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Richard Holland (died 1661) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1654 and 1656. He supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War. Holland was the eldest son of Edward Holland of Denton and was nephew of Richard Holland who was MP in 1586. He succeeded his father at Denton in 1630. In 1642 he was one of the commanders in the defence of Manchester against the Earl of Derby. He was a colonel in the service of the commonwealth and a firm adherent of Presbyterian party.[1] In 1654, Holland was elected Member of Parliament for Lancashire in the First Protectorate Parliament. He was re-elected MP Lancashire in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament.[2] Holland died in 1661.[1]

Holland left two daughters - Ann wife of Edward Kenyon of Prestwich and Frances who married Francis Beresford of Bentley.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 William Duncombe Pink, Alfred B. Beaven The parliamentary representation of Lancashire, (county and borough), 1258-1885, with biographical and genealogical notices of the members, &c. (1889)
  2. Willis, Browne (1750) Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London pp. [1]Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected >= operator. http://books.google.com/books?id=5V09AAAAYAAJ&pg=RA2-PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
William West
John Sawry
Robert Cunliffe
Member of Parliament for Lancashire
1654-1656
With: Gilbert Ireland 1654-1656
Richard Standish 1654-1656
William Ashurst 1654
Sir Richard Hoghton, 3rd Baronet 1656
Succeeded by
Sir George Booth Bt
Alexander Rigby

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