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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
7605700. Lord Robert de Holand & 7605701. Elizabeth of Hainault
1312, Robert born in England, heir & s/o 30422042. Robert de Holand & 30422043. Maud la Zouche.
~1315, Elizabeth born in Valenciennes, France, d/o 2954850. Count William of Hainaut.
11/15/1321, Licence for Robert de Holand and Matilda his wife to assign the manor of Brackele and Halse, co. Northampton, … successive remainders Robert son of the said Robert de Holand … Thomas his brother, Alan brother of Thomas, … (S) CPRs.
6/23/1322, … Robert de Holand [Robert’s father], being charged with being and adherent of Thomas, sometime earl of Lancaster, surrendered to the king’s will, … (S) CPRs.
King Edward II seized the lands of “Robert de Holand, a rebel” [the father].
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
3/20/1327, Grant to Matilda [Robert’s mother] wife of Robert de Holand, at the request of the queen, of the manor of Hals and Bracle, co. Northampton, … to hold for the support of herself and her children … (S) CPRs.
12/23/1327, under King Edward III, Robert’s [the father] lands restored.
1328, Robert age 16 when his father was murdered by patrons of Thomas, earl of Lancaster.
11/20/1329, … forfeiture of Robert de Holand, … Robert, now deceased, … Robert, the son and heir of the aforesaid Robert de Holand, who is still under age, … (S) CPRs.
Robert married Elizabeth.
7/1333, Robert serving in the army with King Edward defeated David II and the Scots at Hallidon Hill in Scotland; then captured Berwick-upon-Tweed.
8/10/1333, Robert received Chelveston, Northamptonshire for his services in the war with Scotland. (S) CPRs.
3/16/1338, Exemplification … of moneys due to the king in right of the county of Chester … Robert de Holand owes 333£ 11s 11.25d … (S) CPRs.
1/28/1340, Pardon … and for a robbery of seven oxen of Robert de Holand, knight, … (S) CPRs.
1340, Robert confirmed a lease of his brother Sir Thomas to Ralph Neville of Raby.
1342-72, Robert summoned to parliament.
5/25/1346, Letters of protection for Robert de Holand, son and heir of Robert de Holand, chivaler, who was with the king.
7/12/1346, Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued. Robert served in France in the retinue of Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.
7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, Edward’s forces captured the city; and Raoul, Count of Eu, Constable of France, and Jean de Tancarville, Grand Chamberlain of France.
King Edward stopped at Crecy and took up defensive positions.
8/26/1346, Robert fought at the Battle of Crecy.
9/4/1346, King Edward started the siege of Calais. [Ended 8/4/1347.]
5/4/1347, Letters of protection for Robert de Holand, son and heir of Robert de Holand, knight.
3/1347, Robert de Holand, knight, assisted in the abduction of Margery, widow of Nicholas de la Beche.
11/8/1347, Sir Robert de Holand, who had served in the king’s retinue, to be exonerated from all demands for men-at-arms. (S) Crecy and Calais, P150.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
Aft. 5/31/1349, Robert heir to his mother of the Manors of Holand, Hale, Samlesburie, Torisholme, Dalton, the moiety of the hamlet of Brightmete, the twelfth part of the Manor of Harewood, the Manor of Haydok, the moiety of the Manor of Goldburne, the Manor of Orel and the fourth part of the Manor of Overderwent. (S) UKNA.
2/2/1350, Commission of oyer … Robert de Holand … on complaint by Richard Knyvet, keeper of Queen Philippa’s forest … (S) CPRs.
Elizabeth became a nun at St. Lenoards Benedictine nunnery at Stratford-atte-Bowe.
1354, Prince Lionel and the Countess of Ulster visited Elizabeth at St. Leonards. (S) The Riverside Chaucer, Chaucer, 2008, P803.
11/26/1354, Commission of the peace … Robert de Holand … co. Northampton. (S) CPRs.
9/1356, Elizabeth of Hainault, sister of Queen Philippa, at St. Leonard’s convent. (S) The General Prologue, V1, Chaucer, 1993, P137.
1359, Sir Otho Holand, querent, his brother Robert de Holand the elder, and Robert de Holand the younger, deforcients, the manor of Yoxhall, so. Staffordshire. (S) Memorials of the Order of the Garter, Beltz, 1841, P85.
12/15/1361, Commission of the peace … Robert de Holand … co. Northampton. (S) CPRs.
6/1/1363, Robert 1st summoned to parliament.
1366, Robert de Holand, knight, to grant the advowson of the church of Leigh to the prior and convent of Holland, retaining the manors of Holland and Haydock. Lanc. (S) UKNA.
1367-8, Robert de Holand, knight, to grant a messuage, mill, and land in Pemberton to the prior and convent of Holland, … (S) UKNA.
8/20/1367, Grant, at the instance of queen Philippa, to Elizabeth de Holand, 20 pounds of money annually at the Exchequer for life or until further order. (S) CPRs. [Note: Robert is not deceased.]
3/16/1372, Robert, knt. of Thorpe Waterville, Northamptonshire, 2nd Lord Holand died; buried at St. James Chapel, Brackley; leaving his granddaughter Maud, d/o Robert his heir.
1375, Elizabeth of Hainault wrote her will, naming her nephew, Thomas of Woodstock and Madame Argentyn, another nun. (S) Excerpta Historica, Bentley, 1833.
1375, Elizabeth died at Stratford atte Bowe, buried in the chapel of St. Mary. (S) Equally in God’s Image, Holloway, 1990, P201.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P431. (S) Crecy and Calais, 1898.
Children of Robertand Elizabeth: [4 sons]
i. Robert de Holand (15211178), born ~1335 in England. [Heir]