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  • ID: I37565
  • Name: Richard HASTINGS , Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1438 in Kirby Muxloe, Blaby, Leicestershire, England
  • Death: SEP 1503 in Eresby Manor, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England (dsp) 1
  • Burial: Grey Friars, London, Middlesex, England
  • Note:

    SIR RICHARD HASTINGS, younger son of Sir Leonard HASTINGS, of Kirby, co. Leicester, and Burton Hastings, co. Warwick (who died 20 October 1455) by Alice, daughter of Thornas (DE CAMOYS), LORD CAMOYS. He was knighted by Edward lV at Tewkesbury, 3 May 1471. On 12 June 1475 he was appointed Surveyor of the office of Constable of the King's Castle of Nottingham and magistrate of many forests, chases, and parks in the counties of Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Stafford, as deputy for his brother, William Hastynges of Hastynges, Knight, who was with the King in France. He was summoned to Parliament from 15 November 1482 to 9 December 1483, by writs directed Ricardo Hastyng de Wellys Ch'r, whereby he is held to have become LORD HASTINGS of Welles or LORD WELLES. He was one of the 35 peers present at the Coronation of Richard III, 6 July 1483. On 22 May 1484 he had a grant for life of an annuity of 100 marks. On 4 May 1485 he had a grant for life of the office of surveyor of the King's lordship and manor of Tateshale, co. Lincoln, with the exception of the Castle of Tateshale and the site of the Castle, and the office of Master of the game of all deer within the park and chase or elsewhere within the manor of the lordship. In the Parliament of I Henry VII, November 1485, the attainders (January 1474/5) of Richard and Robert Welles, respeetively father and brother of Joan, 1st wife of Sir Richard Hastings, were annulled, as was also the attainder of John Welles, brother of the half-blood of the said Richard Welles, and, from 1475, son and heir of Lion, Lord Welles, whereupon the said John became LORD WELLES. Sir Richard Hastings thereafter was no longer recognised as Lord Welles, but, it being enacted in the same year that "the said Richard Hastingcs have and retcyne, terme of his lyfe, all mannors . . . the which sometime were of Robert Willoughbie, late lord Willoughbie," he was styled, and styled himself, LORD WILLOUGHBY.

    He married, 1stly, after 12 March 1469/70, and before 2 June 1470, when they had licence to enter into the lands of her inheritance, Joan, daughter and heir of Richard (WELLES), LORD WELLES, styled also LORD WILLOUGHBY, by Joan, daughter and heir of Robert (WILLOUGHBY), LORD WILLOUGHBY of Eresby. She died s.p., before 23 January 1474/5, when the King, "consydering that the same Richard Hastynges had married" her, granted him certain manors, &c., those in cos. Norfolk and Derby being derived from the family of Willoughby and those in co. Lincoln from the families of Willoughby and Welles. He married, 2ndly, Joan, widow of Richard Pigot, Serjeant-at-law [who died on or before 15 April 1483, the date of his will), and daughter and heir of William ROMONDBYE, of Romondbye, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Sir Richard Hastings died s.p., and was buried September 1503, in the Grey Friars, London. Will, in which lie describes himseif as "Rychard Hastings, Knight, lord Willoughby," dated 18 March 1501/2, proved 5 October 1503. His widow died s.p., 20 March 1505, and was buried in the Grey Friars, London. [Complete Peerage VI:385-7, transcribed by Dave Utzinger]

    Father: Leonard HASTINGS , of Kirby, Sir b: ABT 1387 in Allerston, Pickering, Yorkshire North Riding, England
    Mother: Alice CAMOYS b: ABT 1404 in Usk, Monmouthshire, England

    Marriage 1 Joan 9th Baroness WELLES & Willoughby b: ABT 1449 in Well, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
    • Married: BEF 12 MAR 1469/70 in 1st wife 1 2

    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/2:447-8
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VI:385-7
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