Australian Pioneers, Biographies, International Caldicotts

Alfred Millwater Caldicott 1827 – 1875 – Adventure and Misadventure

Mauritius

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

Chemist Shop

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, Alfred (famous…

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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

Cape Town South Africa

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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