Welcome to these Hubbard pages. They're a somewhat disorganised
collection of photographs and stories I've published since this website
started life in 1998. They've all Grown like Topsy, growing
without supervision or prior planning.
That planning has now arrived in the form of
hubbardplus.co.uk - my sister
Judith's website. She is actively researching our Hubbard family history.
I do not intend to change these pages, as there are so many
other websites linking back. Please visit
Nick, January 2013
Old Hubbard Photos
Photo Album 1942
Arthur John Hubbard
Hubbard coat of arms
The above is an impression from a ring bearing the
Hubbard coat of arms. The impression was made in 1915 from the ring found in a
field in West Walton, near Wisbech.
Great Uncle George's
The estoile, a six-pointed star whose rays
are wavy, is the same as Hobart's (Tasmania) civic emblem.
From this link
describing the arms of the cities of Australia we read:
"The principal charge on the shield, a six-pointed
star of the heavens, is taken from the Arms of the 4th
Earl of Buckinghamshire who as Lord Hobart was Secretary of State for the
Colonies (1801–1804) and after whom the city was named."
Searching the web for "History of Hingham"
gives a clue that Hobarts that lived in Hingham, Norfolk, ended up in Hingham,
Pronunciation of Hubbard
My surname is pronounced Hubbert, Hubbaaard, Hobart..
depends who I'm talking too, and where they come from.
As this (broken) link, http://www.ecn.co.uk/timeoff/e_ed_tra_FitFAQBlickling.htm
The Hobarts (curiously, pronounced Hubbard)
I quote an extract from the deleted article:
Birthplace and family home of Queen Anne Boleyn
By Charles Roberts
It has been noted many times before but it remains as potently true as
ever -- that the first site of Blickling Hall from the road is so stunning
it takes the breath away. Through more than a quarter century, I have seen
that sight scores of times, but it never fails to have the same wonderful
effect. It is the symmetry of that great early 17th century Jacobean front
which does it, with its noble windows, its Dutch gables, its corner towers
and cupolas, its attendant wings and mighty yew hedges to each side of the
entrance drive -- and around it all, a
great frieze of mature trees.
It was built by the Hobart family, made baronets by James I in 1611.
But for the visitor there is a possibility of puzzlement at repeated
mentions of "the 2nd Earl", "the 8th Marquess" and so
on. So let's clarify from the start. The Hobarts (curiously, pronounced
Hubbard) were raised to the peerage as Earls of Buckingham in the early
1700s. But by the end of that century the male line died out and Blickling
passed through the female line to the Marquesses of Lothian. It was the
11th Marquess who gave the hall and its estate of nearly 5000 acres to the
Trust at the end of the last war.
Thanks to web.archive.org
for allowing me the ability to go back in time and get the deleted web page!
Prelude and Fugue
by Joan Evans - an Autobiography with an intriguing description of Milton
Keynes c 1900.
Presidential Address Given to the Worthing Archaeological Society by Frances
Dickinson Family Trees
Harriet Ann Dickinson's Notes
Dickinson - a History of the Paper Manufacturer.
Extracts from Prelude
and Fugue by Joan Evans
Vizard Family Notes
1,000 Years of
Hubbard History by Edward W. Day
Market Bosworth - A B Evans
Aunt Frances Visits Madeira 1954
Uncle Jack gets a letter
Penelope Forrest's Emails
Current Family Page