Category: 16th Century

Richard Holdoch 1559

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Robert Holdyche 1557

Know all men by these present that I Hugh Lawe of Oundle in the County of Northampton, Gentleman and held and firmly bound to Robert Holdyche of Stoke Doyle in the county aforesaid, Yeoman in twenty pounds of legal money…

Robert Holdyche – Land Purchase 1562

To all the faithful of Christ to whom this present writing will have come Edmund Elwes of Walton in the County of Northampton, Gentleman sends greeting in the everlasting Lord. Know that I the aforesaid Edmund have, for a sum…

The Wadenhoe Manor Court 1545

Introduction For many centuries following the Conquest, the manor, an agricultural estate, was the unit of local government. Originally its lord, as in landlord but not necessarily a titled person, owned all the land, his tenants were bound to him…

The Wadenhoe Manor Survey 1543

Introduction This survey of the manor of Wadenhoe was made in August 1543, just before King Henry VIII bought the manor, becoming its lord. As you will see from the accounting, it is likely he had the survey made to…

Robert Holdiche of Stoke Doyle

Robert has appeared in the pages of this Journal several times before, most notably when we were able to detail the ownership of what was, in the mid 16th Century, known as Wakerley’s Close i.e. an enclosed piece of land…