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Maria Caldecott (Griffiths)

Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Griffiths, SV/PROG and Ellen Griffiths, SM/PROG
Wife of Alphonso Torkington Caldecott
Mother of Maria Jemima Trollip; Edward Torkington Caldecott; Letitia Isabella Caldecott; Frances Pearl Trollip; James Caldecott and 1 other
Sister of Jane Griffiths and Mary Griffiths
Half sister of Ellen Higham and Margaret Higham

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About Maria Caldecott

1820 British Settlers

Maria Griffiths 5, together with her parents and 2 siblings, were members of Hayhurst's Party of 107 people on the Settler ship, John.

Party originated from Lancashire, England.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 19 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, May 1820.

Area allocated to the Party : Trappes Valley

Children :

  • Jane Griffiths 7
  • Maria Griffiths 5
  • Mary Griffiths 2


Alphonso Caldecott married twice, first, Francis (Fanny ) Bray, then Maria Griffiths, Maria Caldecott's mother. Maria Griffiths was the daughter of William Griffiths, another 1820 Settler.


Grahamstown Journal 1842 - 4 - October to December Written by Sue Mackay. Posted in The Grahamstown Journal

Thursday 1 December 1842

MARRIED at Graham's Town on Tuesday 29th ult by the Rev.Mr.Thorpe, Minister of Sidbury Church, Mr.A.T.CALDECOTT to Miss Maria GRIFFITHS, late of Cape Town.


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 May 2016), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown Cathedral, St George > Marriages 1836-1849 > image 39 of 63; William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

Witnesses : Edward Griffiths, ??, Christiana Caldecott

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Maria Caldecott's Timeline

September 26, 1844
Age 29
South Africa
June 14, 1846
Age 31
Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
November 10, 1847
Age 32
June 7, 1849
Age 34
Age 35
Stutterheim, Caolony, South Africa
December 1860
Age 45
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa