Rev. George Caldwell

1773 - 25th Jun 1848

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Son and heir of Charles Caldwell merchant of Liverpool 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 Breben-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.

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.


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

Relationships (2)

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

Addresses (1)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England