Tag: Benjamin Holdich

Benjamin Holdich (1658-1707) Marriage Obligation

A marriage Obligation and Bond (1694) between Benjamin Holdich, Yeoman of Wadenhoe and Frances Williamson of Newton. The document was witnessed by Gibert Negus of Polebrook who married Sarah Holdich (Benjamin’s cousin) in Wadenhoe in 1681

William Joseph Darling (1898 – 1918)

The following citation was published in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1924 DARLING, WILLIAM JOSEPH, Private No. 60309, 4th (Reserve) Battalion. The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regt.) only son of William Henry Darling of 54 Eastgate, Peterborough, Plumber, by his…

More on the Holdiches of Elton

Edward, the third son of Francis Holdich (1700-1781) and his second wife, Mary (late Arthur, formerly Moyses) lived all of his long life in the parish of Elton; and in spite of being the third son, he inherited the entire…

Peterborough by way of Elton

In 1735, Francis Holdich left Wadenhoe and, with his widowed mother Frances, his wife Elizabeth and their four-year-old son (also named Francis) made their way, up through Oundle and then north-eastwards to Elton. It is likely they waited until the…

The Gentleman’s Magazine

The Gentleman’s Magazine was first published in 1731 and continued to appear monthly for the next 135 years. It was printed at Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street and sold by Elizabeth Newbery of St. Paul’s Churchyar4 where all letters to…