Tag: Samuel Holditch

James Holditch (1851- 1913)

We reprint from Stanley Holditch’s book Relatively Speaking the remarkable story of James Holditch who established his own town to support his retail activities. Our thanks to Stanley for permission to borrow from his book. (Any editorial notes for the benefit…

Edward Lee Holditch (1859-1907)

  Edward Lee Holditch was born 28th November 1859 in Markham Township, Ontario. He was the 13th child for Samuel Holditch (1802-1878) and Jane Wright (1817-1902) and one of three out of seven sons who would outwit the rigors of…

New London Bridge

When ship owner Samuel Holditch of Totnes and Southwark contracted to transport the Dartmoor granite for the new London Bridge c.1825 (see issue 12 of the HFHS Journal), he was not likely to handle this cargo through Totnes. Although roofing slates…

Samuel Holditch (1802-1878)

  Our English connection is through our great grandfather, Samuel Holditch who was born in Buckfastleigh, Devonshire on June 7, 1802. He was the eldest surviving son of Richard and Grace Berry-Holditch. His siblings were as follows: Richard born and…

Who are these Devon Holditches?

During 1996, spasmodic researches into the Devon wing of the family, by different members of our Society, became a more concerted effort. But it is the way of family research, that as exciting discoveries are made, new puzzles are thrown…

A Research Perspective (Nov 2001)

Wills reward study and a search for one (not necessarily of a direct ancestor) is usually advisable for the family historian, but they must be read with care. Father and mother, brother and sister, son and daughter may refer to…