Person:William Hastings (29)

William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings
m. 1424
  1. Elizabeth HastingesAbt 1429 - 1508
  2. William Hastings, 1st Baron HastingsAbt 1431 - 1483
  3. Sir Ralph HastingesAbt 1435 - Bef 1495
  4. Ann Hastinges1438 -
  5. Richard Hastings - 1503
m. 1462
  1. Edward Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings1466 - 1506
  2. Anne HastingsEst 1471 - 1520
Facts and Events
Name William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1431 Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England
Marriage 1462 Salisbury, Wiltshire, England"1462-02-06"?
to Katherine Neville, Baroness Hastings
Residence[1] Leicestershire, England
Death[1] 13 Jun 1483 Tower of London, Middlesex, EnglandBeheaded
Burial? St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandBuried next to King Edward IV
Reference Number? Q1396340?
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings KG (c. 1431 – c. June 1483) was an English nobleman. A loyal follower of the House of York during the Wars of the Roses, he became a close friend and one of the most important courtiers of King Edward IV, whom he served as Lord Chamberlain. At the time of Edward's death he was one of the most powerful and richest men in England. He was executed following accusations of treason by Edward's brother and ultimate successor, Richard III. The date of his death is disputed; early histories argued for a hasty execution on 13 June, while Clements R. Markham argues that he was executed one week after his arrest on 20 June 1483, and after a trial.

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  2.   Sir William Hastinges, 1st Lord Hastings, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
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    Sir William Hastings, 1st Lord Hastings held the office of Sheriff of Warwickshire from 1455 to 1456.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Leicestershire from 1455 to 1456.1 He fought in the Battle of Towton on 29 March 1461, as a Yorkist.1 He was invested as a Knight circa 30 March 1461.1 He was Master and Worker of the King's Mints in 1461.1 He held the office of Chamberlain of the North Wales in 1461.1 He held the office of Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall in 1461.1 He was created 1st Lord Hastings, of Hastings [England by writ] on 26 July 1461, although it is not clear if this creation was by writ, or by patent.1 He held the office of Constable of Donington Castle.1 He held the office of Chief Justice and Chamberlain of Merionethshire in 1462.1 He held the office of Constable of Harlech Castle in 1462.1 He held the office of Steward Honour of Leicester.1 He held the office of Constable of Higham Ferrers Castle.1 He and Sir Ralph Hastinges were Joint Constable of Rockingham and Northampton Castles in 1462.1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in March 1461/62.1 In 1464 he was granted the castle and honour of Huntingdon.1 He was an envoy to negotiate peace with Burgundy and Brittany in 1466.1 He held the office of Lieutenant-General of Calais in 1471.1 He held the office of Chamberlain Receipt of the Exchequer in 1471.1 He fought in the Battle of Barnet on 14 April 1471.1

    Citations
    1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2004. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.