George Hastings, 8th Earl of Huntingdon

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George Hastings, 8th Earl of Huntingdon (1677–1704) was the son of Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon and Elizabeth Lewis. He succeeded his father in 1701 and died of malignant fever on 22 February 1704/5, aged 27, unmarried.[1]

Hastings was educated at Foubert's Academy and Wadham College, Oxford.[2] From 14 March 1702 to 2 March 1703 he was the Colonel of the Huntingdon's Regiment. It was the first of the newly raised regiments, after Queen Anne authorised the raising of 15 new regiments in 1702, to proceed overseas. The regiment was posted to Holland in the Netherlands, during the War of the Austrian Succession. It fought in numerous campaigns across Europe, winning its first battle honour at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743. Regiments were officially numbered in 1751, and the 33rd Regiment of Foot (First West Riding Regiment) became the regiments official title.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Record for George Hastings, 8th Earl of Huntingdon on thepeerage.com.
  2. ^ Yun Lee Too; Niall Livingstone (19 July 2007). Pedagogy and Power: Rhetorics of Classical Learning. Cambridge University Press. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-521-03801-0. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ 'The History of The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) 1702–1992, page 375 (Succession of Colonels) – JM Brereton and ACS Savoury (ISBN 0 9521552 0 6)
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Theophilus Hastings
Earl of Huntingdon
1701–1705
Succeeded by
Theophilus Hastings
Preceded by
Theophilus Hastings
Baron Botreaux
1701–1705
Succeeded by
Theophilus Hastings