Sir Thomas de Felton Knight
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Sir Thomas de Hoo Knight
(Abt 1370-)
Eleanor de Felton
Lord Thomas Hoo 1st Baron of Hoo and Hastings, Knight


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Elizabeth Wychingham

Lord Thomas Hoo 1st Baron of Hoo and Hastings, Knight

  • Born: 1396, Luten Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Wychingham on 1 Jul 1428
  • Died: 1455 at age 59
  • Buried: Dacre Tomb, Herstmonceux All Saints Church, Sussex, England

bullet  General Notes:

He fought for Henry VI of England in France, and for his services was made, first Keeper of the Seals, then Chancellor of France. In 1439, he was granted the castle, lordship and honour of Hastings, and in 1445 elected Knight of the Garter. Two years later he was created Baron of Hoo and Hastings.

Lord Hoo was twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth Wychingham, the daughter of Nicholas Wychingham of Witchingham, Norfolk, whom he married by settlement dated 1 July 1428. By her he had one daughter, Anne, who married Sir Geoffrey Boleyn, mercer and Lord Mayor of London. Lord Hoo married, secondly, before 1445, Eleanor Welles, by whom he had three daughters, Anne (wife of Roger Copley, and secondly of William Greystoke), Eleanor (wife of James Carew of Beddington) and Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Masingbeard, and secondly Sir John Devenish).[1]

Lord Hoo died 13 February 1454/5. The barony of Hoo and Hastings become extinct at his death, and his propertiespassed to his four daughters and his half-brother, Sir Thomas Hoo, born 1416 to his father's second wife, Elizabeth de Etchyngham. The brothers are interred together in the Dacre Tomb at Herstmonceux All Saints Church in Sussex.


Lord married Elizabeth Wychingham, daughter of Nicholas Wychingham and Unknown, on 1 Jul 1428. (Elizabeth Wychingham was born about 1398 in Etchingham, Sussex England.)

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