Biographies

Thomas Newball Caldicott – 1862 – 1935 – Successful Ironmonger

Thomas Newball Caldicott was born in 1862 toB William Hargrave Caldicott and Eliza Newball in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, a part of the prominent publishing family of Gainsborough responsible for producing the Gainsborough News and linked to Gainsborough Trinity Football Club (SeeB Gainsborough Caldicotts – Prominent Newspaper PublishersB andB Gainsborough Caldicotts – Owners of Trinity Football Club) On 12th July 1887 he…

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Edwin Tearle Caldicott 1859 – 1946 – Lithograph Artist

Edwin Tearle Caldicott B was born on 22 February 1859 to William Hargrave Caldicott and Eliza Newball in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, a part of the prominent publishing family of Gainsborough responsible for producing the Gainsborough News and linked to Gainsborough Trinity Football Club (SeeB Gainsborough Caldicotts – Prominent Newspaper PublishersB andB Gainsborough Caldicotts – Owners of Trinity Football Club). By the…

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William Hargrave Caldicott 1824 – 1877 – Founding Member of the Gainsborough Caldicotts’ Publishing Business

William Hargrave Caldicott b1824

William Hargrave Caldicott was born in Leominster to Edward and Caroline (nee Hargrave) in 1824. It seems to be a small family as William had just one younger sister Elizabeth Hargrave Caldicott who was born in 1827 and who later married John Hatfield Marshall on 22 May 1852 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was christened in Leominster on 14 April 1824.…

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Local History, Occupational History

Gainsborough Caldicotts – Prominent Newspaper Publishers

The Caldicotts were a prominent influential family in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire for over a hundred years running a successful newspaper and publishing business and serving their community in many ways. Such was their influence that there is a street named after the family which remains in the town of Gainsborough today (although it is situated on a very unglamorous industrial estate!).…

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Charles Caldecott – A Case of Monday Morning Leg?

In 1906 Charles Caldecott appeared in court under a cruelty to animals charge for driving a lame horse. He claimed that it was a case of “Monday morning leg”, a catchall term which could account for a number of different conditions where a horse becomes temporarily lame after being in the stable for a couple of days. Was it indeed…

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Statistics

1939 Caldicotts and Where They Lived

I have recently finished collecting data from the 1939 Register, 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. The data I have collated is currently only for the…

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Alfred Jolly Caldicott – A Pioneer in More Ways Than One!

Alfred Jolly Caldicott led a remarkable life for a Midlands-born printer as he used the privilege of his role in the publishing industry to stand up for the rights of his urban businessmen peers and campaigned for reform. He and his family emigrated to Australia in the mid-19th century further demonstrating what a pioneer this man truly was.