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HOBBY, Sir Charles, soldier, born about 1650; died in London, England, in 1714. He was the son of William Hobby, a merchant of Boston. He held the rank of colonel, commanded a Massachusetts regiment, and was senior officer at the capture of Port Royal. He was knighted for his fortitude at the time of the earthquake in Jamaica in 1692.--His nephew, William, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 17 August, 1707; died in Reading, Massachusetts, 18 June, 1765, was graduated at Harvard in 1725. He was minister of Reading from 1732 till his death. He published "Vindication of Whitefield" (1745); "Self-Examination" (1746); and a pamphlet against " Jonathan Edwards's Dismission" (1751).
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