Francis Holles, 2nd Baron Holles

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Francis Holles, 2nd Baron Holles (1627–1690) was an English statesman, and only child of Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles (best known as one of the five members of parliament whom King Charles I of England attempted to arrest in 1642) and his first wife Dorothy, daughter and heiress of Sir Francis Ashley. Francis inherited the peerage of Baron Holles from his father.

Francis represented both the Wiltshire and Lostwithiel British parliamentary constituencies. Whilst sitting for the latter, he was excluded from the Pride’s Purge took place in December 1648.

A sculpture of Francis by Nicholas Stone exists in Westminster Abbey.

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper
Nicholas Green
Thomas Eyre
Member of Parliament for Wiltshire
1654
With: Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper
Thomas Grove
Alexander Thistlethwaite
Alexander Popham
John Norden
John Ernle
William Yorke
James Ash
Gabriel Martin
Succeeded by
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper
Thomas Grove
Alexander Thistlethwaite
Sir Alexander Popham
Richard Grobham Howe
Sir Walter St John
John Bulkeley
William Ludlow
Henry Hungerford
Gabriel Martin
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Denzil Holles
Baron Holles
1680-1690
Succeeded by
Denzil Holles