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Holdenby (All Saints)

HOLDENBY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Brixworth, hundred of Newbottle-Grove, S. division of the county of Northampton, 6½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Northampton; containing 187 inhabitants. The parish consists of 1795 acres. It is the birthplace of Sir Christopher Hatton, lord high chancellor in the reign of Elizabeth, who built the once magnificent mansion of Holdenby House, part of which is still remaining; Charles I. was confined here, after he had been delivered up by the Scottish army to the parliamentary commissioners. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £20. 2. 11., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £565.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.