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Hastings of Hastings, Baron (E, 1461 - abeyant 1960)

 

Creation: writ sum. 26 Jul 1461

 

Abeyant: 24 Feb 1960

 

Family name: Hastings later Rawdon later Rawdon-Hastings later Clifton later Abney-Hastings

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Garter stall plate of William [Hastings], 1st Baron Hastings of Hastings, KG

 

(Plate LXVII from W H St John Hope: The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter 1348-1485)

 

Arms:

Argent a Maunch Sable

Crest:

A Bull's Head erased Sable gorged with a Ducal coronet and armed Or

 

 Arms and crest as borne by the 1st and 2nd Barons Hastings of Hastings and by the Earls of Huntingdon

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William [Hastings], 1st Baron Hastings of Hastings, KG

1st son and heir of Sir Leonard Hastings, of Kirby, co. Leicester, and Burton Hastings, co. Warwick, by his wife Alice de Camoys, 2nd dau. of Thomas [de Camoys], 1st Baron Camoys, by his first wife Elizabeth Louches, dau. of William Louches, of Milton, co. Oxford

born

c. 1431

mar.

bef. 6 Feb 1461/2 Lady Catherine Bonville (widow of William [Bonville], 6th Baron Harington; d. shortly after 22 Nov 1503), 5th dau. of Richard [Nevill], jure uxoris 5th Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Alice Montacute, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, only child and sole hrss. of Thomas [Montacute], 4th Earl of Salisbury, by his first wife Lady Eleanor de Holand, sister and cohrss. of Edmund [de Holand], 4th or 7th Earl of Kent, and 4th dau. of Thomas [de Holand], 2nd or 5th Earl of Kent

children

1. Sir Edward Hastings, later 2nd Baron Hastings of Hastings

1. Anne Hastings (d. aft. 4 Jan 1506/7; bur. in St Peter's Church, Sheffield, co. York), mar. bef. 27 Jun 1481 as his first wife her second cousin George [Talbot], 4th Earl of Shrewsbury, and had issue

died

by beheading 13 Jun 1483 (bur. in St George's Chapel, Windsor)

created

by writ of summon 26 Jul 1461 Baron Hastings of Hastings

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire 1455-56;  Ranger of Wyre Chase, co. Shropshire 1456;  with the Duke of York at Ludford 1459, where he surrendered to King Henry VI and forfeited his lands in exchange for his life;  redeemed his lands and received a full pardon 1460;  fought with the Duke of York (later King Edward IV) at the Battle of Towton 1461, where he was knighted;  Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall for life 1461;  granted the office of Master and Worker of the King's Mints in the Tower of London, Realm of England and Town of Calais for 12 years from 1461;  granted the Lordship, Barony and Honour of Hastings 1461;  Chamberlain of North Wales for life 1461;  Steward of the Honour of Leicester, of the Lordships and Manors of Castle Donington, co. Leicester, Higham Ferrers and Daventry, co. Northampton, etc., Keeper of the Castle of Leicester, Constable of the Castle of Higham Ferrers and Donington, Chief Forester of the Chase of Leicester, and Keeper of the Parks of Leicester, Barrow, etc., 1461;  Knight of the Garter 1462;  jointly with his brother Sir Ralph Hastings, Constable of the Castles of Rockingham and Northampton, Steward of the King's Lordships of Rockingham, Brigstock and Cliffe, Master-Forester of the Forest of Rockingham, Parker of the Park of Brigstock, and Keeper of the Park of Multon, for life 1462 ; with King Edward IV in his expedition to the North 1462;  Chief Justice and Chamberlain of Merionethshire and Constable of Harlech Castle 1464;  granted the Honour of Peverell and the Castle and Honour of Huntingdon for life 1464;  a conservator of the truce between the King and the Duke of Brittany 1465;  a commissioner to treat for an alliance with Charles of Burgundy, Count of Charolais 1465;  a commissioner to treat for peace with Louis, King of France, Charles, Count of Charolais, and Philip, Duke of Burgundy 1466;  Steward of the Lordships of Holywell, co. Lincoln, and Stretton, co. Rutland, for life 1467;  Steward and Surveyor of the Castle, Manor and Lordship of Fotheringhay, co. Northampton, for life 1469;  fought at the Battle of Barnet 1471;  Constable and Porter of the Castle of Nottingham, Steward and Keeper of the Forest of Sherwood, the Parks of Bestwood and Clipstone, etc., and a Chamberlain of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for life 1471; appointed an administrator of the Principality of Wales, the Duchy of cornwall and the Earldom of Chester on behalf of the infant Edward, Prince of Wales 1471;  Lieutenant-General of the Town, Castle and March of Calais for 10 years from 1471; appointed a tutor and councillor to the Prince of Wales until he was 14 years of age 1473;  Steward of the Honour of Tutbury, co. Derby and co. Stafford, Steward of the Castle, Town, Lordship and Manor of Newcastle-under-Lyne, co. Stafford, Steward of the Lordships of Wirksworth and Ashbourne, co. Derby, Constable of the Castle of Tutbury and Master-Forester of the Chase of Needwood and Duffield 1474;  Steward of the Lordship of High Peak, Master-Forester and Supervisor of the Forest of High Peak, and Constable of the Castle and Custodian of the Manor of Peak 1474;  accompanied King Edward to France and the peace conference at Saint-Christ 1475;  Master and Worker of the King's Mints and Keeper of the King's Exchange in the Tower of London, the Realm of England and the Town of Calais, for life 1477;  Lieutenant-General of the Town and Castle of Calais, the Tower of Risbank, and the Castle of Guisnes together with the marches of the same for 10 years from 1479;  arrested on the orders of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, at a meeting of the Council in the Tower of London, charged with high treason, and executed without trial 1483

