Tag: William Holditch

William Holditch Revolutionary War Service

Accounts Audited file #3684 Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly passed the 16th day of March 1783, We, the commissioners of the treasury have this day delivered to Mr. William Houlditch late private in Smith’s troops Thomas’s regiment…

Rebekah Webb nee Holditch (1691-1762) An Obligation

Know all men by these present that we Rebekah Holditch of Wadenhoe, Northamptonshire and Edward Allen of Oundle, Baker, Joseph Bland, Blacksmith of Aldwinkle All Saints in this County aforesaid are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father…

Edward Lee Holditch (1859-1907)

  Edward Lee Holditch was born 28th November 1859 in Markham Township, Ontario. He was the 13th child for Samuel Holditch (1802-1878) and Jane Wright (1817-1902) and one of three out of seven sons who would outwit the rigors of…

Samuel Holditch (1802-1878)

  Our English connection is through our great grandfather, Samuel Holditch who was born in Buckfastleigh, Devonshire on June 7, 1802. He was the eldest surviving son of Richard and Grace Berry-Holditch. His siblings were as follows: Richard born and…

A Trip Around the ‘Deep South’ – of Devon, that is!

Early in the year 2000 there began a flow of correspondence between Professor Kenneth Holditch in New Orleans and Deborah Taylor. The main topic was Kenneth’s planned visit to England in May. One of the places on his must visit…

A Dearth of Corn in Devon and Cornwall 1622

On the night of 18/19 August 1622, a severe storm greatly damaged cereal crops in the West Country; an extreme vehement wind blew for six hours. The previous year the weather had been so cold that the harvest was not…

A mini Guide to the American Holditches

On this side of the Atlantic we have almost come to terms with the variations of the Holdich name. We have the King’s Lynn descendants of the Wadenhoe-bom Rev. Theodore Holdich (1604-1658) known as Holditch; the Whittlesea family called themselves…

Devon Updated

Tuckers Hall, Exeter, and John, the Fuller It has been estimated that over half the 1759 population of Exeter – then some 4500 people, was supported by the Cloth Industry, which had been important since medieval times. The associated crafts…

Peterborough by way of Elton

In 1735, Francis Holdich left Wadenhoe and, with his widowed mother Frances, his wife Elizabeth and their four-year-old son (also named Francis) made their way, up through Oundle and then north-eastwards to Elton. It is likely they waited until the…