Lady Elizabeth Hastings, known as Lady Betty, (19 April 1682 - 21 December 1739) was a benefactor and the daughter of the 7th Earl of Huntingdon. Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer Events 69 - The end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian Year 1739 ( MDCCXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Theophilus Hastings 7th Earl of Huntingdon PC ( 10 December 1650 – 30 May 1701) was an English politician Her brother George became the 8th Earl. On her father's death in 1701 her brother passed on to her the estate of Ledston or Ledstone Hall, near Castleford, West Yorkshire, and she lived there until her death. Ledston is a Village 4 km (3 miles north of Castleford and 17 km (10 miles east of Leeds in the County of West Yorkshire, England Castleford is one of the five towns within the Metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, England. West Yorkshire is a Metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of She did not marry.
She had an annual income of about £3000 and gave half of this to various charitable causes, including local charities, a girls' school in Ledsham, and a school in Chelsea run by Mary Astell. Ledsham is a village 7  km (4  Miles north of Castleford and 19 km (11 miles east of Leeds in the county of West Yorkshire Mary Astell ( November 12, 1666 – May 11, 1731) was an English feminist Writer.
Her portrait was painted by Godfrey Kneller, and her memorial in Ledsham church is based on this portrait. Sir Godfrey Kneller 1st Baronet ( 8 August 1646 &ndash 19 October 1723) was the leading Portrait painter in England during
Early in 1738 she was found to have breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy, but her health continued to decline until she died at the end of 1739; during her illness she continued to make charitable donations. Breast cancer is a Cancer that starts in the cells of the Breast in women and men In Medicine, mastectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of one or both Breasts partially or completely She left the bulk of her estate to her nephew Francis Hastings, 10th Earl of Huntingdon, but also made many charitable legacies and left the estate of Wheldale, near Wakefield to The Queen's College, Oxford to support scholars from specified northern schools. Francis Hastings 10th Earl of Huntingdon PC ( 13 March 1729 &ndash 2 October 1789) was a British peer; the son Wakefield lies at the heart of the City of Wakefield, a Metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. The Queen's College, founded 1341 is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
She is remembered in the names of primary schools in Collingham, Ledsham and Thorp Arch. Collingham is a Village three km (two miles south east of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, England. Thorp Arch is a small village near Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England.   
Guerrini, Anita (2004). "Hastings, Lady Elizabeth (1682–1739)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved on 2007-11-01. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi