Hastings, Theophilus, 7th Earl of Huntingdon (1650 -1701)

Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon, was the fourth and youngest, but eldest surviving son of Ferdinando, 6th Earl, and Lucy, daughter and heir of Sir John Davies of Englefield in Berkshire. He succeeded to the title in 1656, at the age of four. He served in France as a volunteer, and on his return was made Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners fromFebruary 1683 to December 1688, Colonel of the 13th Foot 1685 1688, and Chief Justice in Eyre, South of the Trent 1685 1688. At the Revolution in 1688 he was deprived of all his offices and imprisoned in the Tower on suspicion in 1692. He married firstly, 19 February 1672, Elizabeth, eldest daughter and coheir of Sir John Lewis, Baronet of Ledston in Yorkshire. They had a son and two daughters. He married secondly, 8 May 1690, Frances, daughter and sole heir of Francis Leveson Fowler, and widow of Thomas Needham, 6th Viscount Kilmorey, and they had two sons and five daughters. He was one of the peers who protested against the Act of Settlement in 1701.

Seat / Residence(s): Donington Hall, Leicestershire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Hastings, Theophilus, 7th Earl of Huntingdon  (1650 - 1701) (Stamp 1) Crest: A bull's head erased ducally gorged
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: bull's head