I don't know anything about Ellen HOBBINS but am very interested in the HOBBINS family in Ireland. I have been searching for info on my Ggrandfather James HOBBINS b.1847 Borrisokane, Tipperary, Ireland for a number of years. Your message is the only reference I've seen to the name in Ireland. James arrived with his wife Annie in Australia in 1882. Do you know anything about her family in Ireland?