2019-07-20 18:02:30 UTC
Dear Newsgroup ~
Complete Peerage 6 (1926): 528–531 (sub Holand) has a good account of Sir Robert de Holand, 1st Lord Holand, who died in 1328. Regarding his marriage to Maud la Zouche, the following information is provided on page 530:
"He married, about 1311, certainly before August 1314, Maud, daughter and coheiress of Alan (la Zouche), Lord Zouche, with whom he acquired extensive estates, including the manor of Brackley, Northamptonshire." END OF QUOTE.
In footnote i on page 530, this couple is further discussed. The source for the August 1314 date in the main text appears to be Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1313–1317 (1898): 226, which reads as follows:
"Date: 13 July 1314. Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry Spigurnel and John de Cave, touching the persons who broke the coffers of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro [Seymout] and Elena his wife, and of Robert de Holand and Matilda his wife, at Brackele, co. Northampton, and carried away their goods and their charters, writings and other muniments." END OF QUOTE.
The above item may be viewed at the following weblink:
As we can see above, the item in question actually indicates that Robert de Holand and Maud his wife were married before 13 July 1314, not August 1314.
There is yet another contemporary record which indicates that Robert de Holand and Maud la Zouche were married before 13 May 1306. This record consists of a fine of that date whereby Maud la Zouche’s great aunt, Emeline Longespée, widow of Maurice Fitz Maurice, Knt., settled the manor of Denford (in Kintbury), Berkshire on herself for life, with remainder to Robert de Holand and Maud his wife and the heirs of Maud.
An abstract of the above mentioned fine is found on Chris Phillips' great website at the following weblink and is also copied further below:
The original fine may be viewed at the following weblink:
In summary, we see that Sir Robert de Holand and his wife, Maud la Zouche, were married before 13 May 1306 (date of the fine), not about 1311, as claimed by Complete Peerage.
For interest's sake, the following is a list of the numerous 17th Century New World immigrants that descend from Sir Robert de Holand, 1st Lord Holand, and his wife, Maud la Zouche.
Robert Abell, Barbara Aubrey, John Barclay, John Baynard, Dorothy Beresford, John Bevan, Essex Beville, William Bladen, Elizabeth Bosvile, Thomas Bressey, Obadiah Bruen, Stephen Bull, Charles Calvert, St. Leger Codd, Humphrey Davie, Edward Digges, Robert Drake, Rowland Ellis, Agatha, Alice, Eleanor, Jane & Martha Eltonhead, John Fenwick, Henry Fleete, Thomas Gerard, Muriel Gurdon, Mary Gye, Elizabeth & John Harleston, Warham Horsmanden, Patrick Houston, Anne Humphrey, Mary Launce, Nathaniel Littleton, Thomas Lloyd, Gabriel, Roger & Sarah Ludlow, Thomas Lunsford, Oliver Manwaring, John and Margaret Nelson, Philip & Thomas Nelson, Thomas Owsley, John Oxenbridge, Herbert Pelham, William & Elizabeth Pole, Henry & William Randolph, George Reade, Thomas Rudyard, Katherine Saint Leger, Richard Saltonstall, Mary Johanna Somerset, John Stockman, Rose Stoughton, James Taylor, Samuel & William Torrey, John & Lawrence Washington, Olive Welby, John West, Hawte Wyatt, Amy Wyllys.
Do you descend from Sir Robert de Holand and Maud la Zouche? If so, I'd very much like to see your list of descent from this couple posted here on the newsgroup.
Douglas Richardson, Historian and Genealogist
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CP 25/1/9/38, number 10.
Link: Image of document at AALT
Date: The day after Ascension, 34 Edward I [13 May 1306].
Parties: Hugh de Deneford', the parson of the church of Lauynton', querent, and Emmeline Longespeie, deforciant, by Ralph de Sherpynh[a]m, put in her place.
Property: The manor of Deneford'.
Action: Plea of covenant.
Agreement: Emmeline has acknowledged the manor to be the right of Hugh, as that which he has of her [gift].
For this: Hugh has granted to Emmeline the manor and has rendered it to her in the court, to hold to Emmeline, of the chief lords for the life of Emmeline. And after the decease of Emmeline the manor shall remain to Robert de Holond' and Maud, his wife, and the heirs begotten by Robert on the body [of Maud], to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, remainder to Alan la Zouche [and his heirs, quit] of the heirs of Emmeline and also of the other heirs of Robert and Maud, to hold of the chief lords for ever.
Standardised forms of names. (These are tentative suggestions, intended only as a finding aid.)
Persons: Hugh de Denford, Emmeline Longespee, Ralph de Sharpenham, Robert de Holland, Maud de Holland, Alan la Zouche
Places: Lavington (in Wiltshire), Denford (in Kintbury)