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Elizabeth Stanley, Countess of Huntingdon

Birthplace: Sudeley, , Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Whitefriars, London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Ashby-De-La-Souc,Ashby-de-la-Zouc,Leicestershire,England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby and Alice Spencer
Wife of Sir Henry Hastings,
Mother of Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon; Mary Hastings; Lady Alice Hastings; Elizabeth Hastings and Henry Hastings-Bass of Loughborough
Sister of Lady Anne Stanley, Countess of Castlehaven and Frances Egerton, Lady

Occupation: Countess of Huntingdon, Co-heir. 3rd & yst dau.
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About Lady Elizabeth Stanley,

Lady Elizabeth Stanley was born on 6 January 1588. 

She was the daughter of Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby and Alice Spencer.1

She married Henry Hastings, 5th Earl of Huntingdon, son of Francis Hastings, Lord Hastings and Sarah Harington, on 15 January 1601.1

She died on 20 January 1633 at age 45.1

    Her married name became Hastings. As a result of her marriage, Lady Elizabeth Stanley was styled as Countess of Huntingdon on 31 December 1604.

Children of Lady Elizabeth Stanley and Henry Hastings, 5th Earl of Huntingdon

Elizabeth Stanley was the youngest daughter of Ferdinando Stanley, 5th earl of Derby (1559-April 16, 1594) and Alice Spencer (May 4, 1559-January 16, 1637). She married Henry Hastings (1586-1643), later earl of Huntingdon, on January 15, 1601. They had five children: Ferdinando (January 18, 1608-1655), Alice (d.1667), Elizabeth, Henry (1610-1666), and Mary (1612-1660). A patron of the arts, she was also a writer herself. A series of devotions she wrote is still extant. Biography: Oxford DNB entry under “Hastings [née Stanley], Elizabeth.” Portraits: miniature by Nicholas Hilliard c. 1601-10; portrait by Paul Van Somer, c. 1614.

  1. Lady Alice Hastings3
  2. Lady Elizabeth Hastings3
  3. Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon+3 b. 18 Jan 1608/9, d. 13 Feb 1655/56
  4. Henry Hastings, 1st and last Baron Loughborough of Loughborough3 b. 28 Sep 1610, d. 10 Jan 1666/67


  1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1102. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2005.
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Lady Elizabeth Stanley,'s Timeline

January 6, 1587
Knowsley, England
January 5, 1588
Knowsley, , Lancashire, England
January 5, 1588
Knowsley, , Lancashire, England
January 5, 1588
Knowsley, , Lancashire, England
Sudeley, , Gloucestershire, England
January 15, 1601
Age 13
Age 17
Huntingdon, Berwick, Scotland, Great Britain
Age 18
Saint Andrews-Undershaft London, Middlesex, England
January 18, 1609
Age 21
Donnington Park, Leicestershire, England
September 21, 1610
Age 22
Ashby De La Zouche, Leicestershire, England