Tag: Stoke Doyle

Sale of a Freehold Estate at Aldwincle 1697

ABSTRACT of Title to a Freehold Estate at Aldwinckle in the County of Northampton late the Property of William Sanderson, Esquire deceased As to a Messuage Malting Office and Lands Formerly Lenton’s 1697 June 9th By indenture of Feoffment of…

Robert Holdyche 1557

Know all men by these present that I Hugh Lawe of Oundle in the County of Northampton, Gentleman and held and firmly bound to Robert Holdyche of Stoke Doyle in the county aforesaid, Yeoman in twenty pounds of legal money…

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…

The Wadenhoe Manor Survey 1543

Introduction This survey of the manor of Wadenhoe was made in August 1543, just before King Henry VIII bought the manor, becoming its lord. As you will see from the accounting, it is likely he had the survey made to…

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…

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…

Mortgaged…..

Having one’s house taken away by a building society or bank, foreclosing because of unpaid mortgage interest, has been much in the news during the last decade. It is a truism though, that the more things change the more they…

A Weary Road Back

We have known for some years now, that Francis 1700-1781, migrated from Wadenhoe to Elton in 1735. He founded a branch of the Holdich family that flourished there for about 130 years. What we did not know, until earlier this…

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…