Hastings, George (1540 - 1604)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1540
Death Date: 1604-12-30

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: 1557-7
    Union ended: n.d.

Offspring

From Port, Dorothy ( - 1607)

Primary Title

21st Earl of Huntingdon
Knight

Titles

  • Knight
    Assumed 1565-08-21
    Vacated 1604-12-30
  • Baron Hastings (of Hungerford)
    Assumed 1595-12-14
    Vacated 1604-12-30
  • 9th Baron Botreaux
    Assumed 1595-12-14
    Vacated 1604-12-30
  • 21st Earl of Huntingdon
    Assumed 1595-12-14
    Vacated 1604-12-30
  • Baron Hungerford
    Assumed 1595-12-14
    Vacated 1604-12-30
  • Baron Moleyns
    Assumed 1595-12-14
    Vacated 1604-12-30
  • 6th Baron Hastings (of Hastings)
    Assumed 1595-12-14
    Vacated 1604-12-30

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
MP, Derbyshire 1563 n.d.
JP, Leicestershire 1564 n.d.
JP, Leicestershire 1569 n.d.
Sheriff, Leicestershire 1571-11-14 n.d.
Bailiff, Staffordshire 1573 1574
Commissioner of Musters, Leicestershire 1577 n.d. Held jointly.
Commissioner of Musters, Leicestershire 1579 n.d. Held jointly.
MP, Leicestershire 1584 n.d.
MP, Leicestershire 1586 n.d.
JP, Leicestershire 1590 1591
Lord Lieut, Leicestershire 1596-10-2 n.d.
Lord Lieut, Rutland 1596-10-2 n.d.
Receiver, Duchy of Lancaster 1596 1598
Chief Forester, Leicestershire 1597-11-14 n.d.
High Steward, Leicestershire 1597-11-14 n.d.
Commissioner of Custos Rotulorum, Leicestershire 1603 n.d.
Master of the Hart Hounds, England By 1604 n.d.

Details of Properties

Residence

  • Dale, Derbyshire
  • Etwall, Derbyshire
  • Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
  • Castle Donnington, Leicestershire
  • Gopsall, Leicestershire
    Purchased; principal residence until 1586
    Acquired: 1564
  • Loughborough Castle, Leicestershire
    Principal residence by 1586 until 1595

Lands

  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Rutland
  • Wiltshire

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1595-1596 Coventry (Unknown), Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Earl of Huntingdon's Bearward
Performance 1596-1597 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance Regulations 1597-1597 Norwich (Unknown), Norwich , Norwich (city-county) in Norfolk Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1597-1598 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1599-1599 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1600-1600 Guildhall, Bristol , Bristol (city-county) in Gloucestershire Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1600-1600 Merchants' Court, Newcastle upon Tyne , Newcastle upon Tyne (city-county) in Northumberland Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1600-1601 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance Regulations 1601-1601 Norwich (Unknown), Norwich , Norwich (city-county) in Norfolk Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1601-1602 Common Hall, Norwich , Norwich (city-county) in Norfolk Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1601-1602 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1602-1603 Leominster (Unknown), Leominster , Herefordshire Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1602-1603 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1603-1603 Common Hall, Norwich , Norwich (city-county) in Norfolk Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1603-1604 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1604-1604 Common Hall, Norwich , Norwich (city-county) in Norfolk Earl of Huntingdon's Players
Performance 1580-1580 Beaudesert, Beaudesert , Staffordshire Sir George Hastings' Players
Performance 1584-1585 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Sir George Hastings' Players
Performance 1587-1588 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Sir George Hastings' Players

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Earl of Huntingdon's Bearward Hastings, George (1540 - 1604) Performing Animals 1
Earl of Huntingdon's Players Hastings, George (1540 - 1604) Players 15
Sir George Hastings' Players Hastings, George (1540 - 1604) Players 3

Bibliographic Sources

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)