 

Edward [Hastings], 2nd Baron Hastings of Hastings and 1st Baron Hastings of Hungerford

born

26 Nov 1466

mar.

bef. 18 Feb 1480/1 Mary Hungerford, suo jure Baroness Botreaux, Hungerford and de Moleyns, only dau. of Sir Thomas Hungerford, de jure 4th Baron Hungerford, by his wife Lady Ann Percy, 3rd dau. of Henry [Percy], 2nd Earl of Northumberland, by his wife Eleanor Poynings, suo jure Baroness Poynings

children

1. Hon Sir George Hastings, later 3rd Baron Hastings of Hastings and 2nd Baron Hastings of Hungerford later 1st Earl of Huntingdon

1. Hon Anne Hastings (bur. 17 Nov 1550), mar. bef. 1503 her second cousin Thomas [Stanley], 2nd Earl of Derby, and had issue

died

between 4 Nov and 15 Nov 1506

created

by writ of summons 15 Nov 1482 Baron Hastings of Hungerford

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Bath 1475; granted the Lordship, Barony and Honour of Hastings 1487; Forester of Danewelhaye and Southwood, for life 1488

 

George [Hastings], 3rd Baron Hastings of Hastings and 2nd Baron Hastings of Hungerford later 1st Earl of Huntingdon, PC

created

8 Dec 1529 Earl of Huntingdon

note

suc. on his father's death as 3rd Baron of Hastings of Hastings (cr. 1461) and 2nd Baron Hastings of Hungerford (cr. 1482), and on his mother's death in c. 1531 as 6th Baron Botreaux (cr. 1367), 6th Baron Hungerford (cr. 1425/6) and 3rd Baron de Moleyns (cr. 1444/5)

 

The Barony of Hastings of Hastings and the other baronies by writ were held by the Earls of Huntingdon from 8 Dec 1529 in respect of the Baronies of Hastings of Hastings and Hastings of Hungerford, and from c. 1531 in respect of the Baronies of Botreaux, Hungerford and de Moleyns, until 2 Oct 1789, when on the death unmarried of Francis [Hastings], 10th Earl of Huntingdon, 15th Baron Botreaux, 15th Baron Hungerford, 12th Baron de Moleyns, 12th Baron Hastings of Hastings and 11th Baron Hastings of Hungerford, the Earldom of Huntingdon passed to the heir male and the baronies by writ (together with the co-heirship to the Baronies of Strange of Knokyn and Stanley, inherited from his mother by Ferdinando [Hastings], 6th Earl of Huntingdon) were inherited by his only surviving sister and heir general:

 

Lady Elizabeth Hastings later Rawdon, suo jure Baroness Hastings of Hastings, etc.

only surv. dau. of Theophilus [Hastings], 9th Earl of Huntingdon, 11th Baron Hastings of Hastings, etc., by his wife Lady Selina Shirley, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Washington [Shirley], 2nd Earl Ferrers

born

23 Mar 1731

mar.

