My family connection centres round the marriage in 1704 of William Wait and Elizabeth Pinckard, both of Grimscote, at Paulerspury church. The couple subsequently moved to Litchborough where we find William mentioned in the will of John Waight of Blakesley in 1732. There are Waits in the Blakesley Parish Registers from the early 1500s (and in other documents from 1470) and in the Cold Higham Registers from 1604 but owing to gaps in the registers I have been unable to establish William Wait’s father (most likely candidate is a William Wait mentioned in the 1674 Hearth Tax). The Pinkard connection is better sorted and this goes back to John Pinkerd and Margaret who had their family in Cold Higham between 1566 and 1579. The Pinkard family were clearly home lovers, in 1318 they were in Pottecote, in 1382 in Auestcote and by 1409 in Patteshull (all original spellings) where they rested from their travels for 100 years before venturing to Cold Higham. From this Pinkard line is descended the last woman to be publicly hanged in Northamptonshire) she strangled her mother in law, also a Pinkard.
There is a fairly active site for the Pinkards at