Henry Hastings (MP)

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Sir Henry Hastings (died 1629) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1601 and 1626.

There were two contemporaneous individuals called Henry Hastings in Leicestershire that could have been this MP. The more likely is considered to be the son of Sir Edward Hastings of Leicester Abbey. The alternative is the son of Walter Hastings of Braunston. One of these (probably the subject of the article) attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge and the other Lincoln College, Oxford. Both individuals were knighted in 1603 and lived near Leicester.[1]

In 1601, Hastings was elected Member of Parliament for Leicestershire and was re-elected MP for Leicestershire in 1621, 1624 and 1626.[1] He was a J.P. by 1606 and was appointed High Sheriff of Leicestershire for 1607–08. [1]

Hastings married Mabel Faunt, daughter of Anthony Faunt of Foston, Leicestershire and had four sons and three daughters.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hastings
Sir Francis Hastings
Member of Parliament for Leicestershire
1601
With: William Skipwith
Succeeded by
Sir George Villiers
Thomas Beaumont
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Hastings
Sir Thomas Hesilrige
Member of Parliament for Leicestershire
1621-1624
With: Sir George Hastings
Sir Thomas Hesilrige
Succeeded by
Ferdinando Lord Hastings
Sir Wolstan Dixie
Preceded by
Ferdinando Lord Hastings
Sir Wolstan Dixie
Member of Parliament for Leicestershire
1626
With: Francis Staresmore
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Hartopp
Ferdinando, Lord Hastings