Memorials

Caldicotts Who Died in World War I

Poppy World War II

Here are those with the surname Caldicott who lost their lives fighting in WWI. The information about these men was taken from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records which I have supplemented where possible with information from other records. ALAN CALDICOTT Captain in 10th Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment attd. 1st/2nd  King’s African Rifles Killed in action on 7th…

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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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1939 Caldecotts and Where They Lived

I have now finished collecting data from the 1939 Register for the Caldecott variation of the surname. The 1939 Register was a national register of Great Britain and Northern Ireland instigated by the outbreak of WW2. This document not only helped with civilian administration throughout the war for identity cards, organising rationing, etc., but also provided the foundation for NHS records.…

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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

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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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?!

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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