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Thomas Hoo, IV

Also Known As: "Lord Thomas Hoo (Knight)", "Thomas Lord Hoo And Hastings", "Lord Thomas Hoo", "Sir Thomas Hoo", "1st Baron of Hoo and of Hastings"
Birthplace: Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Herstmonceux, Wealden District, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hoo, Baron Hoo, Lord of Hastings and Eleanor Hoo
Husband of Lady Elizabeth Wychingham, Baroness of Hoo and of Hastings and Eleanor Welles
Father of Lady Anne Boleyn, of Hastings; Anne Copley; Eleanor Carew and Elizabeth Hoo
Half brother of Thomas Hoo, the younger

Occupation: Knight of the Garter; Chancellor to France, Baron of Hoo, Hastings, Knight of the Order of the Garter, Knight
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About Sir Thomas Hoo, KG, Lord of Hoo and Hastings

Thomas Hoo, 1st Baron Hoo and Hastings

Thomas Hoo, 1st Baron Hoo and Hastings (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]



  • Sir Thomas Hoo, Lord Hoo & Hastings, Sheriff of Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Chancellor in France & Normandy1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
  • M, #15373, b. before 1398, d. 13 February 1455
  • Father Sir Thomas Hoo3,1,7,15 d. 23 Aug 1420
  • Mother Eleanor de Felton3,1,7,15 b. c 1361, d. 8 Aug 1400
  • Sir Thomas Hoo, Lord Hoo & Hastings, Sheriff of Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Chancellor in France & Normandy was born before 1398 at of Hoo in Luton, Bedfordshire, England; Of age by 1419.3,1,12 A settlement for the marriage Sir Thomas Hoo, Lord Hoo & Hastings, Sheriff of Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Chancellor in France & Normandy and Elizabeth Wychingham was made on 1 July 1428; They had 1 daughter (Anne, wife of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn).3,1,7,12 Sir Thomas Hoo, Lord Hoo & Hastings, Sheriff of Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Chancellor in France & Normandy married Eleanor Welles, daughter of Sir Lionel Welles, 6th Baron Welles, Lt. of Ireland and Joan Waterton, before 1445; They had 3 daughters (Anne, wife of Roger Copley, Esq., of William Greystoke, Gent., & of Sir Thomas Fiennes; Eleanor, wife of James Carew, Esq; & Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Masingbeard, & of Sir John Devenish).3,1,4,7,8,9,12,13 Sir Thomas Hoo, Lord Hoo & Hastings, Sheriff of Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Chancellor in France & Normandy left a will on 12 February 1455.7,12 He died on 13 February 1455 at of Hoo, Luton, Bedfordshire, England.3,1,7,12
  • Family 1 Elizabeth Wychingham b. c 1404, d. b 1445
  • Children
    • Anne Hastings+5,10,12 b. c 1420, d. 1484
    • Sir Thomas Hoo b. c 1429
  • Family 2 Eleanor Welles b. c 1424, d. b 1504
  • Children
    • Anne Hoo+16,17,6,7,11,12,14 b. c 1448, d. a 1504
    • Eleanor Hoo+17,18,3,4,7,8,9,12 b. c 1449
    • Elizabeth Hoo+19,3 b. c 1449
  • Citations
  • 1.[S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 876.
  • 2.[S4125] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 156, Vol. VI, p. 564; Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 150; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 278; Stemmata Robertson, p. 228.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 759.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 193.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 385.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 9.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 310.
  • 8.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 227.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 358.
