Tag: London

Holdych Targeted in Peasants’ Revolt

Juliet Barker in her excellent new book: England, Arise the People, The King & The Great Revolt of 1381 gives a very full, detailed and accurate narrative of an event popularly known to history as the Peasants’ Revolt. In this,…

A Marriage Settlement 1621

This Indenture made the eighth day of February in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord James, by the grace of God, King of England France and Ireland, defender of the faith etc. the nineteenth and of Scotland…

Elizabeth Wright nee Bland (-1785) Her Will

Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury I Elizabeth Wright of Stapleford Tawney in the County of Essex, Widow make this my last Will and Testament in manner following. I do hereby charge my personal estate with…

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…

A Gentle Wartime Childhood

Our family were Londoners and that is where all those not serving in the armed forces spent World War Two. Grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins; my mother was the only exception. My parents had separated and mother decided to…

The Tipladys and an Innkeeper

If you should one day find yourself in Olney, Buckinghamshire, do make time to stop in the market square and visit the Bull Inn. What you will see, the inn itself and almost all the outbuildings, is hardly changed from…

Major V.H.A. Holdich T.D R.A. (1893-1976)

Victor Hubert Algernon Holdich was born in Peterborough on 14 November 1893. He was educated at St. Giles School, Northampton and on leaving there he became a library assistant at Northampton Library. He had a great love of horses and…