John Sainty, Mercantile Mariner, birth was registered at Lexden Jul-Sep 1876, the son of Benjamin Jas. (Marine Engineer) & Isabella M. Sainty.
In the 1881 census, the family is living at The Folly, and in 1891 on Black Buoy Hill.
In 1901 he is listed as Steward on the S.S. Medway, and in 1911 living in Brook Street, a Mariner Cook on a Yacht. In 1914/15 he is listed as Steward on the S.S. Quencast, a 280 ton ship owned by the London Granite Co.
His death was registered at Lexden as 24th October 1919. He was buried in Wivenhoe New Cemetery on 24 October 1919. He is named on Wivenhoe War Memorial.