Randolph Caldecott's Family
Randolph Caldecott was born on 22 March 1846. His parents were:
Randolph was one of seven children:
His mother Mary died on 21st Aug1852 and was buried at Tilston. His father, John, married again, on 7.12.1854 at Manchester Cathedral: his second wife was Maria (née Guest) (b 5.10.1825 in Chester, d 15.4.1901 also in Chester). They had 6 more children! So Randolph had 6 full siblings (although 2 died in infancy), plus 6 more step-siblings.
Randolph married Marian Harriet Brind, of Chelsfield, Kent, England, on 18th March 1880. They had no children. For more about her and her family, click here or on the "Brind" button at the foot of this page.
A number of gravestones of Caldecotts, thought to be ancestors of
Randolph Caldecott, are in the churchyard at
Cheshire, West of Malpas and near the Welsh border. This picture (from The Fox Jumps over the Parson's Gate) was
thought to depict one of them, possibly with Randolph himself as a child sitting
on it. For the one-inch
Ordnance Survey map of the area, see
At Malpas, Cheshire, the Parish Church, St. Oswald's, has a memorial stone (1874) to churchwarden C. C. Caldecott. The church itself is depicted by Randolph in Ride a Cock Horse, The Fox Jumps over the Parson's Gate and Baby Bunting.
For more details about Randolph’s family, going back to about 1300 and forward to 1985, see the "Caldecott Pedigree" (Family Tree or Genealogy). To find out more, click here or on the "Family Tree" button at the foot of this page; to order a paper copy, go to our "Services" page.For a website with a discussion forum about Caldecott family genealogy, and for other more general websites on Family History and Genealogy, see our Links page.
The Caldecott Coat of Arms at the top of this page is
based on the Heraldic Description:
This interpretation of it was painted
by the R C Soc UK's first Chairman, John Victor Caldecott Anthony OBE FRICS (b
23.12.1912, d 6. 2. 2001). © 1982 J V C Anthony.
Below the Coat of Arms, the Family Motto "In Utrumque Paratus"
means "Prepared in every way".
Our thanks to our member Judith Coultard for the picture of it above.