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:
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:
Children of Sir Robert de Holand and Maud la Zouche were:
Child of Robert de Holand and Elizabeth was:
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, Line 47[30-33], Line 78, Line 236; SGM: Dave Utzinger, William Addams Reitweisner.
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