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Clement Guest Caldecott – 1869 – 1935 – Half-brother of Randolph Caldecott and Pharmaceutical Chemist

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Clement Guest Caldecott was born in 1860 in Chester, Cheshire. He was the third child of John Caldecott, accountant of Chester, and his second wife, Maria Guest and twin to Florence Guest Caldecott. John Caldecott first married Mary Dinah Brookes on 27 Sep 1842 and the couple had seven children – John George, William Brookes, Randolph (famous children’s illustrator and artist), Sophia, Elizabeth…

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Alfred Caldecott – 1850 – 1936 – Famous Philosopher and Brother of Randolph Caldecott, Famous Artist

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There is much information written about the life and works of Alfred Caldecott and rightly deserved as tribute to the life of this highly accomplished philosopher and author. As this website is based around my One-Name Study which is largely based on genealogical research, I will base this mini-biography of Alfred Caldecott mainly on the information which can be obtained…

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Randolph Caldecott – 1846 – 1886 – Famous Artist and Children’s Illustrator

Randolph Caldecott

There is much information written about the life and works of Randolph Caldecott and rightly deserved as tribute to the life of this highly accomplished artist. As this website is based around my One-Name Study which is largely based on genealogical research, I will base this mini-biography of Randolph Caldecott mainly on the information which can be obtained from the…

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John George Caldecott – 1843 – 1879 – Eldest Brother of Famous Artist Randolph Caldecott

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John George Caldecott was born in Chorlton, Cheshire on 23 June 1843, the firstborn of John Caldecott and Mary Dinah Brookes. His father, John Caldecott was, at this point working as a retail hatter. John George is the eldest brother of famous artist and children’s illustrator, Randolph Caldecott. Sadly, on the 21st August 1852, John George’s mother, Mary Dinah Brookes…

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Biographies, Caldicott Millers

Edward Caldicott 1846 – 1911 – Miller and family man who died in a tragic accident

Edward Caldicott was born on 29 November 1846 to George Caldicott and Sarah Williams. He was their fifth child. His father was the miller of Norton Mill, which was set beside Norton Brook near Norton, Radnorshire, Wales and was described locally as an industrious and honest man (Hereford Journal – Wednesday 18 June 1851, Page 3). The family faced a…

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Edward Caldicott – 1816 – 1878 – Confectioner & Pastry Cook

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Edward Caldicott was born to Edward Caldicott and Anne (nee Alford Smith) in about 1816 and was the second of their three children. His father Edward was a baker, pastry cook and confectioner, a trade which his son would also follow. Edward was baptised on 6th November 1816 in Leominster, Herefordshire. He sadly lost his mother who died when Edward…

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Frederick Caldicott b1841 – A Family Torn Apart by Loss

admin / November 12, 2017

The story of Frederick Caldicott is a bittersweet tale as his family experienced the joys and sorrows until they were eventually separated through tragic loss. 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…

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Caroline Caldicott b1838 – Care for the Elderly?!

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admin / November 10, 2017

Caroline Caldicott was the second daughter born to Joseph Caldicott and Caroline Connop. Caroline was born in 1838 in Coventry and was younger sister to Joseph and Caroline’s first child, Emma. By the age of 23 Caroline had become a silk ribbon weaver like her sister, Emma.B Ribbon and silk weaving was a huge industry in Coventry, Cashbs being one…

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Emma Caldicott b1836 – Keeping it in the Family!

admin / November 9, 2017

Emma Caldicott was the first child born to Joseph Caldicott (1810 – 1870) and Caroline Connop (1814 – 1895). She was born in about 1836 in Coventry. Her father, Joseph began his working life as a ribbon weaver but, by the age of 37, had become a postman. By the age of 15, Emma had also become a ribbon weaver,…

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