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Robert de Holand

Male Abt 1270 - 1328  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name Robert de Holand 
    Born Abt 1270  of Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1283  of Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Died 7 Oct 1328  Boreham Wood, Elstree, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 7, 8
    Alternate death 15 Oct 1328  [9
    Buried Grey Friars, Preston, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10
    Person ID I6002  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father Robert de Holand,   b. of Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1300 
    Mother Elizabeth de Samlesbury,   b. of Samlesbury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1311 
    Married Aft 13 Apr 1259  [11
    Family ID F2656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud la Zouche,   b. 1289,   d. 31 May 1349  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Bef 13 May 1306  [12
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth de Holand,   b. of Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1387, Chewton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Thomas de Holand,   d. 26 Dec 1360, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Robert de Holand,   b. Abt 1311-1312, of Thorpe Waterville, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1373, Halse, Brackley, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    +4. Maud de Holand,   b. Abt 1315,   d. Bef 10 May 1380  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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."

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here., date only.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    5. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

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