See also

Family of John HASTINGS and Margaret, Countess of PEMBROKE

Husband: John HASTINGS ( - )
Wife: Margaret, Countess of PEMBROKE (1346-1361)
Marriage 13 May 1359

Husband: John HASTINGS

Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -

Wife: Margaret, Countess of PEMBROKE

Name: Margaret, Countess of PEMBROKE
Sex: Female
Father: EDWARD III (1312-1377)
Mother: Philippa of HAINAULT ( - )
Birth 20 Jul 1346 Windsor
Death 1361 (age 14-15)
Burial 1361 Abingdon Abbey

Note on Wife: Margaret, Countess of PEMBROKE

Margaret's first marriage prospect was the eldest son of Albert III of Austria but this was ended due to politics at the time.


A few years later she was affianced to John of Blois son of Charles of Blois and rival of John V of Brittany to the Breton throne, however this was abandoned due to the fact her sister Mary was married to John V.


Margaret was brought up with John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, son of Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke and his wife Agnes, the daughter of Roger Mortimer (the favourite of Isabella of France). As children they had a close companionship.


On 13 May 1359, she became the wife of John Hastings in the same week as her brother John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster married Blanche of Lancaster, in Reading.


Just two years later, Margaret died, and was buried in Abingdon Abbey. Her exact date, and manner of death, is unknown, though she was last mentioned as living on 1 October 1361.