  • 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 55.
  • 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 364.
  • 12.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 307-308.
  • 13.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 335.
  • 14.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 347.
  • 15.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 305-306.
  • 16.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 759-760.
  • 17.[S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 876-877.
  • 18.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 88.
  • 19.[S11567] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. II, by John Burke, Esq., p. 558.
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  • Thomas Hoo, 1st Lord Hoo1
  • M, #3254, d. 13 February 1455
  • Last Edited=10 Oct 2006
  • Thomas Hoo, 1st Lord Hoo was the son of Sir Thomas Hoo and Eleanor de Felton.2,1 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Wychingham, daughter of Nicholas Wychingham.2 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Welles, daughter of Lionel Welles, Lord Welles.3 He died on 13 February 1455.
  • He was created 1st Lord Hoo, of Hoo in the county of Bedford and of Hastings in the county of Sussex [England] on 2 June 1448.2
  • Child of Thomas Hoo, 1st Lord Hoo and Elizabeth Wychingham
    • 1.Ann Hoo+ b. c 1425, d. c 1484
  • Children of Thomas Hoo, 1st Lord Hoo and Elizabeth Welles
    • 1.Ann Hoo4 b. c 1448
    • 2.Eleanor Hoo4 b. c 1450
    • 3.Elizabeth Hoo4 b. c 1451
  • 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 561. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 563.
  • 3.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 564.
  • 4.[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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  • Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ...
  • Pg.227
  • 14. JAMES CAREW, Esq., of Beddington, Bandon, Carshalton, and Norbury, Surrey, and Studham and Lamer (in Wheathampstead), Hertfordshire, and in right of his wife, Hoos (in Wheathampstead), Hertfordshire, 2nd son. He married about 1468 ELEANOR HOO, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Hoo, K.G., Lord Hoo and Hastings, by his 2nd wife, Eleanor, daughter of Lionel (or Leo) Welles, K.G., 6th Lord Welles, Lieutenant of ireland (descendant of King Edward I) [see WELLES 13 for her ancestry]. She was born about 1449 (aged 6 in 1455). She was a legatee in the 1455 will of her father, who bequeathed her 1,000 marks at her marriage. They had one son, Richard, Knt. .... etc.
  • Pg.457
  • 14. MARGARET BUTLER, younger daughter and co-heiress by her father's 1st marriage. She was a legatee in the 1469 will of her brother-in-law, Ambrose Cresacre, Esq. She married before 16 Nov. 1469 (date of grant) WILLIAM BOLEYN, K.B., of Blicking, Norfolk, Hever, Kent, and Offley St. Ledgers, Hertfordshire, younger son of Geoffrey Boleyn, Knt., Citizen and mercer of London, Lord Mayor of London, by Anne, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Hoo, K.G., Lord Hoo and Hastings [see WELLES 13]. .... etc.
  • Pg.472
  • 14. EDWARD LEWKNOR, Esq., of Kingston Bowsey (in Kingston by Sea), Ham, Hamsey, and Parham, Sussex, son and heir by his father's 1st marriage. He married MARGARET COPLEY, daughter of Roger Copley, Esq., of London and Roughey (in Horsham), Sussex, by Anne (descendant of King Edward I), 2nd daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Hoo, Knt., Lord Hoo and Hastings [see WELLES 14 for her ancestry]. They had two sons, .... etc.


  • Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and ..., Volume 8
  • Pg.130
  • .... etc.
  • Sir Thomas Hoo, Knt.; ob. 18 Sept. 1380; bu. at St. Albans. = Isabel, da. and heiress of John St. Leger; bo. 25 May, 1319; m. 9 Ed. 3, 1335; ob. 22 July, 1393; bu. at St. Albans. ; ch: (Pg.131 Sir William (m. Alice St. Omer & Eleanor Wingfield), John Hoo)
  • Pg.131
    • John Hoo, of Knebworth; ob. S.P. (Clutterbuck, Herts. Vol. iii, p. 71.)
    • Sir William Hoo, Knt.; ob. 22 Nov. 1410, aet. 75; bu. at Mulbarton, co. Norfolk. = Alice, da. and coheiress of Thomas de St. Omer, and on the side of her mother, Petronilla, d. & coheiress of Nicholas, Lord de Malmaynes; will dated 1375; bu. at Mulbarton; 1st wife. ; ch: Sir Thomas (m. Eleanor Felton & Elizabeth Echingham), John (living 1428; ob. S.P.), Margaret (m. Thomas St. Clere) Hoo ; = Eleanor, d. of Sir John Wingfield. 2d wife. ; ch: Thomas (m. Dorothy Norwood) Hoo
      • Margaret, ob. ante Oct. 1486 = Thomas St. Clere; ob. 6 May, 13 Hen. VI.
      • Sir Thomas Hoo, Knt.; ob. 23 Aug. 1420. = Eleanor, da. & heiress of Thomas Felton, of co. Huntingdon; ob. 8 Aug. 1400. 1st wife. ; ch: Thomas (m. Elizabeth Wychingham & Eleanor Welles) Hoo ; = Elizabeth, da. and coheiress of Wm. de Echingham. Re-mar. Sir Thos. Lewknor, of Bradhurst. 2d wife. ; ch: Thomas (m. Alicia Urrey) Hoo
        • Thomas Hoo, created Lord Hoo and Hastings, Kt. of Garter; he ob. 13 Feb. 1455; Inq. p.m., 33 Hen. VI. Sussex and Suffolk. = Elizabeth d. of Nicholas Wychingham; Inq. 33 H. VI. 1st wife. ; ch: Anne (m. Geoffry Bulleyne) Hoo ; = Eleanor, da. and heiress of Lionel, Lord Welles; Inq. 33 H. VI. She remar. Jas. Lawrence, and then, 3dly, Hugh Hastings. 2d wife. ; ch: Anna (m. Sir Roger Copley), Eleanor (m. Thos. Echingham & Sir James Carew), Elizabeth (m. Sir Thos. Massingberg & John Devenish) Hoo
        • Thomas Hoo; ob. 28 Oct. 1486. S.P. Inq. p.m. Herts & Beds. Nov., 2 Hen. VII, leaving the descendants of his aunt Margaret his heirs. = Alicia, da. of Walter Urrey. (Batt. Abb. Records.)
      • Thomas Hoo, of Herts; ob. 1480. (Clutterbuck makes him son of Alice, and give the descendants till the heiress mar. Sir Jon. Keate, vol. iii, p.73.) = Dorothy, da. and heiress of . . . . Norwood.


