Person:Hugh De Hastings (11)

Hugh de Hastings
d.Bef 1152 England
m. 1105
  1. Hugh de Hastings1104 - Bef 1152
  2. Ralph de Hastings - 1162
  1. William de HastingsAbt 1130 - Abt 1168
  2. Thomas de Hastings1133 -
Facts and Events
Name Hugh de Hastings
Gender Male
Birth? 1104 Fillongley, Warwickshire, England
Marriage to Ernaburga de Flamville
Death? Bef 1152 England

In his own lifetime Hugh is known for the inheritance of his wife, not the Hastings inheritance. His son William inherited his main possessions and offices from his uncle named Ralph, who was presumably Hugh's elder brother.

About 1129/30, Hugh and Erneburga inherited from Erneburga's uncle Robert, what he had been enfeoffed with by Bishop Robert de Limesi of Coventry, in Burbage, Leicestershire, and Birdingbury, Warwickshire. They also inherited other lands, it seems, including Ashton-Flamville in Leicestershire. Keats-Rohan in Domesday Descendants cites him appearing in the 1130/31 Pipe Rolls of King Henry I, two entries in Leicestershire, one in Buckinghamshire, one in Warwickshire, and one in Middlesex, which (referring to Eyton) apparently included exemptions from Danegeld in those places. In the p.87 entry for Leicestershire, Eyton (p.136) also says Hugh "accounted for 90 merks and 2 destriers, being the whole or the balance of a Fine which he had given to the King 'for having the land and the niece of Robert de Flamenvill'." In the Middlesex entry Hugh is listed next to Maurice de Windesor, dapifer of the Abbot of Bury, whose heir was his nephew Ralph de Hastings, apparently Hugh's elder brother.


  • William is reported as son by Dugdale, and there is one Patent Roll record from the time of Richard II where Erneburga his wife mentions their son William.
  • Phillip de Hastings is another likely brother. He appears in East Anglian governmental records such as the Pipe Rolls after William disappeared. He is possibly the ancestor of the Hastings family of Quiddenham and Stoke Goldington, who also apparently had Elesford (Yelford) in Oxfordshire and Dayslesford in Worcestershire.
  • Thomas is the name given for an uncle of William's apparent son and heir Henry. Jocelin of Brakelond explained how Thomas, a knight, helped present Henry to the Abbot of Bury St Edmunds in 1182. At that time Henry was considered too young to take up his hereditary stewardship. Thomas is also the name of a knight who appears in records in the 1170s, after William, his apparent elder brother, disappears from the records. Traditionally this Thomas is equated with the man who received the manor of Gissing, and whose son Hugh founded an important Hastings family in northern England.
  • Gilbert de Hastings is the name of a man who Thomas and the Abbot agreed could work as stand-in steward while Henry was too young. He may be a younger brother of Thomas. Gilbert appears to have established a Hastings family in Thorpe Morieux in Suffolk.
  1.   Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. Domesday descendants: a prosopography of persons occurring in English documents 1066-1166, II. pipe rolls to Cartae Baronum. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: Boydell Press, c2002).
  2.   Eyton, Robert William. Antiquities of Shropshire. (London: J.R. Smith, 1854-1860).