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George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon (1488 – 24 March 1544[1]) was the son of Edward Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings and Mary Hungerford, 5th Baroness Botreaux. George Hastings was created the first Earl of Huntingdon by Henry VIII of England on 3 November 1529. On the same day his son Francis gained a seat at the so-called Reformation Parliament. He was a close friend of Henry VIII and his wife, Anne Stafford, was a mistress of the King's in 1510 and possibly until 1513[2] She was later prosecuted for adultery with another of her husband's friends, William Compton.


Marriage and children

George Hastings was the second husband of Anne Stafford, a daughter of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham. They had eight children.


  1. ^ In the Complete Peerage... the year of death is 1545, Cokayne, p. 390
  2. ^ The Mistresses of Henry VIII by Kelly Hart


  • Cokayne, George E. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. London: G. Bell & Sons, 1887. googlebooks Retrieved December 29, 2008
  • thepeerage Accessed December 29, 2008

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Earl of Huntingdon
Succeeded by
Francis Hastings
Preceded by
Edward Hastings
Baron Hastings
Succeeded by
Francis Hastings
Preceded by
Mary Hastings
Baron Botreaux
Succeeded by
Francis Hastings


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