Ard Henry SAXTON 1862–

There are some discrepancies over the age Henry gave at various times such as joining the army and getting married. His army record named his mother, Mary, brother, John and two sisters, Emma and Bertha. From this the family could be identified in the Crich parish record:

Ard Henry SAXTON, born 22 October 1862; baptised 12 September 1869; parents Leopald Richardson SAXTON and Mary
Bertha SAXTON, born 3 July 1866; baptised 12 September 1869; parents Leopald Richardson SAXTON and Mary
Emma SAXTON, born 13 July 1865; baptised 12 September 1869; parents Leopald Richardson SAXTON and Mary
John SAXTON, born Q2 of 1850; baptised 16 November 1851; parents Leopald SAXTON and Mary

Leopald Richardson SAXTON was described as a "Gentleman". He married Mary WETTON in Q4 of 1851 at Derby and died in November 1868.

His Army Record states:
Henry SAXTON, aged 19, Clerk, of Crich enlisted on 3 December 1886 at Newbridge.
He was 5ft 7¾ in; fresh complexion, hazel eyes; dark brown hair; C of E.
Discharged on 12 Juy 1892 after 5 years and 226 days service.
Served in South Africa for about two years.
Mother Mary SAXTON, the Hollow, Crich
Brother John, Crich
Sister Emma, Bertha, the Hollow, Crich

Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioners Service Records
30 March 1892

Army record Henry Saxton 1892

Army record Henry Saxton 1892

Army record Henry Saxton 1892

Army record Henry Saxton 1892

Army record Henry Saxton 1892

1894 Marriage at Stavely

Marriage of Henry Saxton 1894

From his Army record his approximate year of birth was 1866, from the marriage it was 1864 and the parish register has 1862.

1871 Census: Crich Common

1871 Census Henry Saxton

1881 Census: 55 Market Place, Codnor Park

1881 census Henry Saxton

In 1891 Henry was serving in the Army.

1901 Census: 86 Speedwell Terrace, Stavely

1881 census Henry Saxton

 

1911 Census: Cemetery Lodge, Stretton

1881 census Henry Saxton

His census ages were recorded as 8, 19, 35, 44; they should have been: 8, 18, 38 and 48