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The SANDERS Family of C17th-C20th Coventry
& C19th/C20th Aston, Birmingham
(with C20th/C21st Canadian & US branches)


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- This synopsis was review & updated by “The Geneal Geologist”, April 2017 -
Additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Introduction

The origin of the family name of SANDERS is a classical one from the Greek Alexander 'helper of men'. In the Middle Ages, probably due to the French romance of Alexander, the name appeared in its French form Alisandre. As early as 1248 in England from this was formed the pet name Sandre, from which the modern surnames of SANDARS, SANDERS, and SAUNDERS arise. As a consequence of dialect and spelling, all references for all variant spellings need to be checked. Spelling was not standardised until the mid C19th, but remains one of the more common English surnames. The name Al Iksander (“son of Iksander”) is still used in the Middle East.

This particular family is believed to have early Coventry origins. Documents (land grants) from the time of Henry VIII have several SANDERS living in the area between Gosford Street and Holy Trinity in that city. Whether they are originally an English family or Huguenot immigrants is un known, as the surname can also be found on the European mainland.

For 2002, the UK's National Statistics for some variants of the surname are as follows:

Name

No. of Individuals

Ranking
(from ~270,000 surnames)

SAUNDERS

51138

111

SANDERS

22558

313

SANDER

554

10,485=

SAUNDER

77

39,021=

SANDRES

5

230,412=

Total

74,332

A factor of 0.93 is usually applied to estimate the number of living individuals (i.e. over 69,000), and a factor of 3.5 used to estimate how many have lived with that name since UK church records began in the C16th (i.e. nearly 242,000).

 

 

 
Distribution of the family name in 1881

In 2000-2005, the modern distribution retains the English Midlands as a focal area for the family name. In the UK as whole, the name frequency is 390 per million. The highest concentration of SANDERS is the US, with over 5000 per million in Vermont


- My Maternal SANDERS Family: C18th/C19th Coventry & Aston, Birmingham Watchmakers -

A line of watchmakers in the Coventry area which moved mid-C19th to Birmingham. Numerous descendants are believed to still be in the Birmingham area, with known descendants also in Canada and the United States.

Overview of Earliest Possible Generations (Coventry):

The earliest noted of the family name in Coventry is the 1468 Mayor, William SAUNDERS, establishing that the family name was in the city at least from the C15th. A confirmed link to later generations is pending, however the earliest generations could be as follows:

Possible head of tree is William SANDERS of Coventry (1666) = Catherine by 1694. Their son William SANDERS (1694) = Elizabeth WISE (d/o Richard WISE), my possible 8xGGPs, in 1714. William & Elizabeth's children were:

·       William SANDERS (1716);

·       Edward SANDERS (1721);

·       Thomas SANDERS (1722);

·       John SANDERS (1724);

·       Elizabeth SANDERS (1726);

William SANDERS (1716) = Katherine/Catherine (m. by 1735), my possible 7xGGPs, whose known children include:

·       Nicholas SANDERS (1735);

·       John SANDERS (1737);

·       Mary SANDERS (1739);

Nicholas SANDERS (1735-1806) = Ann GUTTERIDGE (1734, d/o of William & Mary GUTTERIDGE) on 24 Feb 1759 (buried 16 Apr 1794 St Michael). They are my probable 6xGGPs if William, below, is their son. Their known children are:

·       William SANDERS (1760, presumably died young);

·       Ann SANDERS (c1762);

·       Joseph SANDERS (1762);

·       Sarah SANDERS (1764) = 1789 Thomas SHORTLEY;

·       Mary SANDERS (1767);

·       William SANDERS (1769);

·       John SANDERS (1773).

Earliest Proven Generations (Coventry):

William SANDERS (c1769; poss. 1764-1831) = widow Elleoner LITCHFIELD (possibly formerly CRESSELL) on 4 Jan 1787 at Coventry St John [My 5xGGPs]. Children:

·       William SANDERS (1787-1844), my 4xGGF - see next section;

·       Ann SANDERS (c1791);

·       John SANDERS (c1793), Weaver = Mary MARTIN in 1813. Children:

o   Thomas SANDERS, Weaver (1813-49);

o   William SANDERS (1815-80), Silk Ribbon Weaver = Sarah Ann JELLEY (1815-72) at St John in 1835. Children at St John:

§  Emma SANDERS (1835-56);

§  Sarah SANDERS (1838-98) = Joseph ROWLEY in 1860;

§  Eliza SANDERS (1839-83) = Gregory PERKINS;

§  Mary Ann SANDERS (1842-1928) = Thomas VILLIERS;

§  William SANDERS (1844-1917) = Mary WARD (1844) at Holy Trinity in 1865. Children:

§  John Sanders WARD (1863) – Pre-marriage child = Mary Ann WALLIS (3 daughters and a son who are genetic SANDERS). Son John Frederick WARD (1887-1976) = Phoebe WARNER (2 daughters and a son). John Frederick WARD Jr (1915-2006) emigrated to Washington State, USA;

