The arms are those of Hobhouse as borne by John Cam Hobhouse, 2nd baronet, a distinguished politician and friend of Lord Byron. His Journey through Albania is an account of his journey there with Lord Byron, who dedicated to him the fourth canto of his "Childe Harold." He was M.P. for Westminster 1820-33, Secretary for War 1832-33, and held numerous other posts. In 1851 he was created Baron Broughton of Broughton Gyfford, Wiltshire. He died in 1869 when the barony became extinct.