Holand of Upholland, Lancashire
Robert de Holand b abt 1195, of Upholland, Lancashire, England, d aft 1241. He md Cecily de Columbers abt 1217. She was b abt 1202, of Hale, Lancashire, England.
Child of Robert de Holand and Cecily de Columbers was:

Thurstan de Holand b abt 1220, of Upholland, Lancashire, England, d 1275. He md, abt 1239, Daughter of Adam de Kellet. She was b abt 1224.
Child of Thurstan de Holand and Daughter de Kellet was:

Sir Robert de Holand, Knight, b abt 1248, Upholland, Lancashire, England, d abt 1300, Lancashire, England. He md Elizabeth de Samlesbury bef 1276, daughter of William de Samlesbury and Avina de Notton. She was b 1253, Samlesbury, Lancashire, England, d aft 1311.
Children of Sir Robert de Holand and Elizabeth de Samlesbury were:
  • Margaret de Holand b abt 1275, Upholland, Lancashire, England, d aft 1324. She md [1] Sir John de Blackburn abt 1290, and [2] Sir Adam Banastre abt 1300, son of Sir Thomas Banastre and Joan de Singleton.
  • Sir Robert de Holand, Knight, b abt 1282.
  • Joan de Holand b abt 1285, Upholland, Lancashire, England. She md Sir Hugh de Dutton, Knight, abt 1302, son of Sir Hugh de Dutton, Knight, and Margaret de Risley.
Sir Robert de Holand [a], Lord Holand, Knight, b abt 1282, Upholland, Lancashire, England, d 7 Oct 1328, Boreham Wood, Essex, England (beheaded). He md Maud la Zouche abt 1311, Winchester, Hampshire, England, daughter of Alan la Zouche and Eleanor de Segrave.
Children of Sir Robert de Holand and Maud la Zouche were:
  • Sir Robert de Holand b 1312.
  • Margaret de Holand b abt 1313, Upholland, Lancashire, England, d Aug 1349; md Sir John de La Warre abt 1324, Lancashire, England.
  • Sir Thomas de Holand, Earl of Kent, b 1314, d 26/28 Dec 1360; md Joan Plantagenet.
  • Maud de Holand b abt 1316, prob Upholland, Lancashire, England, d Dec 1361. She md Sir Thomas de Swynnerton, Lord Swynnerton, abt 1328, son of Sir Roger de Swynnerton, Lord Swynnerton, and Maud/Matilda.
  • Elizabeth de Holand b abt 1324, Upholland, Lancashire, England, d 13 Jul 1387. She md Sir Henry Fitz Roger, Knight, bef 23 May 1340, son of Roger Fitz Peter, aka Roger Martel, and Daughter de Urtiaco.
Sir Robert de Holand [b], Lord Holand, Knight, b 1312, of Erneston, Lancashire, England, d 16 Mar 1372/73. He md Elizabeth abt 1330. She was b abt 1314, Lancashire, England, d bef 16 Mar 1372/73.
Child of Robert de Holand and Elizabeth was:

Jane de Holand b abt 1338, of Erneston, Lancashire, England, d bef 1372. She md Sir William de Molyneux, Knight, abt 1355, son of Sir William de Molyneux and Joanna Ellall.

a. A favorite of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, from which position he assumed much importance and wealth, he was a Commissioner in 1303, and the following year had charters for free warren in his demesne lands of Upholland, Hale, Orrell, and Markland in Pemberton. In 1307 he had a charter for free warren in Nether Kellet, and in 1315 one for lands in Dalbury. He was a knight in 1307, and served as Justice of Chester on several occasions between 1307 and 1320, as well as Governor of Beeston Castle in Chester. He also acquired various manors and estates, including West Derby (1316) and Mottram in Longdendale in 1318. He was summoned for military service against the Scots Aug 1314 and in 1316, the latter year year being a Commissioner of Array in Lancashire. He was summoned to Parliament from 29 Jul 1314 to 15 May 1321, whereby he became Lord Holand. He sided with the aforesaid Earl of Lancaster in his various contentions with the King, and was pardoned for complicity in the death of Gaveston in 1313, and in 1315 he assisted the Earl in suppressing the rising of Adam Banastre in Lancashire, for which he was again pardoned in 1318. At the Earl's final uprising, in Feb and Mar 1321/22, he is said to have played a "cowardly or treacherous part", when upon the Earl's flight northward before Boroughbridge, he surrendered to the King at Derby (although some accounts suggest he fought at Boroughbridge before surrendering). He was imprisoned, and being considered a rebel, all of his lands were taken into the King's hand. Upon the accession of Edward III, Robert petitioned for the return of his lands, this being granted 23 Dec 1327. But on 7 Oct the following, he was captured in Boreham Wood In co. Herts by adherents to the Earl of Lancaster, who for his treachery, beheaded him there. He acquired great estates through his marriage to Maud la Zouche, including the manor of Brackley in Northants. At the Queen's bequest, provision was made for his widow and children.

b. Aged 16 at his father's death, he received custody of Chelveston in Northants in 1333 in reward for his services in the war with Scotland, and he proved his age and had livery of his lands in 1335. The following year he is described as a knight, and fought in the wars with France, and being in the retinue of the Earl of Warwick, was probably at the battle of Crecy 26 Aug 1346. He was summoned to Parliament from 1 Jun 1363 until his death.

CP: Vol VI[528-533], Vol VII[150-156]; AR: Line 32[30-31], Line 34[32], Line 47[30-33], Line 78[33], Line 236[12]; SGM: Dave Utzinger, William Addams Reitweisner.

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