Biography of Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503

1470 Welles' Rebellion & Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

1471 Battle of Tewkesbury

1483 Coronation of Richard III

1483 Funeral of Edward IV


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

Before 1423 [his father] Leonard Hastings 1396-1455 and [his mother] Alice Camoys were married.

In 1433 Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 was born to [his father] Leonard Hastings 1396-1455 (37) and [his mother] Alice Camoys at York Castle, York.

On 20 Oct 1455 [his father] Leonard Hastings 1396-1455 (59) died at Kirkby.

Welles' Rebellion & Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

On 19 Mar 1470 Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby Eresby 8th Baron Welles -1470 was beheaded at Doncaster. He was buried at Whitefriars, Doncaster. His sister [his wife] Joan Welles 9th Baroness Willoughby Eresby -1475 succeeded 9th Baron Willoughby Eresby. Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (37) by marriage Baron Willoughby Eresby. He, Hastings, a favourite of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (27), younger brother of Edward's (27) great friend William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (39).

Before 01 Jun 1470 Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 and [his wife] Joan Welles 9th Baroness Willoughby Eresby -1475 were married.

Battle of Tewkesbury

On 04 May 1471 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (29) was victorious at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
His brother Richard (18), Richard Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp Powick 1435-1503 (36), John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (46), George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (31), John Savage 1422-1495 (49), John Savage 1444-1492, Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (31), John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (45), Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (40) fought. William Brandon 1425-1491 (46), George Browne 1440-1483 (31), Ralph Hastings -1495, Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (38), James Tyrrell 1455-1502 (16), Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (38) were knighted. William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (40) commanded.
Margaret of Anjou (41) was captured. Her son Edward of Westinster Prince Wales 1453-1471 (17) was killed. He was the last of the Lancastrian line excluding the illegitmate Charles Somerset 1st Earl Worcester 1460-1526 (11) whose line continues to the present.
John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 (36), John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471, Humphrey Tuchet 1434-1471 and John Beaufort 1441-1471 were killed.
Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471 and Hugh Courtenay 1427-1471 were captured.
William Vaux of Harrowden 1436-1471 (35) was killed.

Welles' Rebellion & Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

Before 23 Jan 1475 [his wife] Joan Welles 9th Baroness Willoughby Eresby -1475 died. Edward IV King England 1442-1483 had father and son Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby Eresby 8th Baron Welles -1470 and Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby Eresby 8th Baron Welles -1470 posthumously attainted some five years after the Welle's Rebellion to ensure Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 would continue to enjoy the benefit of the Welle's estates; he was given a life interest in the estates on 23 Jan 1475. Another example of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 being somewaht disingenuous with the legal system to his own advantage. He, Edward was, in effect, disinheriting Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 who should have inherited Baron Willoughby Eresby and John Welles 1st Viscount Welles 1450-1498 who should have inherited Baron Welles following Joan's death. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 de jure 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby. Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby Eresby by marriage Baroness Willoughby Eresby.

Funeral of Edward IV

On 17 Apr 1483 the coffin of Edward IV was carried to Westminster Abbey by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle 1462-1524 (21), John Savage 1444-1492, Thomas Wortley 1433-1514 (50), Thomas Molyneux 1445-1483 (38), probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles 1450-1498 (33) who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (41), Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18), Guy Wolston 1433-1490 (50), John Sapcote 1448-1501 (35), Thomas Tyrrell 1453-1512 (30), John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (15), John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch 1294-1314.
Those in the procession included:
Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43), widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr KG 1434-1483
John Astley 1373-1488
William Stonor 1450-1494 (33)
Henry Ferrers 1443-1500 (40)
James Radclyffe 1440-1484 (43)
George Browne 1440-1483 (43)
Gilbert Debenham
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.
John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop of London 1390-1489 (93)
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield 1400- (83) (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop of Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63)
Edward Story Bishop of Chichester -1503
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle -1496
James Goldwell Bishop of Norwich -1499
William Dudley Bishop of Durham 1425-1483 (58)
John Russell Bishop of Rochester, Bishop of Lincoln -1494
Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) (as Bishop of Ely)
Edmund Tuchet Bishop of Rochester, Bishop of Hereford, Bishop of Salisbury 1443-1524 (40) (as Bishop of Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop of Exeter, Bishop of Winchester -1492, and
Lionel Woodville Bishop of Salisbury 1447-1484 (36)
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop of York 1423-1500 (59) brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65), then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52)
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28)
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (32) (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (57)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48)
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1415-1483 (68)
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (82)
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (43)
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (57)
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle 1432-1492 (51)
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley 1476-1489 (7)
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30)
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 (35)
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50)
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495 (45)
Thomas Bourchier -1492
Thomas Bourchier -1533.

