Famous Caldicotts

Matthias Caldicott MP

admin / September 17, 2022

Matthias Caldicott was Junior MP for East Grinstead in from 1624-25. In 1626 he purchased Sherrington Manor, Selmeston, Sussex. Research has already been undertaken into his life and I can therefore refer the reader to the following sources – Biography – The History of Parliament Genealogy – https://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/cc4aq/caldecott2.php

Military Service

Charles Henry Newton Caldicott b1908

admin / September 17, 2022

In December 1944 Charles Henry Newton Caldicott, aged 36, was awarded the British Empire Medal by King George VI for his services as sergeant in Surrey Home Guard 33rd Battalion. This was reported in the Surrey Advertiser, Saturday 23rd December 1944 and the supplement to The London Gazette, 15th December 1944.

Biographies

Captain Alexander William Bradfield Caldecott – Killed in Dramatic Tiger Attack!

Hunted bengal tiger
admin / December 5, 2018

Captain Alexander William Bradfield Caldecott had the beginning of a prestigious military career, serving in India. Sadly, it was tragically cut short at the age of 29 in the most dramatic way. Here is his story. Alexander William Bradfield Caldecott was born in either Jul or Aug 1837 in Bradfield, Berkshire to Charles Marriott Caldecott, gentleman and Margaret Smith. His…

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Biographies

Frederick Caldicott b1841 – A Family Torn Apart by Loss

admin / October 14, 2018

The story of Frederick Caldicott is one full of loss and separation, ultimately leading to a tragic end. Frederick Caldicott was the eldest son of Joseph Caldicott and Caroline Connop in 1841 in Coventry. He was the younger brother of Joseph and Caroline’s two daughters, Emma and Caroline. He grew up to become a printer, stationer and newsagent based at…

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Australian Pioneers, Biographies, International Caldicotts

Alfred Millwater Caldicott 1827 – 1875 – Adventure and Misadventure

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Born in Birmingham, Alfred Millwater Caldicott grew up in the industrial Midlands of England, but sought out a new life in paradise. Although his adventures were tragically cut short, his legacy lives on in Australia which he made as his new home. Alfred Millwater Caldicott was born on 22 October 1827 in Birmingham to printer, Henry Caldicott (brother of Alfred…

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Australian Pioneers

Australian Caldicotts

Australian Pioneers

There are a small number of bearers of the surname Caldicott found in Australia. They nearly all descend from a small number of pioneers – Alfred Jolly Caldicott 1802-1888 who emigrated from Staffordshire, England to Australia in 1853, along with his wife and his five surviving children. Thomas Weaver Caldicott 1854-1928 who emigrated from Herefordshire, England to Australia in 1870…

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Australian Pioneers, Biographies, International Caldicotts

Thomas Weaver Caldicott 1854-1928 – The Young Pioneer Who Rose From Shaky Origins

Young Australia

Thomas Weaver Caldicott started off his life with humble beginnings shrouded in humiliation and scandal and yet through his tenacity, spirit of adventure and moral upstanding he turned his life around… on the other side of the world! Thomas Weaver Caldicott was born to Sarah Caldicott in 1854 in Kingsland, Herefordshire and he was baptised on 30 July 1854. Sarah…

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Biographies, Military Service

Cecil Leonard Caldicott – 1899 – 1942 – Served in Both World Wars

Cecil Leonard Caldicott

Cecil Leonard Caldicott paid the ultimate price for his country. He served in both World Wars and suffered greatly. Here’s his story. Cecil Leonard Caldicott was born on 26th May 1899 at Mount Bryan East, South Australia to John Oswald Caldicott (otherwise known as Jack) and Susan Sophia Dunstan. He was the great-grandson of Alfred Jolly Caldicott who, along with…

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Biographies

John Alexander Caldecott 1835 – 1924 – Hero or Villain – Probably a Bit of Both!

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John Alexander Caldecott was an interesting character whose descriptions and actions portray a complex man who had a distinguished army career, but it was conflict within his family which shrouded his later life. John Alexander Caldecott was born on the 10 December 1835 to Charles Marriott Caldecott and Margaret Smith and was the grandson of Abraham Caldecott, Lord of Rugby Manor, and…

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