Saunders, sanders, sandars family and its blood connections

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Thomas Homer Saunders





(Under the Sprig of Alexander (Alisaundre) the Great,

from which the surname is derived and which

came into existence during the thirteenth

and fourteenth centuries)

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The family of SAUNDERS, SANDERS, and SANDARS is of very ancient descent, and has produced many prominent members, amongst whom in the mail line we find: SIR WILLIAM and SIR THOMAS SAUNDERS, M.P., High Sheriffs of Sussex and Surrey (1553), SIR EDWARD SAUNDERS, M.P., Lord Chief Justice (1576), DR. NICHOLAS SANDERS, celebrated Catholic controversialist and historian (1581), Sir EDMOND SAUNDERS, Judge (1683), REAR-ADMIRAL SIR GEORGE SAUNDERS, M.P., a Commissioner of His Majesty’s Navy (1734), whose brother CAPTAIN AMBROSE SAUNDERS, of Woodhall, near Manchester, was father of ADMIRAL SIR CHARLES SAUNDERS, P.C., K.B., M.P., Commander-in-Chief of the British Fleet with Wolfe at Quebec (described by historians as “one of the great men of the eighteenth century’), who afterwards became First Lord of the Admiralty and who is buried in the Islip Chapel in Westminster Abby (1775), whose grand-nieces married Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville, from whom Sir Richard Saunders Dundas descended, a celebrated Admiral in charge of the British Fleet in the Baltic during the Crimean War (1855), and John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmoreland. Frith, in “Naval Songs and Ballads,” has written concerning him: -

Neptune with wonder heard the story

Of George’s sway and Britain’s glory,

Which time shall ne’er subdue;

