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Eleanor Holland

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Eleanor Holland (daughter of Thomas de Holland and Alice Fitz Alan); died Oct 1405.

    Notes:

    She is erroneously given in The Ancestry of Charles II (citation details below) as a daughter of Thomas Holand and Joan "The Fair Maid of Kent." They were her paternal grandparents, not her parents. This error was noted by Greg Cooke on soc.genealogy.medieval, 4 Mar 2019.

    Eleanor married Roger Mortimer Abt 7 Oct 1388. Roger (son of Edmund Mortimer and Philippe of Clarence) was born 11 Apr 1374, Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales; died 20 Jul 1398, Kells, Meath, Ireland; was buried , Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Anne de Mortimer was born 27 Dec 1390; died Sep 1411; was buried , Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas de Holland was born Between 1350 and 1351 (son of Thomas de Holand and Joan of Kent); died 25 Apr 1397; was buried , Bourne Abbey, Lincolnshire, England.

    Notes:

    Earl of Kent. "[F]ought in Spain with the Black Prince and in France and Scotland, Marshal of England 1379-85, ambassador for Richard II, over whom he is said to have exerted an evil influence for his personal gain, had custody of the castles of Calais and of the Tower, hereditary Constable of Corfe Castle." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    Thomas married Alice Fitz Alan Aft 10 Apr 1364. Alice (daughter of Richard Fitz Alan and Eleanor of Lancaster) died 17 Mar 1416. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Alice Fitz Alan (daughter of Richard Fitz Alan and Eleanor of Lancaster); died 17 Mar 1416.

    Notes:

    Constable of Corfe Castle, along with her husband.

    Children:
    1. Margaret Holand died 31 Dec 1439, Bermondsey, Surrey, England; was buried , Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England.
    2. 1. Eleanor Holland died Oct 1405.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas de Holand (son of Robert de Holand and Maud la Zouche); died 26 Dec 1360, Normandy, France; was buried , Church of the Grey Friars, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Dec 1360, Normandy, France

    Notes:

    Earl of Kent. "[A]n original Knight of the Garter, took the Comte d'Eu prisoner at the capture of Caen, fought at Crécy 1346 in the Black Prince's division, royal lieutenant in Brittany and later in Normandy, summoned to Parliament 1360 in right of his wife as Earl of Kent." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    Thomas married Joan of Kent 1340. Joan (daughter of Edmund of Woodstock and Margaret Wake) was born Abt 1328; died 8 Aug 1385, Wallingford Castle, Berkshire, England; was buried , Church of the Grey Friars, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Joan of Kent was born Abt 1328 (daughter of Edmund of Woodstock and Margaret Wake); died 8 Aug 1385, Wallingford Castle, Berkshire, England; was buried , Church of the Grey Friars, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

    Notes:

    The "Fair Maid of Kent."

    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas de Holland was born Between 1350 and 1351; died 25 Apr 1397; was buried , Bourne Abbey, Lincolnshire, England.

  3. 6.  Richard Fitz Alan was born Abt 1313, of Arundel, Sussex, England (son of Edmund Fitz Alan and Alice de Warenne); died 24 Jan 1376, Arundel, Sussex, England; was buried , Lewes Priory, Sussex, England.

    Notes:

    "Steward of Scotland, 1326-1336; Justice of North Wales, 1334-1376; Sheriff of Carnarvonshire 1339-1343, 1346-1347; Admiral of the West, 1340-1341 and 1345-1347; Sheriff of Shropshire, 1345-1376; commanded the 2nd division at the battle of Crécy, 26 Aug 1346, and was at the fall of Calais, 1347; assumed the title of Earl of Surrey, 1361, upon the death of his maternal aunt, Joan, widow of John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    Called "Copped Hat."

    A pair of memorial effigies depicting Richard Fitz Alan and his second wife Eleanor of Lancaster can be seen at Chichester Cathedral. They lie side by side, a lion at his feet and a dog at hers. In a note of tenderness that makes one wonder if the sculptor knew the couple, he has his right hand ungloved, and her right hand rests lightly upon his.

    These effigies were celebrated in 1956 by Philip Larkin in his poem "An Arundel Tomb," the last lines of which are quoted on Larkin's own Poet's Corner memorial stone in Westminster Abbey.

