachel Hobby1 b. abt. 1677, d. aft. 1707
  • Jonathan Hobby1 b. abt. 1682, d. aft. 1707
This person was last edited on9 Feb 2023


  1. [S1200] Franklin C. Prindle, The Prindle Genealogy: Embracing the Descendants of William Pringle: the First Settler, in Part for Six, Seven and Eight Generations, and Also the Ancestors and Descendants of Zalmon Prindle for Ten Generations, Covering a Period of Two Hundred and Fifty-two Years, 1654-1906 (New York, New York: Grafton Press, 1906), 31, further cited as Prindle, Prindle Genealogy.
  2. [S2613] Josephine W. Beers and Paul W. Prindle, "Early Frost, Gray and Hobby Connections of England, Connecticut and Long Island," The American Genealogist 64 (July - Oct 1989): 161-167, 208-213, at 167, further cited as Beers & Prindle, "Frost, Gray and Hobby Connections."
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 768, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S383] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie (Mrs. William Sperry Beinkecke) (New Orleans, Louisiana: Polyanthos, 1976), 221, further cited as Prindle, Gillespie Ancestry.