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  • ID: I26626
  • Name: John de Hastings
  • Sex: M
  • Residence: Landwade, Cambridgeshire
  • LVG: 1367 1
  • Note: 1

    Philip and Agnes bought back property there, including the manor's two mills, given by Robert to his probably illegitimate son Ellis and other relations. (Footnote 58) Sir Philip (fl. to 1271) (Footnote 59) died before Agnes, who held Landwade manor c. 1279?85 for a knight's fee. (Footnote 60) On her death it passed to her son Sir Robert, who took her surname of Hastings and held Landwade c. 1302?6. By 1316 it had descended to his son John de Hastings, (Footnote 61) who in 1339 entailed two thirds of it on the first marriage of his son and heir John. (Footnote 62) John the father was living in 1349. His son may have been lord in 1353. (Footnote 63) That son John Hastings, still alive in 1367, left no sons. In 1360?1 he had settled the manor on his second marriage to Elizabeth Sibill. (Footnote 64)
    In 1376 the widowed Elizabeth sold her life interest in Landwade for a 20-mark annuity to her brother Walter Sibill, fishmonger, of London, who then bought out the reversionary rights of the probable Hastings heiress Alice, wife of Thomas Neketon. (Footnote 65) Sibill settled the manor on his wife Margaret in 1386, when he also assigned much of its demesne, including 90 a. of arable, to secure his debts. (Footnote 66) He died between 1395 and 1398. (Footnote 67) By 1403 Margaret, still living in 1421, had brought her life interest in Landwade to her next husband John Grace, a London tradesman. (Footnote 68) In 1419?21 Sibill's son and heir Nicholas released his rights in the manor to his mother and stepfather. (Footnote 69) In 1423?4 it was probably acquired for the London mercer Walter Cotton with his brother Thomas Cotton through a succession of agreements with the Sibill and Grace feoffees. (Footnote 70) Walter Cotton was named as sole owner in 1428, holding the manor for 1 knight's fee, but may have held jointly with his brother in 1431. (Footnote 71)
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  • Change Date: 17 NOV 2005

    Father: John de Hastings

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Alice de Hastings

      1. Type: Book
        Periodical: Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire