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Hugh de Hastings

Male Abt 1310 - 1347  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Hugh de Hastings  [1
    Born Abt 1310  of Sutton Scotney, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 1347  [2
    Buried Elsing, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I13626  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2018 

    Father John de Hastings,   b. of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1313 
    Mother Isabel le Despenser,   d. 4 Dec 1334 
    Married Bef 1309  [2, 5
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margery Foliot,   b. Between 1312 and 1313,   d. 8 Aug 1349  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Bef 18 May 1330  [2, 4, 6
    Children 
    +1. Hugh de Hastings,   b. Abt 1335, of Elsing, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1369, Kalkwell Hill, near Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
    +2. Maud de Hastings,   b. Abt 1335,   d. 10 Apr 1405  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F8536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Steward to Philippe of Hainault, queen consort to Edward III. Fought at Crécy and at the siege of Calais; toward the end of the latter, he was appointed seneschal of Gascony, but died before he could take up that post.

      "Hastings's life as a man of action is admirably commemorated by one of the most celebrated of all English brasses, in which his armoured image is flanked by smaller figures bearing the arms of some of the great men with whom he had been associated during his military career, including the king and the earls of Lancaster, Warwick, and Pembroke. Investigation of the contents of Hastings's tomb in September 1978 revealed a man about 5 feet 10 inches tall, who had been buried wearing a cow-hair wig or hat. The cause of death was not revealed, but various injuries, including damaged incisor teeth, apparently the result of a severe blow to the mouth, and the presence of osteoarthritis in shoulder and elbow joints, suggest that Hastings's military career had taken its toll." [Oxford DNB, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2163] The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley, in the County of Norfolk by G. A. Carthew. Norwich: Miller and Leavins, 1877.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    3. [S2204] Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966), by Walter Goodwin Davis. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996., date only.

    4. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    5. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001., says "before 1308".

    6. [S2163] The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley, in the County of Norfolk by G. A. Carthew. Norwich: Miller and Leavins, 1877., "before 1 Jun 1330".