Tag: Barnwell

William Holdich (1741-1771) His Will

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Holdich of the parish of Saint Andrew, Holborn, City of London Baker who being at this present of sound mind and disposing memory and understanding praised be God for the…

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…

The Tipladys and an Innkeeper

If you should one day find yourself in Olney, Buckinghamshire, do make time to stop in the market square and visit the Bull Inn. What you will see, the inn itself and almost all the outbuildings, is hardly changed from…

The Holdiches at School

Looking through the lists of Holdiches who graduated from Oxford and Cambridge, I began to wonder where they had received their earlier education. Sometimes the University records tell us. For example, Henry, Richard and Thomas, sons of John Holdich of…