I've just found that my 8th great grandfather John Hobb married his wife in 1708 in Cornwall - Launceston, St Mary Magdalene. The wife's name is listed as Joan Befford.
Upon searching for her birth, I've found a Joan Beaford listed as being baptised at the same location in 1679, and also a Joan Beauford, baptised 1675, again at the same location. Any advice as to which name could well be the corruption of Befford, and therefore John Hobb's wife?
Joan Beaford's father is listed as Thomas. I've found 6 children for John and Joan Befford, none of whom is called Thomas. Joan Beauford's father was called John - the first male child of John and Joan is called John, but I'm assuming this is after Joan's husband, rather than her father.
Speaking of the children, there's a ten year gap between some of them, during which I've found a record for John Hobb marrying another lady in St Mary Magdalene. I assume Joan must have died, but I can't find a record for Joan actually dying at some point, but I gather it was common not to bother making a record of the death of women at the time, in certain areas.