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Saunder, Henry

Male Abt 1460 - 1519


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  • Born  Abt 1460  Of Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1518-1519  The Savoy, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I08215  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  14 Jun 2015 

    Father  Saunder, William,   b. Abt 1415, Of Charlewood, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 10 Aug 1481, Charlewood, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Carew, Joanne,   b. Bef 1417, Of Beddington, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1470, Charlewood, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1439 
    Family ID  F02485  Group Sheet

    Family  Lepton, Joan,   b. Abt 1470, Of Kepwick, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1518/19, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Saunder, Nicholas,   b. Abt 1490, Of Ewell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Saunder, William,   b. Abt 1500, Of Ewell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1570-1571, Of Ewell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Saunder, Agnes,   b. Abt 1503, Of Ewell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1518-1531, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Saunder, Margaret,   b. Abt 1505, Of Ewell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1518
    Family ID  F02486  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Will of Henry Saunder, Gentleman of Ewell, Surrey 23 February 1519 PROB 11/19

      ...Up to this point the pedigree has been dependent on the Harleian MS.,2 but from this date corroboration is obtainable from documentary evidence. Henry Saunders, the second son of William Saunders and Joan Carew, resided at Ewell, in Surrey. According to the Visitation of Surrey of 1625, he married Joan, the daughter of John Lepton of Kipwich in Yorkshire. In his will dated 1 Sept., 1518, which was proved in London 23 Feb., 1519 (Ayloffe, fol. 15), he desired to be buried in the hospice of Henry VII., called the Savoye, near London, and bequeathed all his personalty to his wife Joan, except one gold cross.
      His realty would appear to have been settled on his wife, as he directed 'my feoffees of the manor of Botalls and tenements in Ewell, Evesham, and Chesenden in Surrey to stand possessed of the same to the use of my wife Joan for her life,' with remainder to Joan Saunder (wife of testator's son, Nicholas Saunder) for her life, with successive remainders in tail male to testator's sons William Saunder and Nicholas Saunder, with similar remainders to Henry Saunder and Thomas Saunder (the sons of Nicholas Saunder of Charlwood, who was the son of testator's brother Richard), with remainder in tail male to William Saunder (son of testator's brother Richard Saunder), and on failure of such issue, the property was to be sold and the proceeds divided between the churches of Ewell and Charlwood. The testator also owned the manor of Pendell and lands in the parishes of Blechynglegh, Nutfield, etc., which he devised to his son William Sander in tail male.
      (Latin) Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

      Abstract of the Will of HENRY SAUNDER
      of Ewell, co Surrey, gent., Dated 1 Sept. 1518 Proved 23 Feb. 1518/19

