John Stratton Hobbs (September 27, 1813 - December 19, 1874) was a British chart maker, hydrographer, and engraver active in London during the middle part of the 19th century. He was born in London to William Henry Hobbs, a ship-broker, and his wife Eleanor. Most of Hobbs' work was published in conjunction with Charles Wilson and James Norie. Hobbs began working for the firm sometime in the early 1820s in the hydrographic department. As time went on, Hobbs slowly took over the hydrographic department at Norie and Wilson. Though many maps issued by Norie and Wilson do acknowledge Hobbs, it is presumed that his hand was behind an equal or greater number that do not. In 1848 he was elected to the Royal Geographical Society, where he was a member for the remainder of his life. Hobbs married Sophia Colwell on January 20, 1862.