'Caldecott1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Caldecote of Caldecote (Calcott of Calcott, Cheshire), Calcott of Preston Mountford, Caldecott of Rugby

(1) There are places called 'Caldecott' in Cheshire, Oxfordshire & Rutland, 'Caldecote' in Hertfordshire & Warwickshire, 'Caldicot' in Monmouthshire, and 'Calcott' in Shropshire. As spelling was rarely important until the mid 19th century, these may all have a common root - but they may not, we do not know. Similarly, there are families named Caldecott, Caldecote, Caldicot, Calcott which may or may not be connected with each other and it would be wrong to think that Caldecotts came only from a Caldecott, Caldecotes from a Caldecote, etc.. To confuse things further, it appears that, for several of the familes (however their name came to be spelt later on and wherever they came from), 'Calcott' was used for at least a while in early generations. However, the sources used for this page, supported by coats of arms, identify that the following families were indeed connected. Some other probably-unconnected families are shown on Caldecott2.
(2) The family of the following section had the following coat of arms: "Argent, a fesse Azure, fretted Or, between three cinquefoils Gules". BLG1858, which sources the lower section below, reports that the Cheshire family "were means lords" of Calcot or Caldecote temp William the Conqueror.
David Caldecote of Caldecote (Calcott of Calcott), Cheshire
1. Robert Caldecote of Caldecote (Calcott of Calcott)
  m. Margery Byrde of Ightfield
  A. Thomas Caldecote of Caldecote (Calcott of Calcott) (d 07.11.1581)
  m1. Katherine Pickering (dau of John Pickering)
  i. Randle Caldecote of Caldecote (d 09.07.1587)
  m. Jane Butler (dau of Alban Butler of Aston)
  a. Thomas Caldecote 'of Caldecote' (b c1578, a 1613)
  m. Dorothy Dod (dau of John Dod)
  (1) Thomas Caldecote of Caldecote (b c1601, dsp bur 1672)
  (2) Randolph Caldecote of Caldecote & Bishopton, Wiltshire (b 1602, a 1682)
  (3)+ other issue (a 1613) - Richard, Alban (b 01.12.1610), John (bpt 20.02.1611), Margaret, Dorothy
  Ormerod mentions a report that all 5 of the sons of this generation were "dead without legitimate issue before 1701".
  b. Jane Caldecote
  m. Randle Jenkin of Wigland
  c. Mary Caldecote
m. Thomas Daulby of Chester
  d. Dorothy Caldecote
  ii. Thomas Caldecote (dsp)
  iii. Lancelot Caldecote
  m. Ellen Gitton (dau of Edward Gitton or Gittens of Wrexham)
  a. Katherine Caldecote
  iv. Margery Caldecote
  m. Thomas Crane of the Isle of Man
  v. Dorothy Caldecote
  m. Robert Dod of Little Aldsley
  m2. Jane Dod (dau of David Dod of Edge)
  vi.+ other issue - Anthony, William, Catherine, Maud
  m3. Katherine Fawne of Lichfield (niece of Rowland Fawne or Faune)
  B. Katherine Caldecote (Calcott)
  m. Thomas Carrison
  C. Alice Caldecote (Calcott)
  m. Henry Heath of Coventry
  D.+ other issue - Lancelot, Charles, Isabel



Connected to the above family was ...
Thomas Calcott of Preston Mountfort, Salop (Shropshire)
m. _ Orton (Overton) of Malpas
1. Henry Calcott of Preston Mountfort
  m. Alice Lee (dau of ?? Lee of Langley)
  A. Thomas Calcott of Preston Mountfort (a 1623)
  m. Anne Heyward (dau of William Heyward of Little Wenlock)
  i.+ issue (a 1623) - Carew (b c1621), Sara
  B. Elianora Calcott
  m. Humfrey Gruffin of Montgomeryshire
  C. Sarah Calcott (d unm)