Boscawen’s deeds and SAUNDERS’ fame,

Join’d with brave Wolfe’s immortal name,

Then cried, “Can this be true?”
MORLEY SAUNDERS, LL.D., M.P., for Enniscorthy; JOHN CUNNINGHAM SAUNDERS, a famous Ophthalmic Surgeon; JOHN COMPTON SAUNDERS, whose mother was Rebecca Compton of the Marquess of Northampton’s family; ROBERT SAUNDERS, a Colonel in Cromwell’s Army, who was appointed Governor of Kinsale; SIR JOHN SAUNDERS, of Shottesbrook Park, near Windsor (1530); THOMAS SAUNDERS, Governor of Madras, who married Christian Pitt, aunt of the Earl of Chatham; ABRAHAM SAUNDERS, High Sheriff of Bristol (1681); JOHN SAUNDERS, a prominent Abbot of Sherborne, Dorsetshire, under whose direction a considerable portion of Sherborne Abbey was built; RICHARD SAUNDERS, J.P. for Bedfordshire, who married a member Ellen Franklin of Sir John Franklin’s family, a member of which, as an author, used the pseudonym of “RICHARD SAUNDERS”; SIR JOHN SAUNDERS, Prebendary of Wingham and Vicar of Ash, near Sandwich, Kent (1496); WILLIAM SAUNDERS, Mayor of Coventry (1469), which City in early times had an Elephant as its crest, from which it is supposed the Saunders’ Armorial Bearings of Three Elephants’ Heads originated; EDMOND SAUNDERS, who married Philippa, daughter of Sir Edward Gage, K.B., of Firle Park, Sussex (Viscount Gage’s family); SIR NICHOLAS SAUNDERS, M.P., whose seventh grandfather was King Edward III through his mother, who was Isabella Carew, daughter of Sir Nicholas Carew, K.G., Lieutenant of Calais, and sister of Sir Francis Carew, of Beddington, Surry; ANDERSON SAUNDERS, M.P. for Taghmon, CLEMENT SAUNDERS, the son of SIR WILLIAM SAUNDERS, who was Chief Carver-in-Ordinary to Kings Charles, James II, and William III, who is buried in the East Wall of St. John-the-Evangelist’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey; EDWARD SAUNDERS, M.P. for Gatton, Surrey (1680), SIR JOHN SAUNDERS, Vicar of Halstow, Kent (1496); HENRY SAUNDERS, who married Gertrude Drake, niece of the celebrated Admiral, Sir Francis Drake (1580), SAMUEL SANDERS, who married Cecily Armine, daughter of Sir Walter Armine, whose ancestor had been Chancellor of Salisbury and Bishop of Norwich, and whose sister Ann married Sir Thomas Wodehouse (Earl of Kimberley’s family); JOHN SANDERS, who married Mary Langton, whose brother was Sir John Langton, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, descended from the family of Stephen Langton, elected by the Pope Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of King John; SIR THOMAS SAUNDERS, who married a daughter of Sir David Watkins; SIR WILLIAM SAUNDERS, who was Rector of Hinton, Northamptonshire (1452); JOHN SAUNDERS, who married Margaret Boleyn whose great-aunt Ann married Henry VIII; LEONARD SAUNDERS, who married Elizabeth Roper (Baron Teynham’s family), whose brother William married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England, who was beheaded on Tower Hill for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy and whose “Utopia” is one of the world’s noted books (1535): Eleanor Roper, sister of Elizabeth, married Sir ohn Digby; RICHARD SAUNDERS, of Charlwood, who married Agnes Courtenay of the Earls of Devon, whose cousin, Sir William Courtenay, married Catherine, daughter of Edward IV, and whose great-uncle married Matilda, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Kent, by his wife Joan, the daughter of Edmund of Woodstock, the son of Edward I. Sir Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon, his grandfather, married Margaret, the daughter of Humphrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford, by Elizabeth, his wife, the daughter of Edward I ; AMBROSE SAUNDERS, who married Mary, the daughter of Sir John Goodwin, Kt., from whom Admiral Sir Charles Saunders, K.B., M.P., descended; FRANCIS SAUNDERS, who married Susan, daughter of Sir Robert Lovett; THOMAS SAUNDERS, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Heneage Proby, a member of whose family afterwards married a