    Richard married Eleanor of Lancaster 5 Apr 1345. Eleanor (daughter of Henry of Lancaster and Maud de Chaworth) was born Abt 1318; died 11 Jan 1372, Arundel, Sussex, England; was buried , Lewes Priory, Sussex, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Eleanor of Lancaster was born Abt 1318 (daughter of Henry of Lancaster and Maud de Chaworth); died 11 Jan 1372, Arundel, Sussex, England; was buried , Lewes Priory, Sussex, England.
    Children:
    1. Joan Fitz Alan died 17 Apr 1419.
    2. 3. Alice Fitz Alan died 17 Mar 1416.
    3. John de Arundel died 15 Dec 1379, In the Irish Sea; was buried , Lewes Priory, Sussex, England.
    4. Richard de Arundel was born 1346; died 21 Sep 1397, Cheapside, London, England; was buried , Church of the Austin Friars, London, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Robert de Holand was born Abt 1270, of Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England (son of Robert de Holand and Elizabeth de Samlesbury); died 7 Oct 1328, Boreham Wood, Elstree, Hertfordshire, England; was buried , Grey Friars, Preston, Lancashire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1283, of Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England
    • Alternate death: 15 Oct 1328

    Notes:

    Justice of Chester; Constable of Beeston Castle. Summoned to Parliament by writ, 29 Jul 1314 to 15 May 1321.

    From Wikipedia:

    "He was a member of the noble Holland family and a favourite official of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, and had been knighted by 1305. His favoured treatment by the powerful earl caused his rival knights in the area, led by Sir Adam Banastre, Sir Henry de Lea, and Sir William de Bradshagh (Bradshaw), to start a campaign of violence towards him and the earl's other supporters known as the Banastre Rebellion. The rebels protested against the earl's actions and authority by attacking the homes of his supporters and several castles, including Liverpool Castle. Sir Robert later assisted in the hunt for fugitives after the rebels had been routed in Preston by a force under the command of the Sheriff.

    "The manors of Thornton and Bagworth were acquired by him in 1313. From 1314 to 1321 he was called to Parliament as a member of the House of Lords. In 1322 his part in the Battle of Boroughbridge, when he defected from Lancaster to the King, was deemed treacherous and cowardly and led to his disfavour. Although King Edward III of England would later pardon him, the partisans of the Earl of Lancaster considered him a traitor and had him executed. The execution occurred in 1328 by beheading in Essex; his head was sent to the new earl and his body to Lancashire to be buried."

    From Royal Ancestry:

    "SIR ROBERT DE HOLAND, 1st LORD HOLAND, was captured by some adherents of his former patron, Earl Thomas, in Boreham Wood, Elstree, Hertfordshire 7 Oct 1328, who cut off his head for his treachery. His body was buried at Grey Friars, Preston, Lancashire."

    Robert married Maud la Zouche Bef 13 May 1306. Maud (daughter of Alan la Zouche and Eleanor de Segrave) was born 1289; died 31 May 1349; was buried , Brackley, Northamptonshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Maud la Zouche was born 1289 (daughter of Alan la Zouche and Eleanor de Segrave); died 31 May 1349; was buried , Brackley, Northamptonshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1290

    Notes:

    "She was of record as preparing to go to Santiago on pilgrimage in 1336." [Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell, citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth de Holand was born , of Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England; died 13 Jul 1387, Chewton, Somerset, England; was buried , Chewton Mendip, Somerset, England.
    2. 4. Thomas de Holand died 26 Dec 1360, Normandy, France; was buried , Church of the Grey Friars, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.
    3. Robert de Holand was born Abt 1311-1312, of Thorpe Waterville, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England; died 16 Mar 1373, Halse, Brackley, Northamptonshire, England; was buried , St. James Chapel, Brackley, Northamptonshire, England.
    4. Maud de Holand was born Abt 1315; died Bef 10 May 1380.

  3. 10.  Edmund of Woodstock was born 5 Aug 1301, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England (son of Edward I, King of England and Marguerite of France, Queen Consort of England); died 19 Mar 1330, Winchester, Hampshire, England; was buried , Winchester, Hampshire, England.