26 Feb 1752 as his third wife her cousin John [Rawdon], 1st Earl of Moira (d. 20 Jun 1793), 1st surv. son of Sir John Rawdon, 3rd Bt. MP, of Moira, co. Down, by his wife Dorothy Levinge, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Richard Levinge, 1st Bt. MP, of Parwich, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons

children

1. Hon Francis Rawdon later Rawdon-Hastings, later 1st Baron Rawdon later 2nd Earl of Moira later 1st Marquess of Hastings

2. Hon John Theophilus Rawdon (b. 19 Nov 1756; d. 1808), mar. Frances Stephenson, dau. of Joseph William Hall Stephenson, son of John Hall later Stephenson, of Skelton Castle, co. York, and had issue:

1a. Elizabeth Anne Rawdon (d. 10 Aug 1874), mar. 21 Jun 1817 Maj Gen Lord George William Russell GCB MP (b. 8 May 1790; d. 16 Jul 1846), 2nd son by his first wife of John [Russell], 6th Duke of Bedford, and had issue

3. Maj Hon George Rawdon (b. 9 Jan 1761)

3. Lady Anne Elizabeth Rawdon (b. 16 May 1753; dsp. 8 Jan 1813), mar. 15 Feb 1788 as his second wife Thomas [Bruce later Brudenell-Bruce], 1st Earl of Ailesbury

4. Lady Selina Frances Rawdon (b. 9 Apr 1759; d. May 1827), mar. 10 May 1779 George [Forbes], 6th Earl of Granard, and had issue

5. Lady Charlotte Adelaide Constantia Rawdon (d. 1834), mar. 1814 Hamilton FitzGerald

died

11 Apr 1808

suc. by

son

 

Francis [Rawdon later Rawdon-Hastings], 1st Baron Rawdon later 2nd Earl of Moira, 14th Baron Hastings of Hastings, etc. later 1st Marquess of Hastings, KG GCB GCH

created

v.p. 5 Mar 1783 Baron Rawdon, of Rawdon in the County of York

3 Feb 1817 Viscount Loudoun, Earl of Rawdon and Marquess of Hastings

note

suc. his father 20 Jun 1793 as 2nd Earl of Moira and his mother 11 Apr 1808 as 17th Baron Botreaux, 17th Baron Hungerford, 14th Baron de Moleyns, 14th Baron Hastings of Hastings and 13th Baron Hastings of Hungerford

 

The Barony of Hastings of Hastings and the other baronies by writ were held by the Earls of Moira from 11 Apr 1808 and by the Marquesses of Hastings from 3 Feb 1817 until 10 Nov 1868, when on the death without issue of Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet [Rawdon-Hastings], 4th Marquess of Hastings, 5th Earl of Moira, 9th Earl of Loudoun, 17th Baron Hastings of Hastings, etc., the Marquessate of Hastings, the Irish Earldom of Moira and the other titles created in 1783 and 1816 became extinct, the Scottish Earldom of Loudoun was inherited by his eldest sister and heir of line, and the English baronies by writ (including the Barony of Grey of Ruthin which had been inherited from his mother by the 4th Marquess of Hastings) fell into abeyance between his four sisters and co-heiresses:  Lady Edith Maud Abney-Hastings, suo jure Countess of Loudoun;  Lady Bertha Lelgarde Clifton, later suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin;  Lady Victoria Maria Louise Kirwan;  and Lady Francis Augusta Constance Marsham, Countess of Romney.  On 6 Nov 1871 the abeyances of the baronies of Botreaux, Hungerford, de Moleyns and Hastings of Hastings were terminated by letters patent in favour of the eldest sister:

 

Lady Edith Maud Rawdon-Hastings later Clifton later Abney-Hastings, suo jure Countess of Loudoun, Baroness Hastings of Hastings, etc.

