Francis Hastings (died 1610)
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Sir Francis Hastings (c. 1545–1610) was an English Puritan politician.
He sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicestershire (1571, 1584–87 and 1597–98), Somerset (1588–93 and 1604–11) and Bridgwater (1601). He also served as High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1572 and 1581. He was knighted around 1589.
He built North Cadbury Court in North Cadbury, Somerset in 1581, where he died in 1610. He had married in 1569 Lady Maud Vernon (née Longford), daughter of Sir Ralph Longford and widow of Sir George Vernon. After her death he had married Mary Watkins.
He wrote a number of religious pamphlets in the Puritan cause.
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1930)
- J. E. Neale, The Elizabethan House of Commons (London: Jonathan Cape), 1949
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 82, 102, 112, 123, 130, 132, 140, 151, 162, 172.
- Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1891). "Hastings, Francis (d.1610)". Dictionary of National Biography. 25. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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