CFHS code : MG77

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FREDERICK JOHN CALDECOAT killed on Cherry Hinton Road 23 May 1927 aged 27 also his father TIMOTHY THOMAS d 30 Jan 1929 aged 71 also ELIZA wife of TIMOTHY THOMAS CALDECOAT d 30 May 1937 aged 77

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202205, 0.13786171 – click here for location

Caldecoat grave
Caldecoat monument
Caldecoat inscription
Caldecoat inscription



Frederick John Caldecoat (1900 – 23 May 1927)

Frederick was the youngest son of Timothy and Eliza Caldecoat.  He died just after his 27th birthday.

Timothy Thomas Caldecoat (c.1857 – 30 January 1929)

Timothy was born in Foxton and was the son of Timothy and Mary Ann Caldecoat.  His father was a cordwainer/shoemaker, and he grew up at 23 Gold Street (1861) and then at High Street, West Wratting (1871).  He later became a shoemaker like his father, and married Eliza Smith in 1877 when he was 20 years old.  The family initially lived at 7 Staffordshire Terrace (1881), then at 39 Union Terrace (at least 1891 onwards), which was later renamed Mawson Road.

The couple had twelve children: Ada Eliza (1879-1952), Timothy Thomas (1881-1955), Edward George (1883-1952), Ellen Elizabeth (1885-1951), Alice Rose (1887-1973), William (1892-1959), Dorothy May (1894-1975), Grace May (1897-1960), Frederick John (1900-1927), Olive Maud (1902-1961) and a further two children who died as infant.

Timothy was a keen amateur gardener and won numerous prizes for his produce.  In the Red Cross Horticultural Show of 1909 he won prizes for his stewing pears, plums and tomatoes. He also kept chickens and pigeons and won prizes for both at the Cambridge Good Intent Ornithological Society Show (1895). He died at Mawson Road in January 1929 aged 71 years old.


Ada Eliza Caldecoat (née Smith) (c.1860 – 30 May 1937)

Ada appears to have been known as Eliza throughout her life. She was born in Cambridge and was the daughter of bricklayer Robert Smith and his wife Caroline.  She grew up at 7 Browns Yard, and married aged c.17 years old. She died aged 77 years old at 141 Coleridge Road.





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Elizabeth Caldecoat; Frederick John Caldecoat; Timothy Thomas Caldecoat