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William Homer Caldicott – 1854 – 1930 – Chamberlain of Worcester

Worcester Bridge

William Homer Caldicott, like the majority of his family was an alderman for Worcester and became chamberlain at the height of his service for the city.

William was born on 13 April 1854 in Worcester to William Caldicott and Matilda Caldicott (formerly Bayliss). He was the 5th of their six sons. He was baptised on 13 May 1855 at the Angel Street Congregational Church in Worcester. He was the younger brother of famous composer, Alfred James Caldicott.

Angel Street Congregational Church Worcester
Angel Street Congregational Church Worcester

Like most of his brothers, he grew up to work for the family business as Hop and Seed Merchant.

On 7th June 1887 he married Adelaide Alice Seaman, daughter of Royal Navy Commander, John Mays Seaman at St Mary’s Church in Stoke Newington, Hackney.

St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington
St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington

The couple had two daughters, Ethel and Muriel Maud.

Ethel Caldicott was born on 24th May 1888, but sadly also died on the same day.

Muriel Maud Caldicott was born on 19th April 1890 in Worcester. She married George Lawson Crowe, a schoolmaster, on 11th July 1916 in Worcester. She died in December 1968.

William Homer Caldicott served as an alderman for the city of Worcester, like his brothers, Herbert and Walter. In 1895 he became the city Chamberlain.

Also like his brothers, he was a keen sportsman enjoying athletics, rowing and cricket and competing for Worcester.

He died on 9th August 1930 in Kent.

See also

Alfred James Caldicott – 1842 – 1897 – Famous Composer

William Caldicott – 1818 – 1902 – Successful Worcester Hop Merchant & Councillor

Herbert Caldicott – 1843 – 1898 – Mayor of Worcester

Walter Caldicott – 1845 – 1918 – Worcester Councillor Who Rose Above Scandal

Harvey Caldicott – 1858 – 1955 – Indonesian State Engineer

Henry Caldicott – 1847 -1881 – Worcester Solicitor Who Tragically Died Young

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