Thomas Cornelius Caldwell, son of James and Elizabeth (née Quinn) Caldwell, was born about 1827. He married Eleanor Jane, third daughter of Edward and Mary (née Harrison) Cole on 29 March 1854. He was a Barrabool Shire councillor serving from 1884 until 1890. He was appointed a member of the school board of advice for the Coast Riding of the Barrabool shire. He was a trustee of the Wesleyan Methodist church at Jan Juc (Bellbrae) in 1895. At the jubilee celebrations of the Jan Juc (Bellbrae) school, held in August 1911, Thomas Caldwell was given three cheers as the only surviving founder of the school. At this time he was living at Germantown (Grovedale). He died on 5 November 1917 at the age of 90 and was buried at Bellbrae Cemetery. He left bequests to his sister in law, Mrs A Bird and his nephews John Thomas Whitten and Robert Caldwell. The interest and income arising from his estate was to provide for the maintenance of Percy Natcott. Eleanor died at Mount Duneed at the age of 73 and was buried at the Bellbrae Cemetery on 14 February, 1904.