Category Archives: SAUNDERS

“Smoking Gun”: Williamson Burnett Sues Julius Saunders For “Ravishing” Priscilla Carter Burnett for Over Five Years

For anyone interested in discussing the evidence presented in this trial (and the subtext of that “evidence”, contact me at ffvsearch@yahoo.com. The following court documents present strong evidence that supplements corroborating y-dna studies conducted by descendants of William, Joseph and … Continue reading

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Sorting the Saunders by First Name: Lemuel

I have recently come upon information that I am a close relative of the late Otis E. Saunders of Louisiana, whose descendancy from a Lemuel Saunders of Pittsylvania County, Virginia is genealogically proven. The next step is genealogically to establish … Continue reading

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Colonel David Saunders, Halifax County, Bedford County (1761-1845)

In a previous post about Julius Saunders of Bedford County, and the fact that he apprenticed three boys born to Priscilla Carter Burnett, the wife of Williamson Burnett. All three of the boys were disinherited and repudiated by Williamson Burnett … Continue reading

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Selected 17th Century Land Transactions South of York and Mattapony and North of Chicahominy Rivers of Virginia

WHB: Justin Sanders selected these land transactions as relevant to a Saunders family history. This post supplements Selected 17th Century Land Transactions between York and Rappahonnock (North of Mattapony) Rivers of Virginia. 1639 18 April 1639 – Richard Sanders, servant of … Continue reading

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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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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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