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Family of Thomas HOO and Eleanor + of WELLES

Husband: Thomas HOO (1386-1454)
Wife: Eleanor + of WELLES (1428- )
Children: Anne HOO (1448- )
Marriage 1445

Husband: Thomas HOO

Name: Thomas HOO
Sex: Male
Father: Thomas HOO (1366- )
Mother: Elizabeth of ETCHINGHAM (1394- )
Birth 1386 Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, England
Occupation Lord of Hoo and Hastings, Knight of the Garter
Title Lord of Hoo and Hastings
Death 13 Feb 1454 (age 67-68)

Wife: Eleanor + of WELLES

Name: Eleanor + of WELLES
Sex: Female
Father: Lionel + (1406-1461)
Mother: Joan + Cecily WATERTON (1407-1434)
Birth 1428 Welle, Lincolnshire, England

Child 1: Anne HOO


Spouse: Geoffrey BOLEYN

Name: Anne HOO
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: Roger COPLEY (1428-1469)
Spouse 2: Geoffrey BOLEYN (1406-1463)
Birth 1448 Gatton, Surrey, England

Note on Husband: Thomas HOO

Thomas Hoo, 1st Baron Hoo and Hastings (ca. 1396-1455) was a Knight of the Garter and English courtier.


Thomas was the son of Sir Thomas Hoo (ca. 1370 – Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, 23 August 1420) and wife (m. 1395) Eleanor de Felton (Litcham, Norfolk, 1378 – 8 August 1400). He succeeded his father in 1420, inheriting the family's ancestral home of Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire as well as Mulbarton, Norfolk and other estates. 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 properties passed 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.