Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Saddington Marriages at Foxton, Leicestershire

This post gives details of Saddington marriages found in the register of the Parish Church of St Andrew, Foxton, Leicestershire between 1837 and 1942 (on microfiche at Leicestershire and Rutland Record Office - ref: DE3378/1).

January 22 1846
Thomas Watson, ?, Bachelor, Farmer, Great Wigston, John Watson, Farmer
Martha Saddington, ?, Spinster, -, Foxton, William Saddington, Butcher

Both bride and groom signed the register.
Witnesses - William Saddington, Martha Watson

September 9 1847

William Saddington, full age, Bachelor, Butcher, Foxton, William Saddington, Butcher
Ann Ravens, full age, Spinster, - Foxton, Matthew Ravens, Servant

Both bride and groom signed the register.
Witnesses - Mary ?, Anne ?

April 6 1874
Thomas Bosworth, full, Widower, Tailor, Lambeth, Surrey, Titus Bosworth, Tailor
Frances Saddington, full, Spinster, -, Foxton, John Saddington, Blacksmith

Both bride and groom signed the register.
Witnesses - John Saddington, Sarah Saddington

November 26 1874
Septimus Frederick Wood, full, Bachelor, Engineer, Broughton, Northants, John Wood, Engineer
Frances Ann Saddington, full, Spinster, Schoolmistress, Foxton, William Saddington, Butcher

Both bride and groom signed the register.
Witnesses - ?, Louisa Simons

June 18 1883
Charles Henry Saddington, ?, Bachelor, Clerk on M[idland] Railway, Foxton, William Saddington, Corn Factor
Clara Banks, ?, Spinster, -, Swadlincote, Derbys, Nehemiah Banks, Earthenware Manufacturer

Both bride and groom signed the register.
Witnesses - Nehemiah Banks, M J Hogg

October 16 1884
Joseph Saddington, 23, Bachelor, Blacksmith, Foxton, Thomas Saddington, Blacksmith
Sarah Susan Peake, 24, Spinster, -, Foxton, Thomas Peake, Labourer

Both bride and groom signed the register.
Witnesses - Joseph Peake, Harry Marshall

August 31 1905
Edmund Ivens Spriggs, 33, Bachelor, Doctor of Medicine, Foxton, Joseph Spriggs, Merchant
Alice Mary Watson, 26, Spinster, -, Foxton, Thomas Saddington Watson, Grazier

Both bride and groom signed the register.
Witnesses - Thomas Saddington Watson, Elizabeth Ivens Spriggs

August 4 1923
John Saddington, 33, Bachelor, Blacksmith, Foxton, Joseph Saddington, Blacksmith
Mary Elizabeth Downes, 27, Spinster, -, Foxton, James Downes, Groom

Both bride and groom signed the register.
Witnesses - James Downes, Thomas Saddington

Now, a little extra information to round out the names and dates.

Martha Saddington (born 1812), who married Thomas Watson in 1846, was a daughter of William Saddington (1765-1844) of Foxton and his wife, Mary Austin. A second daughter, Elizabeth (born 1810), married John Watson (probably Thomas' brother, as both were born in Scarrington, Notts) in 1831. Her son, Thomas Saddington Watson, was the father of Alice Mary Watson, who married Edmund Ivens Spriggs in 1905.

Martha and Elizabeth's brother, William (1817-1898), married Ann Ravens in 1847, and their daughter, Frances Ann (born 1850), married Septimus Frederick Wood in 1874, while their younger son, Charles Henry Saddington (born 1861), married Clara Banks in 1883.

Frances Saddington, who married Thomas Bosworth in 1874, was born in Great Bowden in 1814, a daughter of John Saddington (born 1767) and Frances Goward. The witnesses, John and Sarah Saddington, were her bachelor brother and her spinster sister.

Joseph Saddington (1861-1910), who married Sarah Susan Peake in 1884, was Frances' great nephew, being a son of Thomas Saddington (1830-1901), the eldest son of Frances' brother, Thomas (1800-1883) and his wife, Hannah Deacon (1811-1851).

Finally, John Saddington (1890-1969), who married Mary Elizabeth Downes in 1923, was the younger son of Joseph Saddington and Sarah Susan Peake.

To fit all these elements together, it remains only to say that William Saddington of Foxton (1765-1844) was a first cousin of John Saddington of Great Bowden (born 1767), their fathers, Thomas (circa 1734-1810) and John (1737-1799) respectively, being the sons of John Saddington (1710-1780) and Elizabeth Bates of Foxton.

If you are related to these families, please get in touch.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Saddingtons who died in World War Two

Having previously posted on those Saddingtons who gave their lives for their country in World War One, this post is about the Saddingtons who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War Two. There are considerably fewer of them, but their role was just as important as that of their predecessors.

The brief information below comes mainly from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with some additional information from other sources.

Ernest Richard Saddington - Leading Seaman, P/JX 445019, HM Landing Barge Water 8, Royal Navy - sailed from Poole Harbour to Omaha Beach, Normandy as part of D-Day invasion - born 1906 - died Wednesday 14 June 1944 (D-Day plus 8), age 37 - buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

George Saddington
- Lance Corporal, 2978436, 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - born 1910 - died Saturday 17 June 1944, age 34 - buried at Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.

George Edgar Saddington - Flying Officer, 37945, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force - bomber squadron, then based at RAF Driffield - awarded the Czechoslovak War Cross - born 1918 - died Friday 12 April 1940, age 22 - commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.

Harold William Saddington - Private, 2825673, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders - born 1915 - died Friday 3 January 1941, age 25 - buried at Hedon Road Cemetery, Hull, Yorkshire, UK.

Reginald Ernest Stanley Saddington - Driver, T/852822, Royal Army Service Corps - born 1921 - died Tuesday 19 June 1945, age 23 - buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Samuel Saddington - Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/MX 48499, HMS Veteran - destroyer, sunk by U-Boat torpedo whilst escorting convoy across North Atlantic - loss of 160 officers and crew, no survivors - awarded the Distinguished Service Medal - born 1905 - died Saturday 26 September 1942, age 37 - commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, UK.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

From "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

If any of these brave men belong to your family, I would be delighted to hear from you.