Tag: Robert Holdich

A Letter From Robert Holdich 1808

My Dear Sir I am very sorry to have the melancholy intelligence of the Death of your Father, from his years and Typhus Fever, such an event might be expected. I think with you poor Edward will have the greatest…

Rev Jeffrey Holdich (1701-1779) His Will

In the name of God Amen January 1775. The Will of Jeffrey Holdich of Stibbington in the County of Huntingdonshire, Clerk being of sound mind and memory praised be to God do make and appoint this my last Will and…

Robert Holdyche – Land Purchase 1562

To all the faithful of Christ to whom this present writing will have come Edmund Elwes of Walton in the County of Northampton, Gentleman sends greeting in the everlasting Lord. Know that I the aforesaid Edmund have, for a sum…

Mary Holdich nee Edys (-1796) Her Will

This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Holdich of Spalding county Lincoln, Widow. First I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of Edward Baines all and every my Cloaths and wearing apparel. Also unto…

Farming the Strips

For some years now I have tended to concentrate my family history research onto the early known years of the Northamptonshire Holdiches. Because of that, I have become familiar with historian’s descriptions of the medieval landscape. I came to realise…

Apprenticeships

For many centuries, anyone wanting to become a qualified member of a trade guild had to serve an apprenticeship. A young person legally 10 to 18 – and usually but not necessarily, male would be delivered to a master of…

The Ranworth Antiphoner

An antiphoner is a service book, containing chiefly psalms and short readings from the scriptures, a calendar of church festivals and appropriate forms of worship for those days and antiphons, which are chants to be given out before and after…