John de Hastings and subsequent lords
After Corbucin, many authoritative characters and illustrious men, who have marked the history of Warwickshire and played important roles in the history of England, have followed one after the other, as Lord of Hunningham.
Among the many historical figures, we remember John de Hastings, who in 1325 became Lord of Hunningham. He fought in the First Scottish War of Independence under King Edward II and was also governor of Kenilworth Castle.
In 1334 Lord of the Manor of Hunningham was William Trussell, son of Sir William Trussell, an English politician and rebel leader of Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer, first count of the March rebellion against Edward II.
In 1353 the lordship of the Manor of Hunningham was held by Isabel, wife of Walter de Cokesey. Their son Sir Hugh de Cokesey died in 1445, then the lordship passed to his widow. When he died in 1460, the lordship of the Manor of Hunningham was inherited by his sister, Joyce Beauchamp, who died in 1473. Joyce Beauchamp was succeeded by his son, Sir John Greville. Sir John died in 1480 and was succeeded by his son Thomas, who changed his name to Cokesey, and became Sir Thomas Cokesey.
The Barons of Leigh
A continuing story
Today the Lord of the Manor of Hunningham is Dr Luca Lombardi who owns all the rights associated with it. Dr Luca Lombardi is a historical and numismatic researcher, publisher, is a member of the life of the Manorial Society of Great Britain and other international historical societies. He is the author of books and scientific studies and organiser of international exhibitions and conferences. He is preparing a detailed book on the history of the manor based on historical documents. Further historical information is available on the Hunningham manor website