Papers relating to Henry Rich, Earl of Holland, 1645-1670.


Holland, Henry Rich, Earl of, 1590-1649. Papers relating to Henry Rich, Earl of Holland, 1645-1670.

Papers relating to Henry Rich, Earl of Holland, 1645-1670.

Nine documents relating to the career and family of the first Earl of Holland. The collection contains Holland's 1648 will, written "considering the violence and accidents in this time of danger and distraction;" a letter to his wife and daughters, probably dating from shortly after his capture, in which he declares his loyalties and consoles them that "where there can bee no shame let there bee no sorow;" and a letter from Holland in prison to his daughter Frances in which he comments that "prisoners know litle yet thinke muche" and accurately predicts both the failure of the Treaty of Newport negotiations and the repercussions for the King. Other documents include a legal opinion and financial statement connected with the settlement of Lord Holland's estate; a letter from the Duchess of Ormonde to Lady Paget concerning her son's repentance for the "error" of demanding a higher allowance; a letter from Elizabeth, Countess of Holland to her sister on the family's finances; two letters from Diana Ashurst to her father, Lord Paget, written shortly after her marriage in 1670; and an order by Charles Gerard that the army not quarter at Beaudesert, Lord Paget's seat.

1.16 linear feet (1 box)

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Holland, Henry Rich, Earl of, 1590-1649 (person)

Henry Rich, first Earl of Holland (1590-1649) was both Royalist and Parliamentarian at various points during the English Civil Wars. Returning to the Royalist side in 1648, he rose for the King at Kingston but was defeated on July 7, 1648, and captured by the Parliamentary Army at St. Neots three days later. After a trial before the High Court of Justice, Holland was executed with the Duke of Hamilton and Lord Capel in New Palace Yard, Westminster on March 9, 1649. From the descripti...

Paget, Frances Rich, Lady, d. 1678. (person)

Holland, Elizabeth Ingram, Countess of, d. 1661. (person)

Holland, Isabel Cope, Countess of, d. 1655. (person)

Macclesfield, Charles Gerard, Earl of, 1618?-1694 (person)

Paget, William Paget, Baron, 1609-1678 (person)

Ormonde, Elizabeth Butler, Duchess of, -1684 (person)

Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649 (person)

Title: King of Great Britain and Ireland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001084.0x0001b0 John Bennett of Symondsbury, Dorset, yeoman, was the grandfather of John Every, the ward of the Prince of Wales. Barbara Every was the widow of John Every, deceased, and mother of John Every, ward of the Prince of Wales. From the description of Lease from Charles, Prince of Wales, to John Bennett of Symondsbury,...

Ashurst, Diana Paget, Lady, d. 1707. (person)