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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Baron William de Hastings & Lady Margaret le Bigod

 47280400. Baron William de Hastings & 47280401. Lady Margaret le Bigod

~1170, William born in England, s/o 94560800. William de Hastings & 94560801. Maud Banastre.

1182, William’s father died; his brother Henry succeeding.

1185, Margaret born in England, d/o 39819292. Roger le Bigod & 39819293. Ida de Tony.

7/6/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.


Margaret 1st married to William de Camville. (S) Journal of the British Arch. Assoc., V21, 1865, P99.

1194, William de Hastings, of age, succeeded his brother Henry; paying £100 for relief of the lands and serjeantry.

1196-7, William acknowledged service and fees to Abbot Samson.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

[––William & Margaret––]

~1200, William married Margaret, her maritagium included the manor of Little Bradley, Suffolk; and Petney, Norfolk.

11/1200, William at court in Lincoln when William of Scotland did homage to King John.

11/13/1203, William owed a debt of £100 sterling to the Jews which was paid by William de Warenne who bought the debt. [This allowed him access to his mortgaged lands.]

1204, William de Hastings owed Abram, son of Anege the Jew, £20.

1205, William loaned Henry, s/o Earl of Cornwall, 20 marks.

1206, Williams mother Matilda sued her sister over the division of their father’s lands. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1857, P132.

1210, William’s Irish property taxed for a prest; Kildenny and Dublin for £10, Cracfergus £4, Droede, £4.

2/1214, William with King John landed at La Rochelle, France in an expedition into Poitou. King John unsuccessfully invaded France trying to recover his lands.

5/5/1215, Revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King.

1215, William joined the barons against King John.

4/10/1216, The constable of Norwich was ordered to waste William’s lands and destroy his castles.

4/22/1216, William’s fees under St. Edmund in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Bedfordshire were forfeit.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

8/3/1216, King John granted away William’s lands in Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

By 9/15/1216, William returned to favor with the crown; with his guarantee provided through hostages; with William’s wife’s dower in Shultenesfield returned.

10/18/1216, King John died.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1217, William paid scutage in Gloucester, Warwick, and Oxford.

1220, The church of Wistanstow is under the patronage of William de Hastings. (S) History and Antiquities of the Count of Leicester, Nichols, 1971, P872.

5/16/1221, Hawise de Lanvallay gives the king the third part of £23 for summoning William of Hastings before the justices of the Bench. (S) FRsHIII.

1221, William de Hastings with King Henry III, Hugh de Mortimer, and William de Warenne, earl of Surrey, at the siege of Bytham castle, Lincolnshire; which was defended by William de Forz, earl of Albemarle and William d’Aubigny.

Bef. 8/2/1221, Margaret’s father died.

1222, William’s mother died.

6/17/1222, William de Hastings fined 10 marks for 2 hides in Astun, Shropshire; which Matilda [Banaster] his mother had held in chief. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1857, P139.

1223, William owed £27 to Mosse, son of Isaac of Colchester.

Bef. 2/29/1224, William died. (S) FRsHIII.


3/31/1237, Margaret died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P297. (S) The Archaeological Journal, V26, 1869, P247. (S) Shropshire, Anderson, 1864, P332.

Family notes:

·         An early comtemporary of this William is a William de Hastings of Sussex, living 1207, who married Ida, d/o John, Count of Eu. [Some genealogies give Ida as a 2nd wife of William’s father.]

Children of William and Margaret:

i. Henry de Hastings (23640200), born bef. 1205 in England.

2/2/1224, Osbert Gifford has made fine with the king by 200 m. for having custody of the land and heir of William of Hastings, with the marriage of the heir [Henry] of the same William. (S) FRsHIII.

ii. Ida de Hastings, born ? in England.

 Ida married Sir Stephen de Segrave; s/o Gilbert of Leicestershire.

10/16/1241, Stephen died.

Bef. 1247, Ida married Sir Hugh Pecche.

Bef. 3/2/1288, Ida died.

iii. Maud de Hastings (23640999), born ~1220 in England.

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