  • The Sinclairs of England
  • Pg.322
  • .... Sir William Hoo of Hastings had served three sovereigns in ambassadorial, diplomatic, and other distinguished ways during forty years. He died Lord Hoo and Hastings, 22d November 1410, aged 75. His first wife was Alice de St. Omer, daughter and coheiress of Nicolas, Lord de Malmaynes, of the baronial Kent family who came with the Conqueror, and who were heired chiefly by the Crevequeres, barons of Chatham and Leeds Castle. Sir William Hoo and Alice de St. Omer had Thomas, who succeed his father, and in more ways than one. .... In the roll of the knights of the garter, Sir Thomas Hoo, lord Hoo and Hastings, is entered as elected in 1445, and these services are the explanation of his K.G. In 1460 William, lord Hastings, had K.G. Sir Thomas had two brothers, John and William, and one sister, 'Margaret, who married the wealthy Thomas St. Clere, from which marriage the family of Gage is descended.' The antiquary adds, 'The descendants of the daughter Margaret were ultimately the heirs of Thomas Hoo who died in 1486.' This was the last of the line. Margaret's brother William was also a distinguished man, .... etc.


  • The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 198
  • Pg.182
  • .... The family subsequently spread into other countries, and temp. Edw. II. were found in Sussex, where Sir Thomas Hoo was escheator and for six years sheriff temp. Edw. III. and had grant of a market in Wartling, and fair in other manors, and also free warren, which grants were confirmed to his widow, Isabel, in 1390.
  • Sir William Hoo, son of Sir Thomas and Isabel, was a man of importance during the reigns of Edw. III Rich. II. and Hen. Iv. He was a legatee under the will of Sir
  • Pg.183
  • Thomas Wingfield, of the Suffolk family, from which he took his second wife, bearing date 17th July, 1378; he was Governor of the castle of Oye in Picardy, and by Henry IV. was engaged in matters of great trust, particularly in his transactions with Burgundy. He died 22nd Nov. 1410, and was succeeded by his son, Thomas Hoo, who married twice, and by each wife had a son, both named Thomas.
  • Sir Thomas Hoo, whose monument is at Horsham, was the son by the first wife. Camden calls him the "noble Baron Hoo," and he rendered great and important services to his sovereign, alike as soldier and a lawyer. .... etc.
  • On the 6th June 1448, he was created a baron by the title of Baron Hoo, of Hoo, co. Bedford, and of Hastings, in Sussex. .... Dugdale did not know the date of his death, but referred only to his will as dated 12th Feb. 1455. A copy, or rather perhaps full extracts from that will are among the MSS. at the College of Arms. By an inquisition taken at Battle, on 28th April, 33 Hen. VI. it was found that he died on 13th Feb. 1455, the day after the date of his will, leaving one daughter (by his first wife, Anne, the heiress of Sir Nicholas Wychingham), aged thirty years at her father's death, then married to Geoffrey Bulleyn, and who so became ancestor to Queen Elizabeth; and three daughters (by his second wife Eleanor, daughter and co-heiress of Lionel Lord Welles), viz. 1. Another Anna, aged seven years on her father's death, who married Sir Roger Copley, of Roughey, in which chantry the monument is: 2. Eleanor, five years old, who married Thomas Etchingham, and then Sir Richard Carew of Beddington: and 3, Elizabeth, four years old, who married Sir Thomas Massingberd, and then Sir John Devenish. .... etc.
  • The half-brother, Thomas Hoo, represented Sussex county in parliament in 1446 and 1448, and Horsham in 1472. .... He married Alice, daughter of Walter Urrey, and died without issue 23 Nov. 1486. From the inquisition taken (after his death) at Lindfield, on 28th Oct. 3 Hen. VII. (1487), he seems to have been rather a turbulent friend of the Browns, .... On this inquistion his cousin of the half blood, Sir Wm. Bulleyn was found to be his heir; but by an inquisition taken at Dunstable in Nov. 1486, it appears that the true date of the death was 8th Oct. and not 23rd Nov. 1486, and that his cousin William Boleyn succeeded to the estates, not as heir general, but under a settlement dated 10 Dec. 13 Edw. IV. under which the heirs of Anne Boleyn, mother of William, took in default of heirs of the body of Thomas Hoo; and it was found that his heirs were the descendants of Margaret Hoo, (the sister of Sir Thomas Hoo, knt. father of both Lord Hoo and his half-brother,) who married a St. Clere. .... etc.


  • Sir Geoffrey or Jeffery Boleyn (1406–1463) was a London merchant and Lord Mayor of London.
  • .... etc.
  • Boleyn married Anne Hoo (1424 - 1484), the only child of Thomas Hoo, Baron Hoo and Hastings (d. 13 February 1455), by his first wife Elizabeth Wychingham, by whom he had two sons and five daughters:
    • **Sir Thomas Boleyn (d. 1471/2).

Sir William Boleyn (d.1505), mercer, who married Margaret Butler, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond.[17]

  • *Isabella (1434–85) who married Henry Aucher (1410–60).
    • Alice Boleyn b.abt.1438 d. abt. 1480 m. Sir John Fortescue of Punsborne, Hatfield, Herts d. 1500.
    • Anne Boleyn (born c.1440),[citation needed] second daughter, who married Sir Henry Heydon (d.1504), by whom she had eight children. She died c.1509.[18]
    • Cecily Boleyn b.abt.1442.
    • Elizabeth Boleyn b.abt.1459.
  • Sir Geoffrey Boleyn died in 1471.[5] He and his wife Anne were the great-grandparents of Queen Anne Boleyn.[19]
  • .... etc.
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Order of the Garter

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Order of the Garter

Badge of the Order of the Garter from about 1640

(Victoria and Albert Museum, London)[1]

Awarded by the Queen of the United Kingdom

Type Order


Awarded for At the monarch's pleasure

Status Currently constituted

Sovereign Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

Chancellor Lord Carrington

Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight/Lady

Royal Knight/Lady

Stranger Knight/Lady


Established 1348 (see History)


Next (higher) Eldest sons of Barons[2]

Next (lower) Order of the Thistle

Ribbon bar of the Order of the Garter

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry, or knighthood, originating in medieval England, and presently bestowed on recipients in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms; it is the pinnacle of the honours system in the United Kingdom. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions; the order also comprises Supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g., members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs).

