'Sanders02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Saunders (Sanders) of Bedworth, Sanders of Blofield, Sanders of Brixworth, Sanders (Saunders) of Harrington, Saunders of Shankton, 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
  m. Joan named by Nichols
  i. John Saunders in Northamptonshire then Bedworth, Warwickshire
  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 'of Bedworth' (b c1592, a 1619)
  m. Anna Brasbridge (dau of (John) Brasbridge (Bracebridge) 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 William
  m. Alice Brokesby of Shouldby named by Nichols
  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.
  m1. 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. [Nichols shows Elizabeth Carew dsp, Eleanor Charloner mother of Edward & William, and Frances Pope as mother of Matthew, Francis, Susanna, Dorothy & Frances.] 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 see below for Francis
  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) Sir Mathew Saunders of Shankton, Leicestershire (d 1623)
The following comes from Nichols.
  m. Margaret Skipwth (d 10.07.1605, dau of Henry Skipwith of Keythorp)
  (A) Francis Saunders of Shankton, Sheriff of Leicestershire (a 1634)
  The following comes from a schedule ('Saunders of Shankton') kindly provided by a regular contributor (CV, 08.09.22) .
  m. (10.02.1624) Catharine Jerningham (dau of Sir Henry Jerningham of Cossey, 1st Bart)
  (i) Anne Anglesye Saunders (b c1638, d 15.06.1689)
  m. (1666) Thomas Whetenhall of Hextall Court
  (ii)+ other issue - Francis (bpt 06.08.1627), Anglesey (bpt 30.12.1633)
(B) Jane Saunders
  m. John Halford of Shankton
  (C)+ other issue - Thomas, Elizabeth, Margaret
  (5) Francis Sanders of Siresham (a 1619) shown as of this marriage by Nichols who reports that he had issue by ...
  m. Frances Andrewe (dau/heir of Peter Andrewe of Sireham)
  - Susan(na) Saunders (d 04.06.1663) probably the Susanna who married ...
  m. Ralph Boteler of Queen Hoo Hall (b c1580, bur 31.01.1644)
  (6)+ 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
  m2. Dorothy Belgrave (dau of William Belgrave of Belgrace) named by Nichols
  iv. Thomas Saunders of Sibertoft (Northamptonshire) 'of Harington' (d 08.03.1528)
  The following is supported by 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 2, part 2, 1798, 'Pedigree of Saunders of Foxton and Sibbertoft', p564) and HoP. Nichols (p792), which identifies Thomas as son of Edward, shows that he was father, by Margaret Cave, of Sir Edward, Lawrence, Blatton, Joseph & Thomas but does not otherwise follow this line. Nichols (p564), which identifies Thomas as son of a Laurence of Sibbertoft (which we assume was corrected by p792), follows the line of his son Thomas but indicates that he had 6 brothers and 6 sisters.
  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. Thomas Saunders (d 1585)
  m. Mary Goodwine (dau of John Goodwine of Overwinchington)
  (1) Ambrose Saunders of Sibbertoft (b c1606, d 1678)
  m. Alice Chapman (dau/coheir of Thomas Chapman of Foxton (serjeant-at-law & recorder of Leicester))
  (A) Thomas Saunders of Sibbertoft (b c1632, d 1670)
  m. Joanna Whitehall (dau/coheir of _ Whitehall of Oldbury)
  (i) Ambrose Saunders (b c1665, a 1683)
  m. Sarah Wykes (b c1684, d 1710, dau of Randolph Wykes of Haselbeech)
  (B) Ambrose Saunders of Foxton (b c1635, a 1683)
  m. Sarah Sutton (dau/heir of John Sutton of Little Watton)
  (i)+ issue (a 1683) - William (b c1669), Alice (b c1667), Mary (b c1670), Susanna (b c1671), Sarah (b c1678), Frances (b c1680)
  Nichols (p564) is unclear on this generation, showing the above numbered according to their date of birth (but with William & Mary both numbered 2) but adding, without such numbering, Ambrose (b c1672, a 1683, "only son") & Mary (b c1667, a 1683).
  (C) Alice Saunders
  m. Francis Sawyer (rector of St. Margaret's, Leicester)
  (D) Martha Saunders
  m1. Randolph Wickes of London (d 30.05.1676, grocer)
  m2. Thomas Smith of London (grocer)
  (E) Frances Saunders
m. _ Townlow in London (slop seller)
  F)+ other issue - William (b 1654), Susanna (a 1683)
  d. Ambrose Saunders of Sibertoft father of Mary, probably of this generation
  (1) Mary Saunders
  m. (c1580) Henry Weltden of Brainford (dvp)
  (2) Dorothy Saunders (bur 08.05.1615) probably of this generation
  m. Francis Morgan of Kingsthorp (bur 30.05.1612)
  e. Mary Saunders probably of this generation
  m. Nathaniel Cradock of Cossington
  (1) Mary Cradock
  m. Shuckbrugh Ashby (b 1690, d 1752)
  e.+ other issue - Lawrence, 2 other sons (dvpsp?), 5 other daughters
  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 some input (referenced 'Nichols' where he is the main source) from 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 2, part 2, 1798, 'Pedigree of Saunders of Shankton', p792) and as reported above and cross-references from elsewhere in the database
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