Tag: Edward Alan Holdich

Edward Alan Holdich (1852?) Letter

                                                                                                         Head Quarters Camp Bluewater(?)                                                                                                               Eastern (?) Frontier Cape of Good Hope  My Dear John Here we are you see at last in the Field & probably for the last time in South Africa. Of the recall of Sir…

Edward Alan Holdich June 1860 Letter

H. Q. Calcutta 17 June [18]60   My Dear John, How often you used to “blow me up” about my writing! – & like the rest of the world under similar circumstances- we find out our shortcomings when too late-the…

Edward Alan Holdich December 1858 Letter

Letter from Edward Alan Holdich to his brother Rev John Holdich Berhampore Burgats ? December 20th 1858 My Dear John, I am rather sleepy-& have a twinge in my big toe-very symptomatic of gout- yet as this mail goes out…

Edward Alan Holdich April 1858 Letter

Letter from Edward Alan Holdich to his brother Rev John Holdich Cawnpore E.I. 3rd April 1858 My Dear John This being I believe the anniversary of your birth and having an idle hour I know not that I can do…

Pioneers

Benjamin Thomas Holdich was my great grandmother’s brother. He was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, in 1831 and married Emma Bowland there in 1857. Thereafter, all trace of him vanished from English records, until photographs of him, with Emma and two…

Witnesses at a Wedding

Usually there are two, but I believe there is no legal limit. One hundred and fifty five years ago, on 16 November 1836, in the parish of Maidwell, Mary Ann Holdich spinster of that parish, married Charles Boultbee widower of Whittlesea. The…