Coronation of Richard III

On 06 Jul 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) was crowned III King England: Plantagenet York by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) at Westminster Abbey. Anne Neville Queen Consort England 1456-1485 (27) by marriage Queen Consort England. See Coronation of Richard III.
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) was appointed Lord High Steward. William Brandon 1425-1491 (58), Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (33), Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43), Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50), Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46), Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk 1444-1503 (39), Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (32) and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1424-1485 (59) attended.
Robert Dymoke 1461-1544 (22) attended as the Kings' Champion.
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (66) carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (40) carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (27) carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (40) carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (13) bore the Queen's Crown.
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl of Northumberland 1478-1527 (5) carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 (30) was appointed Knight of the Bath.
Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (68) refused to attend the Coronation of Richard III. History doesn't record her reason.

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck Painter 1499-1525 (10). Portrait of Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 in the Masters Lodge, St John's College. Commissioned by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535 (40). Note the Beaufort Arms on the wall beneath which is the Beafort Portcullis. Repeated in the window. She is wearing widow's clothes, or possibly that of a convent; Gabled Headress with Lappets. On 29 Mar 2019, St John's College, Cambridge, which she founded, announced the portrait was original work by Wewyck.

In 1503 Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (70) died at Greyfriars Church, Farringdon Within.

Around 1503 Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (70) was buried at Greyfriars Church, Farringdon Within.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Hastings

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 15 Grand Son of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth, King Powys, King Gwynedd -999

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 15 Grand Son of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth, King Powys, King Gwynedd -999

Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Kings Scotland: Great x 6 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 19 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine, I King Franks 778-840

Kings France: Great x 10 Grand Son of Henry I King France 1008-1060

Ancestry

Father: Leonard Hastings 1396-1455

GrandFather: Ralph Hastings 1340-1398

Great GrandFather: Ralph Hastings 1291-1346

Great x 2 GrandFather: Nicholas Hastings 1276-1316

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh Hastings 1249-1302

Great x 4 GrandFather: Nicholas Hastings 1223-1268

Great x 2 GrandMother: Agnes Unknown

Great GrandMother: Margaret Herle

GrandMother: Maud Sutton 1356-1400

Great GrandFather: Thomas Sutton 1315-1356

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Sutton 1st Baron Sutton Holderness 1270-1338

Great x 3 GrandFather: Sayer IV Sutton 1244-1292

Great x 4 GrandFather: Sayer III Sutton 1215-1306

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Ros 1244-1290

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Ros 1200-1265

Great x 4 GrandMother: Lucy Fitzpiers 1200-1247

Great x 2 GrandMother: Constantia Sampson Baroness Lexington 1273-1346

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Sampson 1247-1310

Mother: Alice Camoys 8 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

GrandFather: Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys 1351-1421 7 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great GrandFather: John Camoys 6 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Camoys 1st Baron Camoys -1336

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Despencer Baroness Camoys 5 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester 1261-1326 4 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Hugh Despencer 1st Baron Despencer 1223-1265

Great x 4 GrandMother: Aline Basset 1221-1281 3 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp Baroness Monthermer 1263-1306

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick 1237-1298

Great x 4 GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick 1238-1301

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Latimer

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Latimer 3rd Baron Latimer Corby 1300-1335

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby 1276-1327

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby 1243-1304

Great x 4 GrandMother: Alicia Ledet Baroness Latimer Corby 1251-1316

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Botetort Baroness Latimer Corby

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort 1265-1324

Great x 3 GrandMother: Matilda Fitzotes Baroness Botetort

Great x 4 GrandFather: Thomas Fitzotes

GrandMother: Elizabeth Louches Baroness Camoys

Great GrandFather: William Louches