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  • ID: I30501
  • Name: Richard HASTINGS , of Slingsby, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 AUG 1381 in Allerston, Pickering, Yorkshire North Riding, England 1
  • Death: 1437 in Slingsby, Malton, Yorkshire North Riding, England (dsp) 1
  • Note:
    Following is the first part of a post to SGM, 1 Oct 2003, by Rosie Bevan:

    From: Rosie Bevan (rbevan AT paradise.net.nz)
    Subject: The identity of Maud, wife of Sir Ralph Hastings
    Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.medieval
    Date: 2003-10-01 20:51:51 PST

    After receiving some searching questions by Jim Weber, today I checked for any earlier IPMs for Ralph Hastings and found this one.

    "Ralph Hastynges, knight
    540 Writs, ordering the inquisition below to be sent to chancery, 20 and 22 June 1401
    [Endorsed] The escheator received the writs at Richmond on 2 July and despatched them with the inquisition on the following day.

    Another writ, ordering release of the lands, 15 Oct 1401 [CCR 1399-1402, p.428]
    York. Inquisition ex officio. Slingsby.23 June.
    Ralph de Hastynges, knight, of Slingsby held in his demesne as of fee of Thomas son and heir of Thomas duke of Norfolk, of his manor of Thirsk by knight service, the castle and manor of Slingsby with its members in Slingsby, Coulton and howthorpe. The castle and manor of Slingsby are worth 16 annually, payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun, Coulton 40s., and Howthorpe 8, both payable at the same terms. He died on 27 Oct 1397 Richard de Hastynges, knight his son and heir, will be 20 years of age on 24 Aug next."
    [CIPM v.XVIII no.540]

    Having just seen this inquisition, (unless there is any other information not yet uncovered), it is evident that Richard Hastings was the eldest son and heir of Ralph Hastings because he received the patrimony of Slingsby. It would appear that he was born in August 1381 and that his lands were released to him before attaining majority.

    From Ralph the younger's IPM, it looks like he was the second son and had the Sutton-in-Holderness lands, a third of which was held as dower by his mother Maud, who was still alive in 1407. Richard Hastings received Ralph's forfeited estate, and when he died without issue in 1437, all the properties passed to Leonard Hastings their younger brother whose IPM records their combined holdings.

    Richard was knighted by 1401, and married secondly in 1427, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry, Lord Beaumont, and widow of William, Lord D'Eincourt. Of significance, CP IV 126 records that a dispensation was required for this marriage because William Deincourt and Richard Hastings were related in the 2nd and 3rd degree of consanguinity. It is my belief that this relationship was through Richard's mother, Maud, and the Greys of Rotherfield. . . .




    Father: Ralph II HASTINGS , of Kirby, Sir b: ABT 1335 in Gissing, Depwade, Norfolk, England
    Mother: Maud de GREY , Heiress of Sutton b: ABT 1355 in Rotherfield Greys Castle, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Rosie Bevan, 1 Oct 2003
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