P. Caddy

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Peter Caddy was born in Constantine, Cornwall.[1] He died at Creswick and was buried at the Creswick Cemetery on 19 January 1914.[2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences


One by one the old pioneers of the town are passing away, another in the person of Mr P. Caddy, of Melbourne road, being added to the number on Saturday morning last. For some considerable time deceased had been ailing, although he was not confined to his bed, and when the end came he passed peacefully away wrapped in a deep slumber. Deceased was born in Constantine (Cornwall), and sailed for Victoria, arriving in October, 1854. He came to Creswick a year before the Ballarat riot, and settled at Cabbage Tree, where he resided until a few years back before settling at his late residence. Deceased had reached the ripe old age of 79 years, of which he had 62 years' mining experience, working in nearly all the alluvial mines of the town and district. On and off the goldfields the deceased gentleman was held in the highest esteem by a very large circle of friends. Of the M.U.I.O.O.F. fraternity, he was the oldest member of the Loyal Prince of Wales branch, Creswick, being a member since its inception. About two years ago deceased's wife predeceased him, and he leaves a grown-up family of nine — six sons and three daughters—to mourn their sad loss. Deepest sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Creswick Cemetery. The coffin-bearers were J., H., T., W., A., and P. Caddy (sons of deceased); and the pall-bearers were Messrs S. Jory, R. Ellis, J. Gitsham, T. Davey, T. H. Gray and J. Roberts (brethren of the M.U.I.O.O.F. lodge). The Rev. G. W. Harrison offciated at the graveside. Messrs A. Pasco and Son were the undertakers.[3]


Children of Peter and Eliza Mary Caddy

1. Peter Caddy









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Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


  1. Creswick Advertiser, 20 January 1914.
  2. Melbourne Leader, 30 April 1892.
  3. Creswick Advertiser, 20 January 1914.

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