|Death: ||Apr. 25, 1397|
Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, 3rd Baron Holand (1350 – 25 April 1397) was an English nobleman and a councilor of his half-brother Richard II.
Thomas was the son of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent and Joan of Kent. His mother was a daughter of Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent and Margaret Wake. Edmund was in turn a son of Edward I of England and his second Queen consort Marguerite of France, and thus a younger half-brother of Edward II of England.
When his father died in 1360 Thomas became Baron Holand. His mother was still Countess of Kent in her own right. At sixteen, in 1366, Holland was appointed captain of the English forces in Aquitaine. He fought in various campaigns over the following years, and was made a Knight of the Garter in 1375.
Richard II became king in 1377, and soon Holland acquired great influence over his younger half-brother, which he used for his own enrichment. In 1381 he was created Earl of Kent.
Thomas married Lady Alice Fitzalan (daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel) on 10 April 1364. They had eight children:
Alianore Holland (1373 – October 1405), married first Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March and second Edward Charleton, 5th Baron Cherleton
Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey (1374 – 7 January 1400), who succeeded him
Joan Holland (ca. 1380–12 April 1434), married Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York
Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent (6 January 1384 – 15 September 1408), had a child by Constance of York
Margaret Holland (1385 – 31 December 1439), married first John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and second Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence
Elizabeth Holland, who married Sir John Neville (c.1387 – before 20 May 1420), eldest son and heir of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and by him had three sons, Ralph Neville, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, John Neville, Baron Neville, and Sir Thomas Neville, and a daughter, Margaret Neville.
Eleanor Holland (1386- after 1413) married Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury
Bridget Holland, who became a nun
Through the marriages of his daughters, he became the ancestor of many of the prominent figures in the Wars of the Roses, including Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Warwick the Kingmaker. He was also an ancestor of queen consort Catherine Parr, the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII.
(bio by: Jerry Ferren)
Thomas de Holland (1314 - 1360)
Joan Plantagenet Holland (1328 - 1385)
Alice FitzAlan Holland (1350 - 1415)*
Alianor Holland Cherleton (1370 - 1405)*
Thomas De Holland (1374 - 1400)*
Margaret de Holland de Beaufort (1380 - 1439)*
Edmund de Holand (1382 - 1408)*
Eleanor de Holand (1386 - 1413)*
Elizabeth de Holand Neville (1388 - 1423)*
John de Holand (1350 - 1400)*
Joan Holland (1350 - 1384)*
Thomas de Holland (1354 - 1397)
Edward of Angoulême (1365 - 1372)**
Richard II (1367 - 1400)**
Note: Son of Sir Thomas De Holland, Earl of Kent and Joan Plantagenet, The Fair Maid of Kent. He married Lady Alice Fitzalan on April 10, 1364.
South Kesteven District
Created by: Ann
Record added: Jan 14, 2010
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