Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon
- Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon
Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon PC (10 December 1650 – 30 May 1701) was an English politician. He was the son of Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon, born in the 27th year of his parents' marriage, and became Earl of Huntingdon on 13 February 1656 on his father's death. He married, firstly, Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Sir John Lewis, 1st Baronet, on 19 February 1671. He married, secondly, Mary Frances Fowler, daughter of Francis Leveson Fowler, on 8 May 1690. With his first wife he had two children, Elizabeth and George. With his second wife he had another son, Theophilus.
Hastings initially showed some animus toward Roman Catholics and a sympathy for the Duke of Monmouth, but he later reconciled to King James II, who appointed him to several positions. After the Glorious Revolution, he remained in England but was hostile to William III.
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