Sir John Holland, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Holland, 1st Baronet (October 1603 – 19 January 1701) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1679.

Holland was the son of Sir Thomas Holland of Quiddenham, Norfolk and his wife Mary Knyvet, daughter of Sir Thomas Knyvet. He was created a baronet, of Quiddenham by King Charles 1 on 15 June 1629.[1]

In April 1640, Holland was elected Member of Parliament for Norfolk in the Short Parliament. In November 1640 he was elected MP Castle Rising in the Long Parliament and held the seat until he was excluded in Pride's Purge in 1648.[2] Holland was re-elected for Castle Rising in the Convention Parliament in 1660. In 1661 he was elected MP for Aldeburgh in the Cavalier Parliament and held the seat to 1679.[2]

Holland died aged ninety-seven.[1]

Holland married Alathea Panton, daughter of John Panton of Bruinshop, Denbighshire, and widow of William, Lord Sandys, of the Vine. His son Thomas predeceased him and he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his grandson Sir John Holland, 2nd Baronet.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
1640
With: Sir Edmund Moundeford
Succeeded by
Sir John Potts, 1st Baronet
Sir Edmund Moundeford
Preceded by
Thomas Talbot
Nicholas Harman
Member of Parliament for Castle Rising
1640–1648
With: John Spelman
Succeeded by
Not represented until 1659
Preceded by
Not represented in restored Rump
Member of Parliament for Castle Rising
1660
With: John Spelman
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Paston
Robert Steward