George Hastings (died 1641)

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Not to be confused with his contemporary namesake and fellow MP Sir George Hastings (died 1657)

Sir George Hastings (died 4 June 1641) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1626.

Biography[edit]

Hastings was the second son of Francis Hastings, Lord Hastings and his wife Sarah Harington, daughter of Sir James Harington and Lucy Sydney. He was admitted at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge on 2 July 1605 and at Gray's Inn on 22 March 1611.[1] He was of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire and was knighted on 3 November 1619.[2] In 1621 he was elected MP for Leicestershire. He was elected MP for Leicester in a by-election in 1625 and was re-elected MP for Leicester in 1626.[3]

Hastings died in 1641 and was buried at St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London.[1]

References[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir George Villiers
Sir Basil Brooke
Member of Parliament for Leicestershire
1614–1621
With: Sir Thomas Hesilrige 1614
Sir Henry Hastings 1621–1622
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Hesilrige
Sir Henry Hastings
Preceded by
Thomas Jermyn
William Ive
Member of Parliament for Leicester
1625–1626
With: Thomas Jermyn 1625
Sir Humphrey May 1626
Succeeded by
Sir Humphrey May
Sir John Stanhope