The order's emblem, depicted on insignia, is a garter with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense (Old French: "shame upon him who thinks evil upon it", or "evil to him who evil thinks") in gold lettering. Members of the order wear such a garter on ceremonial occasions.

Most British honours encompass the whole United Kingdom, but the topmost three each pertain to one constituent nation. The Order of the Garter, pertaining to England, is senior in age and precedence; The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle pertains to Scotland; and the now-dormant The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick pertains to Ireland. New appointments to the Order of the Garter are always announced on St George's Day, 23 April, Saint George being the patron saint of England.[3]



  • 'Hoo1'
  • This top section comes from Visitation. We have doubts about its reliabilty and so show it in italics.
  • Robert, lord of Hoo (d 26.10.1000)
  • m. Anne (dau of John, Lord Griffth of Wales)
    • 1. Thomas, lord of Hoo (d 1042)
    • m. Agnes (d 19.10.1048, dau of Sir William Wawton)
      • A. Robert, lord of Hoo (d 23.02.1129)
      • m. Wilmott (d 24.11.1148,dau of John Malmaynes of Normandy)
        • i. Robert, lord of Hoo (d 01.08.1166)
        • m. Rosamond (d 1191, dau of Thomas, Lord Chelron)
          • a. Alexander, lord of Hoo
          • m. Darnell (dau of Alexander, King of Scots)
            • (1) Robert, lord of Hoo
              • (A) Robert, lord of Hoo (d 09.05.1310)
              • m. Beatrix (d 28.05.1314, dau of Alexander, lord of Andevill in Normandy)
              • BE1883 starts with the following Robert albeit without identifying the wives of the next 2 generations. TCP (Hoo) supports the following descent.
                • (i) Robert de Hoo of Hoo, Knebbeworth, etc. - continued below
                • m. Hawise FitzWarin (d 02.09.1344, dau of Sir Fulk FitzWarin)
  • Robert de Hoo of Hoo, Knebbeworth, etc. (d by 1339 (1342?), possibly 01.11.1311) - continued above
  • m. Hawise FitzWarin (d 02.09.1344, dau of Sir Fulk FitzWarin)
    • 1. Sir Thomas Hoo of Hoo (d 28.09.1380)
    • m. (before 16.06.1335) Isabel (or Elizabeth) St. Leger (b c1320, d 22.07.1393, dau of Sir John St.Leger)
      • A. Sir William Hoo of Hoo (d 22.11.1410, 2nd son)
      • m. Alice St. Maur (d 10.10.1456, dau of Sir Thomas St. Maur, or St. Omer, by Pernel (Jane), dau of Nicholas Malmayns of Ockley)
      • BE1883 shows that Thomas, son of Sir William and Alice, was the Thomas who became Lord of Hoo and Hastings and married Elizabeth Felton then Elizabeth Wichingham. TCP and Visitation show that that was his grandson Thomas, providing an intervening generation ...
        • i. Sir Thomas Hoo of Luton Hoo, etc. (d 23.08.1420)
        • m1. (by 02.1394/5) Eleanor Felton (dau of Sir Thomas de Felton)
        • Visitation appears to confuse the marriages over this and the next generation. Except as noted below, we follow TCP.
          • a. Sir Thomas Hoo of Luton Hoo, etc., Lord Hoo of Hoo and Hastings (d 13.02.1454/5)
          • m1. Elizabeth Wychingham (dau of Nicholas Wynchingham of Wynchingham)
            • (1) Anne Hoo (b by 1425)
            • m. Geoffrey Boleyn, Lord Mayor of London (d 1471)
          • m2. Eleanor Welles (dau of Lionel Welles, Lord Welles)
            • (2) Anne Hoo (b c1446)
            • m. Sir Roger Copley
            • (3) Eleanor Hoo (b c1448)
            • m1. Thomas Echingham (dsp)
            • m2. (by 1468) Sir James Carew of Beddington