son of the 1st Marquess of Abercorn (Duke of Abercorn); SIR JOHN SAUNDERS, of Bedfordshire; SIR THOMAS SAUNDERS, who married Agnes Harrington, whose mother was a daughter of Lord Clifford: Sarah, daughter of Sir James Harrington, married Francis, Lord Hastings, son of the Earl of Huntingdom; EDWARD SAUNDERS, who married a daughter of Lord Zouch of Harrington, Northamptonshire; LAURENCE SAUNDERS, the brother of Sir Edward Saunders, M.P., who suffered martyrdom at Coventry, rather than surrender his faith (1555); NICHOLAS SAUNDERS, who married Joan Iwarby (or Ewarby), the widow of Sir John St. John, and only daughter of Sir Iwarby by his wife Catherine, daughter of Sir Hugh Annesley (Earl of Anglesey), 1512; REV. ERASMUS SAUNDERS, M.A., of Jesus College, Oxford, the Author of “A Domestic Charge or the Duty of Household Governors” (1700); THOMAS SAUNDERS, High Sheriff of Surrey (1677); SIR MATTHEW SAUNDERS, who married Margaret Skipwirth (Sir Grey Humberston-D’Estoteville Skipwirth’s family); NICOLAS SAUNDERS, M.P. for Bletchingly, Surrey (1553); WILLIAM SAUNDERS, of Compton Martin, who married Ann Bouchier, whose ancestor was Sir William Bouchier, Count of Ewe, who married Ann, daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, the son of Edward III; FRANCIS SAUNDERS, who married Catherine, eldest daughter of Sir Henry Jerningham, 1st Bart. (Sir Henry Stafford Jeringham’s family); THOMAS SAUNDERS, who married Elizabeth Bathurst, whose father was an Alderman of the City of London, of Earl Bathurst’s family; RICHARD SAUNDERS, M.P., High Sheriff of Wexford (1707); ROBERT SAUNDERS, M.P., Prime Sergeant-in-Law (1707); LAURENCE SAUNDERS, who married Frances Shuckburgh, of the family of Sir Gerald Francis Stewkley Shuckburgh, Bart., High Sheriff of Warwickshire; HENRY SAUNDERS, Mayor of Shaftesbury; RICHARD SAUNDERS, celebrated astrologer; WILLIAM SAUNDERS, who married Joan, daughter of Sir John Spencer, ancestor of the Duke of Marlborough; JOHN SAUNDERS, novelist and dramatist; MELANCTHON SAUNDERS, of Burstow Lodge, Surry (1785); HUMPHREY SAUNDERS, of Mapowder, Dorsetshire, who married Edith Pitt (Earl of Chatham’s family); JOHN SAUNDERS, of Weymouth, who married Margaret, sister of Andrew Pitt, of Weymouth, of the same family; THOMAS SAUNDERS, who married Margaret Cave, descended from Sir John Cave of the family of the Rev. Genille Cave-Browne-Cave, 12th Bart.; JOHN SAUNDERS, Prior of Sherborne (1459); SIR RICHARD SAUNDERS, an eminent divine (1550); HENRY SAUNDERS, Mayor of Guildford (1690); EDWARD SAUNDERS, who married Milicent Temple, of the family of Earl Temple of Stowe; REV. ANTHONY SAUNDERS, D.D., of Uffington, Berkshire (1654), and his son, REV. ANTHONY SAUNDERS D.D., founder of the Uckfield Grammar School, Sussex (1718), whose mother was Margaret Wentworth, descended from Henry Wentworth, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry, son of Sir John Howard, and from Sir Thomas Wentworth, Leader of the House of Commons, afterwards made Earl of Strafford, who was executed (1641). Mary, her cousin, married Thomas, Lord Howard of Effingham, and a daughter of Sir Nicholas Wentworth married Sir Thomas, son of Ulric, Earl of Clanricarde, by Margaret his wife, the daughter of Richard FritzAlan, Earl of Arundel (1640); Margaret, second daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth, married Sir John Seymour (Duke of Somerset’s family), and was mother of Thomas, Lord Seymour, nephew of Edward VI, who married Queen Catherine Parr, widow of Henry VIII, EDWARD SAUNDERS, the foster brother of Queen Elizabeth, and in recent years : -
