Tag: Elton

Francis Holdich (1700-1781) His Will

9 January 1772 In the name of God Amen I Francis Holditch of Elton In the County of Huntingdon, Farmer being of sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to God for the same do this ninth day of…

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…

William Moyses (-1746) His Will

Moyses, Wm of Elton In the name of God Amen William Moyses of Elton in the County of Huntingdon Yeoman being in health of body and of secure mind and memory praise be God for the same but calling to…

Margaret Holdich (1815-1866) Her Will

This is the last Will and Testament of me Margaret Holdich of Elton in the County of Huntingdon, Spinster. I give and bequeath unto John Marriott of Titchmarsh in the County of Northampton his executors and administrators all and ever…

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…

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…

The Elton Story Continues

To help in compiling the data for his book, Alan Clark collected an impressive array of records about his home town. Having read our story about Francis, Peterborough by way of Elton, he has very kindly trawled through those archives…

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…

A Weary Road Back

We have known for some years now, that Francis 1700-1781, migrated from Wadenhoe to Elton in 1735. He founded a branch of the Holdich family that flourished there for about 130 years. What we did not know, until earlier this…