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Robert de Holland
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Birth: 1283
Up Holland
Lancashire, England
Death: Oct. 7, 1328
Essex, England

Robert de Holland, 1st Baron Holland was an English nobleman, born in Lancashire. He was a son of Sir Robert de Holland and Elizabeth, daughter of William de Samlesbury.
He was a favorite of Thomas Plantagenet, 2nd Earl of Lancaster and had been knighted by 1305. He served him by suppressing the 1315 rising of Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea, and William de Bradshagh (Bradshaw) who banded together and launched an attack on the Liverpool Castle. The manors of Thornton and Bagworth was acquired by him in 1313. From 1314 to 1321 he was called to Parliament. After that his part in the Battle of Boroughbridge was deemed cowardly and led to his disfavor. 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.
His execution occurred in 1328 by beheading in Essex, his body was sent to Lancashire to be buried.
About 1308 he married Maud la Zouche, daughter of Lord Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby and Eleanor de Segrave.
Robert and Maude had thirteen children:
Joane Holland (c. 1305 - 1340). Married John Radcliffe.
Margery Holland (born c. 1308).
Robert Holland (c. 1312 - 16 March 1372/1373).
Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent (c. 1314 - 26 December 1360).
Otho Holland (c. 1316 - 3 September 1359).
John Holland (born c. 1318).
Maud Holland (born c. 1319). Married Thomas Swinnerton.
Alan Holland (c. 1320 - 1339).
Elizabeth Holland (born c. 1320).
Margaret Holland (c. 1322 - 1349).
Jane Holland (born c. 1326).
Eleanor Holland (c. 1327 - 1341).
Elizabeth Holland (born c. 1328). Married Henry FitzRoger 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth de Samlesbury (1256 - 1320)
  Maud la Zouche (1289 - 1349)*
  Maud de Holand de Swynnerton*
  Elizabeth de Holand (____ - 1388)*
  Robert de Holand (1312 - 1373)*
  Thomas de Holland (1314 - 1360)*
*Calculated relationship
Grey Friars' Church
City of Preston
Lancashire, England
Created by: Mad
Record added: Oct 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99215120

My 21st great grandfather. Rest in peace.
- Vicky L.
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
For my 21st great grandfather.
- Marilyn Becker
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014
My 18th Great Grandfather. You will not be forgotten.
- Rhonda White-Ottem
 Added: Sep. 22, 2014
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