'Sanders02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Saunders (Sanders) of Bedworth, Sanders of Blofield, Sanders of Brixworth, Sanders (Saunders) of Harrington, Saunders of Sibertoft (Sibbertoft), Sanders of Welford

Robert Saunders (a 1437) probably the Robert of Harrington (Northamptonshire) who was father of Isabell
1. John Saunders
A. Edward Sanders of Harington the first mentioned by Visitation (London, 1568, Saunders) which mentions only his son William
  i. John Saunders in Northamptonshire
  VCH (Warwickshire, vol 6: Knightlow hundred', Parishes: Bedworth) mentions that the first of the family "to settle in Bedworth was John, eldest son of Edward Saunders of Harrington (Northants.), which suggests that he had married the heiress of the Turvill interest."
  a. Edward Saunders 'of Bedworth'
  m. Thomazin Turner
(1) William Saunders of Bedworth, Warwickshire (d 12.1586)
  m. Elizabeth Purifoy (dau of Ralph Purifoy of Drayton)
  (A) Michael Saunders of Bedworth (a 1601)
  m. Margaret Booty (dau of John Booty of Doddon)
  (i) Timothy Saunders or Sanders of Bedworth (b c1589, d 1650)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Warwickshire, 1682-3, Saunders of Bedworth).
  m. Elizabeth Foxley (dau of Francis Foxley of Foxley)
  (a) Francis Saunders or Sanders of Bedworth (b c1616, a 1682)
  m. (09.06.1645) Mary Mill (dau of Rev. Thomas Mill of Polesworth)
  ((1)) Francis Sanders (b c1647, a 1682)
  m. Anne Sherrock (dau of George Sherrock of Lea Marston)
  ((2)) Mary Sanders (b c1650)
m. Arthur Milner of Wild Green in Sutton Coldfield
  ((3)) Hannah Sanders(b c1652)
  m. Thomas Perkins of Marston Jabet
  ((4))+ other issue - Timothy (d young), Timothy (b c1654, a 1682), Julius (b c1659, a 1682), Thomas (d young), Elizabeth (d young), Catherine (d young), Elizabeth (b c1665, d 1673)
  (b) Elizabeth Saunders (b c1618, d unm c1641)
  (ii) Michael Saunders (b c1592, a 1619)
  m. Anna Brasbridge (dau of ?? Brasbridge of Kingsberie)
  (iii) Richard Saunders (b c1595, a 1619)
  (iv) Abra Saunders
  m. John Waller of Southamptonshire
  (a) Constance Waller
  (v) Constance Saunders
  m. William Waller (brother of John)
  (a)+ issue - William, Ralph
  (B) Humphrey Saunders (4th son?)
  (i)+ issue - Edward, Anna
  (C) Richard Saunders
  m. _ Lago of Leicestershire
  (D) Maria Saunders
m. Golde Tompson
  (E)+ other issue - Roger, Nicholas
  (2) Libius Saunders (dsp)
  (3) Dorothea Saunders
m. _ Adams
  (4) Anna Saunders
  m. _ Gilbert of Staffordshire
  b. Elizabeth Saunders possibly of this generation
  m. William Purefoy
  ii. Lawrence Sanders of Harringworth probably the Laurence of Harington who was father of Alice, possibly also of ...
  a. William Sanders of Harrington father of Audrey, possibly of this generation
(1) Audrey Sanders
  m. Sir George Villiers of Brokesby, Sheriff of Leicestershire (d 04.01.1605)
  b. Alice Sanders
  m. William Hatton of Holdenby
  iii. William Saunders of Welford & Brixworth, Northamptonshire (d 02.1541)
  The following comes from Visitation (London, 1568, Saunders) with input from VCH (Northamptonshire, vol 4, Parishes: Brixworth) and as reported.
  m. Dorothy Young (dau of John Young of Worcestershire, widow of William Hatton)
a. Francis Saunders of Welford & Brixworth (b 1513/4, d 20.06.1585, MP, 2nd son)
  The following is supported by HoP and VCH (Northamptonshire, vol 4, Parishes: Faxton). The latter contradicts VCH (Brixworth) in identifying Francis's sons Edward & Francis as being by his 1st wife rather than his 2nd. We follow the Faxton article as the HoP site reports that Francis had 2 sons (and 1 daughter) by ...
m1. Elizabeth Carew (dau of George Carew)
  (1) Edward Saunders of Brixworth (b 1556, d 09.1630)
  m. (1583) Millicent Temple (dau of John Temple)
  (A) Edward Saunders of Brixworth (b 1588)
  (i) Edward Sanders of Brixworth probably the Edward who married ...
  m. Elizabeth Tyrrell (dau of Sir Edward Tirrell, 1st Bart of Thornton) presumed parents of ...
