Of the hundreds of people who work in the Moulton Park area of Northampton, few are probably aware that the ground on which they walk was formerly known as King’s Park and was indeed one of the King’s hunting parks.
I wrote an article for the Northamptonshire FHS called Serendipity some time ago – those pleasant chance discoveries we make in family history from time to time. Does your family tree go back to the 14th century? You might find www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk a surprise as it contains transcripts of tax assessments for Northamptonshire http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/subsidies/index.shtml from 1301 […]
One branch of my family, Vorley, originates from Great Addington in Northamptonshire and were known to be living there in the 17th century. In the Domesday Book, Great and Little Addington are recorded as Edintone. It probably derives from a personal name viz. an ‘estate associated with a man called Eadda or Æddi’. © 2009 – 2012, Graham […]