Category: 14th Century

Tax Payers of Wadenhoe – 1300

Village of Wadenho Alice de Lacy – 18sh 10 3/4d Ralph Sweteman – 18d William Faber (smith) – 12 3/4d Richard le Taylour (the tailor) – 8d William Godde – 8 3/4d Matilda in Venell (in the lane or alley)…

Just who was John Holditch of Kimbolton?

I first came across his name some ten years ago when the probated copy of his Will was found in Huntingdon Record Office. It was drawn up on 4th November 1713 and my typewritten transcript fills three and one half…

Amate Invicem

In Issue 12 of the HFHS Journal, I mentioned that Faith Keymer’ s immaculate transcription of the long Will dated 1579, of Thomas Holdich, gentleman of Ranworth, had unlocked a few secrets regarding relationships of this Norfolk family. As in…

Who are these Devon Holditches?

During 1996, spasmodic researches into the Devon wing of the family, by different members of our Society, became a more concerted effort. But it is the way of family research, that as exciting discoveries are made, new puzzles are thrown…

It’s an Ill Wind….

Above, is a copy of the oldest record (and a transcription) yet seen regarding Wadenhoe. It was written on parchment, almost seven hundred years ago and is a list of taxpayers in the Township of Wadenho and of the amounts…

Proof of Age

If I need to know exactly when one of my grandparents was born, I only have to visit St. Catherine’s House in London. There, on open shelves, are alphabetically ordered volumes, listing year by year all the births, marriages and…