existed no family in Lancashire,' wrote a distinguished antiquary of that county, Mr. Langton, 'whose
career has been so remarkable as that of the Hollands. Playing an active part in the most picturesque and
chivalrous period of English history, they figured among the founder of the Order of the Garter, allied
themselves with the royal family, and attained the highest rank in the peerage.'
From The Lancashire
Hollands by Bernard Holland; the
title is also the name and inspiration of this genealogy website.
The Holland family was originally from
Upholland in Lancashire, in 1650 William Holland purchased the Dam Head property in Mobberley, Cheshire where my ancestors
lived for nearly 250 years until my great-grandfather, John Edward Holland, decided to come to
Australia in the 1880s.
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find any errors, or would like any more information.