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Isaac was born in 1881(birth registered O/N/D Nottingham), the son of George and Sarah Raynor. According to the 1911 Census, George and Sarah had twelve children of whom only eight were still living in 1911. Nine children were named on the census between 1881 and 1911: Prudence Millington, Harry, James, George T. (George Thorpe (b. 1876 O/N/D, d. September 1883), Maria (also k/a Mary) Calladine (birth registered 1878 J/F/M), Samuel, Isaac, George Albert and Ernest. George and Sarah, a lace finisher, were living at 9 Rose Yard, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, in 1881 with their six children, Prudence (21), Harry (8), James (5), George T. (4), Mary C. (3) and Samuel (8 months). At the time of the census George was a mechanic's fitter although on the next two census he was an iron shotter (1891) and a '(-) finisher' (1901). In 1891 George (41) and Sarah (41), a charwoman, were living at 43 Newcastle Street, Nottingham, with their eight surviving children: Prudence (21) a charwoman , Harry (18) a fruiterer's porter, James (15) an errand boy, Maria (13), Samuel (11), Isaac (9), George (7) and Ernest (4). Prudence, the eldest child, married Arthur Tomlinson in 1895 (marriage registered O/N/D Nottingham) and the second daughter Maria married Alfred Atherton in 1900 (marriage registered O/N/D Nottingham). By 1901 George and Sarah were living at 9 Hurts Yard, Nottingham. Only their six sons were still living at home: Harry (27) a printer's porter, James (24) a bricklayer's labourer, Samuel (20) who was in work, Isaac (19) a lace machine fitter, George (17) also a lace machine fitter and Ernest (13) who was at school. Also in the household was a boarder, the widowed Henry Millington (79) who was a retired baker and bread maker. At the time of the 1901 Census Prudence (32) and her husband, Arthur Tomlinson (36), a bricklayer's labourer, were living on Standhill Road, Carlton, Nottingham, with their three children, Sarah Elizabeth (5), James (3) and Annie Maud (10 months). Maria (28) and her husband Alfred Atherton (23) a bricklayer, were living on Standhill Road, Carlton; their first child, a daughter was just one day old. Isaac's father, George, died sometime after the 1901 Census but before the 1911 Census. Isaac married Sophia Elliott in 1906 (marriage registered A/M/J Nottingham). Sophia was the daughter of William and Alice Elliott; her birth was registered in Nottingham in 1885 (J/F/M). Isaac and Sophia had three children: May (b. 1906), Hilda (birth registered 1909 J/F/M) and Herbert (b. 21 January 1911, d. 1984 age 73). In 1911 they were living at 1 Fairfield Street, Nottingham. Sophia died at the age of 31 in March 1916 (buried 17 March). The same year Isaac's sister Prudence Tomlinson was living at 15 Maiden Lane, Barker Gate, Nottingham, with her husband Arthur and their five children; Sarah Elizabeth (15), James (13) - who was entered on the census with a note 'away' - Annie Maud (11), George Henry (7) and Frances Emily (4). Also in the household was a young married couple. Prudence died in 1935 (death registered December Nottingham) at the age of 65. Isaac's second sister, Maria Atherton (33), and her husband Alfred (33) were now living at 35 Lavender Street, Dame Agnes Street, Nottingham, with their five surviving children May (10), Alfred (8), Arthur (6), Harry Sam (3) and Lucy (1); another child had died in infancy. Also in the household was the widowed Sarah Ann Raynor and three of her sons, Samuel, George Albert and Ernest, who were described as lodgers. Maria and Alfred may have had another child - there is a record of a Frank Atherton, mother's maiden name 'Raynor', birth registered 1914 J/F/M (born 17 February 1914, died 1 March 1977). Maria died in 1915 (death registered O/N/D Nottingham) at the age of 37. His brother George Albert also served in the war, serving in the Labour Corps (24954 Private) from May 1917 after earlier periods in the Territorials (Sherwood Foresters) and Durham Light Infantry. He gave his address on attesting in September 1914 as 18 Lavender Street, Dame Agnes Street, and named his mother, Sarah Ann, of the same address as his next of kin. He was discharged from the army in April 1919 to 8 Corporation Road, Nottingham.
In 1901 he was a lace machine fitter. In 1911 he was working as a spring and point maker for a lace machine builder.
28 May 1919
111089 - CWGC Website
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
He died from paratyphoid in Ismalia, Egypt.
Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 6 June 1919: ‘Raynor. Pte. IH Raynor, MGC, died in hospital Ismaila, Egypt, from paratyphoid, May 28th. RIP. Sorrowing mother, brothers, and sister, and children.' (www.britishnewspaperarchives.co.uk)
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