Caldwell, Andrew (DNB00)

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CALDWELL, ANDREW, the elder (1733–1808), Irish barrister, son of Charles Caldwell, solicitor to the customs at Dublin, was born on 19 Dec. 1733. After residing about five years at the Temple, London, he returned to Dublin, where he was admitted to the bar in 1760, but inheriting a sufficient estate he made little effort to succeed in the profession of law, devoting most of his time to the cultivation of his literary and artistic tastes. In 1770 he published, anonymously, ‘Observations on the Public Buildings of Dublin,’ and in 1804 printed for private circulation ‘Account of the extraordinary Escape of James Stewart, Esquire (commonly called Athenian Stewart), from being put to death by some Turks, in whose company he happened to be travelling.’ He died on 2 July 1808.

[Gent. Mag. lxxviii. 746.]

T. F. H.