Dr. Charles Henry Caldecott, Jr.

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Charles Henry Caldecott, Jr.

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Erith, Huntingdonshire, England
Death: September 1, 1879 (65)
Kimberley, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr Charles Caldecott Snr, SVPROG and Mary Caldecott, SM/PROG
Husband of Martha Caldecott
Father of William Shaw Wright Caldecott, Rev.; Frederick Horatio Caldecott; Alfred Edward Caldecott; Maud Isabella Caldecott; Robert Torkington Caldecott and 9 others
Brother of Alphonso Torkington Caldecott; Christiana Halse; Timothy John Caldecott; Amelia Caldecott; Mary Anne Jane Amelia Boardman 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.

Death Notice : https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GSQF-4?mode=g&i=223&cat=331262


Marriage : "South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-625B-FF?cc=1463648&wc=MFVW-Z38%3A1029190301%2C1029191801%2C1029193701%2C1029193901 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown > Baptisms, marriages, deaths 1826-1903 > image 293 of 306; Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Grahamstown.


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,



South African Commercial Advertiser 1827 - January to March Written by Sue Mackay. Posted in The South African Commercial Advertiser 1824-1856

Saturday 13 January 1827

Jan 7: Two sons of the late Mr. Charles CALDECOTT Surgeon, baptised Charles Henry and Robert Frederick William.

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Dr. Charles Henry Caldecott, Jr.'s Timeline

August 20, 1814
Erith, Huntingdonshire, England
May 28, 1839
Age 24
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 29, 1841
Age 26
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 10, 1843
Age 28
October 6, 1844
Age 30
November 24, 1846
Age 32
November 20, 1848
Age 34
August 17, 1855
Age 40
September 1857
Age 43
Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 31, 1859
Age 44