More on William Henry Caddy

We left off with William Henry Caddy Born circa 1863, when he arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia 9th April 1908. The sad thing about this is that his father, Thomas Edward Caddy dies only a few days later on the 17th April 1908. Two of Williams older brother’s, Joseph Caddy and Thomas Edward have both passed on, 1883 and 1894 respectively. I wonder what James (our great grandfather) and William were thinking about now.

In the 1911 Census Emmeline Caddy has either gone to visit or is living with her sister Adria Bush nee Brewin at “Lansdowne” Falkland Road, Newbury and Tom Caddy their son has now taken on a position as a shift engineer at the Electricity Works.

1911 Census “Lansdowne” Falkland Road, Newbury

Herbert Bush, Head, 36, married 14 yrs, Electrical Engineer Manager of Electricity Lighting works company, worker, born Somerset, Bath
Adria Bush, wife, 38, married 14 yrs, 6 children born alive, 3 still living, 3 have died, born Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
Herbert Bush, son, 10, school, born Suffolk, Lowest of T??
Adria Bush, daug, 7, born Surrey, Epson
Kenneth Bush, son, 1, born Berkshire, Newbury
Emmeline Caddy, sister-in-law, 41, married 21 years, 2 children born alive, 2 still living, Orchestral Violinist, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
Dorothy Caddy, Neice, 20, single, born Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
Tom Caddy, Nephew, 18, single, Shift Engineer, Electricity Works company, worker, born Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
Jean Dowell, visitor, 7, born Hampshire, Portsmouth
Prudence Crook, servant, 18 single, general servant, worker, Hampshire, Southampton.


So it appears that William left behind a wife and 2 children. It is interesting to note that Emmeline is an Orchestral Violinist. I wonder if any of their descendants are musicians.

From Williams’ obituary in the Northam newspaper of 1939 we learn:

The death occurred in the Northam Government Hospital on Tuesday last of Mr William Henry Caddy, at the age of 76 years. The late Mr Caddy was a son of the late Thomas Edward and Eleanor Caddy, of Wycliffe House, New Basford, Nottingham. He was educated at the Nottingham High School, afterward being apprenticed to a firm of engineers. On finishing his term he joined his father’s business, the Daybrook Iron Works, Nottingham, and travelled in the United Kingdom and abroad for a number of years. He arrived in Western Australia by the mail line steamer “Oruba” in April 1908, and went to the goldfields to seek his brother, the late Mr James Caddy, of whom he had not heard for some years. Locating his brother in Northam, he stayed with him for some time and then took over the licence of the Clackline Hotel, carrying on there until the licence expired. Later he obtained employment as a flour-miller with Thomas and Co. at Northam. he had been retired for many years. He was a member of the Enfileld Masonic Lodge and the Buffalo Lodge, Kings Cross, London. Just prior to entering the hospital, the late Mr Caddy had been residing with Mr and Mrs T Brady of Charles Street.

The funeral took place on Thursday morning, the cortege leaving from the private mortuary of J.W.Purslowe and Sons, Fitzgerald Street, at 11 o’clock, and proceeding to the Anglican portion of the Northam cemetery, where interment took place, the Rev J.E. Stannage officiating at the graveside. The chief mourners were Messrs W Caddy, R Foley, G Caddy, and R Taylor. the pall bearers were Messrs J.E. Bryant, T Brady, W Mortimer, G.E. Starsmoore, J. Blackstock and J.S. Timms.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by J.W Purslowe and Sons.


I was very fortunate several years ago, to receive a bible belonging to William Henry that my Uncle Newton Herbert had been given. There were no notes in the front of the book, other than Williams signature and on the last page were some bible verses quoted. I don’t know what the significance of the verses were, but they must have been something to have been highlighted. Here are some images of the bible and verses.

Job – Page 540 – Verses 21 and 22|
21 – Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace:
Thereby good shall come unto thee.
22 –  Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth,
And lay up his words in thine heart.

Page 544 – Verse 28
And unto man he said
Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
And to depart from evil is understanding.

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