Tag: Whittlesey

Eliza Laura Maydwell (1782-1863)

Eliza Laura Maydwell eldest daughter of Henry Lawrence Maydwell of Whittlesey. Born 1782. Married as second wife to Rev Thomas Holdich M.A. Rector of Maidwell, Northamptonshire. Died 1863 and buried at Maidwell

Ann Maydwell (1785-1858)

Ann daughter of Henry Lawrence Maydwell of Whittlesey born 1785 married John Stona Smith, older brother of General Sir Harry Smith. She died in 1858. Her daughter Eleanor Ann Smith married Charles Walter Holdich in 1842

Discharge Papers for Edward Holdich (1816-1900)

Proceedings of a Regimental Board held in London 26 February 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. 2978 Private Edwards Holdich of the…

Leslie Arthur Dodson M.B.E. (1922-2013)

I am sad to report the death on 31 August 2013 of my uncle, HFHS member Leslie Arthur Dodson.  Born in Poplar, London, Les was one of the six children of Arthur and Ethel Dodson and grandson of Alice Holdich…

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…

Pioneers

Benjamin Thomas Holdich was my great grandmother’s brother. He was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, in 1831 and married Emma Bowland there in 1857. Thereafter, all trace of him vanished from English records, until photographs of him, with Emma and two…

A Grave Experience

The cemetery was eerie and empty. A heavy silence hung upon the swirling morning mist. My only companions were the ghosts of fading names on weathered gravestones. They alone knew the answers to the questions which haunted me, but I…

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…