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Thomas Lord of Hastings Hoo, Baron Hoo

Also Known As: "Thomas De Hoo (Knight)", "Thomas Sir Knight Hoo", "Sir Thomas Hoo"
Birthplace: Litcham, Norfolk, , England
Death: Died in Ockley,Dorking,Surrey,England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Hoo and Alice de St. Omer
Husband of Elizabeth de Etchingham and Eleanor Hoo
Father of Thomas Hoo, the younger and Sir Thomas Hoo, KG, Lord of Hoo and Hastings
Brother of Margaret St. Clair and Robert (?) Hoo

Occupation: Sir, K.G., Lord Hoo and Hastings
Managed by: Enrique Treat Gleason-Aguiluz, Esq.
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About Sir Thomas Hoo

  • Sir Thomas Hoo1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • M, #15375, d. 23 August 1420
  • Father Sir William Hoo, Captain of Hammes in Pas-de-Calais and of Oye Castle in Picardy2,6,11 b. c 1335, d. 22 Nov 1410
  • Mother Alice de St. Omer2,6,11 b. c 1343, d. bt 6 Oct 1373 - 20 Oct 1376
  • Sir Thomas Hoo was born at of Luton-Hoo, Bedford, England. He married Eleanor de Felton, daughter of Sir Thomas de Felton, Seneschal of Aquitaine & Gascony, Chamberlain of Cheshire and Joan de Walkfare, before 18 February 1395; They had 1 son (Sir Thomas, Lord of Hoo & Hastings).2,5,6,7 Sir Thomas Hoo married Elizabeth Echingham, daughter of Sir William Echyngham and Alice Batisford, after 15 January 1415; They had 1 son (Thomas, Esq.).2,3,4,6,8,9 Sir Thomas Hoo died on 23 August 1420.3,4,6,8,9,10
  • Family 1 Eleanor de Felton b. c 1361, d. 8 Aug 1400
  • Children
    • Thomas (the Elder) Hoo+
    • Sir Thomas Hoo, Lord Hoo & Hastings, Sheriff of Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Chancellor in France & Normandy+12,13,5,8 b. b 1398, d. 13 Feb 1455
  • Family 2 Elizabeth Echingham
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4127] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 561-564; Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Paget, Vol. II, p. 433.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 498.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 18.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 181.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 310.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 230-231.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 557.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 305-306.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 570-571.
  • 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 154-155.
  • 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 304-305.
  • 12.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 759.
  • 13.[S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 876.
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  • Sir Thomas Hoo1
  • M, #207833, d. 23 August 1420
  • Last Edited=10 Oct 2006
  • Sir Thomas Hoo married, firstly, Eleanor de Felton, daughter of Sir Thomas de Felton.2 He married, secondly, Elisabeth de Etchingham, daughter of William de Etchingham.3 He died on 23 August 1420.3
  • Child of Sir Thomas Hoo and Elisabeth de Etchingham
    • 1.Thomas Hoo3 d. 28 Oct 1480
  • Child of Sir Thomas Hoo and Eleanor de Felton
    • 1.Thomas Hoo, 1st Lord Hoo+1 d. 13 Feb 1455
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 563. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 561.
  • 3.[S1951] Charlotte Smith, "re: Hoo Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 10 October 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Hoo Family."
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  • Thomas Hoo, 1st Baron Hoo and Hastings KG (ca. 1396-1455) was a Knight of the Garter and English courtier.
  • Thomas was the son of Sir Thomas Hoo (ca. 1370 – Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, 23 August 1420) and wife (m. 1395) Eleanor de Felton (Litcham, Norfolk, 1378 – 8 August 1400). He succeeded his father in 1420, inheriting the family's ancestral home of Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire as well as Mulbarton, Norfolk and other estates. He fought for Henry VI of England in France, and for his services was made, first Keeper of the Seals, then Chancellor of France. In 1439, he was granted the castle, lordship and honour of Hastings, and in 1445 elected Knight of the Garter. Two years later he was created Baron of Hoo and Hastings.
  • Lord Hoo died 13 February 1454/5. The barony of Hoo and Hastings become extinct at his death, and his properties passed to his four daughters and his half-brother, Sir Thomas Hoo, born 1416 to his father's second wife, Elizabeth de Etchyngham. The brothers are interred together in the Dacre Tomb at Herstmonceux All Saints Church in Sussex.
  • Hoo married firstly, before 1 July 1428, Elizabeth Wychingham, daughter of Nicholas Wychingham, esquire, of Wichingham, Norfolk, by whom he had a daughter, Anne Hoo (born c.1448), who married Sir Geoffrey Boleyn, mercer and Lord Mayor of London.[1]
  • He married, secondly, before 1445, Eleanor Welles, daughter of Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles, and his first wife, Joan Waterton, by whom he had three daughters:[1]
    • Anne Hoo, who married firstly Roger Copley (d. before 1488), esquire, of London and Roughey in Horsham, Sussex, by whom she had three sons and six daughters; secondly, William Greystoke, gentleman, and thirdly Sir Thomas Fiennes.[2]
    • Eleanor Hoo, who married James Carew of Beddington.[citation needed]
    • Elizabeth Hoo, who married firstly Thomas Masingbeard, and secondly Sir John Devenish.[2]
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Sir Thomas Hoo's Timeline

Litcham, Norfolk, , England
February 1395
Age 29
King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK
Age 30
Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
Age 43
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK
Age 50
Etchingham, Sussex, England
August 23, 1420
Age 54
May 6, 1890
Age 54
Age 54