Biographies

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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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

admin / February 17, 2018

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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Caroline Caldicott b1838 – Care for the Elderly?!

Hatton Lunatic Asylum
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. Ribbon and silk weaving was a huge industry in Coventry, Cash’s 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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Herbert Vigers Caldicott – 1873 – 1944 – Died in WWII Bombing of Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London

Guards Chapel Wellington Barracks London
admin / September 24, 2017

Herbert Vigers Caldicott was part of the Coventry ribbon manufacturer Caldicott family and spent most of his life working as a ribbon merchant based in London. However, his tragic death during WWII was perhaps the thing he will be most remembered for. Herbert was born on 19 September 1873 to Thomas Parker Caldicott, ribbon manufacturer, and Eliza Vigers Lloyd, daughter…

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Harvey Caldicott – 1858 – 1955 – Indonesian State Engineer

Indonesia East Java Public Works Department
admin / September 24, 2017

Harvey Caldicott forged a successful engineering career leaving the family home and business as hop merchants in Worcester to work around the globe. Harvey was born on 13 April 1854 in Worcester to William Caldicott and Matilda Caldicott (formerly Bayliss). He was the youngest of their six sons. He was baptised on 13 December 1863 at the Angel Street Congregational Church in…

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