Tag: Aldwincle

A Marriage Settlement 1621

This Indenture made the eighth day of February in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord James, by the grace of God, King of England France and Ireland, defender of the faith etc. the nineteenth and of Scotland…

Register for All Saint’s Church, Aldwincle 1719

A Copy of the Register of Aldwinkle All Saint’s for the year 1719 Baptisms Thomas the son of Thomas Perkins and of Sarah his wife was baptised April 12 1719 William the son of John Alderman and Elen his wife…

Francis Holdich (1654-1726) His Will

In the name of God Amen. I Francis Holdich of St Peter’s, Aldwincle in the County of Northton, Yeoman, being at this time weak of body but perfect in memory and remembrance praised be God. Do this fifteenth day of…

More Sheep Stealing at Farcet

From The Peterborough Advertiser 15 September 1860 After the committal of Matthew Toon last week for stealing six sheep, the property of Mr Searle of Horsey, the police received information which led them to suspect him of stealing four sheep…

Farming the Strips

For some years now I have tended to concentrate my family history research onto the early known years of the Northamptonshire Holdiches. Because of that, I have become familiar with historian’s descriptions of the medieval landscape. I came to realise…

Mortgaged…..

Having one’s house taken away by a building society or bank, foreclosing because of unpaid mortgage interest, has been much in the news during the last decade. It is a truism though, that the more things change the more they…

Stibbington to Chelsea

Until the late 17th century, with a few notable exceptions, the Wadenhoe Holdiches rarely moved far from their parish. But beginning with the children of Edward 1641-1705, there was a continuing dispersion as more opportunities for employment were taken up.…