HOLLAND, Edmund, Earl Of Kent 1
- Born: Jan 6, 1382, Brockenhurst
- Christened: Jan 8, 1382, Brockenhurst Church 2
- Marriage: PLANTAGENET, Constance "Langley" Or
- Died: Sep 15, 1407 at age 25
On CD-100, Edmund is listed as "Earl of Kent, Duke of Holland". His older brother, Thomas was the first to have that title, but when he died young Edmund was the next in line. (C-452) This would have been before 1404 when Edmund's age was verified on the records in the following manner. This info was provided by Keith Cox who has done research in Brockenhurst records. "The jurors make the following presentments:
They remember the date because William Frebody, aged 50 and more, held a lighted torch at the font during the baptism.
Thomas Colyngton, 42 and more, on that day brought 12 partridges to Thomas de Holland, the father of Edmund.
Robert atte More, aged 46 and more, killed a deer on that day in the New Forest near Brockenhurst with two white greyhounds.
John Wallop, 50 and more, on that day took two swans at Brockenhurst and gave them to Alice countess of Kent, mother of Edmund.
John Payn, 50 and more, on that day served in the hall of Brockenhurst
manor, and there cut the thumb of his left hand with a knife.
William Escote, 50 and more, held a lighted torch at the font.
John Polayn, 60 and more, brought a wild boar, killed in the said Forest, to the town and presented it to the father.
John Harryes, 50 and more, presented 12 capons and 24 hens to the mother.
Thomas Tauk, 42 and more, held a torch at the font.
John Shottere, 50 and more, carried a torch before Edmund when he was brought to the church for the baptism, and there lit it and gave it to William Frebody at the font.
Thomas Brangwyn, 46 and more, provided a silk purse.
Robert Barbour of Romsey, 50 and more, carried a torch before Edmund to the church, and gave it to William Escote at the font."
He too died fairly young of wounds in Brittany. For reasons unknown, he did not marry Constance Langley, mother of his daughter Eleanor Holland. (C-437, p. 583)
Edmund, married Constance "Langley" Or PLANTAGENET, daughter of Edmund OF LANGLEY and Isabel D.Of Peter KING OF CASTILLE AND LEON. (Constance "Langley" Or PLANTAGENET was born about 1374 in Conisborough.)