George Hastings, 4th Earl of Huntingdon

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Sir George Hastings, 4th Earl of Huntingdon (1540 – 30 December 1604) was an English nobleman.

He was a son of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, and Catherine Pole. He was a younger brother of Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, and older brother of Francis Hastings (died 1610). He succeeded Henry as the 4th Earl.

He was High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1571 and knight of the shire (MP) for Derbyshire in 1562 and Leicestershire in 1584–87. He was invested as a knight in 1565.[1] They lived at Gopsall and then Loughborough, both in Leicestershire.

He was succeeded by his grandson Henry Hastings, 5th Earl of Huntingdon.

Marriage[edit]

George married Dorothy Port, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Port of Etwall, Derbyshire.[2] They had five children:

Through Francis, George was a 12th-generation ancestor of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Huntingdon
Custos Rotulorum of Leicestershire
1595–1604
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Beaumont
Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire
1596–1604
Vacant
Title next held by
The Earl of Huntingdon
Lord Lieutenant of Rutland
1596–1604
Vacant
Title next held by
The Lord Harington of Exton
Preceded by
New Creation
Member of Parliament for Derbyshire
1562
Succeeded by
Sir William de Loe
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for Leicestershire
1584-1587
Succeeded by
Unknown
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Hastings
Earl of Huntingdon
1595–1604
Succeeded by
Henry Hastings
Preceded by
Henry Hastings
Baron Botreaux
1595–1604
Succeeded by
Henry Hastings