Tag: Cambridge

Thomas Holdich Correspondence with J. P. Hungerford 1793

J. P. Hungerford Esq Dingley Hall, Nr Market Harborough, Leicestershire Honourable Dear Sir As I had not the pleasure of finding you at Dingley on Thursday morning I take the earliest opportunity of acknowledging the receipt of £40 left by you with…

Rev Hamnett Holditch M. A. 1800-1867

A super quality George IV silver inkstand and pen tray, oblong in shape with gadroon border on four rose and lion paw feet. Three cut glass and silver jars, comprising inkwells and blotting powder jar. Corresponding hallmarks to the lids,…

Edward Holdich – Accounts 1700

Accounts created by Edward Holdich, Farmer of Wadenhoe (1641-1705) for his son, Edward (1681-1714), during his year at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and a letter from the College  

Letter to Thomas Holdich (1771-1866) Mar 7th 1793

Dear Sir I thought myself much obliged by the favour of your Letter and really take as early an opportunity as possible of answering it having lately (that is since the fifth of last month) been very much engaged company…

Letter to Thomas Holdich (1771-1866) Dec 12th 1792

Dear Sir I thought myself much obliged by your letter a favour I hardly deserved as I was so remiss last year not from intention but from being taken up with my mother’s illness. She is still but indifferent tho…

Letter to Thomas Holdich (1771-1866) Mar 31st 1791

  Dear Cosen I should have answered your letter much sooner had not the melancholy event in your family prevented me we are much concerned at it the loss of so good a Parent is indeed a very great affliction…

The Rector of Bulwick

At Bulwick, though Rectors come and go, one memento of a 30 year stay by a former incumbent always remains a treasured possession of the village. It is an occasional diary kept between 1862 and 1892 by the Rev. J.…

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…

The Contents of a Devon Attic

One thing you would certainly not expect to discover in a west country attic would be unmitigated proof of the lineage of the Holdich family of Wadenhoe, but that is exactly what Jim Holdich was able to reveal a couple…