Hello and Happy Christmas.
Until I had my DNA done I had no idea that my second great grandmother was of South
I have tried in vain to find out anything about her and I'd like to put the family
story out just in case anyone has come across these names.
William Saint, my second great grandfather, was born in Hampshire in 1819 and died in
Lahore in 1876. He had a wife and three children when he left for India with the 8th
lancers as a surgeon. He ended up with a tea plantation and at least one child, Ralph
Robert Saint, with an unknown South Asian woman. Ralph was born in Lahore in 1859 and died
there in 1917. Ralph robert Saint married Kathleen Norah O'brien, 1865 to 1935, and
had five children. Kathleen had been born in India as well. The children were all raised
as Catholics. My grandmother Kathleen Saint Grice remained in India until 1947.
I was recently in London and spent time in the BL but found nothing. I'm sure my
mother knew nothing of this. She was born in Dehra Dunn in 1921 and died in 2011 in
I'm fascinated by this news and hope to find out more of the story.