Tag: Thrapston

Manor of Thrapston (1770)

18 April 1770 Rt Hon Humphrey Morice and Ann his wife sells the Manor of Thrapston to Leonard Burton of Ringstead for £11,100 Among the tenants is Edward Holdich (1724-1806) who rents: Hall Farm for £134 annually and Morice Farm…

Cuthbert & Holdich vs Steward & Blowfield 1712

This is the final agreement made in the court of the Lady the Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith etc… from the Conquest before Justices Thomas Trevor, John Blencowe, Robert Trace and Robert Dormer and…

Letter to Thomas Holdich (1771-1866) Dec 12th 1792

Dear Sir I thought myself much obliged by your letter a favour I hardly deserved as I was so remiss last year not from intention but from being taken up with my mother’s illness. She is still but indifferent tho…

Farming and Tithing

The first Martlet Monograph, issued two years ago by the Holdich Family History Society, contained the full wording of the Wadenhoe manor survey of 1543. Quite a few members purchased copies and explored the details of this survey, performed by…

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…

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…

Church of St James, Thrapston

Protected by a conservation order, this box tomb records Here lyeth ye bodies of Simon Holditch & Margaret his wife who departed in ye fayth of Christ Simon in Anno 1602 Margaret in 1619

The Tipladys and an Innkeeper

If you should one day find yourself in Olney, Buckinghamshire, do make time to stop in the market square and visit the Bull Inn. What you will see, the inn itself and almost all the outbuildings, is hardly changed from…