M, b. between 1 January 1574 and 1575, d. 8 March 1645/46
Edmund was born between 1 January 1574 and 1575 in Snoring, Magna, County Norfolk, England. Edmund married Margaret Dewey on 7 September 1600 in Hingham, County Norfolk, England. He and Margaret were blessed with 11 children. In 1633, Edmund immigrated on the ship The family immigrated to America in 1633 from Hingman, County Norfolk,England..3 Edmund's wife, Margaret, died circa 1633 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, leaving him a widower. Edmund first settled in Charleston and was admitted to the Church 19 October 1633, and on 4 March 1634 he was admitted as a freeman. By 1635, he had relocated at Bear Cove, near Hingman. Since his wife, Margaret, did not join the church, it is quite probable that she had died by that time. The family name is spelled variously in records, often as Hobbard. Edmund married 2nd Sarah (?) on 10 October 1634 in Charlestown, Worcester County, Massachusetts. She was 1st married to Reverand John Lyford & 2nd to Mr. Oakley. Edmund departed this life on Thursday, 8 March 1645/46 in Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3
|Margaret Dewey b. c 1572, d. c 1633|
|Sarah (?) b. c 1586, d. 23 Jun 1649|
- [S457] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Edmund Hobart.
- [S115] Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations Of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, On The Basis Of Farmer's Registar, Volume II: page 433 - EDMUND, Hingham, came with w. ch. Joshua, Rebecca, and Sarah, perhaps, also, Thomas, and his w. and childr. in 1633, with int. to satisfy inq. of his neighbors in old Hingham, was first at Charlestown, freem. 4 Mar. 1634, constable the same yr. went, as one of the first sett. 1635, to Hingham, was rep. 1639-42, and d. 8 Mar. 1646, leay. Edmund, Joshua, Rev. Peter, Thomas, and two ds. I see reason to infer, that a wid. Lyford, wh. he m. late in life, was relict of that Rev. John L. who was at Plymouth the first disturber of their ch.
- [S457] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633.