            • (4) Elizabeth Hoo (b c1450)
            • m1. Thomas Massingberd
            • m2. Sir John Devenish of Hellingleigh
        • m2. Elizabeth Etchingham (dau of William de Etchingham)
          • b. Thomas Hoo (dsp or dspm 08.10.1486)
          • TCP reports that this Thomas either dsp or dspm. However, Visitation (which reports that he died in 1480) shows him with the following family. Some caution with this connection is recommended. It is possible that it is not exact but 'not far off': for example, it is possible that Thomas had a daughter whose husband or son took the name Hoo and was one of the undermentioned Thomases.
          • m. _ Norwood
            • (1) Thomas Hoo of Hoo (d 20.03.1516)
            • m. Maude Bardolph (dau of Edmond Bardolph)
              • (A) Thomas Hoo of Hoo (d 11.06.1551)
              • m. _ Newnham (dau of John Newman or Newnham of Hatfield)
                • (i) Thomas Hoo of Hoo
                • m. Lucy Brockett (sister of Sir John Brockett)
                  • (a) Thomas (or Nicholas) Hoo (of Hoo)
                  • Visitation ends with this generation. It is a presumption that Thomas (or his younger brother Nicholas) was father of the following William whose family details come from BEB1841 (Bickley of Attleborough).
                    • ((1)) William Hoo of the Hoo possibly of this generation
                    • m. Mary Bickley (dau of Sir Francis Bickley, 1st Bart of Attleburgh)
                      • ((A)) Thomas Hoo of the Hoo (dsp)
                      • ((B)) Susannah Hoo (bpt 26.12.1639, d 11.06.1673)
                      • m. (01.05.1655) Sir Jonathan Keate, 1st Bart of The Hoo (d 1700)
                      • BEB1841 reports that Susannah was "in a direct line from the Lord of Hastings and Hoo, of whose famiy she was the heir general, and the sole inheritrix of those ancient posessions that remained to the barony; the Lord, her ancestor ...". Note that we do not show Susannah as a direct descendant of Lord Hoo but of his half-brother.
                  • (b) Margaret Hoo
                  • m. George Asden
                  • (c) Grace Hoo
                  • m. Francis Markham
                  • (d)+ other issue - Nicholas (or Thomas), Jane, Thomasin
                • (ii) Anne Hoo (bur 30.10.1575)
                • m. Thomas Reade of Abingdon (bur 27.04.1556)
                • (iii) Dorothy Hoo
                • m. William Cater of Uffington
                • (iii) Margaret Hoo
                • m. Nicholas Brockett
      • B. Joan Hoo (d 30.05.1394) possibly of this generation
      • m. (before 27.04.1371) Henry Ferrers, 4th Lord of Groby (b 16.02.1355/6, d 03.02.1387/8)
      • C.+ other issue - Thomas (dvp?), Robert
    • 2. Cecily Hoo probably of this generation
    • m. John Bacon of Hessett
  • Main source(s): Visitation (Berkshire, 1532+1566+1623+1665-6, Reade of Barton), TCP (Hoo), BE1883 (Hoo of Hoo and Hastings)
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1st Baron Hoo and Hastings (ca. 1396-1455), a Knight of the Garter and English courtier.

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Sir Thomas Hoo, KG, Lord of Hoo and Hastings's Timeline

Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
Age 29
Blickling, Norfolk, England
Age 50
Surrey, England
Age 53
Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
February 13, 1455
Age 59
Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
Herstmonceux, Wealden District, Sussex, England, United Kingdom