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Peter Caddy was born March 1917 in England, United Kingdom to Frederick John Caddy (1885-1970) and Doris Mary Lees (1892-1972) and died 1994 in Germany of car crash injuries. He married Nora Meidling (c1920-) 1939 . He married Sheena Govan (1912-1967) 1946 in England, United Kingdom. He married Eileen Mary Jessop (1917-2006) 1957 in England, United Kingdom. He married Paula McLaughlin (1941) in England, United Kingdom. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Peter became one of the three co-founders of the Findhorn Foundation based near Forres in Moray, Scotland.


Offspring of Fred Caddy and Doris Mary Lees (1892-1972)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joan Caddy (1920-1986) 16 April 1920 Ruislip, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom (London) 18 July 1986 Porirua City, Wellington Region, New Zealand (Kenepuru Hospital) David Brian Carrad (1916-2003)

Peter Caddy (1917-1994) March 1917 England, United Kingdom 1994 Germany Nora Meidling (c1920-)
Sheena Govan (1912-1967)
Eileen Mary Jessop (1917-2006)
Paula McLaughlin (1941)


Offspring of Peter Caddy and Nora Meidling (c1920-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Michael S. Caddy (living)
Diana Mary Caddy (living)

Offspring of Peter Caddy and Eileen Mary Jessop (1917-2006)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Christopher Michael Caddy (living)
Jonathan Peter Caddy (living) Karen Hood (living)

David Jeremy Caddy (living)

Offspring of Peter Caddy and Paula McLaughlin (1941)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Daniel Elijah Caddy (living)

Peter Caddy (20 March 1917 – 18 February 1994) was a British caterer, hotelier, and with his wife Eileen Caddy and their friend Dorothy Maclean, co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation community.

Life and work

Educated at Harrow, Caddy was apprenticed as a director with J. Lyons and Company, and was a member of the Rosicrucian Order Crotona Fellowship. On the outbreak of the Second World War he was commissioned as an officer with the Catering Branch of the Royal Air Force, where he served from 1940 until 1955. From 1957 until 1961 he was manager of the Cluny Hill Hotel near Forres, Scotland, now the training college of the Findhorn Foundation.

During a period of unemployment from 1962 onwards, Caddy began experimenting with organic gardening to supplement his family's food supply. The garden near Findhorn, Scotland, flourished to such a remarkable extent that it eventually attracted national attention. Peter Caddy attributed its success to his spiritual practices, and a community began to form around his family and their friend Dorothy Maclean. Much more information about the establishment and growth of the Findhorn Community is contained in Peter Caddy's autobiography [1]

In 1979 Caddy left the Findhorn Ecovillage community he had helped to found. He died in a car crash in Germany in 1994.


  1. ^ Caddy, Peter (1996). In Perfect Timing. Forres, Scotland: Findhorn Press. ISBN 1 899171 26 6. 



Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • regd Jun '17 qr, Uxbridge
₪ Wedding
  • Around October 1939.


  Robin Patterson

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