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Constance or Alicia Holland

Nicknames: "Constance Holand"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
Death: Died in Stcthrnbythtower, London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: St Catherine,London,Middlesex,England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter and Elizabeth Plantagenet, Duchess of Exeter
Wife of Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk and Sir John Grey, KG
Mother of Constance Herbert; Lady Alice Grey of Ruthin; Alice Knyvett; Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent and Thomas Grey, 1st Baron of Richemount Grey
Sister of Richard Holland; Lady Elizabeth de Holland; Alice de Vere; John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter and Edward de Holland
Half sister of John Cornwall and Constance Cornwall, Countess of Arundel

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About Constance or Alicia Holland

Constance Holland

NB One user had year of birth as circa 1376

She was the daughter of Elizabeth Plantagenet, (also known as Elizabeth of Lancaster), and John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, the brother of King Richard II. She was also a niece of King Henry IV. She was first betrothed to Thomas Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk as a 4-year-old child, but the marriage was never consummated, due to his early death as punishment for a revolt against her uncle, King Henry IV.

She married Sir John Grey KG (c. 1387 – August 27, 1439), English nobleman and soldier, was the eldest son of Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn and Margaret Roos.

Sir John Grey and Constance Holland had at least two children:

Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (1416–1490); and

Thomas (Baron of Rougemont).

John Grey is thought to have later married Margaret Mowbray, daughter of Thomas Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, in 1438.

Grey predeceased his father, who was succeeded by Edmund.

