Tag: Pilton

Robert Holdiche of Stoke Doyle

Robert has appeared in the pages of this Journal several times before, most notably when we were able to detail the ownership of what was, in the mid 16th Century, known as Wakerley’s Close i.e. an enclosed piece of land…

Family History and Family Trees

In 1987, when I began to investigate my family’s history, it was a lot more complicated and long winded than today. I can clearly remember that some parishes still kept their old registers in wooden chests within the vestry, rather…

Simon and James

In Issue Two of the HFHS Journal, I wrote about some of the 16th century Northamptonshire Holdiches, mostly about our Wadenhoe ancestors, but also that part of the family headed by Hugh, younger brother of John, which for many years…

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The 16th Century Holdiches

In 1542, the Great Subsidy, or tax gathering exercise for King Henry VIII listed everyone in the country over sixteen years of age, with an income from land, or taxable goods, worth two pounds or more per annum; or with…