Hobhouse, Sir Benjamin
Hobhouse, Sir Benjamin was born in 1757, and educated at Oxford for the bar. From 1797-1818 he was a distinguished member of the House of Commons, and filled other important stations. He died in 1831. His name is mentioned here on account of his Treatise on Heresy (Lond. 1792, 8vo), and his Reply to the Rev. F. Randolph's Letter to the Rev. Dr. Priestly, or an Examination of the Rev. F. Randolph's Scriptural Revision of Socinian Arguments (Lond. 1792, 8vo; and again, Bath, 1793, 8vo). — Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 856.