Cornelius Holland (regicide)

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Cornelius Holland (1599 – c. 1671[1])

Born London, England; died possibly at Lausanne, Switzerland about 1671, after he was wanted for his part in the regicide of Charles I of England.[2]

Holland is alleged to have been the chief hand in drawing up the charges against King Charles I, although he was not present when the sentence of death was pronounced, nor does his name appear on the warrant of execution. In February 1649, he was appointed to Council of State[3][4] and was reappointed the next years.[5][6]

Holland lived for a time at Creslow Manor House which he remodelled ca. 1646.[7] This manor house is mentioned in Chambers Book of Days under June 23:[8]

See also


  1. J. T. Peacey, ‘Holland, Cornelius (1600–1671?)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 9 Aug 2007
  2. House of Lords Journal Volume 11 4 June 1660, Proclamation for apprehending the late King's Judges
  3. House of Commons Journal Volume 6 15 February 1649 (New Style)
  4. House of Commons Journal Volume 6 30 June 1649
  5. House of Commons Journal Volume 6 12 February 1650 (New Style)
  6. House of Commons Journal Volume 7 25 November 1651
  7. Robin Alston Country houses of England
  8. Chambers' Book of Days June 23rd by members of, a Non-profit Community Web Site for Emmitsburg, Maryland
  9. Churches destroyed or dismantled by Holland: Creslow, Granborough, and East Claydon