|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1363|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 1425, England|
Elizabeth was the daughter and third child of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet of Lancaster, Countess of Derby. She was born in January or February, and was raised in her father's royal household under Katherine Swynford. Elizabeth was considered to be very independent and spirited. She was vested as a Lady of the Garter in 1378.
Her first husband was John de Hastings, the 3rd Earl of Pembroke, married 24 June 1380 at Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, England. She was seventeen years old and her husband eight. The marriage was annulled as she became pregnant by the infamous seducer, John de Holand, in 1386.
Elizabeth and John de Holand were married the same year on 24 June 1386 in Plymouth, Devon. The marriage produced six children:
* Constance Holland 1387–1437 wife of Thomas Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk and Sir John Grey, had children
* Richard Holland c 1389 – 3 September 1400, no children
* Alice Holland c 1392 – c 1406, wife of Richard de Vere, 11th Earl of Oxford, no children
* John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter 1395–1447, had children
* Sir Edward Holland 1399–1413, no children,
Sir John Holland was executed for his part in the Epiphany Rising in 1400.
Thirdly, Elizabeth married Sir John Cornwall, 1st Baron Fanhope and Milbroke in 1400. This marriage caused a scandal as Sir John failed to ask her brother for permission to marry Elizabeth, which resulted in his being arrested. However the marriage is said to have been a happy and loving one and they went on to have two children, Constance who married John d'Arundel, and Sir John, who was killed in the 100 Year War.
Elizabeth died in 1426 and was buried at Burford Church, Burford, Shropshire.
Frederick Lewis Weis lists her death location as Ampthill, Bedfordshire.
John Duke of Lancaster Plantagenet (1340 - 1399)
Blanche Plantagenet (1345 - 1369)
John Cornwaille (1364 - 1443)
John Hastings (1372 - 1389)*
John de Holand (1350 - 1400)*
Constance Holland Grey (1387 - 1437)*
John Holland (1395 - 1447)*
Philippa of Lancaster (1360 - 1415)*
Elizabeth Lancaster (1363 - 1425)
Henry Plantagenet-Lancaster (1367 - 1413)*
John de Beaufort (1371 - 1410)**
Catherine Plantagenet Of Lancaster (1373 - 1418)**
Henry Beaufort (1374 - 1447)**
Joan Beaufort Neville (1375 - 1440)**
Thomas de Beaufort (1377 - 1426)**
Burford, St Mary's Churchyard
Shropshire Unitary Authority
Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Mar 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86167748
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