JOHN HOLLAND (son of John Holland of Richmond hill, Handworth, Yorkshire, optical instrument maker). b. in Sheffield Park 14 March 1794; edited the Sheffield Iris 1825-32; joint editor of Newcastle Courant 1835-48; presented by ten gentlemen of Sheffield with an annuity of £100, 1870; author of Sheffield Park, a descriptive poem. Sheffield 1820; The history of the town and parish of Worksop, Nottingham 1826; The Psalmists of Britain 1843, and 15 other books; author with James Everett of Memoirs of the life and writings of James Montgomery 7 vols. 1854-6. d. in Sheffield Park 28 Dec. 1872. W. Hudson's Life of John Holland (1874), portrait; Reliquary, xv. 145.