    Notes:

    1st Earl of Kent. "[S]erved his brother Edward II in his war against the barons, turned against him in 1326, granted Arundel Castle (1327) by Edward III, opposed the ascendancy of the queen and Roger Mortimer, who lured him into a conspiracy, and then had him condemned and beheaded as a traitor." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    Edmund married Margaret Wake Abt 25 Dec 1325. Margaret (daughter of John Wake and Joan de Fiennes) was born Abt 1299; died 29 Sep 1349. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Margaret Wake was born Abt 1299 (daughter of John Wake and Joan de Fiennes); died 29 Sep 1349.
    Children:
    1. 5. Joan of Kent was born Abt 1328; died 8 Aug 1385, Wallingford Castle, Berkshire, England; was buried , Church of the Grey Friars, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

  5. 12.  Edmund Fitz Alan was born 1 May 1285, Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire, Engand (son of Richard Fitz Alan and Alice di Saluzzo); died 17 Nov 1326, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; was buried , Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 May 1285, Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire, England

    Notes:

    Also called Edmund Arundel. Earl of Arundel. An opponent of Gaveston, he became one of the Lords Ordainers, and one of those before whom Gaveston was tried before he was killed. Edmund Fitz Alan was also among the magnates who refused to help Edward II against Scotland, resulting in the disaster at Bannockburn. However, around the time his son Richard was betrothed to Hugh Dispenser the Younger's daughter Isabel, Fitz Alan began a rapprochement with the king. This would ultimately result in Fitz Alan's execution on the order of Roger Mortimer. According to a one account, a blunt sword was ordered, and his beheading took 22 strokes.

    "Though he was never canonised, a cult emerged around the late earl in the 1390s, associating him with the 9th-century martyr king St Edmund. This veneration may have been inspired by a similar cult around his grandson, Richard Fitz Alan, 11th Earl of Arundel, who was executed by Richard II in 1397." [Wikipedia]

    Just to drive home the point that association with the Despensers never works out for anybody, in 1344 his son Richard sought and obtained an anullment from his marriage to Isabel le Despenser, on the grounds that the betrothal had been inflicted on him in childhood and without his consent.

    Edmund married Alice de Warenne Aft 30 Dec 1304. Alice (daughter of William de Warenne and Joan de Vere) died Between 1330 and 23 May 1338. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Alice de Warenne (daughter of William de Warenne and Joan de Vere); died Between 1330 and 23 May 1338.
    Children:
    1. Mary de Arundel died 29 Aug 1396.
    2. Aline de Arundel died 20 Jan 1386.
    3. Elizabeth de Arundel died 11 Mar 1384.
    4. Eleanor de Arundel died Bef 30 Mar 1347.
    5. 6. Richard Fitz Alan was born Abt 1313, of Arundel, Sussex, England; died 24 Jan 1376, Arundel, Sussex, England; was buried , Lewes Priory, Sussex, England.

  7. 14.  Henry of Lancaster was born Abt 1280 (son of Edmund "Crouchback" and Blanche of Artois); died 22 Sep 1345; was buried , The Newarke, Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1281, Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales

    Notes:

    Also called "Tortcol"; also called Henry Plantagenet.

    Earl of Lancaster. Earl of Leicester.

    Steward of England; Constable of Abergavenny and Kenilworth Castles 1326; Chief Guardian of the King 1327; Captain-General of the Marches towards Scotland 1327; Councillor of Regency 1345.

    Summoned to Parliament by writs 6 Feb 1299 onward.

    "Served against the Scots and in Flanders, at the siege of Carlaverock in 1300, among the barons forcing restrictions on Edward II's powers, joined the queen's party in 1326 and captured the king later that year, knighted Edward III at his coronation, became blind in about 1330, but continued to participate in public affairs and as a counselor of the king." [Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below.]

    Henry married Maud de Chaworth Bef 2 Mar 1297. Maud (daughter of Patrick de Chaworth and Isabel de Beauchamp) was born 2 Feb 1282; died Bef 3 Dec 1322; was buried , Mottisfont Priory, Hampshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Maud de Chaworth was born 2 Feb 1282 (daughter of Patrick de Chaworth and Isabel de Beauchamp); died Bef 3 Dec 1322; was buried , Mottisfont Priory, Hampshire, England.

    Notes:

    Also called Maud de Chaorces.

    Children:
    1. Maud of Lancaster died 5 May 1377.
    2. Henry of Grosmont was born Abt 1310; died 23 Mar 1361.
    3. Joan of Lancaster was born Abt 1312; died Aft 1345; was buried , Byland, Yorkshire, England.
    4. 7. Eleanor of Lancaster was born Abt 1318; died 11 Jan 1372, Arundel, Sussex, England; was buried , Lewes Priory, Sussex, England.
    5. Mary of Lancaster was born Abt 1320; died 1 Sep 1362; was buried , Alnwick Abbey, Northumberland, England.