1st dau. of George Augustus Francis [Rawdon-Hastings], 2nd Marquess of Hastings, 15th Baron Hastings of Hastings, etc., by his wife Hon Barbara Yelverton, suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin, only dau. and hrss. of Henry Edward [Gould later Yelverton], 19th Baron Grey of Ruthin

note

suc. her brother 10 Nov 1868 as Countess of Loudoun in her own right

 

The Baronies of Botreaux, Hungerford, de Moleyns and Hastings of Hastings were held by the Earls of Loudoun from 6 Nov 1871 until 17 May 1920, when on the death of Charles Edward Hastings [Abney-Hastings], 11th Earl of Loudoun, 19th Baron Hastings of Hastings, etc. the Barony of Donington (granted to the husband of the Countess of Loudoun) passed to his second and surviving brother; the Scottish Earldom of Loudoun passed to his niece and heir of line, the eldest daughter of his deceased first brother; and the English baronies by writ fell into abeyance between his four nieces, being the daughters of his deceased first brother, all four of whom were granted by Royal Warrant on 9 Oct 1920 the style and precedence of the daughters of an Earl:  Lady Edith Maud Abney-Hastings, suo jure Countess of Loudoun;  Lady Elizabeth Frances Philipps, Viscountess St Davids;  Lady Flora Anne Rawdon-Hastings;  and Lady Isabel Jacqueline Rostron.  On 23 Feb 1921 the abeyance of the Baronies of Hungerford, de Moleyns and Strange of Knokyn, was determined in favour of the second niece, Lady Elizabeth Frances Philipps, Viscountess St Davids, and by Letters Patent dated the same day the abeyance of the Baronies of Botreaux, Stanley and Hastings of Hastings was determined by Letters Patent in favour of the eldest niece, Lady Edith Maud Abney-Hastings, suo jure Countess of Loudoun:

 

Lady Edith Maud Abney-Hastings, suo jure Countess of Loudoun, Baroness Hastings of Hastings, etc.

born

13 May 1883

mar.

12 Dec 1916 (div. 1947) Capt Reginald Mowbray Chichester Huddleston later Abney-Hastings

children

1. Capt Hon Ian Huddleston Abney-Hastings, styled Lord Mauchline (b. 23 Mar 1918; dvm. 11 Jul 1944)

1. Lady Barbara Huddleston Abney-Hastings, later suo jure Countess of Loudoun

2. Lady Jean Huddleston Abney-Hastings later Campbell of Loudoun (b. 3 Oct 1920; d. 1981), mar. (1) 23 Mar 1940 (div. 1949) Edgar Wright Wakefield, 1st son of Raymond Edgar Wakefield, of Toronto, Canada, and (2) 1 Sep 1954 (div. 1964) Capt Arthur Alexander Hubble (d. 13 Jun 1979), son of Arthur Whibley Hubble, of Hunton, co. Kent, and had issue by both husbands

3. Lady Fiona Mary Huddleston Abney-Hastings (b. 17 Mar 1922; d. 19...), mar. 26 Apr 1951 Robert Alexander French (d. 2 Sep 1970), 2nd son of James Andrew French, of Glasgow

4. Lady Fiona Huddleston Abney-Hastings (b. 26 Feb 1923; d. 1990), mar. 27 Sep 1940 Capt Robert Conroy-Robertson later de Fresnes, 12th Baron de Fresnes (France, 1642), and had issue

5. Lady Edith Huddleston Abney-Hastings (b. 19 Jan 1925), mar. 23 May 1947 Maj David Kenneth Maclaren, of Ardgour, co. Inverness, yst, son of Dr Norman Maclaren, of Curieshaw, West Kilbride, co. Ayr, and has issue

died

24 Feb 1960

 

On the death of the Countess of Loudoun on 24 Feb 1960 the Scottish Earldom of Loudoun passed to her eldest daughter but the three English Baronies of Hastings of Hastings, Botreaux and Stanley fell into abeyance between all five of her daughters.

 

 First written 3 Apr 2012

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