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EXETER (HOLAND) DUKEDOM

John de Holand (born 29th March 1395-96), Marshal of England, Admiral of England, Governor of Aquitaine, invested Knight of the Garter (1415), Earl of Huntingdon (1416) and Constable of the Tower of London (1420). He married 1. (before 1427) Anne (daughter of Earl Edmund of Stafford); then 2. (20th January 1432-33) Beatrice (illegitimate daughter of King John of Portugal), died October 1439; then 3. (c.1442) [SAL2542] Anne Montacute (daughter of [SAL2532] Earl John, see SALISBURY (MONTAGU) EARLDOM), who had previously married 1. Sir Richard Hankeford; then 2. [FLEW541] Sir Lewis John, see FITZLEWIS). Earl John later became 3rd DUKE OF EXETER (1443), and died 5th August 1447. His 3rd wife Anne died 28th November 1457. They were both buried at the church of St. Katherine by the Tower, London.

The monument to John and his 1st and 3rd wives was moved (1949) to the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London (cleverly spotted by Martin Reboul in 2004).