Tag: Thorpe Achurch

Account book for William Randall 1829

Below are two pages from an account book used by William Randall, Farmer of Thorpe Achurch, Northamptonshire. Two items are of interest to us Item – Mr Holdich for Candles as per bill £1.14.8.1/2 Item – Mr Holdich for Tallow £0.1.9…

Frankpledge (Thorpe with Achurch – October 1652)

The view of Frankpledge with the Court Baron of the right honourable John, Earl of Exeter here holden the four and twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ, according to the computation of the Church of…

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…

Wadenhoe is Sold

Down through the centuries, many Sons of Holdiches have been christened Francis. Some remained single, living out quiet lives in the same parish and leaving few traces for us to record. Others, by accident of birth, or fortunate marriage, made…

The Holdiches at School

Looking through the lists of Holdiches who graduated from Oxford and Cambridge, I began to wonder where they had received their earlier education. Sometimes the University records tell us. For example, Henry, Richard and Thomas, sons of John Holdich of…

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…