§  Emma SANDERS (1866-88) = Tom CLARKE;

§  William SANDERS (1871-1924) = Esther Ellen “Nellie” MANSELL. Children:

§  5 unknown children, who died young (before 1911 census);

§  Marguerite Ellen SANDERS (1895-1962);

§  Mary SANDERS (1895);

§  Louisa SANDERS (1897);

§  Emily SANDERS (1899-1902);

§  Harry SANDERS (1901-1962);

§  William SANDERS (1904);

§  Alice SANDERS (1906-1906);

§  Lily SANDERS (1910);

§  Mary “Polly” SANDERS (1879-1932) = William HARTOPP;

§  Henry SANDERS (1880-1958) = Harriet FLINT (1881) in 1904 at Holy Trinity. Children:

§  Doris May SANDERS (1908-85) = William Henry FAWSON;

§  William Henry SANDERS (1909-1981) = Anne BRISTOW in 1936, Coventry. Children:

§  Brian Harvey SANDERS (1939) = Patricia Ann COLLINS in 1962. Children:

§  Caroline S SANDERS (1963);

§  Christopher Paul SANDERS = Carol Ann O'GRADY:

§  Ryan Christopher SANDERS (2000);

§  Raymond D SANDERS (1942);

§  Albert Edward SANDERS (1911-69, unmarried);

§  Phyllis J SANDERS (1922) = Henry FAWSON;

§  Louisa SANDERS (1882-1964) = Samuel Edward BERESFORD;

§  Walter Herbert SANDERS (1883-1941) = Caroline KENDALL in 1906. Children:

§  Gladys May SANDERS (1908-98);

§  Walter Herbert SANDERS (1910-12);

§  Albert SANDERS (1920-87);

§  Samuel SANDERS (1885-1948) = Amelia Emma JACKSON. Children:

§  Lilian SANDERS (1911);

§  Louisa SANDERS (1846) - a twin = William Ebenezer WATERS;

§  Hannah SANDERS (1846) - a twin;

o   Louisa SANDERS (1816-1890) = (1) Eusebius WILSON in 1837, then (2) Thomas HEWITT in 1851;

o   Samuel SANDERS (1819-1895), Weaver = Sarah KIMBERLEY. Children:

§  Mary SANDERS (1847-70) = John INGRAM;

§  Sarah SANDERS (1848) - Last identified aged 13 on the 1861 census;

o   Emma SANDERS (abt 1821-1898) = William WESTON (1822) in 1844. Around 1841, Emma had an illegitimate daughter Frances SANDERS (history unknown, but assumed to have died before 1851);

o   John SANDERS (1823);

A possible son was also buried 1793 at Holy Trinity (?John). Excluding the possibility of common names for the time, William & Elleoner's children do have a naming pattern that may connect them to the earlier generation.


Descendants of William SANDERS & Elizabeth CRISP (Coventry):

William SANDERS (1787-1844), publican = Elizabeth CRISP (1788-1861) in 1808, Leicester. [My 4xGGPs]. In 1851 Elizabeth was running the "Wheatsheaf Inn" in West Orchard, Coventry. William was a watchmaker from 1816. They had 9 children:

·       Elizabeth SANDERS (c1810);

·       Isaac Litchfield SANDERS (1811-13);

·       Mary Ann SANDERS (1813-80) = George BROWN;

·       John SANDERS (1816-19);

·       Isaac Litchfield SANDERS (1818-85) – see below;

·       Frances SANDERS (1821-72), a dressmaker in 1842 = Thomas TINSLEY;

·       John SANDERS (1824-25);

·       James Crisp SANDERS (1826-1907), my 3xGGF – see below;

·       Edwin SANDERS (1828-37);

A possible pre-nuptial child of William & Elizabeth, William SANDERS (1807) = Mary FREEMAN in 1829. There is no proven connection to the main family. Their children were:

·       Emma SANDERS (1830);

·       William SANDERS (1832);

·       Mary Ann SANDERS (1834);

·       Jane SANDERS (1837);

·       John Griffin SANDERS (1840);

·       George SANDERS (1842);

·       Harriet Elizabeth SANDERS (1845);

Isaac Litchfield SANDERS (1818-85) = Mary Ann CLARKE (d. 1874) in April 1841. Their Coventry family in the Gosford St. & Greyfriars St., area of Coventry:

·       John SANDERS (c. on their 1841 wedding day, but died shortly afterwards);

·       Mary Ann Elizabeth SANDERS (1842-52);

·       William Weigham SANDERS (1845-61);

·       Elizabeth SANDERS (1848-63);

·       Louisa SANDERS (1850-50);

·       George SANDERS (1851-54);

·       Selina SANDERS (1853-54);

·       Joseph SANDERS (1855-69);

·       Clara SANDERS (1857-69);

·       Ann Maria SANDERS (1859) = James OSBORNE;

·       Louisa SANDERS (1862-1937) = James WILLITS;

In 1881 Isaac Litchfield SANDERS was at 53 Gosford Road with daughter Anna Maria OSBORNE & husband.

