Thomas Saunders (died 1565)

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Thomas Saunders (by 1513 – 18 August 1565) was an English politician.

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Family

Thomas Saunders was the third but eldest surviving son of Nicholas Saunders of Charlwood, Surrey, by Alice Hungate, the daughter of John Hungate. [1]

Career

Saunders entered the Inner Temple in 1527. He was solicitor for the households of Queens Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard in 1540. He sat on the bench as a Justice of the Peace for Surrey from 1541 until his death, and was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for 1553–54.

He was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Gatton in 1542, Surrey in March 1553 and 1558, and Reigate in October 1553.

Saunders died 18 August 1565. His will, dated 7 March 1563, was proved 7 July 1566. [1]

Marriage and issue

Saunders married Alice Walsingham (d. 21 May 1558), the daughter of Sir Edmund Walsingham of Scadbury, Chislehurst, Kent, by his first wife, Katherine Gounter or Gunter; they had 3 sons and 2 daughters. [1]

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 Saunders,Thomas (by 1513-65), of London and Charlwood, Surrey, History of Parliament Retrieved 15 June 2013.

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