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Richard Hastings

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: York Castle, Yorkshire, England
Death: 1503 (70)
Grey Friars, London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: London-Grey Fryers
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Leonard Hastings, Lord of Leicestershire and Alice de Camoys
Husband of Joanne Welles, Baroness of Welles and Eresby and Elizabeth Paston
Brother of Anne Ferrers; Elizabeth Donne; William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings; Sir Ralph Hastings; Thomas Hastings and 2 others

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About Richard Hastings

Richard Hastings, Baron Welles

Sir Richard Hastings, Baron Welles (died 1503), was the son of Sir Leonard Hastings and a younger brother of William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings. He was a favourite of Edward IV, who granted him the lands of the baronies of Willoughby and Welles after he had married the heiress, Joan Welles.[1] He fought at Tewkesbury. He died in 1503, and was buried at the Greyfriars, London.

Richard Hastings was the second son of Sir Leonard Hastings (1396 – 20 October 1455) and Alice Camoys, daughter of Thomas de Camoys, 1st Baron Camoys, by his first wife, Elizabeth Louches, the daughter and heiress of William Louches. He had three brothers and three sisters:[2][3][4]

William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, who married Katherine Neville, sister of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and widow of William Bonville, 6th Baron Harington, slain at the Battle of Wakefield 30 December 1460.[5][6][7] He was beheaded 13 June 1483 by order of the future Richard III.[5]

Sir Ralph Hastings (d.1495) of Harrowden, Northamptonshire, who married Amy Tattershall, daughter and heiress of John Tattershall, esquire, of Woolwich, Kent, and Wanstead, Essex, by whom he had six daughters.[8][9]

Thomas Hastings.

Elizabeth Hastings (c.1450 – 1508), who married, before 1465, Sir John Donne (1450–1503) of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, third son of Griffith Donne of Kidwelly by Janet, daughter of Sir John Scudamore, and by him had two sons, Sir Edward Donne (c.1482 – 1552) and Sir Griffith Donne (c.1487 – 1543), and two daughters, Anne Donne (c.1471 – c. 1507), who was the first wife of Sir William Rede of Boarstall, Buckinghamshire, and Margaret Donne (born c.1480), who married Edward Trussell (c.1478 – 16 June 1499) of Elmesthorpe, and was the mother of Elizabeth Trussell (1496–1527), wife of John de Vere, 15th Earl of Oxford.[10]

Anne Hastings, who married Thomas Ferrers, esquire.[8]

Joan Hastings, who married John Brokesby, esquire.[8]

.... etc.

Richard III died at the Battle of Bosworth on 22 August 1485, and under the new regime of Henry VII, the attainders of Joan Welles' father and brother, as well as the attainder of her uncle, John Welles, were all reversed by the Parliament of 1485/6. John Welles was still living, and with the reversal of his attainder became Lord Welles. Sir Richard Hastings was thus no longer recognized as Lord Welles. In compensation, however, it was enacted in the same year that Hastings should be entitled, for life, to all the lands which had belonged to Joan Welles' father. Having received this grant, until his death Hastings continued to be styled, and styled himself, Lord Willoughby, to the exclusion of Christopher Willoughby, 10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, who should have inherited the title. In his will, dated 17 September 1495, Hastings' brother, Sir Ralph Hastings, referred to him as 'my brother, Sir Richard Hastings, Lord Willoughby'.[9] In his own will, dated 18 March 1502 and proved 5 October 1503, Hastings referred to himself as 'Richard Hastings, knight, Lord Willoughby'.[20] [2][12][19]

He was buried September 1503 at the Greyfriars in London.[21]

In the reign of Elizabeth I, the barony of Willoughby was claimed, in right of his wife, by Richard Bertie, husband of Katherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk, granddaughter of Christopher Willoughby, 10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby.[22]

Hastings married firstly Joan Welles, the daughter of Richard Welles, 7th Baron Welles (beheaded 12 March 1470), and his first wife, Joan Willoughby, de jure suo jure Baroness Willoughby, daughter and heiress of Robert Willoughby, 6th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, by his first wife, Elizabeth Montagu, daughter of John Montagu, 3rd Earl of Salisbury. They had one son, Anthony Hastings, who predeceased his father.[3][1]