SIR EDWIN SAUNDERS; the Honble. A.C. SAUNDERS, K.C., Prime Minister of Prince Edward Island (and also Attorney-General); ROBERT JOSEPH PRATT SAUNDERS, C.B., J.P., D.L., of Saunders Grove, Wicklow, High Sheriff of that county, and A.D.C. to the Duke of Marlborough, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (ob. 1908); SIR SIDNEY SMITH SAUNDERS, C.M.G.; SIR CHARLES RENAULT SAUNDERS, K.C.M.G., Civil Commissioner of Zululand; RT. REV. CHARLES JOHN GODFREY SAUNDERS, Lord Bishop of Ludlow; WILLIAM FRANCIS ALLEN SAUNDERS, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff of Lancashire; EDWARD HENRY SAUNDERS, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff of Tipperay (1900); RT. Hon. J.S. SANDARS, P.C., C.V.O., who was Private Secretary to the Rt. Honble A.J. Balfour as Prime Minister; AUGUSTUS SAUNDERS, Headmaster of Charterhouse School (1832); JOHN DRYSDALE SANDARS, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff of Derbyshire (1902), who married a daughter of the 5th Baron Graves; WILLIAM SAUNDERS, M.P. for East Hull, a prominent land reformer (1870); SIR CHARLES JOHN HUGH SANDERS; C.B.E.; SIR EDGAR CHRISTIAN SANDERS; BENJAMIN LAURENCE SAUNDERS, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1880), J.C. SAUNDERS, Deputy Minister of Finance for Canada; BRIG.-GENERAL ARTHUR RICHARD CARELESS SANDERS, who married a relative of Sir William Springett, of Ringmer, Sussex; W. S. SAUNDERS, M.P. for Norht Battersea; RICHARD SAUNDERS, of Newtorn, Ireland, 17th in a direct line from Edward I, through his mother, a daughter of Owen Wynne, Esq., whose great-grandfather married Catherine, daughter of Claud, Lord Strabane whose mother was Lady Jean Gordon, 4th daughter of the Marquess of Huntley; DANIEL ELLIS SAUNDERS, whose mother was Elizabeth Ellis of Lord Howard de Walden’s family; AUGUSTUS SAUNDERS, D.D., Dean of Peterborough, Northamptonshire; ARTHUR LESLIE SAUNDERS, C.S.I., V.D., I.C.S., Commissioner U.P., India, and Member of Legislative Council of Governor-General; A.C. SAUNDERS, Librarian of the Socie’te’ Jersiaise; SIR ROBERT SANDERS (Baron Bayford), a Junior Lord of the Treasury and an Under Secretary for War; COL. CYRIL SAUNDERS, D.S.O., in command of British troops in Khartoum, 1922-3; LIEUT.-COL. E.C. SANDARS, C.M.G., and many others.
Prominently in the female line we have:
JOAN SANDERS, who married Sir Richard Lee, ancestor of the Earls of Litchfield; ISABELLA SAUNDERS, who married the ancestor of Sir Roger Twysden, Bart.; MARGARET SAUNDERS, who married John Leigh, whose son, Sir John, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas West, who was the second son of Lord Delawarr (Earl De La Warr’s family); ELIZABETH SAUNDERS, who married Thomas Catesby, whose mother was a daughter of Sir Robert Lytton, and the grandson of Sir William Catesby, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, whose relative, Robert, was connected with the Gunpowder Plot. Elizabeth afterwords married Francis Lumley, of the family of Sir Thomas Lumley (Earl of Scarborough’s family), who married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV; MARGARET SAUNDERS, daughter of Sir Thomas Saunders, M.P., King’s Remembrancer of the Exchequer, of Surrey, by his wife Alice, daughter of Sir Edmund Walsingham, Lieutenant of the Tower of London (a near relative of Walsingham, Secretary of State to Queen Mary). Frances, daughter of Sir Francis Walsingham, married Richard, son of the Earl of Clanricarde by Margaret his wife, daughter of Richard FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel; Margaret Saunders married Thomas Goodyere, son of Sir Francis Goodyere by his wife, who was a daughter of Sir Ralph Rowlett of Herfordshire; ALICE SAUNDERS, who married Sir John Cooke and was grandmother of Mildred, who married William Cecil, 1st Lord Burghley, Queen Elizabeth’s celebrated Treasurer, and became great-grandmother of Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury, whose son, William (2nd Earl), married Catherine, daughter of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, and whose granddaughter married John, Lord Russell of Bedford (from whose daughter, Ann, who married the 1st Marquess of Worcester, the Duke of Beaufort, is descended), and Sir Nicholas Bacon, father of Francis Bacon, Lord High Chancellor of England; FRANCES SAUNDERS, daughter of Robert Saunders of Weymouth, who married William Russell, descended