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SANDERS Dr. Edward

Male 1621 - 1672

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  • Name  SANDERS Dr. Edward 
    Title  Dr. 
    Born  1621  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  A0313562610D93449B6E9EF8AF599C9E8EFF 
    Died  17 Jun 1672  Northumberland Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4946  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  15 Jan 2006 

    Family  WEBB Mary 
    Married  Abt 1660  Northumberland Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. SANDERS John
     2. SANDERS Ebenezer,   b. 1661, Northumberland Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. SANDERS *Edward,   b. Abt 1663, Northumberland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1739
    Family ID  F1585  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES FOR EDWARD SANDERS: from Barbara Carroll Volzsmith's Family
      barbara@frognet. net ID I 1596

      Sent back to England to study to be a doctor and returned to VA as " shirurgeon" (surgeon).


      Edward Saunders VIRGINIA ( 1625-1672)
      Edward Saunders I, born in England in 1595, came to Virginia in the ship SAFETY in August 1635, a time of great influx of persons from the British Isles. Until 1634, all ships were required to land at Poynt Comfort which is a port across from the James River from present day Norfolk, VA.

      On the manifest are listed two sons of Edward but other family members may have also come to Virginia.
      These two sons were Thomas SAUNDERS born 1622 and the Ancestor of this piece, Edward SAUNDERS
      born in 1625.

      Edward SAUNDERS was born in England. As a young man of ten years, he had reason to travel to the Isle of Wight County, VA and later married a girl who had lived in that county but had moved to Northumberland Co., VA. Because of the Indian massacre in 1644, most people had fled from the area
      north and west of Williamsburg, VA. In 1649 they were permitted to once again settle north of the York
      River and the Rappahannock River. It would be in this area that Edward SAUNDERS would settle.

      Sometime before 1660, Edward moved to Northumberland County, VA. His home was " near the
      Lancaster County line, not far from a place known as Fairfield, and the Rappahannock River." Some
      years later he moved across the line into Lancaster County, some 8 to 10 miles from Fairfield. In 1664 the court ordered, " Wheareas Dr. Edward SAUNDERS hath undertaken to keep a ferry for both horse
      and foot that shall have occasion to pass over the Great Wicomico River from his house to the point above it on ye side of the river, the court ordered the same. " This site was referred to as Ferry Farm or
      Blackwell's Wharf. The families of SAUNDERS, ROBINSON and THOMAS lived close to each other near Fairfield and were associated in many land transactions and wills. These families would later find roots in DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN.

      In the patent records of Northumberland County, VA. , Thomas SALISBURY patented ( entry #210) land at the head of Dennis' Creek beginning on the north side of a swamp which divides his land from that of Dr. Edward SAUNDERS. Patent records for EDWARD SAUNDERS included:

      26 August 1660 ( 200 Acres ) south side of the Wicomico River, granted for four headrights ( BK #6,
      page 164 ).

      10 February 1662 ( 300 Acres ) for six headrights.

      5 March 1662 ( 2900 acres ) between Northumberland Co. and Lancaster Co. ( BK #27, page #597,
      may be part of the parcel recorded on 5 May 1662 ).

      5 May 1662 ( 3,737 Acres ) granted by Govenor Sir William Berkeley, located between Northumberland Co. and Lancaster Co., begin on the branch of Dameron Creek to the head of a branch of Cotoman River. ( BK#6, page #270

      28 August 1668 ( 207 Acres ) on the south side of the Wicomico River. This may be a re-entry of the deed of 25th August 1660.

      14 December 1669 ( 600 Acres ), granted for twelve headrights.

      ( Note: Is was the custom to grant 50 acres of land to a person who sponsored and paid for the immigration of a person to the colony. This could even be a wife).

      Edward SAUNDERS was a " chirurgeon " or physician. He was known to be the personal physician to Colonel George COLECLOUGH, a large landowner and justice whose wife was Elizabeth WEBB. Edward was a justice after being appointed on 22 June 1669.

      Edward married Mary WEBB in 1660 and who died in 1863. She was the widow of John HUDNALL who had lived in Isle of Wight County but later moved to Northumberland County in 1655. John HUDNALL died in 1658.

      Edward and Mary had three children: as submitted by Dero Saunders of Starkville, MS

      The Children of Edward SAUNDERS and Mary WEBB were:

      1. Ebenezer b. 1661, m 1684, Elizabeth PRESLY (b. 1660, d.1719) the daughter of Peter PRESLY
      and his wife Elizabeth THOMPSON

      2. Edward Jr., b. 1663, m Mary Elizabeth WEBB, Edward d. 1736 ( Note: by Barbara ) This is a mistake as far as she could tell. I don't think there were two Mary WEBB's who married father and son.

      3. John will proved 24 February 1700, m. lst Mary RISLE.