2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
~1332, Robert born in England, heir & s/o 7605700. Lord Robert de Holand & 7605701. Elizabeth of Hainault.
~1337, Alice born in England, d/o 30422358. John de Lisle & 30422359. Maud de Grey.
1346-7, Robert, son and heir of Robert de Holand, served in the retinue of the king in France [Robert’s father also served].
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, King 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.
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.
8/1346, During the siege of Aguillon a major skirmish took place in front of the castle in which Philip of Burgundy, earl of Artois and Boulogne, died from wounds. King Philip VI of France ordered the duke of Normandy to end the siege of Aiguillon in order to oppose the invading English forces.
8/26/1346, The Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.
9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais. [Ended 8/1347, held by the English until 1558. Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.]
5/4/1347, Letters of protection for Robert de Holand, son and heir of Robert de Holand, knight. [Robert’s father returned to England before the fall of Calais.]
1347, The Abbot of Furnes filed complaints against Robert.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
[––Robert & Alice––]
By 1355, Robert married Alice.
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.
5/10/1367, Licence for Robert son of Robert de Holand to assign a messuage etc. and a reversion in Pemberton, co. Lancs, to Up Holland priory, co. Lancs. (S) UKNA.
Bef. 1/24/1372, Robert died before his father, his son-in-law John Lovel an executor of his will.
Alice married 2nd Sir Edmund de Hengrave. [No children]
1374, daughter Maud and her husband John sued Alice and Edmund for the manor of Nether Kellet, Lancanshire.
7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.
2/4/1379, Edmund died.
By 1384, Alice married 3rd Richard Wychingham of Norfolk. [No children]
1/1384, Sir Thomas Henrgave called to answer the king for relief of lands his father Sir Edmund held … claimed to be exonerated … because Richard de Wychingham, and Alice his wife, who was late the wife of Sir Edmund de Hemegrave, his father, held the said manor for the life of Alice. (S) Hist. & Antiq’s of Henrygrave, Gage, 1822, P88.
8/12/1401, Alice wrote her will.
Bef. 1/19/1402, Alice died.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P432.
Child of Robert and Alice:
i. Maud Holand (7605589), born 1356 in England.
5/3/1373, Order to escheator in the county of Northampton to deliver to John Lovel, 'chivaler,' and Maud, his wife, daughter of Robert son of Robert de Holand, ' chivaler,' and kinswoman and heir of the said Robert de Holand, who held in chief, the lands which the said Robert, Maud's grandfather, held in his demesne as of fee and to himself and the heirs of his body ; as the king has taken the homage and fealty due from John due by reason of his having offspring by Maud. (S) CFRs.