Project Description

ISAAC JAMES SAINT 1874–1935

 Isaac Saint ed

Photograph from family collection

Father of John, who also served in the war

Born in 1874 at Parwich, Derbyshire.

Baptised 24th January 1874, Parwich

Married at St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont on 1st February 1898 to Rachel Wood who died 1903; married 1905 to Clara Jewson at Shardlow. Children: John and Winifred (mother Rachel), Frank, Richard and Dorothy (mother Clara)

Died 9th April 1935

1881 Census

Isaac Saint’s father William died the year he was born in 1874. William had married his mother, Rebecca Saunders, in 1870 at Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Following William’s death, the family moved to Holme Pierrepont. In 1881 Isaac was seven years old and at school. He was living with William Slack, age 67, a dairy farmer from Radcliffe on Trent and his widowed mother Rebecca, age 43, sisters Elizabeth, age 10, and Mary Fanny 8. They lived at The Lodge, Holme Pierrepont. The reason for the Saint family living with William Slack has not been established.

1891 Census

Age 17 living with William Slack, age 78, his mother Rebecca who is now described as housekeeper to William Slack and his sister Mary at The Lodge, Holme Pierrepont. Rebecca died in 1896.

1901 Census

Age 27 a farmer living with his wife Rachel 26, son John 2, daughter Winifred 1, two farm workers and a domestic servant. They lived at Taylor’s farm, Radcliffe on Trent

1911 Census

Age 37 a farmer living with second wife Clara 36, whom he married in 1905 and sons John 12, Frank 4, Richard 3, and daughters Winifred 11, Dorothy 2 months and a domestic servant. They lived at Hall Farm which had ten rooms and was located on the south side of what is now the A52, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Sergeant

Service Number: 149129

Military Unit: Machine Gun Corps, formerly of The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed but likely to have been France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Isaac Saint’s service record has not been found. He may have served in the British Army in the 1890s which would explain why he was called up to serve in WWI.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

No record

Other information

Will: Isaac Saint of 75 Moore Road, Mapperley, Nottingham died 9 April 1935, administration to John Saint, lorry driver, effects £54

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.