src: wikipedia

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  • Constance Holand1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
  • F, #27476, b. 1387, d. 14 November 1437
  • Father Sir John Holand, 1st Duke Exeter, Earl of Huntingdon, Great Chamberlain of England2,3,14,6,7,8,10,11,12,13 b. c 1350, d. 9 Jan 1400 or 10 Jan 1400
  • Mother Elizabeth Plantagenet2,3,14,6,7,10,12 b. b 21 Feb 1363, d. 24 Nov 1425
  • Constance Holand was born in 1387; Age 4 in September 1391.15,3,6,7,10,12 She and Sir Thomas Mowbray, 11th Earl Norfolk, 2nd Earl Nottingham, Earl Marshal, Lord Mowbray & Segrave obtained a marriage license on 18 September 1391; Date of Papal Dispensation, they being related in the 4th degree of kindred.5,7,12 Constance Holand married Sir Thomas Mowbray, 11th Earl Norfolk, 2nd Earl Nottingham, Earl Marshal, Lord Mowbray & Segrave, son of Sir Thomas Mowbray, 1st Earl Nottingham, 1st Duke of Norfolk; Lord Mowbray, Segrave, & Stourton and Elizabeth FitzAlan, circa 12 September 1392; No issue.15,3,4,6,7,9,10 Constance Holand married Sir John Grey, Captain of Gournay, son of Sir Reynold (Reginald) Grey, 3rd Baron Grey of Ruthyn, Governor of Ireland, Lord of Hastings & Wexford and Margaret Roos, before April 1410; They had 2 sons (Sir Edmund, 1st Earl of Kent, 4th Lord Grey of Ruthin; & Sir Thomas, Lord Richemount Grey) and 1 daughter (Constance, wife of Sir Richard Herbert).15,2,3,4,6,7,8,10,11,12,13 Constance Holand died on 14 November 1437; Buried at Church of St. Katherine by the Tower, London.3,6,7,10,12
  • Family 1 Sir Thomas Mowbray, 11th Earl Norfolk, 2nd Earl Nottingham, Earl Marshal, Lord Mowbray & Segrave b. 17 Sep 1385, d. 8 Jun 1405
  • Family 2 Sir John Grey, Captain of Gournay b. c 1381, d. 27 Aug 1439
  • Children
    • Sir Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent, 4th Baron Grey of Ruthin, Lord High Treasurer+3,6,16,10 b. 26 Oct 1416, d. 22 May 1490
    • Sir Thomas Grey, Lord Richemount Grey, Justice of the Peace for Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire17,18,6,8,10,11,13 b. c 1418, d. c Nov 1461
  • Citations
  • 1.[S8523] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 159; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 121; The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 161.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 299.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 621-622.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 134.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 197.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 277-278.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 210.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 346-347.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 618.
  • 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 129-130.
  • 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 392-393.
  • 12.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 190.
  • 13.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 372-373.
  • 14.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 131-132.
  • 15.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IX, p. 605.
  • 16.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 106.
  • 17.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. X, p. 777.
  • 18.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 766-767.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p915.htm#i27476
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  • Lady Constance de Holand1
  • F, #107301, b. 1387, d. 1437
  • Last Edited=29 Dec 2008
  • Lady Constance de Holand was born in 1387.1 She was the daughter of John de Holand, 1st Duke of Exeter and Elizabeth Plantagenet.1 She married Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk.1 She married Sir John Grey, son of Reynold Grey, 3rd Lord Grey (of Ruthin) and Margaret de Ros, before 24 February 1412/13.2 She died in 1437.1
  • From before 24 February 1412/13, her married name became Grey.2
  • Children of Lady Constance de Holand and Sir John Grey
    • 1. Thomas Grey, 1st Baron of Richemount Grey d. c Dec 14613
    • 2. Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent+ b. 26 Oct 1416, d. 22 May 14904
  • Citations
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 100. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  • [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1817. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 136. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VII, page 164. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10731.htm#i107301
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  • John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter KG (c. 1352 – 16 January 1400), also 1st Earl of Huntingdon, was an English nobleman, primarily remembered for helping cause the downfall of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester and then for conspiring against Henry IV.
  • He was the third son of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent and Joan "The Fair Maid of Kent", daughter of Edmund of Woodstock, a son of King Edward I. His mother later married her cousin Edward, the Black Prince. So, Holland was a half-brother of King Richard II, to whom he remained loyal for the rest of his life. .... etc.
  • .... Later in 1386 he married Elizabeth of Lancaster, a daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Blanche of Lancaster. He and Elizabeth then went on Gaunt's expedition to Spain, where Holland was constable of the English army.[2] After his return to the Kingdom of England, Holland was created Earl of Huntingdon, on 2 June 1388 by an act of parliament.[3] In 1389 he was appointed Lord Great Chamberlain for life, admiral of the fleet in the western seas,[4] and constable of Tintagel Castle. .... etc,
  • He had the following children:
    • Richard Holland (d. 3 September 1400)
    • Constance Holland (1387–1437), married first Thomas Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk, married second Sir John Grey, KG
    • Elizabeth Holland (c. 1389 – 1449), married Sir Roger Fiennes
    • Alice Holland (c. 1392 – c. 1406), married Richard de Vere, 11th Earl of Oxford
    • John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter (1395–1447)
    • Sir Edward Holland (c. 1399 – aft. 1413)
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Holland,_1st_Duke_of_Exeter
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  • Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, 8th Baron Segrave, 7th Baron Mowbray (1385 – 8 June 1405), English nobleman and rebel, was the son of Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk and Lady Elizabeth FitzAlan.
  • Upon the death of his father in Venice, he was allowed to succeed him as Earl of Norfolk and Nottingham, but not as Duke of Norfolk. He also received his father's title of Earl Marshal, but on a strictly honorary basis, the military rank being held by Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland as the Marshal of England. He was betrothed to Constance Holland, daughter of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, then a child, but the marriage was never consummated.
  • A quarrel over precedence with Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick supposedly led to his estrangement from the court of Henry IV. Disaffected, he became involved with the latest rebellion of the Percies in the north, and raised an army with Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York. Deserted by the Earl of Northumberland, Norfolk and Scrope were brought to book on Shipton Moor by a large royal army under John of Lancaster and the Earl of Westmorland. Seeking a parley, they were arrested as soon as they disbanded their followers. When Chief Justice Sir William Gascoigne refused to pass sentence upon them before they were tried by their peers, Henry had both Norfolk and Scrope summarily beheaded, without colour of law, in York on 8 June 1405. This conspiracy is the main historical context for Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2, and the execution is described with the words "so much for Lancaster".
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mowbray,_4th_Earl_of_Norfolk
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  • Sir John Grey KG (c. 1387 – 27 August 1439), English nobleman and soldier, of Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, Badmondisfield (in Wickhambrook), Suffolk, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, etc., 2nd but eldest surviving son and heir apparent of Sir Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn by his 1st wife, Margaret Roos.[1] He was also Captain of Gournay.
  • He traveled with the king to France in 1415 and 1417.[1] He fought at the Battle of Agincourt and was invested as the 151st Knight of the Garter on 5 May 1436.[1]
  • He married (1st) before Trinity term 1410 (as her 2nd husband) Constance Holand (c.1387–14 November 1437), the daughter of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (half brother of King Richard II), by his wife, Elizabeth of Lancaster;.[1] By her mother, Constance was a niece of King Henry IV. Constance married (1st) before 1 June 1402 (by papal dispensation dated 18 Sept. 1391, they being related in the 4th degree of kindred) Sir Thomas Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk, Earl of Nottingham, Earl Marshal, Lord Mowbray, Segrave, and Gower.[1] They had no issue. Sir Thomas Mowbray was executed 8 June 1405 due to his revolt against her uncle, King Henry IV.[1]
  • Sir John Grey and Constance Holand had three children:[1]
    • Sir Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (1416–1490)[1]
    • Sir Thomas Grey, Lord Richemount Grey, of Simpson, Buckinghamshire, Richemount, Bedfordshire, Merton, Westmorland, Langton, Yorkshire, etc., Justice of the Peace for Buckinghamshire, 1453–8, Justice of the Peace for Bedfordshire, 1455. He was created Baron of Richemount Grey by charter dated 25 June 1450, with remainder to his heirs male. He fought on the Lancastrian side at the Battle of Towton 29 March 1461. He was subsequently attainted Nov. 1461 by the first Parliament of King Edward IV, whereby his honours and lands were forfeited, and he was executed soon afterwards.[2]
    • Constance Grey, who married Sir Richard Herbert.[1]
  • Constance, Countess Marshal, died 12 (or 14) Nov. 1437, and was buried in a chapel at St. Katherine by the Tower, London by her brother, John Holand, Duke of Exeter. Following her death, Sir John Grey married (2nd) before 1 July 1438 Margaret Mowbray, daughter of Thomas Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk and widow of Sir Robert Howard.[1] They had no issue.[1]
  • Sir John Grey died 27 August 1439. His widow, Margaret, received a papal indult for a portable altar 3 August 1446. She died shortly before 18 October 1459.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Grey_(knight)
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  • Elizabeth PLANTAGENET (D. Exeter)
  • Born: 1364, Burford, Shropshire
  • Died: 24 Nov 1425
  • Buried: Burford Church, Shropshire
  • Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.415,note g.
  • Father: John "of Gaunt" PLANTAGENET (1º D. Lancaster)
  • Mother: Blanche PLANTAGENET
  • Married: John HASTINGS (3° E. Pembroke) 24 Jun 1380, Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire ANNULMENT 1383
  • Married 2: John HOLLAND (1° D. Exeter) (son of Thomas De Holland, E. Exeter, and Joan Plantagenet) 24 Jun 1386, Plymouth, Devon
  • Children:
    • 1. Constance HOLLAND (b. 1387 - d. 1437) (m.1 Thomas Mowbray, D. Norfolk - m.2 Sir John Grey)
    • 2. Alice HOLLAND (b. ABT 1392) (m. Richard De Vere, 11º E. Oxford)
    • 3. Richard HOLLAND
    • 4. John HOLLAND (1º D. Huntington) (b. 29 Mar 1395 - d. 5 Aug 1447) (m.1 Anne Stafford - m.2 Anne Montague)
    • 5. Edward HOLLAND (b. ABT 1399)
  • Married 3: John CORNWALL of Burford (1° B. Fanhope) BEF 12 Dec 1400
  • Children:
    • 6. Constance CORNWALL (m. John Fitzalan, 14º E. Arundel)
    • 7. John CORNWALL (Sir) (b. 1404)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/PLANTAGENET2.htm#Elizabeth PLANTAGENET (D. Exeter)
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  • John GREY (Sir Knight)
  • Born: ABT 1387, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
  • Died: 27 Aug 1439, Badmondisfield, Suffolk, England
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter. Served in the French wars.
  • Father: Reginald GREY (3° B. Grey of Ruthin)
  • Mother: Margaret ROS
  • Married: Constance HOLLAND (b. 1387 - d. 1437) (dau. of John Holland, 1º D. Exeter; and Elizabeth Plantagenet)
  • Children:
    • 1. Alice GREY
    • 2. Edmund GREY (1° E. Kent)
    • 3. Constance GREY
    • 4. Thomas GREY (1° B. Richemound)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/GREY3.htm#John GREY (Sir Knight)1
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  • Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (26 October 1416 – 22 May 1490), English administrator,[1] nobleman and magnate, was the son of Sir John Grey, KG and Constance Holland. His main residence was at Wrest near Silsoe Bedfordshire.
  • Through Constance Holland, he was great-grandson of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, the third son of King Edward III of England, by his first wife, and thus grand-nephew of King Henry IV of England and Philippa of Lancaster.
  • Grey succeeded his grandfather Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn in 1440.
  • He married Lady Katherine Percy, who was also a great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt by his third wife, Katherine Swynford, and also a paternal descendant of King Edward III of England through his second son, Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence. After the death of their first son, the second, George, became his heir and eventually George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent (d. 15 December 1505). .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Grey,_1st_Earl_of_Kent
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  • Links
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_of_Lancaster,_Duchess_of_Exeter
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Grey,_3rd_Baron_Grey_de_Ruthyn
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Lady Constance de Holand's Timeline

1387
1387
Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
1387
Ruthin, Denbigh, Wales, Great Britain
1391
April 1391
Age 4
1410
1410
Age 23
Buckenham Cas, , Norfolk, England
1414
1414
Age 27
Of, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
1415
1415
Age 28
1415
Age 28
Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England
1416
October 26, 1416
Age 29
Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
1418
1418
Age 31
Ruthin,Denbighshire,Wales
1437
November 14, 1437
Age 50
Stcthrnbythtower, London, Middlesex, England