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Marquess of Hastings was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 6 December 1816 for Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira.

The first of the line to be given hereditary honors was George Rawdon, created a Baronet, of Moira, in the County of Leicestershire in the Baronetage of England on 20 May 1665. Sir John Rawdon, 4th Baronet was created Baron Rawdon (1750) and Earl of Moira (1762), both in the Peerage of Great Britain. His son Francis Rawdon was created Baron Rawdon, of Rawdon, in the County of York (1783) in his own right in the Peerage of Great Britain before inheriting the earldom.[2] Upon his creation as Marquess of Hastings in 1816, the 2nd Earl was also given the subsidiary titles of Viscount Loudoun and Earl of Rawdon. All of these subsidiary titles became extinct with the Marquessate in 1868.

The 1st Marquess inherited several baronies in the Peerage of England in 1808: Baron Botreaux (1368), Baron De Moleyns (1445), Baron Hastings (1461), and Baron Hungerford (1482). In 1840, the 2nd Marquess became Earl of Loudoun (Scotland, 1633), and in 1858, the 4th Marquess became Baron Grey de Ruthyn (England, 1324). Upon his death in 1868, the Earldom of Loudoun went to his eldest sister, while the baronies became abeyant.

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Rawdon Baronets, of Moira (1665)

  • Sir George Rawdon, 1st Baronet (1604–1684)
  • Sir Arthur Rawdon, 2nd Baronet (1662–1695)
  • Sir John Rawdon, 3rd Baronet (1690–1724)
  • Sir John Rawdon, 4th Baronet, created Baron Rawdon in 1750, below

Earls of Moira (1762)

Marquesses of Hastings (1816–1868)

References

  1. ^ London Gazette: no. 17198, p. 2314, 7 December 1816. Retrieved on 29 April 2009.
  2. ^ London Gazette: no. 12419, p. 1, 1 March 1783. Retrieved on 29 April 2009.
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