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Thomas Hoo, Baron Hoo of Hastings

Also Known As: "Thomas De Hoo (Knight)", "Thomas Sir Knight Hoo", "Sir Thomas Hoo"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Litcham, Norfolk, , England
Death: Died in Ockley,Dorking,Surrey,England
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Sir, K.G., Lord Hoo and Hastings
Managed by: Enrique Treat Gleason (Gleeson),...
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About Thomas Hoo, Baron Hoo of Hastings

  • 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
    • Thomas Hoo3 d. 28 Oct 1480 OTHER REFERENCES LIST HIS DEATH AS 1486
  • Child of Sir Thomas Hoo and Eleanor de Felton
    • Thomas Hoo, 1st Lord Hoo+1 d. 13 Feb 1455
  • Citations
  • [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.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 561.
  • [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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.


  • An essay towards a topographical history of the county of Norfolk, Volume 5 By Francis Blomefield
  • Pg.1055
  • .... Thomas Hoo, and Richard Hoo, father and fon, who lived at Burnham Overy in Norfolk, and Richard having the manor of Barrys in Eaft Tudenham, they made that their refidence; this family was defcended from Robert Hoo, third fon of Sir William Hoo, by Alice, daughter of Sir Thomas St. Omer, as the pedigree following teftifies.
  • Sir William Hoo. — Alice, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas St. Omer. ; ch: 1 ft. Thomas, 2d. William (m. Rofe Glemham & Cecily), 3d Richard (m. Margaret Glenham) Hoo
    • 1 ft. Thomas, Lord Hoo, &c.
    • 2d. William Hoo of Wiffet, Suffolk. — Married 1ft Rofe, daughter of John Glemham of Suffolk; and 2d Cecily, daughter of Thomas
    • 3d, Richard Hoo of Blyburgh, Suffolk, Efq; 1440. — Margaret, daughter of John Glenham of Glemham, Suffolk. ; ch: Alice (m. Thomas Geggs) William (died s. p.), 2d Thomas (m. Joan Woodthorp) Hoo
      • Alice, married to Thomas Geggs of Burnham.
      • 2d Thomas Hoo. — Joan, daughter of John Woodthorp of Hingham, Norfolk. ; ch: Richard (m. Agnes Barry) Hoo
        • Richard Hoo, Efq; — Agnes, daughter and heir of Thomas Barry, of ; ch: Thomas (m. Anne Dean & Margaret Pargrave) Hoo
          • Thomas Hoo, Efq; temp. Eliz. — 1ft Anne, daughter of Humphrey Dean of Wygenh: St. Mary's, s. p. ; — Margaret, daughter of Clement Pargrave of Northwood Berningham, Norfolk: re-married to John Ferrour of Greffenhale. ; ch: Richard (m. Alice Audley) Hoo
            • Richard Hoo, died the 6th Charles I. — Alice, daughter of Thomas Audley, Gent. of London.
  • This Richard Hoo of Scarning, Efq. left by Alice his wife, two daughters and co-heirs, Elizabeth married to John Games, Gent. fecond fon of Sir John Games of Newton, in Brecknockfhire, in Wales; and Roberta married to Francis Steward third fon of John Steward of Braughing in Hertfordfhire, and of Marham in Norfolk, Efq; .... etc.


  • '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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Thomas Hoo, Baron Hoo of Hastings's Timeline

Litcham, Norfolk, , England
Age 30
Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
Age 50
Sussex, England
Age 50
Etchingham, Sussex, England
August 23, 1420
Age 54
May 6, 1890
Age 54
Age 54