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Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon

Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon

English politician
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Intro English politician
Countries England United Kingdom
Occupations Politician
Gender male
Birth January 18, 1609
Death February 13, 1656
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Biography

Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon (18 January 1609 – 13 February 1656), was the son of Henry Hastings, 5th Earl of Huntingdon, and Lady Elizabeth Stanley, the daughter of Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby, and Alice Spencer. He married Lucy, daughter of Sir John Davies, on 7 August 1623.
He was MP for Leicestershire in 1625 and again in 1628–29.
Ferdinando's family seat, Ashby de la Zouch Castle, was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell's troops in the English Civil War in 1646. He died of smallpox at age 47 and was succeeded by his son, Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon.
There is a monument to him in St Helen's Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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