|Birth: ||Oct., 1372, England|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1389, England|
3rd Earl of Pembroke, Baron Abergavenny.
Son of Sir John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke and Anne Manny.
First of three husbands of Elizabeth of Lancaster, the daughter of John of Gaunt and Blanche Plantagenet. They married 24 June 1380 at Kenilworth Castle, when he was eight and she was was seventeen. The marriage was never consummated, and subsequently annulled in 1386.
Secondly, he married Philippa de Mortimer, the daughter of Edmund de Mortimer, the 3rd Earl of March. They had no issue.
Christmas Court of 1389 was held at Woodstock Palace. King Richard II held Christmas sports there, including jousting. Sir John was sparing against Sir John Des, when he was accidentally struck by his opponent's lance in his groin and died from his injuries. The Earldom of Pembroke and the Baron of Manny became extinct, the Barony of Hastings was given to a cousin of John's. He was buried at Greyfriars, London, per their website.
Sir John was described as generous and kind, mourned by the common people as well as by nobility.
John Hastings (1347 - 1375)
Elizabeth Lancaster (1363 - 1425)
Phillipa de Mortimer Poynings (1375 - 1401)*
Grey Friars London
City of London
Greater London, England
Maintained by: Patricia Williams Curry
Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Jun 12, 2013
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