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Sir John Holland

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Birth
Dartington, South Hams District, Devon, England
Death
5 Aug 1447 (aged 52)
Stepney, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Burial
Wapping, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Plot
He was buried next to his sister Lady Constance Grey before the church was destroyed in the 1800s.
Memorial ID
6853 View Source

Duke of Exeter. Born the second son of John de Holand, Duke of Exeter and Elizabeth Plantagenet; he was also nephew to Henry IV, and a cousin of Henry V, and Richard II. In 1400 his father was arrested and beheaded on a charge of treason against his brother-in-law, Henry IV. given a chance to serve Henry V in the 1415 campaign in France, Holland distinguished himself at Agincourt and was created a Knight of the Garter. In 1416 his father's Earldom of Huntingdon was restored to him. In 1421 he was captured by the French at the Battle of Baugé and spent four years as a prisoner before his release in 1425. In 1435 he was appointed admiral of England, Ireland, and Aquitaine, and in 1439 he was made the king's lieutenant in Aquitaine. That same year, he was restored his father's Dukedom of Exeter. He was succeeded by his son, Henry.

Duke of Exeter. Born the second son of John de Holand, Duke of Exeter and Elizabeth Plantagenet; he was also nephew to Henry IV, and a cousin of Henry V, and Richard II. In 1400 his father was arrested and beheaded on a charge of treason against his brother-in-law, Henry IV. given a chance to serve Henry V in the 1415 campaign in France, Holland distinguished himself at Agincourt and was created a Knight of the Garter. In 1416 his father's Earldom of Huntingdon was restored to him. In 1421 he was captured by the French at the Battle of Baugé and spent four years as a prisoner before his release in 1425. In 1435 he was appointed admiral of England, Ireland, and Aquitaine, and in 1439 he was made the king's lieutenant in Aquitaine. That same year, he was restored his father's Dukedom of Exeter. He was succeeded by his son, Henry.

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Inscription

This monument was erected in the collegiate church of St Katharine near the Tower to the memory of John Holland Duke of Exeter: Earl of Huntingdon & Ivry=Lord of Sparr=Admiral of England Ireland and Aquitaine = Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter and Constable of the Tower = he died the V of August MCCCCLVII.

Also to the memory of his two wives = viz
=Anne daughter of Edmund Earl of Stafford by whom he had issue Henry Holland the last Duke of Exeter of that surname who married Anne sister of King Edward the fourth and died without issue.

Anne daughter of John Montacute Earl of Salisbury by whom he had issue his only daughter Anne mother to Roland Nevil third Earl of Westmoreland.

Their remains having been carefully removed from the original place of interment were deposited in this chapel as are those of the other persons whose monuments and gravestones were transferred to it from the Collegiate Church of St Katharine aforesaid.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 6 Nov 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6853
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6853/john-holland: accessed ), memorial page for Sir John Holland (29 Mar 1395–5 Aug 1447), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6853, citing Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Wapping, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .