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Holland, Earl of (E, 1624 - 1759)


Creation: let.pat. 24 Sep 1624


Extinct: 7 Sep 1759


Family name: Rich




See Earl of Warwick



Henry [Rich], 1st Baron Kensington later 1st Earl of Holland, KG PC

2nd son of Robert [Rich], 1st Earl of Warwick, by his first wife Lady Penelope Devereux, 1st dau. of Walter [Devereux], 1st Earl of Essex


19 Aug 1590


c. 1616 Isabel Cope (d. 30 Aug 1655), dau. and hrss. of Sir Walter Cope, of Kensington, co. Middlesex, Master of the Court of Wards, by his wife Dorothy Grenville, dau. of Richard Grenville, of Wotton, co. Buckingham


1. Hon Robert Rich, later 2nd Earl of Holland later 5th Earl of Warwick

2. Hon Charles Rich (d. unm.)

3. Hon Henry Rich (d. unm.)

4. Hon Cope Rich (bapt. 3 May 1635; bur. 7 Aug 1676), mar., and had issue:

1a. Cope Rich (d. c. 1706), mar., and had issue:

1b. Edward Rich, later 8th Earl of Warwick

1. Lady Frances Rich (bur. 12 Nov 1672), mar. 28 Jun 1632 William [Paget], 5th Baron Paget, and had issue

2. Lady Susannah Rich (d. 19 May 1649), mar. 1 Dec 1640 as his first wife James [Howard], 3rd Earl of Suffolk, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Rich (d. 8 Feb 1666), mar. 17 Dec 1657 as his first wife John [Campbell], 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, and had issue

4. Lady Isabella Rich, mar. Sir James Thynne, of Longleat, co. Wiltshire (b. 1605; dsp. 12 Oct 1670), 1st son and and heir of Sir Thomas Thynne, of Longleat, co. Wiltshire, by his first wife Lady Maria Tuchet, 3rd dau. by his first wife of George [Tuchet], 1st Earl of Castlehaven

5. Lady Diana Rich (d. unm.)


9 Mar 1648/9


5 Mar 1622/3 Baron Kensington, of Kensington in the County of Middlesex

24 Sep 1624 Earl of Holland

suc. by



Knight of the Bath at the creation of Henry, Prince of Wales 1610; Member of Parliament for Leicester 1610-11 and 1614; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1617-30; Ambassador to Paris 1624 and as Joint Ambassador 1624-26; Privy Councillor 1625; Knight of the Garter 1625; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1626; Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1628-49; Master of the Horse 1628; Constable of Windsor 1629-48; High Steward of the Queen's Household 1629-48; High Steward of Reading 1631; Chief Justice on Eyre, South of Trent 1631-48/9; Groom of the Stole 1636-42; General of the Horse against the Scots 1639; Privy Councillor [S] 1641; not fully committed to either side in the Civil War; Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex and Berkshire for Parliament 1642-43; Member of the Assembly of Divines 1643 ; by 1648 he was supporting the King; took part in the rising of 1648, defeated at Nonsuch, arrested at St Neot's, sentenced to death and executed a few weeks after the King


Robert [Rich], 2nd Earl of Holland later 5th Earl of Warwick


suc. his cousin 14 Aug 1673 as 5th Earl of Warwick


The Earldom of Holland was held by the Earls of Warwick from 14 Aug 1673 until 7 Sep 1759, when on the death of Edward [Rich], 8th Earl of Warwick, 5th Earl of Holland, etc., all his titles became extinct


 First written 29 Jan 2003



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