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Subject: Re: Hastings family
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 19:07:59 EDT

In a message dated 08/08/03 23:39:06 GMT Daylight Time,

> This is a bit outside the medieval era, but I'm hoping
> that someone on this list will be able to help anyway.
> I have a John Hastings, b. 1556 m. Elizabeth (or
> Edith?) York;
> His father: John Hastings, b.c. 1535 m. Jane Pennystone.
> The problem: Who is this John Hastings' father? Various
> online sources make this John the son of Edward
> Hastings b. 1505 d. 1571/72 (or 1558?), 4th Baron
> Hastings and 3rd son of George Hastings, 1st Earl
> Huntingdon. But reliable published sources say that
> Edward died without male issue and the barony became
> extinct.
> So, who was the father of the John Hastings who married
> Jane Pennystone?
> -R.

Don't know, but Sir Edward Hastings died 5 Mar 1571/2 without legitimate
issue, and possibly unmarried. In his will he makes provision for an illegitimate
son, Edward, but no John is mentioned. (Complete Peerage Vol VI pp 384-5;
Test Vet (His Will) p 740)


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