HOLLAND, Cornelius (1599-?). Regicide.
Document Signed ('Cor: Holland'), ½-page folio with second leaf bearing a contemporary endorsement, 4 April 1650. A receipt for his quarterly allowance of £20.
Holland is known as a regicide because be became a member of the Council of State in 1649, and had, it is said, the chief hand in drawing up the charges against the king, although he was not present when the sentence of death was pronounced, nor does his name appear on the warrant of execution.
'Quarto die April 1650 / Received by mee Cornelius Holland Esqre of Thomas Fauconberg Esqre Receiver Gen[er]all of the Publique Revenue the Some of Twenty pounds upon my allowance ... formerly paid unto mee quarterly by the Cofferer of the late kings howse for the time beinge due for one quarter of a yeare ended xxvth Martij 1650. By warr[an]t ... dated xvto Martij 1648 I say Re[ceive]d.'
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