from Henry Russell, M.P. for Weymouth, whose cousin John, Lord Russell, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, whose mother was Alice Saunders, daughter of William Saunders of Banbury, Oxfordshire, from whom the Duke of Bedford is descended; BRIDGETT SAUNDERS, who married Sir Robert Willoughby, son of the 4th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (Baron Willoughby de Broke’s family), whose mother was Alice, daughter of Sir William Skipwith, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer; HONORA SAUNDERS, who married Willoughby Skipwith of the same family; CHRISTIAN SAUNDERS, who married Christopher Bretton, whose son, Robert Bretton, was Deputy Recorder of Northampton (1675), of the family of Lord Monk Bretton, C.B.; FRANCES SAUNDERS, who married Richard Wolfe, and was great-grandmother of Major-General James Wolfe of Quebec fame, whose striking monument is seen in Westminster Abbey; CORDELLA SAUNDERS, who married George Pendred, Esq., High Sheriff of Wicklow, whose son, Morley, adopted the surname of Saunders, and married Lady Martha Stratford, daughter of John, Earl of Aldborough; FRANCES SAUNDERS, who married Richard Grenville, whose brother Edward married Dorothy Thynne (Marquess of Bath’s family), from whose family George Grenville, the celebrated statesman, descended; ANN SAUNDERS, who married Sir John Drury, Kt.; JERIMA SAUNDERS, who married Sir Edward Synge, Bart., High Sheriff of Cork; ANN SAUNDERS, who married John Inglett-Fortescue, of the family of Earl Fortescue; CATHERINE SAUNDERS, who married Robert Read, a son of Judge Read; FRANCES SAUNDERS, who married Paul Darrel, a near relative of Sir Richard Darrel, who married Margaret, daughter of Edmund, Duke of Somerset, whose grandfather was John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the son of Edward III. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir George Darrel, married John St. Maur (Seymour), Duke of Somerset’s family; CATHERINE SAUNDERS, who married Hugh Carlyle, a near relative of Thomas Carlyle, the essayist and historian; JOAN SAUNDERS, who married Edward Rich of the family of Lord Rich (Earl of Warwick’s family), who was Speaker of the House of Commons and Lord Chancellor of England in 1547, from whom has descended Sir Almeric Edmund Frederick Rich, 5th Bart.; JANE SAUNDERS, who married Clement Villiers (Earl of Jersey’s family); ELIZABETH SAUNDERS, whose grandmother was Elizabeth Cromwell, granddaughter of Oliver Cromwell by Elizabeth his wife, the daughter of Sir James Bourchier; JANE SAUNDERS, who married Sir Alexander Clifford, of the family of Baron Clifford of Chudleigh; ANN SAUNDERS, who married Edmond Fisher, a member of Lord Fisher’s family; ELIZABETH SAUNDERS, who married Francis son of Sir John Kennedy; GRACE SAUNDERS, who married Maurice Osborne, from whom descended Vice-Admiral Osborne, a prominent colleague of Admiral Sir Charles Saunders, (Duke of Leeds’s family); ANN SAUNDERS, who married Richard Browne, son of Sir Matthew Browne of the family of the Earl of Kenmore; ELIZABETH SAUNDERS, who married John Napier of Baron Napier’s family; JANE SAUNDERS, who married Sir Richard Bray, of Ewell, Surrey, whose sons were Sir John Bray and Saunders Bray, of the family of Baron Brave; HARRIET SAUNDERS, who married William Bishop, of Cattistock, Dorsetshire, whose daughter Elizabeth married Major-General Sir Francis Wheeler, Bart., C.B., of Warwickshire; ELIZABEH SAUNDERS, who married Henry Pitt (Earl of Chatham’s family), of Alton, Hampshire, whose son John (“John Pitaeus”) was author of the celebrated “De Illustribus Angliae Scriptoribus”; MARTHA SAUNDERS, of Sopley, Hampshire, who married Henry Pitt, of Ringwood (Earl of Chatham’s family); MARY SAUNDERS, the daughter of Sir Edward Saunders, M.P., Lord Chief Justice of England, by his first wife Margaret (Sir Edward’s second wife was Agnes Hussey, of Shapwick, Dorsetshire, the widow of Walter Curzon, of Waterperry, Oxfordshire), the daughter of Sir Thomas