Holmes, Sir Robert
- J. D. Davies
Holmes, Sir Robert (c. 1622–1692), naval officer, was the third son of Henry Holmes of Mallow, co. Cork. His grandfather, a Lancastrian, had been an officer in Elizabeth I's Irish wars. By 1643 he was a cornet in Prince Maurice's regiment of royalist horse, helping to rescue the prince when he was briefly captured, and subsequently fought at the battle of ...