Tag: John Holdiche

The Wadenhoe Manor Survey 1543

Introduction This survey of the manor of Wadenhoe was made in August 1543, just before King Henry VIII bought the manor, becoming its lord. As you will see from the accounting, it is likely he had the survey made to…

What’s in a Name?

Following the Conquest in 1066 and the Great Survey twenty years later, life in England changed in many ways; not least in that people began to acquire surnames which, over time, became hereditary. With a steadily increasing population (possibly one…

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…

John Does Have to Pay

John Holdiche of Wadenhoe, born about 1475 and married to Sythe soon after 1500, has featured in several stories in the HFHS Journals. He is the earliest known direct ancestor of many members of our Society, yet all we knew…

It’s an Ill Wind….

Above, is a copy of the oldest record (and a transcription) yet seen regarding Wadenhoe. It was written on parchment, almost seven hundred years ago and is a list of taxpayers in the Township of Wadenho and of the amounts…