      I give my body to be buried in the Inn [sic, hospicio] of Lord Henry VII, late King of England called The Savoye near London.
      To the master of the said Hospital I bequeath 40s., and to each chaplain there, 6s 8d.
      To two men carrying my body thither from Ewell to be buried, having two torches burning in their hands, 4s. beyond their expenses.
      To each priest present at my exequies at the church of Ewell, 14d.
      To every poor person so present 4d.
      To the high altar of the mother church of Winchester 2s.
      To the high altar of Ewell for tithes forgotten 40d.
      To the said church for buying necessary things 10 marks.
      To the high altar of St. Mary Overey in Southwark 40d.
      To the church of St Mary Magdalene in Southward 40d.
      All my goods and chattels I give to my wife JOAN, except a cross of gold and debts due to me, which NICHOLAS SAUNDER of Charlwode get., son of my brother RICHARD SAUNDER, gent, shall receive, and my two best gowns which I give to my son WILLIAM. I make the said JOAN, master WILLIAM HOLGILL clerk, RALPH LEPTON clerk and the said NICHOLAS SAUNDER my executors and the Lord RICHARD, Bishop of Winchester my overseer.
      Witnesses:
      JOHN DROMYNG curate of St Mary Magdalene aforesaid
      NICHOLAS SAUNDER, gent
      WILLIAM SAUNDER, son of the testator
      RICHARD BRAYE
      This is my last will as regards my manors and lands: ... my feoffees of my manor of Batalles with the water-mill in Ewell, and lands in Ebsham and Chessended shall stand seized thereof to the use of my wife JOAN for her life; ....to the use of JOAN, wife of my son NICHOLAS, for her life; then in tail male successively to the use of my son WILLIAM, my ELDER son NICHOLAS, HENRY, son fo the aforesaid NICHOLAS SAUNDER of Charlwode, RICHARD, brother of the said HENRY, THOMAS their eldest brother, and WILLIAM another son of my said brother RICHARD. If heirs male fail, then the manor shall be sold and the money thereof divided equally between the churches of Ewell and Charlewode.
      .... my nephew NICHOLAS SAUNDER to have the government thereof, and out of the profits he shall pay annuities to JOAN HUNTERSTON of London, widow, my sister, for her life; .... to my son WILLLIAM; and portions for my daughters AGNES (on her marriage with RICHARD KEYS, son of THOMAS KEYS of Estgrenewiche, Kent, gent.) and MARGARET SAUNDERR (at her age of 21) also for his own daughter Margaret at 21, and for URSULA, JOAN and JOSIA, daughters of my son NICHOLAS.
      ....

      Details of chilldren mentined in his will:

      1. Nicholas Saunders, who married, according to the Visitation of Surrey, Joan daughter and heiress of John Iwardly of Surrey, and widow of _____ St. John. From this marriage there were three daughters, Jane (wife of Richard Bray of Ewell, Surrey), Ursula (wife of _____, Hungerford), and Joyce (wife of _____ Woodcock), and they were probably all spinsters in 1518, as they were described by their maiden names in the will of Henry Saunders of Ewell.

      2. William Saunders (second son).

      3. Agnes, who, at the date of her father's will was engaged to be married to Rice Keys (son of Thomas Keys), and was then under age, as her father bequeathed her 60 when she was twenty-one.(and had married him before the date of her mother's will in March 1518-19)

      4. Margaret.


      William Saunders (son of Henry Saunders by his wife Joan Lepton) also resided at Ewell. He married Joan, the daughter and coheiress of Wm. Marston of Horton, Surrey, and widow of Nicholas Mynde of Norfolk, and beside acquiring property with his wife, seem to have assed to it by purchase. In 1538 he was receiver for the counties of Surrey and Sussex, and on 1 Feb., 1539 he was appointed one of the seventeen Particular Receivers of Augmentations on the next vacancy (Augmentation Book, 233, fol. 327b.)...


      ....The Southwark property mentioned in the will of Henry Saunder was the Three Crowns Inn in the parish of St. Margaret (". . . in hospicio meo vocat' le threcrownes," as the trilingual text reads).... William Saunder in his will of 1570 referred to the property in the parish of St. Saviour, Southwark, which he had inherited from his father. It is unknown how long the Three Crowns Inn belonged to the Saunder family, sumably William's son or grandson disposed of it. ...it may seem strange that Henry Saunder made no direct provision for his elder son Nicholas in a will which was careful for the welfare of his family, even to the provision for Joan, the wife of this son Nicholas, to live at Batailles Manor House after the death of her mother-in-law. This omission of Nicholas from his father's bequests was probably because he was already provided for and he may have been living at Carshalton. The manor there had been settled in 1514 on Sir John Iwardby of Fitznells, Ewell, who was the husband of Senchia Carew,1 with remainder to their daughter Joan, the wife of Nicholas Saunder.2 Possibly Nicholas and Joan were living at Carshalton when Henry Saunder made his will in 1518; it seems unlikely that Sir John Iwardby himself went to live there, for his third wife was buried at Ewell in 1519, which points to his residence at that time at Fitznells. It is not known when Nicholas Saunder died. Henry Saunder appointed his nephew, Nicholas Saunder of Charlwood, executor of his will.