The William Caldwell house, 40 High Street, is an early second period home built in 1733. Nathan Caldwell married the daughter of Elisha Newman and Anna Ringe, two doors down. The building underwent a restoration in the 20th Century by Earl Newton. It was renovated in 1985 by James LaVereiere.
The earlier William Caldwell
From “John Caldwell and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell”: William and Lydia Caldwell began domestic life in certain rooms of the original Lull house on High street. The house was built about 1670, and was demolished a few years since. (See photo A pen sketch of the ancient dwelling was made, which will be valued by descendants. An “Item” of Thomas Lull’s will is: ” I give to my Daughters Elisabeth and Liddia Lulls, my Mansion house & barn, and all ye Land Adjoyneing and orchard with all and singular there unto in any manner of wise appertaining.”
William Caldwell bought Elisabeth Lull’s half of the house on November 21, 1733 from Elizabeth and her husband William.
Both William Caldwells descended from John and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell, whose house on High Street still stands and is known as the Waldo-Caldwell house.