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HOLLAND, Cornelius (1600-1671?). Politician and regicide.
Document Signed ('Cor. Holland'), 1 page 4to, 15 October 1652. A receipt for twenty pounds, being a quarter of the annual sum due to him.
'Received by mee Cornelius Holland Esq[uir]e of Thomas Fauconburge Esq[uir]e Receyvor Gen[er]all of ye publique Revenue the some of Twenty pounde upon my allowance of iiij xxli p[er] ann[um] form[er]ly paid unto mee by the Cofferer of the late kinges house. For one quarter of a yeare ended the xxxth of Sept. 1652. By warrant dormant dated xvth Martij 1651. I say Rec[eive]d.'
Cornelius Holland had acquired several offices and some wealth before the outbreak of the civil war. By 1630 he was on the King's pension lists for £160 a year, half for his own clerkship at court. He was clerk comptroller of the Prince of Wales in 1635, MP for Windsor in 1640, and served on many parliamentary committees especially those concerned with the church. He 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.
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