Tag: Holditch

Captain Holditch 1802

This is an order telling Captain Holditch (owner & master of the Argo) to transport prisoners from the Napoleonic War from The Depot for Prisoners of War at Norman Cross, Huntingdonshire, England back to France – there were 2740 prisoners…

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…

Later Devon Wills

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A Journey through some Wills

Initially, Holdich research looked deceptively easy: a distinctive name. Later it became apparent that its bearers, or those who recorded them, employed a series of variations. Thus the name can easily be missed, especially when it is illegibly written in…

Abraham Houlditch

Jim Holdich’s recent article, Abraham, Citizen and Merchant Taylor in Issue Eight of the HFHS Journal, raised the question whether apprentice Richard was Abraham’s grandson. Jim has since established that they were so related. But other questions about Abraham and…

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…

Proof of Age

If I need to know exactly when one of my grandparents was born, I only have to visit St. Catherine’s House in London. There, on open shelves, are alphabetically ordered volumes, listing year by year all the births, marriages and…