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Margery Hobart (Maunton)

Also Known As: "Lyhart"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Hales Hall, Loddon, Norfolk, England
Death: 1494 (50-58)
Hales Hall, Loddon, Norfolk, England
Place of Burial: Loddon, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter Maunton and Wife of Peter Maunton
Wife of Walter Lyhart, Bishop of Norwich and Rt. Hon. Sir James Hobart
Mother of Elizabeth Wiseman; Walter Hobart; Miles Hubbard and Catherine Blumvill

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About Margery Hobart

Margery Lyhart was born abt 1440 in Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk, England and died 1494 in Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk, England 1.

Parents: She was the widow and niece (?) of Walter Lyhart (1446-1472), 29th Bishop of Norwich.


  1. Bishop Lyhart d. before 1477 [1]
  2. James Hobart / Hubbard of Monks Eleigh. Sir James was born abt. 1436 in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England, and died 23 February 1516/17 in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England. He married Dorthea Glemham 1st and Margery Maunton (died 1517), widow of James Dereward 3rd. His children are with his 2nd wife, Margery Lyhart.

4 children of James Hubbard and Margery Lyhard include:

  1. Walter Hobart Sir was born ABT. 1477, and died 1538.
  2. Miles Hobart was born ABT. 1479 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, and died BET. 1540 - 1572.married Ellinor Blaverhasset
  3. Elizabeth Hubbard was born ABT. 1478, and died 1551. She married John WISEMAN. He died 1541.
  4. Catherine Hubbard was born ABT. 1481, and died APR 1547. She married Richard FLOYDE.


  • First wife and the niece of Bishop Lyhart of Norwich.
  • Margery Naunton/Maunton/Lyhart was a widow, being the daughter of Peter Maunton, and the niece of Bishop Lyhart of Norwich. She is the mother of James Hobart's children. He sometimes states that she was 2nd wife, and other times 1st wife. James & Margery were responsible for the building of a bridge over the Wavney at St. Olaves, and James built a church in 1495 at Loddon, which still exists. There is a painting in the church that shows Sir James & Margery kneeling.

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  • The following entries from PRO-CAT, the UK Public Records Office online service indicate that Margery, d. bef. 1529, wife of Sir James Hobard/Hubert, was previously the wife of John Doreward/Durward, d. bef. 10 Nov 1395: C 1/371/63, no date - "John Wyngfeld, clerk v. John Edenham, clerk, feoffee to uses.: The manor of Sturmere, late of John Durward. (Annexed is an interpleader by Margery, wife of James Hobard, knight, and formerly the wife of the said Durward.): Essex. "C 1/195/47, 1486-1529 - "Sir William Capell, knight. v. John Edenham, clerk, and Thomas Malden, of Sudbury, mercer, and James Hubert, the King's Attorney.: Reversion of the manor and advowson of Hakwell on the death of Margery, late the wife of John Doreward, esquire.: Essex."



  1. In 1446 on February 27th Walter Lyhart or le Hart was consecrated and it is to him that Norwich Cathedral owes the superb lierne vault that now spans the nave Other important works were carried out by him the spire which had been blown down in 1362 and had probably been re constructed by Bishop Percy though there is no record of such work was struck by lightning in 1463 and the burning mass fell through the presbytery roof which up till this period was still in wood completely destroying it and making necessary the vault added by Lyhart's successor. Source: Quennell, C H. B. The Cathedral Church of Norwich: A Description of Its Fabric and a Brief History of the Episcopal See. London: G. Bell, 1900. also see [ medieval imaginations:

literature and visual culture in the middle ages]

  1. In 1463 lightening struck the third wooden spire. This time it toppled into the wooden roof of the Nave. The roof was re-vaulted in York stone by Bishop Lyhart. The new stone roof had its advantages; it was now fire proof and richly decorated with a unique collection of beautifully carved roof bosses, which are carved keystones. Cathedrals in the East of England: Norwich Cathedral
  2. Norwich is one of the great medieval cities. Incredible wealth flowed into the city in the fifteenth century Norwich gained its charter, rich merchants built fine houses and churches, trading links with the Low Countries and northern France brought in cosmopolitan styles in painting and stained glass. Visit Norwich with our audio tour and meet some of the characters who made the city what it is today - merchant Toppes, Machiavellian politician Wetherby, and bishop Walter Lyhart, a diplomat and patron of the arts ....
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Margery Hobart's Timeline

Loddon, Norfolk, England
Age 20
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Age 37
Hales Hall, Loddon, Norfolk County, England
Age 39
Hales, Norfolk, England
Age 43
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Age 54
Loddon, Norfolk, England
Loddon, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom