|CALDWELL, William, Lieutenant
CALDWELL, William, Lieutenant 1 2
- Born: 1756 2
- Marriage (1): BLETTERMAN, Catherine Hendrika on Feb 14, 1796 in Cape Town South Africa 1 2
- Marriage (2): UNKNOWN, Anne
- Died: 1816 aged 60 2
William was in the service of the English Army. 1
1. Military Service: service of the English Army as a Lieutenant, Abt 1800. 2
W'ILLIAM CALDWELL 1756-1816. entered the army as Ensign in the 39th Foot(Dorsetshire Regt.) which served with distinction during the famous defence of Gibraltar and during which William was present, Exchanged to half pay of 72nd (Seaforths) 1785. Returned to full pay as Ensign in
75th (Gordons) in 1790. Lieutenant 77th Foot (Middlesex Regt.) 1791 Described later in a letter from Commander in Chief at the Cape reccommending his son Hilliam Bletterman Caldwell for a commission as "many years a. faithful Civil Servant in this colony". (P.R.O. W.O. 31/406) According to :East - India Co's F actory Records he was a "wine taster" Also we mustn't forget th e boarding house which must have been a good idea for getting all the daughters married off:
William married Catherine Hendrika BLETTERMAN, daughter of Johannes Mathias BLETTERMAN and Geertrij Catherina SCHOT, on Feb 14, 1796 in Cape Town South Africa.1 2 (Catherine Hendrika BLETTERMAN was born in 1776 2, christened on Mar 17, 1776 1 and died on Nov 7, 1852 in Garden Leewens Rust (K.Cairns) 2.)
William next married Anne UNKNOWN.
Dr. D. F. du Toit MALHERBE, Family Register of a South African Nation (Third Edition published by TEGNIEK STELLENBOSCH, 1966.
This is a wonderful source of clues on specific families, but all data in the publication needs to be verified with Original Sources.), CALDWELL Extract - Page 147. Cit. Date: Oct 7, 2002.
Per Eileen Coats of Helensburgh, Scotland.