William HASTINGS

Male - 1483


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  • Name William HASTINGS  [1, 2
    • William Hastings, Knt., K.G., of Kirby, co. Leicester, and Burton Hastings, co. Warwick, Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, is the son of Leonard Hastings, Knt., of Kirby and Burton Hastings, by Alice, daughter of Thomas de Camonys, Lord Camoys. They had three sons and one daughter. On account of his great services against King Henry VI, the Earls of Pembroke and Wiltshire, and other rebels and traitors, in 1 Edw. IV, he was raised to the rank of a Baron, thereby becoming Lord Hastings, and on 17 Feb 1461/2 the King granted him the lordship, barony, and honour of Hastings. He was summoned to Parliament from 26 July 1461 by writs directed 'Willelmo Hastynges militi domino Hastynges'. "William Hastings Knyght, Lord hastyngs" was arrested, by the order of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, at a council in the Tower of London, charged with high treason, and beheaded testate on 13 June 1483. he was buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. The will of "Kateryn lady hastinges" was dated 22 Nov 1503, and was proved 25 Mar 1504/5 requesting burial at Ashby de la Zouch. [1]
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1483  Executed - The Tower Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried St. George's Chapel, Windsor Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I27809  Main Tree
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2018 

    Family Katherine NEVILLE,   d. Between 22 Nov 1503 and 25 Mar 1504 
    Married Bef 06 Feb 1461/2  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Edward HASTINGS, Knt.,   b. 26 Nov 1466,   d. 8 Nov 1506  (Age 39 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F07147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    2. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.