Hobart MacKenzie is the brother of Laoghaire MacKenzie.

Personal HistoryEdit

Hobart is the younger brother of Laoghaire MacKenzie and, presumably, the head of the family as of 1766, as it falls upon him to defend his sister's honor when it appears her husband has married her under false pretenses.

Events of the NovelsEdit


After Laoghaire shoots Jamie and he survives, she sends Hobart to Lallybroch to seek recompense for the dishonor Jamie has caused her. Jamie, Claire, Hobart, Ned Gowan, Jenny and Ian are present as Ned lays out Laoghaire's case for compensation. Jamie declares that he will continue to support Laoghaire and her daughters, Marsali and Joan, but Jenny insists that that support should stop if Laoghaire remarries. This is agreed to and the final settlement agreed to is that Jamie will pay Laoghaire an initial sum of £500 in compensation for distress, inconvenience and loss of conjugal services. He will then continue to pay Laoghaire £100 per year until she remarries. In addition Jamie will pay a bride-portion of £300 to each of Laoghaire's two daughters, and he agrees to not take a suit against Laoghaire for attempted murder. Laoghaire agrees to accept this offer in full and final settlement.

Drums of AutumnEdit

Hobart accompanies his sister to Lallybroch to demand payment owed from Jamie according to their settlement.


Mild-mannered and self-effacing, Hobart is hardly the picture of a vengeful male relative, though he does try to do right by his sister in securing legal reparations.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Hobart is a small, light-boned man, with pale blue watery eyes, indeterminate features, and a receding hairline and chin.


  • Hobart is a variant of Hubert, which means "bright heart" and is derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright".[1]
  • MacKenzie is the anglicized form of MacCoinnich, a Gaelic patronymic name meaning "son of Coinneach". The personal name Coinneach means "handsome" or "comely".[2][3]


TV SeriesEdit

Main article: Outlander (TV series)


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