Inglefield, who married Thomas, the son of Judge Morgan. Ann, daughter of Thomas Morgan, married Henry, Lord Hunsdon, whose mother was Mary Boleyn (sister of Anne who married Henry VIII), daughter of Sir Thomas Boleyn, Viscount Rochford and Earl of Wiltshire, buy his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas, Duke of Norfolk (1596); ALICE SAUNDERS, who was the mother of the noted Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor of Engalnd, to whom Queen Elizabeth gave Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire, and who is buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral; DOROTHY SAUNDERS, who married Humphrey Newton, of Sir Issac Newton’s family; AUDREY SAUNDERS, who married Sir George Villiers (who by his second wife, Agnes Beaumont, was the father of the great Duke of Buckingham), from whom are descended the Earls of Jersey. Edward Saunders, her brother, married Susan MacWilliams, the sister of Ann, who married Arthur Stourton, brother of Lord Stourton, of Owremoigne, Dorsetshire; ANN SAUNDERS, who married Nicholas Beaumont, whose sons were Sir Thomas and Sir Henry, the ancestor of Viscount Beaumont; ISABELLA SAUNDERS, who married Walter Curzon (a branch of the Marquess Curson of Keddleston’s family); ANN MARIA SAUNDERS, the daughter of Sir George Saunders, M.P., who married Colonel William Egerton, M.P. for Buckinghamshire; SUSAN SAUNDERS, who married Robert Pleydell, from whom Viscount Downe is descended; ALICE SAUNDERS, daughter of Edmund Saunders of Long Sutton, who married Walter Pears of the celebrated Pears’ Soap family (“He won’t be happy till he gets it”); JANE SAUNDERS, who married Sir John Guise, 4th Bart., M.P., whose daughter, Jane, married the Rt. Rev. Shute Barrington, D.D., Bishop of Durham, and from who, has descended Sir Anselm William Guise, 6th Bart.; HARRIET SAUNDERES, who married James Morris, a Governor of the Bank of England; CONSTANCE SAUNDERS, who married Edward Sherwood, of Buckinghamshire, a near relative of Sir John Sherwood, of Bere Regis; HESTER SAUNDERS, who married Bryan I’Anson (Earl of Lichfield’s family), and was a great-aunt of Admiral Lord George Anson, First Lord of the Admiralty, the navigator of great eminence, whose “Voyage Round the World” is so well known, and who took Admiral Sir Charles Saunders with him; MARGARET SAUNDERS, who married William Parker (of the family of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker), who was also with Admiral Lord George Anson in his famous voyage; SUSAN SAUNDERS, who married Ralph Butler, son of Sir Henry Butler, of Middlesex; JOAN SAUNDERS, who married William Russell, and whose son, William Russell, was Treasurer of the Royal Navy (1630); SARAH SAUNDERS, who married Thomas Tregonwell, descended from Sir John Tregonwell, to who Henry VIII gave Milton Abbey in Dorsetshire; CATHERINE SAUNDERS, who married Sir Walter Pye; FRANCES SAUNDERS, eldest daughter of Sir Nicholas Saunders, M.P., who married Edward Warham, of Osmington, Dorsetshire, of Archbishop Warham’s family; ANN SAUNDERS, who married Sir Bartholomew Tate (Sir William Tate, their grandson, married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Lord Zouche), and afterwards Sir Thomas Longueville, whose descendants became connected with the 1st Earl of Derwentwater, Sir Francis Radcliff, who married Mary, the daughter of King Charles II, with whose family William Henry Radcliffe Saunders is connected, and John, son of Sir Kenelm Digby; MARIE SAUNDERS, who married Richard Bagot, whose son, Walter, married Elizabeth Cave, whose mother was Margaret Cecil, sister of William Cecil, Lord Burgley, from whom is descended Baron Bagot, J.P., D.L., A.D.C., to the Governor-General of Canada; DOROTHY SAUNDERS, who married Sir John Throckmorton, of the family of Sir Richard Charles Action Throckmorton, 10th Bart.; ELLEN SAUNDERS, who married William Duncombe (Earl of Feversham’s family), whose son, Sir Saunders Duncombe, M.P., was the first to introduce Sedan Chairs into