Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameWilliam CADELL , 2242
Birth1668, Ranton, Sterlingshire
1Anna HOGG, 2243
FatherJames HOGG , 2246
MotherRebecca VEITCH , 2247
Marriage1701, Hadington
ChildrenWilliam , 2240 (1708-1777)
Notes for William CADELL
Of Haddington.

Arrived in Haddington (East Lothian, Scotland) in 1701. His name suggests that he came from further north (Cawdor, maybe) but, as yet, no record of his parents or siblings has been found. By trade he was a journeyman glazier. He was employed by James Hogg, a burgess of Haddington, whose daughter Anna he married on 13 July 1701. They had seven children, three of whom died young. William became a freeman of the town on 26 June 1704. At the time of his death (on 20 May 1728) he was described as a "merchant". According to his monument in the church of St Mary, Haddington he was 59 years old when he died. Sadly the inscription is now illegible because the stone was exposed to the weather for many years.

William's family name lost its second D during the course of the eighteenth century and became "Cadell" - as it is today. In Scotland family members prefer to retain the original pronunciation with the emphasis on the first syllable. Hence Cadell rhymes with Paddle!

William's family thrived thanks to various industrial ventures in East Lothian. They established a family seat at Cockenzie, on the southern shore of the Forth estuary about 10 miles east of Edinburgh. In 1759 William's third son (also William) founded, with two English partners, the Carron Iron works in Stirlingshire. His son (yet another William) managed this great enterprise and set up house nearby. Cockenzie was inherited by his younger brother John whilst the senior branch of the family moved to the west of Edinburgh, becoming the Cadells of Grange in the process.
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