Dr. Charles Henry Caldecott, Jr.

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Charles Henry Caldecott, Jr.

Birthplace: Erith, Huntingdonshire, England
Death: Died in Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr Charles Caldecott Snr, SVPROG and Mary Caldecott, SM/PROG
Husband of Martha Caldecott
Father of Harry Straford Caldecott, Snr; William Shaw Wright Caldecott, Rev.; Emily Coryndon; Charlotte Isabel Caldecott; Frederick Horatio Caldecott and 10 others
Brother of Alphonso Torkington Caldecott; Christiana Halse; Timothy John Caldecott; Amelia Caldecott; Mary Anne Jane Boardman (Caldecott) and 1 other

Occupation: Farmed near Tarkastad, on Wiliam Wright's farm Schaapskraal; then M.P. for Cradock, 1857-'68.
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About Dr. Charles Henry Caldecott, Jr.

In a document from Vin Gillman-Bate on the descendants of William Wright (1933) there is a description of C.H. Caldecott's later life : "lived at the farm Scaarpkraal owned by his father-in-law William Wright until the eruption of the kaffirs in 1846, when he and his wife were driven to seek refuge in Cradock; there he opened business and lived until 1857 when he moved to Grahamstown. Was twice returned to Parliament as Member of House of Assembly for Cradock in 1857-59. In 1868 he was returned Member of Legislative Council and was also Mayor of Grahamstown in 1860. He died at his daughter Mrs. Selby Coryndon's house July 1879."


1820 British Settler

Charles Henry Caldecott 6, together with his parents and 5 siblings, were members of Gush's Party on the Brilliant.

Party originated from London.

Departed Gravesend 15 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay 30 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth on 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party Assegai Bush River - Salem

Siblings :

Alphonso Caldecott 17,

Christina Caldecott 11,

Timothy Caldecott 9,

Mary Caldecott 8,

Frederick Caldecott 4,

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Dr. Charles Henry Caldecott, Jr.'s Timeline

August 20, 1814
Huntingdonshire, England
May 28, 1839
Age 24
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 29, 1841
Age 26
October 6, 1844
Age 30
November 20, 1848
Age 34
August 17, 1855
Age 40
March 31, 1859
Age 44
May 25, 1861
Age 46
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 15, 1878
Age 63
Cape, South Africa
September 1, 1879
Age 65
Cape, South Africa