Leopold John Saxton (1884–1960)




Leopold was born on 8 December 1883 in Crich and baptised in the parish church on 20 March 1884. He married Kate Anderton on 26 Aug 1909 at St Marylebone, London, and they had one daughter, Mary. The family variously lived at "Westholme", Station Road, Harrow and 50, High Street, Harrow -in-the-Hill. His wife Kate died in March 1935. He died on 28 May 1860 and was buried 2 Jun 1960 at Kensington and Chelsea.

In 1916 he applied for a military exemption on the grounds of the need to care for his young daughter and frail wife.

Case Number: M1277.
Leopold John Saxton of Westholme Station Road, Harrow. Occupation: Lithographic Artist and Printer's Representative.
Grounds of Appeal:
A: On the ground that it is expedient in the national interests that the man should, instead of being employed in military service, be engaged in other work in which he is habitually engaged.
D: On the ground that serious hardship would ensue if the man were called up for Army service, owing to his exceptional financial or business obligations or domestic position.

This was turned down although he obtained one month's exemption.

Newspaper Report

Derbyshire Times 14 Aug 1920
Lieut. Leopold John SAXTON, who served in the war in France for nearly four years, paid a short visit to his sister, Mrs John BOWER, of Crich Common, and returned to his home at Harrow on the Hill on Saturday. Lieut. SAXTON is a native of Crich, where his late father, Mr John SAXTON, was churchwarden for many years.


1891: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Saxton Head 40 Solicitors clerk Crich
Ann Saxton wife 45   Crich
Alice Bowmer step daughter 27   Heage
Isaac Bowmer step son 16 Apprentice to mechaninal engineers Crich
Annie E Saxton daughter 9   Crich
Leopold J Saxton son 7   Crich
Adelxa Lee Taylor visitor 9   Ambergate
Alice E Smith servant 13 General domestic servant Fritchley

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1901: 76, Sherwin Road, Nottingham

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Saxton Head 50 Insurance Agent Crich
Ann Saxton wife 56   Crich
Annie E Saxton daughter 19   Crich
Leopold J Saxton son 17 Lithographic Artist (apprentice) Crich

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1911: 9 Longley Road, Wealdstone, Pinner, Middlesex

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Leopold John Saxton Head 26 Lithographic Artist Crich
Kate Saxton wife 25   Warwick Sutton Oldfield
Mary Saxton daughter 7 mo   Harrow

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1939 Register: Sunningdale, London Road, Harrow
Leopold J Saxton Widower, Artist, born 8 December 1883
He was living with Jeanne M Dean, private income, widow, born 31September 1882