Rev. George Caldwell

1773 - 25th Jun 1848

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Son and heir of Charles Caldwell merchant of Liverpool, brother of William Caldwell of Kingston (q.v.) and brother-in-law of Sir William Abdy 7th bart. (q.v.).

  1. Charles Caldwell was a slave-trader: the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Database shows him as co-owner of 15 voyages between 1759 and 1767, 9 with Benjamin and Arthur Heywood and others, and 5 with William Ingram and others and 1 with Francis Ingram and others. Gill Slater was a co-investor in 14 of the 15 voyages.

  2. Born Liverpool c. 1773; BA Cambridge (Jesus) 1795, MA 1798; Fellow of Jesus 1796-1817. Ordained deacon August 3 1817, priest August 24 1817. 'Of Cheltenham 1841-7; unbeneficed.'

  3. Married Harriot Abdy, daughter of Sir William Abdy 6th bart and Mary Brebner-Gordon, 04/12/1817 at St James Piccadilly. George Caldwell's cousin Charles Andrews Caldwell, son of George Caldwell's uncle Admiral Benjamin Caldwell, married one of Harriot Abdy's sisters.

  4. Will of Rev. George Caldwell of Cheltenham proved 03/08/1848. In the will he left his son William Browne Caldwell his house at No. 5 Sandford Place Cheltenham (which in a codicil he said he had since sold), as well as land in Ireland. The will is silent on property in the West Indies. His son William Browne Caldwell left £190,201 0s 4d on his death of Cheltenham in 1893.

Sources

T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 259 (Lavingtons) and 342 (Sandersons).

  1. www.slavevoyages.org [accessed 28/03/2011].

  2. CCEd [database online] Person ID 99609; in fact the compensation record show his as of Cheltenham in the 1830s as well, and he was given as Rector of Kings Stanley Gloucestershire on his marriage by Times 05/12/1817 p. 3.

  3. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online], which gives him as one of the fellows of Jesus College; Sir Bernard Burke, A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland (London, Harrison and Sons, 1912) p. 95.

  4. PROB 11/2079/77; National Probate Calendar 1893.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
Rev. G Caldwell
Spouse
Harriot Abdy
Children
Catherine Anne
School
Macclesfield
University
Cambridge (Pembroke then Jesus) [1791-1795 ]
Occupation
Clergyman
Religion
Church of England

Associated Claims (3)

£2,289 14S 8D
Awardee
£4,677 11S 11D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£6,438 13S 7D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Paintings
Portrait of Admiral Sir Benjamin Caldwell. In his will proved in 1848, the Rev. George Caldwell specified that the portrait of his uncle should not be sold by his son William Browne Caldwell unless... 
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Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Brother-in-laws
Brothers

Addresses (1)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England