Category: 21st Century

A Tragic Demise

The locations of our ancestors’ deaths are easy to discover from parish registers or indexes, but without help from a secondary source, be it a death certificate, newspaper report or spoken word, the exact circumstances of their demise is generally…

Wilcannia Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Whether they were long-time residents, returning home or just passing through, hundreds were drawn to Wilcannia in far west New South Wales, Australia to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary. During its century and a half, Wilcannia has endured colonial lawlessness,…

A Visit To Dr Kenneth Holditch’s Home

The following article was reprinted with thanks to The New Orleans Advocate – March 2016   One could get lost for days in Dr. Kenneth Holditch’s home on Frenchmen Street in Faubourg Marigny. It would take a week or more…

Annie Holdich (1860-1947)

  William, Charles, Alice, William, Arthur, Annie Mellows c1905 Annie was the daughter of Thomas White Holdich (b Peterborough 1809, one of the 7 surviving children of James and Margaret Holdich) and Sarah Rowell. In 1881 Annie married William Mellows,…

Holdych Targeted in Peasants’ Revolt

Juliet Barker in her excellent new book: England, Arise the People, The King & The Great Revolt of 1381 gives a very full, detailed and accurate narrative of an event popularly known to history as the Peasants’ Revolt. In this,…

Sir Thomas & Lady Holdich – Brookwood Cemetary

My interest in locating the grave of my great grandfather and grandmother was sparked by a request from an Alan Vanrenen to the HFHS for further information about both how they met and where and when they died. Alan Vanrenen…

Riverside Church, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

2 Oct 2015 from the Sleaford Standard A free lunchtime organ recital and talk is to be held at the Riverside Church, in Southgate, Sleaford, on Saturday. It will be a chance to hear the church’s rarely played, unique George…

St Margaret’s Parish Church, Upton, Norfolk

On the 12 September 2015 the Holdich Family History Society held their AGM in Wadenhoe Village Hall. During the afternoon we had a presentation from a local church concerning their organ which was built by G M Holdich. Below is a short…

The Hungerford Holdich Conection

My interest in this subject stems from my one-name study of the Hungerford family. I’m part of an international effort to document all the Hungerford family members, those who trace back to them, and those that have the name with…