  (a) Francis Saunders, last of Brixworth (d "early in the 18th century")
  (B) Milicent Saunders possibly of this generation
  m. Ralph Whalley of Norton (a 1619)
  (C) Susan Saunders possibly of this generation
m. Robert Pleydell of Amney Crucis, etc. (d 1642)
  (2)+ other issue - Francis, daughter
  m2. Helen/Eleanor Chaloner (dau of Roger Chaloner of London, widow of Thomas Farnham of Stoughton & Quorndon)
  (3) William Sanders of Welford 'and Blofield' who apparenty married ...
  m. Anne Morgan (dau of Rees Morgan of Michelchurch) mother of Dorothy, possibly also of ...
  (A) William Sanders of Welford probably of this generation
  m. Mary Brownlow (dau of Richard Brownlow of Kirkby Underwood & Belton)
(i) Valentine Sanders of Blofield probably of this generation
  m. Anne Mannock (dau of Sir Francis Mannock, 1st Bart of Gifford's Hall)
  (B) Dorothy Saunders probably of this generation
  m. Sir Francis Mannock, 1st Bart of Gifford's Hall (d 20.11.1634)
  m3. Frances Pope
  (5)+ other issue - Matthew, 4 daughters
Probably of this generation, but (if so), of which marriage is not known, was ...
  - Elizabeth Saunders probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Tyringham of Nether Winchingdon
  b. George Saunders of London (4th son?)
m. Anne Newdigate (dau of John Newdigate of Harfeild)
  (1)+ issue (a 1568) - Walter, George, Thomas, Elizabeth
  d. Anne Sanders probably the Anne (d 07.09.1585) who married ...
  m. Nicholas Beaumont (MP)
  e. Mary Sanders probably the Mary (bur 22.03.1608) who married ...
  m. Richard Bagot of Blithfield (d 02.02.1596-7)
f. Dorothy Sanders probably the Dorothy who married ...
  m. Francis Ingoldsby of Lethenborough (d 1634)
  g. Frances Sanders probably the Frances who married ...
  m. Paul Dayrell of Lillingston Dayrell (d 1606)
h.+ other issue - Clement (dvp?), Thomas, Saul
  iv. Thomas Saunders of Sibertoft (Northamptonshire) 'of Harington' (d 08.03.1528)
  The following is supported by HoP.
  m. Margaret Cave (dau of Richard Cave of Stanford)
  a. Sir Edward Saunders of London & Weston (b 04.04.1506, d 12.11.1576 (1575?), Chief Baron of the Exchequer, MP, younger son)
  VCH (Northamptonshire, vol 4, Parishes: Faxton) reports that Sir Edward's heir was his daughter Mary. It also suggests that Sir Edward "was apparently a brother of Francis Saunders of Welford" but this should be cousin.
  m1. (by 1540) Margery Englefield (d 11.10.1563, dau of Sir Thomas Englefield of Englefield)
(1) daughter possibly the Mary who married ...
  m. Thomas Morgan (son of Judge Francis)
  m2. (by 1566) Agnes Hussey
  (2)+ other issue (dvp?)
  b. Robert Saunders of Flore, Northamptonshire (b c1514, d 13.11.1559, MP)
m1. Margaret Stanton (dau/heir of Thomas Stanton of Stanton)
  (1)+ 2 sons and 1 daughter
  m2. (by 10.1558) Joyce Goodwin (dau of Sir John Goodwin of Upper Winchendon, m2. Anthony Carleton)
  (4)+ other issue
  Probably of this generation, but (if so), of which marriage is not known, was ...
  - Bridget Saunders
  m. Robert Willoughby of Grendon
  c. Ambrose Saunders of Sibertoft father of Mary, probably of this generation
  (1) Mary Saunders
  m. (c1580) Henry Weltden of Brainford (dvp)
  d. Mary Saunders probably of this generation
  m. Nathaniel Cradock of Cossington
  (1) Mary Cradock
  m. Shuckbrugh Ashby (b 1690, d 1752)
  e.+ other issue - sons (dvpsp), Lawrence
  v. Grace Saunders possibly of this generation
  m. Moryce Osborne of Kelmarsh
2. Isabell Saunders probably of this generation
  m. Walter Curzon of Waterpury

Main source(s): Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, Saunders) with input as reported above and cross-references from elsewhere in the database
Back to top of page