Caulfeild Family

Henry CaulfeildAge: 38 years18081846

Name
Henry Caulfeild
Name prefix
Capt.
Birth February 1808 29 25
Baptism February 7, 1808
Birth of a brotherWilberforce Caulfeild
February 1809 (Age 12 months)
Baptism of a brotherWilberforce Caulfeild
February 5, 1809 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherJohn Caulfeild
July 1812 (Age 4 years)
Baptism of a brotherJohn Caulfeild
July 5, 1812 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherHans James Caulfeild
November 1814 (Age 6 years)
Baptism of a brotherHans James Caulfeild
November 13, 1814 (Age 6 years)
Death of a sisterFrances Caulfeild
August 1816 (Age 8 years)
Burial of a sisterFrances Caulfeild
August 29, 1816 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherCharles Caulfeild
December 2, 1817 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterAnne Margaret Caulfeild
February 1821 (Age 13 years)
Baptism of a sisterAnne Margaret Caulfeild
February 18, 1821 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherAbraham St.George Caulfeild
September 17, 1823 (Age 15 years)
Death of a sisterAnne Margaret Caulfeild
April 1824 (Age 16 years)
Burial of a sisterAnne Margaret Caulfeild
April 22, 1824 (Age 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMargaret Widman Wood
August 27, 1829 (Age 21 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMargaret Widman Wood
August 30, 1829 (Age 21 years)
Death February 13, 1846 (Age 38 years)
Burial February 13, 1846 (on the date of death)
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father
mother
Marriage: March 13, 1803St.Mary, Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny
13 months
elder brother
18 months
elder sister
Frances Caulfeild
Birth: August 1805 26 22Banse Glebe, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny
Death: August 1816Banse Glebe, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny
1 year
elder brother
19 months
himself
Henry Caulfeild
Birth: February 1808 29 25Banse Glebe, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny
Death: February 13, 1846Chilaw, Puttalam District, Ceylon
13 months
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
John Caulfeild
Birth: July 1812 33 29Banse Glebe, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny
Death: August 21, 1855At sea between Rangoon and Calcutta
2 years
younger brother
6 years
younger sister
Anne Margaret Caulfeild
Birth: February 1821 42 38Banse Glebe, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny
Death: April 1824Banse Glebe, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny
3 years
younger brother

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83rd and 6th Regiments of Foot. Ensign 11 Dec 1823; Lieut. 14 Jul 1825; Capt. 8 Jun 1830. Transferred to 40th Foot 28 Apr 1839.

The entry for Capt Henry Caulfeild, in the book 'Tombstones & Monuments in Ceylon' (Colombo 1913) by JP Lewis.

Chilaw Serial No: 1798, page 422. Henry Caulfeild, late Captain, 58th Regiment Date Feb 13, 1846 He was elder brother of James Caulfeild (see No 32). He is buried inside the area of the present St James Church, which occupies the site of the former church. Sir William Twynarn says of him (July 31, 1909):- He was a fine specimen of a man. After he retired he came to live with his brother, when James was appointed Governor Agent of the N-W Province. He was then in very bad health. James Caulfeild and his family were, at the end of 1845, when I was appointed Writer to the Puttalam Kachcheri, living in residence in the Rest House, Chilaw, for change of air. Henry took up his residence with William Gordon Forbes, then Assistant Agent and District Judge of Chilaw. James Caulfeild got sick leave early in 1846 and went to Nuwara Eliya, Forbes acting for him. Henry came to Puttalam for a short time and died there. The funeral took place by torchlight at night. It was rather a weird sight, crossing the ferry and going through the coconut topes. There happened to be in Chilaw at the time a detachment of a sergeant and four men of the Rifles, of the Caffre Company, stationed at Puttalam. They carried the coffin. Sir William was present at the funeral. Captain Caulfeild arrived at Trincomalee by the "Iris" in February, 1835, and seems to have been stationed at Nuwera Eliya in that year. He was Acting Sect of "the Nuwera Eliya Hunt" at a meeting held there on Sept 21, 1836. In Dec 1835, he took the hounds down to Colombo, in order that a meet might be held twice a week.