Earl of Huntingdon
The first title holder was Waltheof , the Anglo-Saxon Earl of Northumbria . He was since 1065 holder of the Honor of Huntingdon and thus ruler of Huntingdonshire . King William I gave him the titles of Earl of Huntingdon and Earl of Northampton in 1072 . As part of the uprising of the counts , he lost Northumbria in 1075. The title of Earl of Huntingdon de iure uxoris was confirmed to the first and second spouses of his eldest daughter Maud, Simon I de Senlis and King David I of Scotland around 1080 and 1111 respectively , and changed between the two descendants several times until he died in 1237 went out at the death of John of Scotland .
Second to sixth awards
On June 2, 1387, the title was awarded to John Holland , who was also raised to Duke of Exeter in 1397 . The title was withdrawn from him in 1400 for high treason, restored to his son in 1417 and finally withdrawn from his grandson in 1461 for high treason.
On August 14, 1471, the title was reassigned to Thomas Gray . In 1475 he renounced the earldom in favor of the crown and was instead awarded the title of Marquess of Dorset , in 1483 he also inherited the title of Baron Ferrers of Groby .
Most recently the title was bestowed on December 8, 1529 for George Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings (of Hungerford) . Already in 1506 he had the titles 3rd Baron Hastings (of Hastings) (1461) and 2nd Baron Hastings of Hungerford (1482) from his father and around 1530 the titles 6th Baron Botreaux , 6th Baron Hungerford and 4. Inherited from Baron de Moleyns .
With the childless death of his descendant of the 10th Earl on October 2, 1789, the baronies fell to his sister. The earl title can only be inherited in the male line and was initially dormant, as no legitimate relative effectively asserted his claim to the title. It was not until 1818/19 that his distant relative Hans Francis Hastings succeeded in being confirmed as 12th Earl, and his uncle, who died in 1804, was retrospectively confirmed as de iure 11th Earl. Today's title holder has been Hans' great-great-great-grandson William Hastings-Bass as 17th Earl since 1990 .
Although the Earls have not held any subordinate titles since 1789, the eldest son of the respective Earl use the invented courtesy title of Viscount Hastings as title heir ( Heir apparent ) in order to avoid confusion with the existing title Baron Hastings .
List of the Earls of Huntingdon
Earls of Huntingdon, first bestowal (1072)
- Waltheof (1050-1076)
- Maud of Huntingdon (1074-1130)
- Henry of Scotland (1114–1152)
- Simon II. De Senlis († 1153)
- Malcolm IV of Scotland (1142–1165)
- William I of Scotland (1143–1214) (title revoked 1174)
- Simon III de Senlis (1138–1184)
- David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (1152–1219)
- John of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (1206-1237)
Earls of Huntingdon, second bestowal (1337)
- William de Clinton, 1st Earl of Huntingdon (1304-1354)
Earls of Huntingdon, third bestowal (1377)
- Guichard d'Angle, Earl of Huntingdon († 1380), for life
Earls of Huntingdon, fourth bestowal (1387)
- John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter , 1st Earl of Huntingdon (1350–1400), (forfeited 1400)
- John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter , 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, (Earldom restored 1417)
- Henry Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter , 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (1430–1475), (forfeited 1461)
Earls of Huntingdon, fifth bestowal (1471)
- Thomas Gray, 1st Marquess of Dorset , 1st Earl of Huntingdon (1451–1501) (waiver of Earldom 1475)
Earls of Huntingdon, sixth bestowal (1479)
- William Herbert, 1st Earl of Huntingdon (1451–1490)
Earls of Huntingdon, seventh bestowal (1529)
- George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon (1488–1544)
- Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon (1514-1560)
- Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (1536–1595)
- George Hastings, 4th Earl of Huntingdon (1540-1604)
- Henry Hastings, 5th Earl of Huntingdon (1586–1643)
- Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon (1609–1656)
- Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon (1650–1701)
- George Hastings, 8th Earl of Huntingdon (1677–1705)
- Theophilus Hastings, 9th Earl of Huntingdon (1696–1746)
- Francis Hastings, 10th Earl of Huntingdon (1729–1789) (title rests 1789)
- Theophilus Hastings, de iure 11th Earl of Huntingdon (1728–1804)
- Hans Hastings, 12th Earl of Huntingdon (1779–1828) (title confirmed in 1818)
- Francis Hastings, 13th Earl of Huntingdon (1808–1875)
- Francis Hastings, 14th Earl of Huntingdon (1841–1885)
- Warner Hastings, 15th Earl of Huntingdon (1868-1939)
- Francis Hastings, 16th Earl of Huntingdon (1901–1990)
- William Hastings-Bass, 17th Earl of Huntingdon (born 1948)
Probable title heir ( Heir Presumptive ) is the younger brother of the current Earl, the Hon. Simon Hastings-Bass (* 1950).