Hastings, Henry, 5th Earl of Huntingdon (1586 -1643)
Henry, 5th Earl of Huntingdon, was the eldest son of Francis Lord Hastings (d. 1595) and Sarah, daughter of Sir James Harington, and grandson of George 4th Earl of Huntingdon. Styled Lord Hastings 1595 1604, he was admitted to Gray's Inn 17 March 1598,. He was Lord Lieutenant of the counties of Rutland and Leicester, and Custos Rotulorum of Leicester and Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster. He married, 15 January 1601, Elizabeth Stanley, third and youngest daughter and coheir of Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby. He succeeded his grandfather 31 December 1604. A list of seventeen books which he purchased in 1638 1640, and a bookseller's priced bill, survives in the unnumbered MSS among the Hastings accounts in the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino, California. It is printed in part in the Historical Manuscripts Commission, Hastings MSS i,389 390.