William Douglas Caroe

Place of Birth
Blundellsands, Liverpool

  • Born      1 September 1857 at Blundersands near Liverpool
  • Died       25 February 1938 at “Latomia,” Kyrenia, Cyprus
  • Burial     The Old British Cemetery, Kyrenia, Cyprus.

William Douglas Caroe was born on 1 September 1857 at Holmesdale, Blundellsands, near Liverpool, the younger son of Anders Kruuse Caröe, Danish consul at Liverpool, and his wife, Jane Kirkpatrick Green. He was educated at Ruabon Grammar School, Denbighshire, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a senior optime in the mathematical tripos of 1879. Caroe was articled to John Loughborough Pearson.Architect to the Ecclesiastical Commission; to the Deans and Chapters of Canterbury and Durham; to Southwell, Brecon and St David's Cathedrals, and to the Charity Commission. Consulting Architect to the Diocesan Boards of Finance of Canterbury, Lichfield, Newcastle-on-Tyne, [p.517] and Bath and Wells; also to the Canterbury Diocesan Board of Education.

In 1891 he married Grace Desborough, née Rendall (d. 1947), with whom he had one daughter and two sons, the elder of whom was Sir Olaf Kirkpatrick Kruuse Caroe (1892–1981), Indian administrator.

William Douglas Caroe died on 25 February 1938 at Latomia, a house he had built in Kyrenia, Cyprus, and where he spent the winter months. He was buried in the old British cemetery in Kyrenia.