Re: Hobby English connections
There are several.Which one, if any, we are 'entitled' to is speculative at this point.The most prominent is the crest for the Hobby family of Bisham Abbey.I have a poor copy (scanned) of it, but have heard of other folks actually having had it professionally done.Perhaps one of them will respond to this as well.You can see a bunch of stuff, including some crests, portraits, writings and a fairly good Hobby ghost story on the net.Search for 'Sir Hoby'. You'll get about 450 references, many of them redundant.
As far as James goes, I don't know specifically and am, as always, interested!I have about 100 James Hobbys listed, then others listed under the 'ie' spelling.Try my website: marvin.cncfamily.com for specific folks. I'd welcome anything you can add to the connection.My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.