Tag: Whittlesea

Discharge Papers for Francis Thomas Holdich (1814-1886)

Proceedings of a Regimental Board held in London December 16th 1858 in conformity to the Articles of War, for the purpose of verifying and recording the Services, Conduct, Character and cause of Discharge of No. 2998 Private Francis Thomas Holdich…

William Joseph Darling (1898 – 1918)

The following citation was published in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1924 DARLING, WILLIAM JOSEPH, Private No. 60309, 4th (Reserve) Battalion. The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regt.) only son of William Henry Darling of 54 Eastgate, Peterborough, Plumber, by his…

Letter to Thomas Holdich (1771-1866) Mar 7th 1793

Dear Sir I thought myself much obliged by the favour of your Letter and really take as early an opportunity as possible of answering it having lately (that is since the fifth of last month) been very much engaged company…

An Ill-Fated Vessel

As loyal as I am to my personal Holdich ancestors, I confess to a total fascination with the stories of all the families we study. Time and again we have commented how dreadfully dull the family history would be without…

How Many Witnesses Were at Your Wedding?

Usually there are two, but I believe there is no legal limit. One hundred and fifty five years ago, on 16 November 1836, in the parish of Maidwell, Mary Ann Holdich spinster of that parish, married Charles Boultbee widower of…

A New Year’s Eve Story

More than once I have been known to remark that with an interest in Family History, one simply never knows what to expect next. The last day of 1994 was a case in point. The weather was dismal, dreary and…

Witnesses at a Wedding

Usually there are two, but I believe there is no legal limit. One hundred and fifty five years ago, on 16 November 1836, in the parish of Maidwell, Mary Ann Holdich spinster of that parish, married Charles Boultbee widower of Whittlesea. The…