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Thomas Hoo, the younger

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Etchingham, Sussex, England
Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hoo, Baron Hoo of Hastings and Elizabeth de Etchingham
Husband of Alice Hoo
Brother of Thomas Hoo
Half brother of Walter Lewknor; Nicholas Lewknor; Richard Lewknor; Alice Pelham and Sir Thomas Hoo, KG, Lord of Hoo and Hastings

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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.


  • 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.


  • The history and antiquities of Horsham By Dorothea E. Hurst
  • Pg.61
  • .... We have nothing to relate of the next heir, Sir Thomas; but his son William, marrying Alice, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas de St. Omer, became Lord of Hoo, of Offley, of Monkbarton in Norfolk, and other manors, and was a man of considerable importance during the reigns of Edward III., Richard II., and Henry IV. .... etc.
  • Pg.62
  • .... He was, nevertheless, from time to time occupied by this new Sovereign in matters of great trust till the year 1410, when he received his last appointment, which he was unable to fulfill; his strength was failing him, and the knight, who for forty years had faithfully served three Sovereigns, died on the 22nd November, at the age of seventy-five years, and was buried in the chancel of the church at Mulbarton, which he had rebuilt, ornamenting the windows with portraits of his first wife, Alice, who had been buried there, and of himself kneeling in armour with his sword by his side. She was the mother of their son Thomas, who succeeded to the estates, and had been knighted in his father's lifetime; he was present and fought at the battle of Agincourt, 25th October, 1514, being the only knight in the retinue of Thomas, Lord Camoys, .... etc.
  • Pg.63
  • Sir Thomas Hoo died 23rd August, 1420, leaving two sons by different wives, both named Thomas, .... an indisputable fact, as appears by the testament of the elder brother, which commences thus; " I, Thomas Hoo, Knight, Lord of Hoo and Hastings, the xij. daye of February the yere of King Henry the sixt the xxxiij., .... , he proceeds to make bequests, to " my brother Thomas and his eyrys," and also leaves his daughters to be "rulyed, gouvernyd, and maryed, by the discecion of my wyffe, and Thomas Hoo my brother." .... etc.
  • Pg.64
  • He died February 3, 1455, the day after the date of his will. He was twice married; by his first wife he had one daughter named Anne, who married during her father's lifetime, Sir Geoffrey Bulleyne, Knight, ancestor of Queen Elizabeth. By his second wife he had three daughters, the eldest called Anna in some manuscripts—but by Dugdale, Jane—was aged seven at her father's death. She married Sir Roger Copley of Roughey. The names of the others were Eleanor and Elizabeth. Eleanor married first Thomas Etchingham, and then Sir James Carew of Beddington. Elizabeth married Sir Thomas Massingberg, citizen and mercer of London, and afterwards John Devenish of Hellingly.
  • We must now turn to the immediate object of our present notice, Thomas, half-brother of the above, who succeeded to the greater part of the family estates. His mother was Elizabeth, daughter of William Etchingham; he married early, Alice, daughter of Walter Urrey of Rusper. The mother of this Alice was one of the daughters of Sir Thomas Burcester, .... etc.
  • Pg.67
  • He died, leaving no children, on the 8th October 1486. .... etc.


  • URRY, Walter (d.1446/7), of Horsham and Rusper, Suss.
  • m. by Apr. 1423, Willelma, da. of Sir William Burcester* by his 2nd w., 1da.1
  • .... etc.
  • .... Urry died before 12 July 1447, having settled these properties upon his daughter, Alice, the wife of Thomas Hoo†, and in reversion, should she have no children, upon the heirs of his own sister, Jane. Hoo later commemorated his father-in-law in a chantry which he established in 1480 at Battle abbey.9
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  • Thomas Hoo1
  • M, #207839, d. 28 October 1480
  • Last Edited=10 Oct 2006
  • Thomas Hoo was the son of Sir Thomas Hoo and Elisabeth de Etchingham.1 He married Alicia Urrey.1 He died on 28 October 1480.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[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] .... etc.
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  • 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.


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Etchingham, Sussex, England
October 8, 1486
Age 70