Warner Hastings, 15th Earl of Huntingdon

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Lieutenant-Colonel Warner Francis John Plantagenet Hastings, 15th Earl of Huntingdon, DL (8 July 1868 – 5 April 1939) was a British peer,[1] and Deputy Lieutenant of King's County, Ireland.

Family[edit]

Hastings was born at St Stephen's Green, Dublin,[2] the son of Francis Power Plantagenet Hastings, 14th Earl of Huntingdon and Mary Anne Wilmot Westenra.[3] He succeeded his father to the title of 15th Earl of Huntingdon on 20 May 1885.

Lord Huntingdon married Maud Margaret Wilson, daughter of Sir Samuel Wilson, on 11 June 1892 at St George's, Hanover Square. The children of this marriage were:

Career[edit]

He was Page of Honour to the Viceregal Court of Ireland between 1880 and 1881.

He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of King's County.

He was commissioned an officer in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, where he was appointed major on 4 June 1902,[4] and retired as lieutenant-colonel in 1905.[5] He served again in the First World War.[2]

He was a Master of Fox Hounds to the Ormond and East Galway hunts in Ireland, and to the Atherstone (Warwickshire)and North Staffordshire hunts in England.[6]

Lord Huntingdon settled in England by 1925, where he lived at Burton Hall, near Loughborough, Leicestershire.[7] He died in 1939, aged seventy, and was buried in the parish churchyard of St Helen's, Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Recreations[edit]

He was a member of Lough Derg Corinthian Yacht Club in 1896.[8]

Home[edit]

He gave his address in 1896 as'Sharavogue', Roscrea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1987.
  2. ^ a b The Complete Peerage, Volume VI. St Catherine's Press. 1926. p. 664. 
  3. ^ The 'Clarence Volume' containing the descendants of George, Duke of Clarence, Volume 1. Melville Henry Massue Ruvigny et Raineval. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994
  4. ^ "No. 27439". The London Gazette. 3 June 1902. p. 3611. 
  5. ^ Kelly's Handbook of Distinguished People, 1939. Kelly's. p. 1002. 
  6. ^ Who Was Who, Volume III, 1929-1940. A and C Black. 1947. p. 683. 
  7. ^ Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes, 1925. Kelly's. p. 868. 
  8. ^ LDCYC Membership list
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Francis Power Plantagenet Hastings
Earl of Huntingdon
1885–1939
Succeeded by
Francis John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet Hastings