John Holles, 2nd Earl of Clare
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John Holles, 2nd Earl of Clare (13 June 1595 – 2 January 1666) was an English nobleman.
- John Holles, died young
- Gilbert Holles, 3rd Earl of Clare (1633–1689)
- Lady Anne Holles (d. October 1707), married Edward Clinton, Lord Clinton
- Lady Elizabeth Holles, married Wentworth FitzGerald, 17th Earl of Kildare
- Lady Arabella Holles, married Sir Edward Rossiter of Somerley
- Lady Susan Holles (c. 1641 – bef May 1710), married c. July 1663 Sir John Lort, 2nd Baronet
- Lady Diana Holles, married Harry Bridges of Keynsham
- Lady Penelope Holles (d. 1684), married on 13 April 1667 Sir James Langham, 2nd Baronet
- Lady Eleanor Holles (b. 18 Apr 1636 d. 1709), whose will endowed Lady Eleanor Holles School.
Holles is buried in St. Mary's Church, Nottingham.
Styled Lord Haughton from 1624, he was member of parliament for East Retford in three parliaments (1623–1626) before succeeding to the peerage in 1637. He took some part in the Civil War, but "he was very often of both parties, and never advantaged either."
Although he had quarreled with Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, who had married his sister Arabella, he opposed Strafford's impeachment in the House of Lords, and during the trial asked several questions favourable to his defence. After Parliament sentenced Strafford to death by attainder, he pleaded hard with King Charles I for Strafford's life, but without success.
He was made Recorder of Nottingham in 1642.
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- Elizabeth Hossain (30 November 2011), 'Grace and Integrity': A Portrait of The Lady Eleanor Holles School, Third Millennium, ISBN 978-1-906507-32-9
- "HOLLES, John (1595-1666), of Haughton, Notts. and Chaloner House, Clerkenwell, Mdx.; later of Clare House, Drury Lane, Westminster". The History of Parliament. The History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- Stephen, Leslie (1922). Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. p. 1063.
- "Holles pedigree". Archived from the original on 4 May 2006. Retrieved 3 January 2006.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
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