Tag: Maidwell Hall

St Mary Our Lady, Sidlesham

Sidlesham is a village on the Manhood Peninsula south of Chichester in West Sussex, England. Saint Mary Our Lady is the Parish Church for Sidlesham. They are part of the Anglican Diocese of Chichester, in the Province of Canterbury. The…

George Maydwell Holdich – A Life In Music (1994)

George Maydwell Holdich Born: 14 August 1816 at Maidwell Hall, Northamptonshire Retired: 10 January 1894 aged 78 Died: 30 July 1896 at Rocklands, Westbourne Rd, Forest Hill, Surrey Father The Rev Thomas Holdich, Vicar of Maidwell Mother Elizabeth Laura Maydwell…

Hunting for George

When Jim asked me to write about George Maidwell Holdich, it took quite a while to remember how Michael and I first learned that he had been an organ builder. Way back in 1986, when we began to ring round…

The Burning of Maidwell Hall

The house was once the home of the Rev. Thomas Holdich 1771-1866 and his family.  The fire destroyed the building as the Holdiches knew it.  Newspaper report 18 February 1895 Saturday afternoon, Maidwell Hall, Northamptonshire, the residence of Mr. Reginald…

A Research Perspective (May 2001)

The value of exploring every avenue and attention to detail in family history research cannot be overestimated. You never know what may turn up. Here are two good examples of pleasant surprises both totally unexpected. In 1990 Marie and I…

The Rector of Bulwick

At Bulwick, though Rectors come and go, one memento of a 30 year stay by a former incumbent always remains a treasured possession of the village. It is an occasional diary kept between 1862 and 1892 by the Rev. J.…

A New Year’s Eve Story

More than once I have been known to remark that with an interest in Family History, one simply never knows what to expect next. The last day of 1994 was a case in point. The weather was dismal, dreary and…