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Ens. George Sanders

Also Known As: "“The immigrant", "” Saunders"
Birthplace: of, Caldwell, Derbyshire, England
Death: November 16, 1690
of, Windsor, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Henry Sanders and Susanna Sanders
Husband of 1st wife of George Sanders and Mary Sanders
Father of George Sanders, of Simsbury; Mary Moore and Abiah Sanders
Brother of Christopher Sanders, of Boston; Thomas Sanders; Daniel Sanders; Henry Sanders and Susanna Sanders

Immigration Year: 1667
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About Ens. George Sanders

Ens. George Sanders, otherwise Saunders, the emigrant of 1667, died Nov. 16, 1690 in Connecticut. He was the son of Maj. Henry Sanders and Susanna Alleston. His brother Christopher also emigrated to New England; emigration date seen for Christopher is 1671.

Perhaps this George married;

  • 1st to an unknown woman in England, mother of George; this is speculative.
  • Then to Mary Saxton, daughter of George Saxton; it was probably their daughter Mary who married Andrew Moore of Simsbury. Also a child Abiah.

He is also seen as husband of Mehitable Bartlett, daughter of John Bartlett of Windsor. But perhaps she married his son George Sanders, or a different George Sanders.

Was it this George or his son George or an entirely different George who married Abigail Moore, daughter of Deacon John Moore, and widow of Thomas Bissell, in 1691?


From http://www.saundersfamilytree.com/MYRTLESAUNDERS-1ST-PAGESGROUP.htm

Two brothers, Christopher and George Saunders, or Sanders, came to Windsor, Conn., about 1667. The first of these was the father of Daniel (died young), Susanna, Daniel, and Elizabeth, and he is believed to have removed to Rehoboth in the latter part of his life. George, the second of the brothers, married Mary Saxton, sometime before 1674, and was the father of George, Mary Moore, and Abiah. It is said that this George died in 1690, yet one George Saunders or Sanders is said to have removed to Simsbury about that time, and is identified as the brother of Christopher. This George was married in 1691 to Abigail Bissell, by whom he had a daughter Hannah, [SIC: she was born 1640, too old to have a child in 1691], and is believed to have died in 1697. It is possible that the first date of death was a mistake.

From link to A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: S-Z By James Savage, John Farmer, Orrando Perry Dexter Page 20

SANDERS, Christopher, Windsor 1671, came short time bef. as seems prob. had Daniel, wh. d. 22 Dec. 1675, at 11 days old; Susanna, b. 20 Nov. 1676; Daniel, again, 27 Oct. 1678; and Eliz. 30 Apr. 1681 ; and it may be he was unsuccess. in trade, and rem. to Rehoboth, for one of this name was there in 1690 ... GEORGE, Windsor, br. of Christopher, propound. for freem. 1667, when he was ens. at Killingworth, m. bef. 1674, Mary, d. of George Saxton, had George, perhaps by former w. old eno. at least to be tax. with his f. 1675 ; and d. 16 Nov. 1690, leav. Mary, then 13 yrs. old, and Abiah, a. 6. ... GEORGE, Windsor, br. of Christopher, acc. to Stiles, 770, rem. to Simsbury, m. 17 Dec. 1691, Abigail, perhaps d. of Nathaniel Bissell, wh. Stiles prints Russell, had, he says, Hannah, b. 23 May previous, and he d. 5 Dec. 1697. Very much confusion to this name exists, and it may not be wholly dissipat. by reducing two Georges to one.


From https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&d...

George SANDERS Ens died 5 DEC 1697.

  • He married unknown.
  • He married Mehitable BARTLETT, daughter of John BARTLETT.
  • He married Abigail MOORE, daughter of John MOORE and Abigail PINNEY. She was born 16 JUN 1639 in Windsor Hartford, Ct, and died 31 JUL 1728 in Windsor Hartford, Ct.
	  Child of George SANDERS Ens and unknown is:

*+ 2 i. Mary SANDERS was born ABT 1676 in CT..


  • From link to The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 33. Page 441. “Notes and Queries.” 5 Gen. Henry Sanders of London, silkman, and a Major in Army; n. 1 May, 1592, ob. 3 Jan. 1666: sep. Caldwell, m. Susanna, dau. of Christopher Allerton, by whom he had the following named children: Thomas Sanders, a factor, E. I. Company, ob. Bantam. Daniel, a silkman, ob. Slockerton. Henry, a silkman, in London. George. "Christopher of New Eugland." Susanna, 1st ux. Robert Mellor; 2J Mr. Simon Ash; 3d Thomas Woodcocke.
  • link to Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, USA; Volume Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Page 652
  • link to Births, Marriages, and Deaths Returned from Hartford, Windsor, and Fairfield ...edited by Edwin Stanley Welles Page 50
  • George Sanders of Simsbury in the Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 Name: George Sanders Probate Date: 1690 Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA Inferred Death Year: Abt 1690 Inferred Death Place: Connecticut, USA Case Number: 4718 Table of Contents 19 imagesCover Page Inventory Papers 2 Account Papers 3–4 Inventory Papers 5–7 Miscellaneous 8Cover Page 9 Inventory Papers 10 Account Papers 11–12Inventory Papers 13–14Administration Papers 15–16 Guardianship Papers 17–19 Source CitationAuthor: Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut Source InformationAncestry.com. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. link
  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77202116/abigail-sanders “Abigail Moore (1639 - 1725), widow of George Sanders, former wife of Thomas Bissell”
  • link to Andrew Moore of Poquonock and Windsor, Conn., and his descendants Author Moore, Horace Ladd, 1837. Page 7. “May 20, 1736, Andrew and Mary Moore sold to George Cradock, of Boston, for £ 12, 10 s., all their land at Copper Hill, “especially that right that descends to us from our father, George Sanders, long since deceased.” He d. Dec. 5, 1697.”
  • https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/913142/person/-177...
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Ens. George Sanders's Timeline

of, Caldwell, Derbyshire, England
of, Derbyshire, England
Windsor, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, Colonial America
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
November 16, 1690
Age 55
of, Windsor, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, Colonial America