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Deacon Thomas Hastings (1605-1685)
« on: Friday 14 February 20 04:50 GMT (UK) »
Deacon Thomas Hastings (1605-1685) was born in England (county unknown) and died in Watertown, Massachusetts. I canít find any information about his parents, do any of you know who they are?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

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Re: Deacon Thomas Hastings (1605-1685)
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 March 20 18:49 GMT (UK) »
There is a tree on Family Search, does it mean anything to you?

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:9CXJ-BFH
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Deacon Thomas Hastings (1605-1685)
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 March 20 00:58 GMT (UK) »
Any help is greatly appreciated! The parents of Deacon Thomas Hastings are unknown at this time, although there is a book called The Hastings Memorial (1866) that claims he is descended from the Earl of Huntingdon line. The Earl of Huntingdon line has a significant number of lines that descend from Philippa of Hainault and Edward III of England. A lot of people in the genealogy community argue against what the book has stated. There does not appear to be a record that proves that Thomas is a descendant of Henry Hastings, the 5th Earl of Huntingdon.

The current thinking is that Thomas may be descended from a brother of Henry (either George or Edward), with Henryís father being Francis Hastings (Baron). Another possibility is that Thomas descends from a son of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon (Henry, William, George, Edward, Walter, Francis).

Here is a link that contains information about the book. Upon scrolling down the page, there is a link to a website from Columbia University that allows people to view the book digitally for free. Pages 11 and 13 on the horizontal scroll bar display the pages that make the claims about Thomasís descent from the Earl of Huntingdon line and the House of Plantagenet.

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008414301

Again, any help is always greatly appreciated! :)


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Re: Deacon Thomas Hastings (1605-1685)
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 March 20 07:13 GMT (UK) »
Is Deacon his name or occupation as it is not clear from your post.  You mention him as Thomas and Deacon Thomas
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Re: Deacon Thomas Hastings (1605-1685)
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 March 20 07:30 GMT (UK) »
His name is Thomas, but Deacon is one of his most well-known occupations. He held other occupations such as being on the Committee of Colony Assessments in 1640 and served as Deputy for Watertown to the General Court of Massachusetts in 1673.

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Re: Deacon Thomas Hastings (1605-1685)
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 March 20 11:09 GMT (UK) »
His name is Thomas, but Deacon is one of his most well-known occupations.

So probably not really relevant when you are looking for his birth in England  ;D;D.     
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