Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon

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Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon (18 January 1609 – 13 February 1656), was the son of Henry Hastings, 5th Earl of Huntingdon, and Lady Elizabeth Stanley, the daughter of Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby, and Alice Spencer. He married Lucy, daughter of Sir John Davies, on 7 August 1623.

He was MP for Leicestershire in 1625 and again in 1628–29.

Ferdinando's family seat, Ashby de la Zouch Castle, was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell's troops in the English Civil War in 1646. He died of smallpox at age 47 and was succeeded by his son, Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon.

There is a monument to him in St Helen's Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The 5th Earl of Huntingdon
Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire
jointly with The 5th Earl of Huntingdon

1638–1642
Vacant
Title next held by
The Lord Loughborough
Custos Rotulorum of Leicestershire
1643–1655
Succeeded by
The 7th Earl of Huntingdon
Lord Lieutenant of Rutland
jointly with The 5th Earl of Huntingdon

1638–1642
Vacant
Title next held by
The Viscount Campdon
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Hastings
Earl of Huntingdon
1643–1655
Succeeded by
Theophilus Hastings
Baron Hastings
(writ in acceleration)

1640–1655