John Caldwell

Brief Life History of John

When John Caldwell was born on 16 August 1797, in Knutsford, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Caldwell, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Ashcroft, was 35. He married Mary Woodward on 10 April 1834, in Knutsford, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 24 November 1840, in Cheadle Bulkeley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 43, and was buried in Knutsford, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Caldwell
1797–1840
Mary Woodward
1795–
Marriage: 10 April 1834

Sources (7)

  • John Coldwell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Caldwell, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • John Caldwell, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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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