this country, in 1634; CATHERINE SAUNDERS, who married Cornelius Ogle, son of Sir John Ogle, from whom has descended Sir Edmund Ashton Ogle, 8th Bart.; MARGARET SAUNDERS, a celebrated actress, daughter of Jonathan Saunders, of Weymouth, who frequently performed at Drury Lane Theatre, whose grandfather was Captain Wallis, of Weymouth (1744); LOUISA JOSEPHINE SAUNDERS, who married Sir Henry de Hoghton, Bart; ANN SAUNDERS, who married Stephen Cope, whose son, Anthony, married Ann, the daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford, son of the Duke of Buckingham, whose mother was Ann, daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, the son of Edward III, whose brother, Henry Stafford, married Catherine Woodville, sister of the Queen and daughter of Sir Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers, by Jacquetta of Luxemburg, who was formerly the wife of John, Duke of Bedford, the great-grandson of Edward III, whose first wife, Ann, was daughter of John, Duke of Burgundy; DOROTHY SAUNDERS, who married Francis Ingoldsby, from whom we get the Marquess of Winchester; SUSAN SAUNDERS, who married John Courthorpe, whose great-grandson, Sir George Courthrope, J.P., of Kent, married Alice, daughter of Sir George Rivers; MARGARET SAUNDERS, who married Thomas Penn, a near relative of the celebrated William Penn, who founded Pennsylvania; ELIZABETH SAUNDERS, who married Sir James Altham, K.B., M.P., Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer (1589), whose granddaughters by his first wife both married at the age of ten years only (1) Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey and Viscount Valentia, (2) Richard Vaughan, Earl of Carberry. Sir James’s great-grandniece, Mary Hawtrey, married Sir John Bankes, Lord Chief Justice, of Corfe Castle, and was the celebrated lady defender of the castle in 1660. John Saunders, of Dinton, Buckinghamshire, married Ann, daughter of Sir William Hawtrey of this family; URSULA SAUNDERS, who married Thomas Hungerford, descended from Sir Walter Hungerford, whose grandmother on her mother’s side was Catherine, the daughter of Sir Hugh Annesley (another Catherine of this family was mother of Charles and John Wesley); FRANCES SAUNDERS, the mother of the eminent antiquary, Sir Henry Spelman, who is buried in Westminster Abbey, who married Lady Elinor L’Strange, who is also buried there; ANN SAUNDERS, who married Edmund Kyrvill, whose daughter Ann married Sir Clement Spelman; ELIZABETH SAUNDERS, who married Sir Thomas Newman, from whose family Cardinal Newman descended, who wrote “Lead, Kindly Light” and the “Dream of Gerontius”; MARY SAUNDERS, who married John Cripps, of Somerset, a member of Lord Parmour’s family; FRANCES SAUNDERS, who married Thomas Gilbert, of the family of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, who added Newfoundland to the British possessions, and who was the stepbrother of Sir Walter Raleigh; ANN SAUNDERS, who married another member of the Gilbert family; JANE SAUNDERS, of Saunders Court, Wexford, who married Arthur, 1st Earl of Arran, from whom are descended the Earls of Arran (Baron Saunders); ELIZA BENITA SANDERS, who married Baron Hotham; DOROTHY SAUNDERS, daughter of John Saunders, Provost or Oriel College, Oxford, who married Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 1st Bart. (Earl of Bradford’s family), from whom has descended Lady Florence Katherine Bridgeman, who married the 5th Earl of Harewood, and is the mother of Viscount Lascelles; ANN SAUNDERS, who married Sir Edward Sebright, High Sheriff of Worceststershire (and secondly, Charles Lyttleton, eldest son of Sir Charles Lyttleton, Viscount Cobham’s family), from whom is descended, through Henrietta Saunders Sebright, who married Henry, the 2nd Earl of Harewood, Viscount Laselles, who married Princess Mary, now the Countess of Harewood, the daughter of our present King and Queen, His majesty King George V and Queen Mary.


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