de Holand, Elizabeth 1a

Birth Name de Holand, Elizabeth
Gender female
Age at Death 38 years, 3 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1386 Upholland, Lancastershire, England   2
Death 1424-01-04 Hurstmonceaux Castle, Halisham, Sussex, England   2
Event Note

D: 4 Jan 1424/25

Age: 38y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father de Holand, John13501400-01-10
Mother of Gaunt, Elizabeth Beaufort13641425-11-24
         de Holand, Elizabeth 1386 1424-01-04
    Sister     Holand, Constance 1387 1427-11-14
    Brother     de Holand, John 1395-03-29


Family of de Fiennes, Roger and de Holand, Elizabeth

Married Husband de Fiennes, Roger ( * 1384-09-14 + 1449-11-18 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1409-08-13 Hurstmonceaux Castle, Halisham, Sussex, England   2
Name Birth Date Death Date
de Fiennes, Robert1412
de Fiennes, Margaret14141483-11-25
de Fiennes, James1416
de Fiennes, Hugh1418
de Fiennes, Richard1422
de Fiennes, Anne1424

Source References

  1. David Meier: Royals, Rebels, Presidents, Paupers, Thinkers, and Thieves
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        ID: I4647
        Name: John de Holand
        Given Name: John
        Surname: de Holand
        Suffix: 1st Duke of Exeter
        Sex: M
        _UID: 47032AFA5118D811BE490080C8C142CCDE9A
        Change Date: 10 Feb 2004
        John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (1352? - January 16, 1400), also Earl of Huntingdon, was an English nobleman, primarily remembered for helping cause the downfall of Thomas of Woodstock and then for conspiring against Henry IV.

        He was the third son of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent and Joan "the fair maid of Kent", daughter of Edmund of Woodstock, a son of Edward I. His mother later married Edward, the Black Prince. Holland was thus half-brother to Richard II, to whom he remained loyal the rest of his life.

        Early in Richard's reign, Holland was made a Knight of the Garter (1381). He was also part of the escort that accompanied the queen-to-be, Anne of Bohemia, on her trip to England.

        Holland had a violent temper, which got him in trouble several times. The most famous incident occured during Richard II's 1385 expedition to Scotland. Ralph Stafford, eldest son of the Earl of Stafford, killed one of Holland's esquires. Stafford went to find Holland to apologize, but Holland killed him as soon as he identified himself. The king had Holland's lands seized. Their mother died during this time, it is said of grief at these events.

        Early the next year Holland reconciled with the Staffords, and had his property restored. Later in 1386 he married Elizabeth, daughter of John of Gaunt. He and Elizabeth then went on Gaunt's expedition to Spain, where Holland was constable of the English army. After his return to England he was created Earl of Huntingdon, on June 2, 1387. In 1389 he was appointed chamberlain of England for life, admiral of the fleet in the western seas, and constable of Tintagel Castle. During this time he also received large grants of land from the king.

        Over the next several years he held a number of additional offices: constable of Conway Castle (1394), governor of Carlisle (1395), and then governor and then constable-general of the west marches towards Scotland. His military servies were interrupted by a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1394 (which may be connected with his earlier troubles with the Staffords).

        Holland helped the king take down Thomas of Woodstock and Richard Fitzalen, Earl of Arundel in 1397. He was rewarded by being created Duke of Exeter on September 29.

        He then went with Richard on the king's 1399 Ireland expedition. When they returned the king sent him to try to negotiate with Holland's brother-in-law Henry Bolingbroke. After Henry deposed Richard and took the throne (as Henry IV), he called to account those who had been involved in the downfall of Thomas of Woodstock, and in the end took away all rewards Richard had give them after Thomas' arrest. Thus Holland became again merely Earl of Huntingdon.

        Early the next year Holland entered into a conspiracy with his nephew Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent, Thomas le Despenser, and others. Their aim was to assassinate king Henry and return Richard (who was in prison) to the throne. Their plot failed, Holland fled, but was caught and executed. Among those who witnessed the execution was Thomas Fitzalen, Earl of Arundel and Surrey, son of the Earl of Arundel who Holland had arrested some years before.

        Holland's lands and titles were forfeited, but eventually they were restored for his second son John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter.


        Birth: ABT 1350
        Death: 10 JAN 1400 in executed Pleshey Castle, Boroughbridge, England

        Father: Thomas De Holand b: 1314 in Broughton, Buckingham, England
        Mother: Joan (Fair Maid of Kent) Plantagenet b: 29 SEP 1328 in Woodstock, Kent, England

        Marriage 1 Elizabeth Beaufort Of Gaunt b: 1364 in Burford, Shropshire
        Married: AFT 1383
        John de Holand b: 29 MAR 1395 in Dartington, Devon
        Constance Holand b: 1387
        Elizabeth de Holand b: ABT 1389


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