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Oil painting portrait of Canon Rev Francis James Holland 1828-1907
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Rev Francis James Holland


Photographic portrait of Canon Rev Francis James Holland 1828-1907
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Born: 20 January 1828 and baptised 31 January.  Died 27 January 1907.
Son of: Sir Henry Holland (1788-1873) and Margaret Emma Holland (nee Caldwell, 1792-1830).  
Brother of:
1. Henry Thurstan Holland, Lord Knutsford (1825-1914) who married 1st Elizabeth Margaret Hibbert (1834-1855), 2nd Margaret Jean Trevelyan (1835-1906).
2. Emily Mary Buxton (nee Holland, 1824-1908) who married Charles Buxton (1823-1871).
3. Elinor Anne Holland, born 6 August 1826, baptised 25 September 1827 at Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford, died August 1829.
Half brother of:
1. Caroline who was born about 1835 at St George's, Hanover Square, London.  Died 1909.
2. Gertrude who was born about 1841 at St George's, Hanover Square, London.
Francis married: 23 Oct 1855 Mary Sibylla Lyall (1836-1891), known as " Sybie".  Daughter of Rev Alfred Lyall (1796-1865) and Mary Drummond Broadwood (1809-1878).
Francis and Mary had issue:
1. Bernard Henry Holland (1856-1926) who married Florence Helen Duckworth (18??-1933).
2. Mary Agnes Holland b. 1859, Canterbury, Kent, m. 1889, William Henry Bolton, occupation Clergyman, d. 4 Aug 1902.  Mary died 18 Sep 1928.
3. Alfred Dunstan Holland b. 1860, d. 24 Aug 1869.
4. Lucy V Holland b. 1862, Paddington, Middlesex, d. 1886.
5. Francis Caldwell Holland (1865-1948) who married Maud Constant Walpole (1870-1947).
6. Michael James Holland (1870-1956) who married Marion Ada Flora Broadwood (1887-1969).



Rev Francis Holland: An Overview

Francis completed an MA at Cambridge and then became a Church Minister, chaplain to Queen Victoria and Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. 

In 1855 he married Mary Sibylla Lyall, daughter of Rev Alfred Lyall, of Harbledown.  

Francis was sometimes known as "Frank" or as "Long".  Francis was a good friend of Martin Marsh and is refered to in his letters.

Francis founded a girls' school in Paddington, London, which still exists as "The Francis Holland School".

Francis is mentioned in the book 'The Passing of Barchestr' by Clive Dewey, London, The Hambledon Press (1991).

Double portrait of the brothers Henry Thurstan Holland afterwards 1st Viscount Knutsford and Francis James afterwards Canon Holland of Canterbury 1845
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Francis James Holland

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