John Holland

1697–1771 (Age 74)
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Holland was born in 1697, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Holland, was 27 and his mother, Mrs Mary Holland, was 23. He married Jane about 1721, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He died in 1771, in his hometown, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Holland
Marriage: about 1721
Anna Holland
Sarah Holland
Robt. Holland
Robert Holland
Mary Holland
Mary Holland
Sarah Holland
Sarah Holland
Elizabeth Holland
Elizabeth Holland

Spouse and Children

about 1721
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom



    Sarah Holland


    Robt. Holland


    Robert Holland


    Mary Holland


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Holland


    Mrs Mary Holland




+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 23

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 55

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 57

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

Hol, a hole, a cavern, and land, region, meaning a cavernous land, or, hol, hollow, and land, land, meaning a hollow land

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  • John Holland, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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