THE HERALDIC COAT OF ARMS OF THE SAUNDERS OF NORTHANTS

Much as it has troubled me to accept the U in SANDERS, I now do so. All my life it has been a stated ” WE ARE SANDERS NOT SAUNDERS” but by now I have trawled through enough documents and official records including our entry into Australia to widen my scope and include SANDERS and SAUNDERS, bitter though it is to the palate.

That allows me to place on site this wonderful COAT OF ARMS. The SAUNDERS from NORTHANTS. I don’t even know where NORTHANTS is but I LIKE THE 3 ELEPHANTS – TUSKS RAISED.

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This coat of arms is from the Electronic Clearing House Florida. http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/searchEverything.php?page=3&term=elephant

THE U IN SANDERS; I do not use the U in present day time but to back my choice to acknowledge it I am putting some of the NSW STATE RECORDS data here for the arrival of William and Mary Ann on the VICTORIA in 1849. There are other SAUNDERS on the ship as well and I do not know where they fit with us if at all. For now here are the SAUNDERS from NSW STATE ARCHIVES.

   SAUNDERS ON THE VICTORIA IN 1849

    SAUNDERS Hannah  18  and sister               Victoria 1849   2136, 2460 ?

    SAUNDERS  Mary Ann 19  and husband       Victoria  1849  2136, 2460

    SAUNDERS   Mary Anne 16  and sister         Victoria  1849  2136, 2460  ?

    SAUNDERS  Robert  20  and brother            Victoria  1849  2136, 2460 ?

    SAUNDERS William 26 and wife                  Victoria 1849  2136, 2460

    SAUNDERS  William  22  and brother            Victoria  1849  2136, 246O ?

 

 

I have been told that William and Mary Ann, on arrival went to THOMAS SA(U)NDERS at Appin or Prospect. He is said to have come on the Matilda in the 3rd Fleet in 1791. Accepting that for now, and whilst I am in the NSW STATE ARCHIVES – could he be the THOMAS mentioned below in Bench of Magistrates cases, 1788-1820.

SAUNDERS
Thomas
20/10/1798
“For not making good some corn entrusted to their care in a boat which was lost”
[SZ766]
COD 76

SAUNDERS
Thomas
29/12/1798
Further to dispute referred to on 20 October 1798
[SZ767]
COD 77
(pages 13-14) see also 20/10/1798 [SZ766], page 126, bundle 5, reel 655, COD 7

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Index to 1841 Census

SAUNDERS
Thomas
685
Parish Prospect, District Parramatta
[X948]
63
2222

 

  • The fine boy CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SAUNDERS who is shot on the MACLEAY RIVER is quite definitely the brother of Frederick  our GGGrandfather, See Blog entry.

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