Richard Saunders (1452)

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Richard Oswell Saunders

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Birthplace: Charlwood, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1480 (27-28)
Charlwood, Surrey, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Saunders, I and Joan Saunders, of Surrey
Husband of Agnes N.N.
Father of Katherine Budd; Nicholas Saunders; James Saunders; William F. Saunders; Thomas Saunders, Sr. and 1 other
Brother of Robert Saunders (1445); Henry Saunders; Sir William Saunders, of Banbury and Joan Saunders

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Richard Saunders (1452)

  • Son of William Saunders, I and Joan Carew, of Surrey

Richard Saunders, son of William Saunders

" Hie iacet Ricardus Sander gentylman qui obiit anno dni MCCCCLXXX et Agnes uxor eius que obiit vii die Januarii Anno dni MCCCCLXXXV cuius anime propicietur deus Amen."

From the marriage of William Saunders with his wife Joan there were the following children:-

  • 1. Richard Saunders, who inherited Charlwood and married Agnes, by whom he had a son Nicholas, whose descendants held the Charlwood estate till the 17th century. Richard Saunders died in 1480, and his wife Agnes on 7 Jan., 1486, as appears by a copy of an inscription at Charlwood Church, preserved in the Harleian MS., No. 1397. In addition to Nicholas,

Richard Saunders had three sons,

  • William Saunders,
  • Nicholas Saunders, the son of Richard Saunders, died on 29 Aug., 1553; he married Alice, the daughter of John Hungate of York, and their son Thomas Saunders, afterwards Sir Thomas Saunders, knt., was King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer. Nicholas and his wife Alice were buried at Charlwood Church, where there still remains an interesting brass to their memory (see illustration), bearing this inscription:-Here is buryed Nicholas Saunder Esquyer, and Alys his wife, daughter of John Hungate of the Countey of Yorke Esquyer, father and mother to Thomas Saunder Knyght, ye King's Remembrance of thexcheker whiche Nicholas deceased the xxix day of August ye firste yere of ye reigne of quene Mary A'MV'LIII.
  • James Saunders, James, who was the third son, died on 19 Feb., 1511 (Harleian MS., No. 1397)

A short history of St Nicholas Church, Charlwood

The Saunders family lived at Charlwood Place. In 1480 Richard Saunders died aged 30. His mother and widow extended the south aisle by building a chantry chapel in which a priest said daily prayers in the expectation of speeding Richard’s soul through purgatory to heaven. The screen separating the chapel from the rest of the church is the only sizeable piece of medieval wood carving in Surrey. The upper part, featuring the initials R.S., was probably around Richard’s tomb.

Across the entrance to the present chancel is a screen of eighteen panels (four of whichare over the central opening) with ogee cinquefoiled heads and trefoiled tracery. The cornice is paintedand gilded; the lower part carved with a running vinepattern, and the upper has the initials R.S. (for RichardSander, who died in 1480)

From: 'Parishes: Charlwood', A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3 (1911), pp. 182-189. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42953 Date accessed: 09 March 2012.

Sources

  • Miscellanea Heraldica et Genealogica,, Fifth Series, Vol VIII, part IV (December 1932), p.114,.

...Iinscriptions on brass from gravestones in the parish church of Charlwood, including: "Hic jacet Rictus Sander gentleman qui obiit Ao Dni MCCCCLXXX et Agnes uxor ejus quae obiit Viio die Januarii Ao Dni MCCCCLXXXV etc."

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Richard Saunders (1452)'s Timeline

1452
1452
Charlwood, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)
1474
1474
Clarkswood, County Surry, England
1480
1480
West Clandon, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)
1480
Age 28
Charlwood, Surrey, England
1482
1482
1484
1484
Aston,,Derbyshire,England
1490
1490
Charlwood, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)
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