He married secondly Joan Romondbye (d. 20 March 1505), widow of Richard Pigot, (died c. 15 April 1483), Serjeant-at-law, by whom he had no issue.[2][12][20]



  • Sir Richard Hastings, Lord Hastings of Welles & Lord Willoughby1,2,3,4,5
  • M, #55412
  • Father Sir Leonard Hastings, Sheriff of Warwickshire & Leicestershire, Justice of the Peace for Leicestershire2,3,6,5 b. c 1396, d. 20 Oct 1455
  • Mother Alice Camoys1,2,3,6,5 b. c 1400, d. a 1 Feb 1456
  • Sir Richard Hastings, Lord Hastings of Welles & Lord Willoughby married Joan Welles, daughter of Sir Richard Welles, 7th Lord Welles and Joan Willoughby, between 12 March 1470 and 1 June 1470; They had 1 son (Anthony).1,2,3,4,5 Sir Richard Hastings, Lord Hastings of Welles & Lord Willoughby left a will on 18 March 1502.1,3,5 He was buried in September 1503 at Grey Friars, London, Middlesex, England; d.s.p. He married (2) Joan Romondbye, by whom he had no children.1,2,4,5 His estate was probated on 5 October 1503.1,3,5
  • Family Joan Welles d. b 23 Jan 1475
  • Citations
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 385-387.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 369.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 307-308.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 366.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 334-335.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 365-366.
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  • Sir Richard Hastings1
  • M, #321225, b. 1433, d. September 1510
  • Last Edited=19 Jan 2009
  • Sir Richard Hastings was born in 1433 at York, Yorkshire, England.2 He was the son of Sir Leonard Hastinges and Alice de Camoys.1 He married Joan de Welles, Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, daughter of Richard de Welles and Joan Willoughby, Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, on 12 March 1468.1,2 He died in September 1510.2
  • Child of Sir Richard Hastings and Joan de Welles, Baroness Willoughby de Eresby
    • Antony Hastings2 b. 1469, d. 1500
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2004. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S3470] Marian Hastings, "re: Hastings Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 31 Deember 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Hastings Family."
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  • Richard Hastings
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: Sep., 1503
  • Lord Welles and Willoughby
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  • Spouse:
  • Joan Hastings (____ - 1505)*
  • Burial: Grey Friars London, London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 119404373
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  • Richard HASTINGS
  • Born: 1433, York Castle, Yorkshire, England
  • Died: 1503
  • Notes: will proved 5 Oct 1503.
  • Father: Leonard HASTINGS
  • Mother: Alice CAMOYS
  • Married 1: Joan WELLES ABT 1463
  • Children:
    • 1. Anthony HASTINGS (b. ABT 1464 - d. BEF 1503)
  • ¿Married 2: Elizabeth PASTON?
  • From: HASTINGS1


  • Pedigrees of the county families of Yorkshire Vol. II. by Foster, Joseph
    • Pedigree of Savile, of Thornhill, etc.
  • .... etc.
  • Sir JOHN SAVILE, of Thornhill and Tankersley, captain of the Isle of Wight, 1 Rich. 3. sheriff co. York, 1 Hen. 7, married, 1st, Alice, daughter of Henry Vernon, Esq., of the body to the king. She died s. p. (? died before the Feast of St. John), 20 Hen. 7, 1504. = ELIZABETH (2nd wife), daughter of Sir William Paston, by Joan Beaufort, daughter and co-heiress of Edmund, Duke of Somerset. She married, 2ndly Sir Richard Hastings; 3rdly to Sir Edward Poynings; and 4thly, to Robert Gargrave, of Tankersley, will dated Tankersley, 1 July, 33 Hen. 8. ; ch: Sir Henry (m. Elizabeth Soothill & mistress Margaret Barkston), Elizabeth (m. Thomas Conyers, of Sockburn & Thomas Soothill), Anne (m. Henry Thwaites, of Lund, co. York), Margaret (m. Thomas Wortley of Wortley & Richard Corbet) Saville
  • .... etc.



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York Castle, Yorkshire, England
York Castle, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 70
Grey Friars, London, Middlesex, England
Age 70
London-Grey Fryers
Of York Castle, York, Eng
Of York Castle, York, Eng
Of York Castle, York, Eng