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sir. James Caird

watkinshector (View posts)
Posted: 24 Oct 2001 11:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 May 2002 3:57AM GMT
Surnames: Caird,Hector,Wilson
My ancestor Matilda Wilson married sir James Caird(she wrote a book on vivisection!)it seems he may have been a ship-builder in western Scotland.I have a photo of their 'town-house' Yet I can't clearly link them to the 1850's and I am very interested in any link with a Maria Matilda Wilson who married John Hector (Aberdeen district Scotland) in Hamburg Germany,as he was a banker there abt.1830 before coming to Australia in 1839.There was a Mona Hector who may have married sir James and ('Matilda')Ann Jane Hector also!I hope this may bring about some creedence!

Re: sir. James Caird

Graham Pinkney (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jan 2002 11:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
I saw your message while checking on some dates about Sir James Caird and I may be able to help. I will check on some papers later this week, but in the meantime here is what I know:

Sir James was the father (or could be grandfather - I will check) of my mother's first husband, Mathew (Hugh) Nimmo Caird. Sir James was the creator of a large jute business in Dundee but there was a brother (or son) who founded a marine engineering business, Caird & Rayner Ltd in London, hence your possible connection with shipping. After Hugh's early death from a stomach ulcer in the 1930's, my mother married Renny Bordas Pinkney (my adoptive father) in 1937 and he later became chairman of both Caird Dundee Ltd and Caird & Rayner.

Sir James was a major backer of Ernest Shakleton for his Antarctic Expedition in 1914.

I hope this helps and will do some digging the family papers to help you further.

Re: sir. James Caird

Tracey S. Rosenberg (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jan 2002 8:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Unfortunately, these are two different Sir James Cairds--the one in Dundee, a philanthropist who funded Shackleton, is not the same as the one in Galloway, who was an MP and an agricultural expert. I'm doing my Ph.D. research on Mona Caird, who was the daughter-in-law of the Galloway one. Anyone who's interested in him is welcome to contact me, as I'm in touch with someone in New Zealand who's researching that family genealogy.

Re: Sir James Caird

Peter Kellett (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jul 2003 4:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Caird
I am currently doing a 'nice' thing for a friend, whose mother has prepared research on Sir James Caird. Being an historical researcher and a passionate net surfer I have been able to find lots of info on the net about Sir James Caird even a photo on one of Shakleton's sites.

Seems I possess the entire genealogical history of the Walker family from New Zealand but have only started to delve into it - Sir James being an obvious high entry point.

I will be working on this material for a few weeks but please contact if we can be of mutual assistance on this side of the family.

Regards Peter Kellett
www.believeit2028.tripod.com

Re: Sir James Caird

Karel Stark (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jul 2003 1:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Great Grandmother was Elspeth Murray Caird formerly of Montrose, Scotland settled in Port Chalmers, New Zealand in 1907/8. We have heard that she may be a sister to Sir James Key Caird. Does anyone know what Sir James Caird's brother's and sisters names were to assist us in finding some truth?

Re: Sir James Caird

janecaird (View posts)
Posted: 10 Nov 2009 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Caird.
Hi,
I think I am descended form Sir James Key Cairds sister. You can just Google Sir James Key Caird and heaps of information comes up. It is my understanding, that James's only child, a daughter, died at about age 14. So he has no direct descendents.He is the one who funded Shackleton's expidition. I was named Miranda Jane Caird Grey, But I have dropped the Grey. My grandmother, Lilian McCready, was descended from the Cairds. I can dig out the marraige certificates of her father and mother (I have photocopies somewhere) if anyone is interested.

Re: Sir James Caird

janecaird (View posts)
Posted: 10 Nov 2009 8:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
I thought the brothers name was Sir John Caird. My aunty Has a dress ring that belonged to Sir James Caird.
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