Monthly Archives: April 2015

William Saunders of Ewell (1502-1571)

The following information was compiled by Justin Sanders: 1502  William Saunders, 1502-1571, born at Ewell, Surrey County, England; son of Henry Saundres (1456-1519) Joan Lepton. Known siblings: Nicholas, 1488-1549; Agnes, 1501-1530; Margaret, 1504; Cornelia. Quote of Lord Burgley (William Cecil) … Continue reading

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Selected Excerpts from Latimer’s History of the Merchant Venturers Guild of Bristol, U. K., Part 1

Over eleven decades ago, an important history of the Merchant Venturers Guild of Bristol, U. K., was published in England. I will be excerpting relevant passages that I believe will prove useful in developing insights into the ancestsral family history … Continue reading

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Saunders Family Lines in 17th Century Virginia and their Ancestry: Additional Research by Justin Sanders

Further correspondence with Justin Sanders: Hi Justin – Great work (your research on the descendants of the Saunders family of Charlwood, Surrey, England). I’d like to spend some time on what can be learned of connecting families in Bristol and … Continue reading

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Surrey (England) and Virginia: the Mercantile Activities of the Descendents of the Saunders Family of Charlwood

Below continues Justin Sanders’ exploration of the Saunders family of Charlwood, Surrey, England and their descendants. See Conversations with Justin Sanders regarding English Connections of Sanders/Saunders Families of Virginia and subsequent entries under the “Saunders” category.   Most of the following information … Continue reading

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Selected 17th Century Land Transactions between York and Rappahonnock (North of Mattapony) Rivers of Virginia

WHB: Justin Sanders selected these land transactions as relevant to a Saunders family history: 1646 20 Jun 1646 – Joseph Croshawe, Charles River Co.,[1] 700 acres “Beg. at the Mill Sw., near lands of Richard Major & John Davis,” for … Continue reading

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Conversations with Justin Sanders (part 3) William and John Sanders of Charles City, County, Virginia

Justin Sanders essay on his earliest Virginia ancestors continues: Bill, I’d like to follow up on the note files sent earlier regarding William Sanders and John Saunders of Charles City County, with some thoughts and interpretations of what those records … Continue reading

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Conversations with Justin Sanders, part 2 (My current hypotheses on the Saunders family history)

Bill, Just read your timeline posts on V&V. Nicely laid out. Wasn’t sure how you would approach it. I followed the links to your earlier writings and came across an entry that is of particular interest to me: “It is possible … Continue reading

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Timeline for Thomas Saunders (1513-1565) of London and Charlwood, Surrey

The following timeline was extracted from The History of Parliament, British Political, Social & Local History: the House of Commons 1509-1558 1513 Thomas Saunders born this year or previously, as the oldest surviving son of Nicholas Saunders of Charlwood and Alice, … Continue reading

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Timeline for Edward Saunders (1595-1639) of Charlwood, Surrey and Virginia in early 17th century

WHB -I have constructed a timeline relating to Edward Saunders of Charlwood, Surrey, based on the notes of Justin Sanders. 1595 Edward Sr. was born about 1595 in Charlwood, Surrey County, England. Edward Saunders is believed to be the person … Continue reading

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Conversations with Justin Sanders regarding English Connections of Sanders/Saunders Families of Virginia

I have been in communication with Justin Sanders of Phoenix, Arizona, who has successfully identified his direct line of ancestors back through 17th century Virginia and before that to London, England. We have begun a process of comparing research and … Continue reading

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