Robert Caldwell

Male28 February 1867–

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Caldwell was born on 28 February 1867, in Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Caldwell, was 21 and his mother, Agnes Bennie, was 18. He lived in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Family Time Line

John Caldwell
1846–1925
Agnes Bennie
1849–1884
Robert Caldwell
1867–
Margaret Love Caldwell
1869–
Jane Caldwell
1871–
Isabella Bennie Caldwell
1873–1944
William Caldwell
1876–
Agnes Caldwell
1878–
John Caldwell
1879–1944
Mary Caldwell
1882–

Sources (3)

  • Robert Caldwell in household of Margaret Bennie, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Robert Caldwell, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Robert Caldwell in the 1871 Scotland Census

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Siblings (8)

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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 1

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

1884

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 35

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in England and Scotland, variously spelled, that are named with Old English ceald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring, stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another. Possibly also from Caldwell (Warwickshire), Caldwall (Worcestershire), Cauldwell (Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire), Caudle Green (Gloucestershire), Caudle Ditch or Cawdle Fen (Cambridgeshire), Chadwell (Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Wiltshire), Chardwell (Essex), or Chardle Ditch (Cambridgeshire, early recorded as Kadewelle).

Irish: when not the English surname, this is an Anglicized form of Ó Fuarghuis or Ó hUarghusa ‘descendant of (F)uarghus’, a personal name whose literal sense ‘cold’ + ‘choice’ was reinterpreted as coming from fuaruisce ‘cold water’.

History: Several Caldwells emigrated from Scotland to America by way of Ireland in the 18th century. James Caldwell (1734–81), a son of settler John Caldwell, was born in Charlotte County, VA, and was a militant clergyman during the revolutionary war. Andrew Caldwell, a Scottish farmer, emigrated to North America in 1718 and started a family in Lancaster County, PA. His son David was a Presbyterian clergyman and well-known revolutionary war patriot.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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