ABOUT THE CALDWELL FAMILY
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This site was created by Ian Caldwell who has found following back the family tree a good way of making history come to life. I found it strange to realise that not only are we decended from William the Conqueror, but also from his rival, King Harold!
Because my grandmother, Edith May Wilson, was one of twelve children, most of whom went on to have children and grandchildren, we have a large network of cousins and second cousins and I will try to put as many of these on to this tree as possible, and hope to make conatct with as many of the decendents as I can in the hope that they may help me to fill in the gaps.
Finally, I hope you enjoy seeing the connections and I would be very interested to hear from relations who may see this site.
The Ancestor List
Are we related? Is your great-grandfather our mother's cousin's grandma's nephew once removed? There's only one way to find out . . . . In this list, names and dates are indexed by surname:
John Thomas Caldwell 1901-1970
William Mitchell Turner Wilson 1882-1955
Henry Augustus Paynter 1846-1919
Edwin Newman 1803-1884
Charlotte Jeckyll 1807-1876
Rev Thomas Bernard Coleman 1782-1818
Anne Gregroy Stackhouse 1785-1862
Susannah Acton 1754-?
Anne Gregory 1729-1780
Susannah Brydges of Tyberton Court, Hereford
William Gregory of Sollershope & How Caple d.1795
Elizabeth Geers of Icomb
Thomas Geers of Marsh, Shropshire MP 1865
Colonel William Cope of Icomb d.1691
About the Family Roots
The Caldwell side of the family emigrated from Scotland to Australia in the gold rush of 1852. Peter Caldwell, a weaver, left Glasgow with his wife, Elizabeth Thompson, and six? children on a sailing vessel and according to my father, the whole family survived what would have been an arduous journey, for which they had to provide their own food.
They arrived at the goldfields and started to mine for gold. According to my father, John Caldwell, his great grandfather was a heavy drinker and he used to become abusive to his sons. One day as they were winching him up from the mine, he was swearing at what he was going to to to them when he got to the top. The two boys looked at eachother and, without saying a word, tied up the rope and walked off, leaving him hanging in the shaft, and they never saw him again!
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