Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon

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Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon PC (10 December 1650 – 30 May 1701) was an English politician. He was the son of Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon, born in the 27th year of his parents' marriage, and became Earl of Huntingdon on 13 February 1656 on his father's death. He married, firstly, Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Sir John Lewis, 1st Baronet, on 19 February 1671/2. She died in 1680. He married, secondly, Mary Frances Fowler, daughter of Francis Leveson Fowler, on 8 May 1690. With his first wife he had two sons and six daughters, including Thomas (1674–1675), George and Elizabeth. With his second wife he had two more sons and five more daughters, including Theophilus, Catherine, Maria and Margaret.

Hastings initially showed some animus toward Roman Catholics and a sympathy for the Duke of Monmouth, but he later reconciled to King James II, who appointed him to several positions. After the Glorious Revolution, he remained in England but was hostile to William III.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Chesterfield
Justice in Eyre
south of the Trent

1686–1689
Succeeded by
The Lord Lovelace
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The 2nd Earl of Denbigh
Custos Rotulorum of Leicestershire
1675–1680
Succeeded by
The 3rd Earl of Denbigh
Preceded by
The 3rd Earl of Denbigh
Custos Rotulorum of Leicestershire
1681–1689
Succeeded by
The Earl of Stamford
Preceded by
The Earl of Scarsdale
Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners
1682–1689
Succeeded by
The Lord Lovelace
Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire
1687–1688
Succeeded by
The Earl of Devonshire
Preceded by
The Earl of Rutland
Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire
1687–1689
Succeeded by
The Earl of Rutland
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Ferdinando Hastings
Earl of Huntingdon
1656–1701
Succeeded by
George Hastings
Preceded by
Ferdinando Hastings
Baron Botreaux
1656–1701
Succeeded by
George Hastings