Lady Irene Louisa Arundel Hastings was born on 29 10 1874. She was the daughter of Francis Power Plantagenet Hastings, 14th Earl of Huntingdon and Mary Anne Wilmot Westenra. She married the 2nd Baron Hothfield of Hothfield 10 06 1896. She died on 05 01 1935 at age 60. As a result of her marriage, Lady Irene was styled as Lady Hothfield from 29 10 1926. An account of her was written by Rosina Harrison her daughters maid who later worked for Nancy Astor.