BLG1858 reports that connected to the above family (of Cheshire) was Thomas, shown below as m. Isabel Caldecote, heiress of Barrow & Whitwell, and then showing them as the parents of the Thomas who m. Abigail Huggeford (only wife shown). Commoners starts with the Thomas who m. Abigail Huggeford, having identified him as descended from Thomas Calcott of Abingdon, but also shows his first wife, Agnes House (sic). However, there is confusion as to his ancestry. Visitation (Berkshire) shows no arms for the family whilst Visitation (Rutland, 1620, 'Calcott') shows quartered aarms with the Calcott quarter being "Argent, three bends sable" with the Harleian editor noting "over them was written Caldecott of Ketton but whether this be true or no qu'ry". The Berkshire & Rutland Visitations show the following which is supported by Nichols.
Thomas Calcott of (Caldecott?) near Abington, Berkshire
1. Thomas Calcott of Berkshire
  A. Thomas Calcott of Pessmore, Berkshire 'of Hessmoyd' according to Visitation (Rutland)
  i. William Calcott
  B. John Calcott of Chislington & Ipston, Oxfordshire
  m. Johanna?
  i. Thomas Calcott of Barrow & Whitwell, Rutland (b c1564, a 1643) ## see below
  m1. Agnes House (d 04.1681, dau of Richard House of West Wickham (by dau of Belson of Brill) Visitation (Rutland) shows as 'Rowse'
  m2. Abigail Huggeford (dau of John Huggeford of Henwood Hall)
ii.+ other issue - John (dsp), Johanna?
The following comes from Commoners & BLG1858 with support from Nichol plus a little from Visitation (Berkshire).
Thomas Caldecott this generation not shown by Commoners
m. Isabel Caldecote (dau/heir of John Caldecote of Barrow & Whitwell)
1. Thomas Calcott or Caldecott of Calthorpe (Leicestershire) & Barrow & Whitwell (Rutland) (b 1565, d 1643-5) ## see above
  m1. Agnes House (dau of Richard House (Howse?) of West Wickham by dau of _ Belson of Brill)
  A. Anne Calcott or Caldecot (b c1612, a 1620)
  m. Marmaduke Claver or Cleaver of Oving
  B.+ other issue (dsp) - Edward (d infant), Mary (b c1607, a 1620, d unm), Dorothy (b c1614, a 1682)
  m. Abigail Huggeford (d 04.1681, dau of John Huggeford of Henwood Hall)
  F. Thomas Calcott or Caldecott, Sheriff of Leicestershire (b 1627, d 03.1702-3)
m1. Mary Prescot (d 08.1681, dau of Alexander Prescot of Thoby Abbey)
  i. Thomas Caldecott 'of Catthorpe Hall' (b 1652, d 1720)
  m. Matilda/Maud Evans (d 1717, dau of John Evans of Northampton)
  a. Thomas Caldecott (b 1685-7, d 1720)
m. (1711) Elizabeth Pettit (d 1730, dau/heir of John Pettit or Pettet of Dartford, widow of _ Cheney)
  (1) William Caldecott of Rugby, Warwickshire (b c1713, d 1777, 2nd son)
  m1. Elizabeth Senhouse (dau of Rev. Peter Senhouse of Linton)
  (A) Thomas Caldecott of Dartford, Kent (dsp 1790)
  m. Charlotte Pool (dau of James Pool of Hornead)
  (B)+ other issue - Peter (d 1745), William (dsp 1777)
  m2. Anna (d 1784, relict of William Boughton of Rugby)
  (D) John Caldecott of Holbrook Grange, Warwickshire (dsp 1839)
  m1. Mary Letitia Sutton (dau of Benjamin Sutton, relict of _ Brooke)
  m2. Anne Stephens (dsp 04.09.1845, dau of Richard Stephens)
  (E) Samuel Caldecott of Melton Mowbray (younger son)
  (i) Thomas Caldecott (b 1790)
  (F) Abraham Caldecott of Rugby Manor, Sheriff of Warwickshire (b 21.08.1763, d 08.09.1829)
  m. (04.01.1797) Elizabeth Marriott (dau of Rev. _ Marriott of Cotesbach)
  (i) Thomas Caldecott of The Lodge, Rugby (b 06.10.1798, a 1858, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (08.01.1828) Ann Catherine West (dau of Lt. Colonel James West)
  (ii) Charles Marriott Caldecott of Holbrook Grange (b 09.06.1807, a 1858, youngest son) had issue
  m. (01.03.1827) Margaret Smith (dau of Thomas Smith)
  (iii)+ other issue - Abraham (dsp 1814), John Marriott (a 1825), William Marriott (dsp 1840, cleric), Robert Marriott, Elizabeth (d 1823), Caroline
  (G) Catherine Caldecott
  m. John Parker (vicar of Newbold-upon-Avon)
  (i) Rev. John Thomas Parker had issue
  m. Anna Skipwith (dau of Sir Grey Skipwith, Bart)
  (H) Arabella Caldecott
  Nichols suggests that Arabella's husband ws Rev. William Damer but BLG1858 reports as follows.
  m. Rev. _ James
(i)+ issue - John (Bishop of Calcutta), William (rector of Bilton), Edward (vicar of Alton, canon of Winchester), George (Lt. Colonel)
  (I)+ other issue (d unm) - William (dsp), Charles (dsp), Mary
  (2) Merriel or Merrice Caldecott (dsp 1790)
  m. Abraham Turner
  (3)+ other issue - Thomas (dsp, recorder of Northampton), Matilda, Mary (d unm)
  b. Mary Caldecott
  m. John Ward of Guilsborough
  c.+ other issue (d unm) - Elizabeth, Matilda, Eleanor
  ii.+ other issue - Alexander (b 1655, d 1722), George of London (b 1657, a 1682), Walter (b 1661, a 1682), William (b 1663, a 1682), Henry (b 1668, a 1682), Charles (d young), Mary (b 1653), Isabella (b 1663), Elizabeth (b 1665), Abigail (d young)
  m2. (sp) Eleanor (widow of _ Pratt)
  G. Elizabeth Calcott or Caldecot (b 1622)
  m. Theophilus Aylmer of London (great-grandson of Sir ??, Bart of London)
  H. Mary Calcott or Caldecot (b 1624, d unm 1702)
  I. Abigail Calcott or Caldecot
  m. Christopher Bradgate of Wibtoft & Lutterworth

Main source(s):
(1) For the upper section : Ormerod's Cheshire (vol 2, p380), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, 'Calcott of Calcott'), Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, 'Caldecott of Caldecott')
(2) For the middle section : Visitation (Cheshire, 1623, 'Calcott of Preston Mountford')
(3) For the lower section (reviewed 27.10.22 using Nicols) : Commoners (vol 1, 'Caldecott of Rugby', p627+), BLG1858 ('Caldecott of Rugby'), Visitation (Berkshire, 1623, 'Calcott or Caldecott of Abingdon'), 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 1, 1807, 'Pedigree of Calcott or Caldecote of Catthorpe', p79)
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