The Move from Coventry to Birmingham (and onwards to Elgin, Illinois):

Next descendant James Crisp SANDERS (c1826) = Eliza BIDMEAD in 1845 at Holy Trinity, Coventry [My 3xGGPs]. Children:

·       William SANDERS (1845-48);

·       Joseph SANDERS (1848-1907) – see below, my 2xGGF;

·       James Henry SANDERS (1850-1903) = Emma WARREN in 1870 Aston, Birmingham - see family below;

·       Walter SANDERS (1851-65);

·       Arthur SANDERS (1852-1943, given as Walter on 1861 census), a watchmaker who emigrated to Elgin, Kane County in Illinois = Emily INGRAM in 1874 Birmingham; 4 children in Aston, Birmingham, and the 2 youngest born in the US:

o   Arthur James SANDERS (1874-1953)

= (1) Lillie M HUBER in 1897 in Kane, Illinois (divorced in 1902):

·       George Herbert SANDERS (1898-1982) = Violette Maude CULVER (1903-1971):

o   George Herbert SANDERS Jr (1927-1989) = Shirley A;

·       Harry SANDERS (1900-bef 1920 Illinois);

= (2) Emma Martha WOEHLERT in 1905 Kane:

·       Evelyn E SANDERS (1907-1997) = Erwin Herman BROCKMAN;

·       Everett Arthur SANDERS (1911-1992) = Evelyn Cora LARSON (1911-1989). 7 children including:

o   Kay Lynn SANDERS (1940-60) = HENEISE;

o   Penny Lee SANDERS (1946-70);

o   Mary L SANDERS;

·       Stanley Donald SANDERS (1913-1986) = (1) Vera M ORNICK:

o   Robert SANDERS (1936);

o   Wamarlee SANDERS (1939);

o   Unknown 3rd child;

Then (2) Jewel in Nov 1959:

o   Daughter = BREWTON;

·       Albert William SANDERS (1915-2006) = Lois Jean SCHICK. 4 children including:

o   Lynn SANDERS = JOHNSON;

o   Larry SANDERS (1947) = ?:

§  Carina SANDERS;

§  Emily SANDERS (1989);

o   Bill SANDERS;

·       Glenn Walter SANDERS (1916-1985) = Dora Jeanette ANDERSON:

o   Sharon Lee SANDERS (1938-1938);

o   Norman Keith SANDERS (1940-2007) = Patricia Ann Van NATTA:

§  Dorene Ann SANDERS (1968) = Jeffrey S BARTZ;

§  Paul F SANDERS (1969) = Jennifer L MENGE;

§  Jay W SANDERS (1970);

§  Marcia L “Marcy” SANDERS (1972);

§  David E SANDERS (1973);

o   Carole Lee SANDERS (1942) = Thomas Francis VABALES & Robert COSTNER;

o   Karen Marie SANDERS (1948) = Richard HELGERSON & Robert Dean McDONALD;

o   Sandra Irene “Sandy” SANDERS (1956) = Gordon D WALTERS;

o   Beverly Jeanne SANDERS (1962) = Clark A RENARD;

·       Kenneth Robert SANDERS (1916-1992) = Helen:

o   Diane SANDERS;

o   Ronald SANDERS;

·       Dorothea Mae SANDERS (1917-1978) = Robert Russell CARLSON;

·       Helen Irene SANDERS (1920-2001) = Robert M RHYMES;

·       Mary E SANDERS (1925-78);

o   infant SANDERS (1875-1875);

o   Emily Mabel SANDERS (1877 Aston – 1881 Elgin);

o   Adelaide Evelyn SANDERS (1880-1972) = Carl Johan Wilhelm SEAGREN in 1905 Illinois;

o   Edith May SANDERS (1884-1974) = Harry Albert LEACH in 1906 Elgin;

o   William Ernest SANDERS (1886-1887);

·       Elizabeth SANDERS (1857-1915);

·       Laura SANDERS (1859-1935) = William BOSWORTH;

·       Frances SANDERS (1862-92) = Frederick HUXLEY;

·       Robert Isaac SANDERS (1864), a watchmaker finisher – disappears, no records after 1891;

·       Martha SANDERS (1867-1951) = Charles BARRS;

This family were registered in Lord Street, Coventry in 1861, moving to Birmingham shortly after Frances' birth (c1863). Eliza died in Aston in 1872. In 1873, widower James Crisp SANDERS married twice widowed Betsy JEFFERIES (formerly PARSONS nee WASHBROOK) of Kineton, a Coventry watchmaker, in Coventry. Stepdaughter was Margaretta PARSONS (c1862). The family had registered businesses in Clarendon Street, Birmingham in the late 1870's and early 1880's. Betsy died in 1898 Aston aged 68. James died in 1907 Coventry aged 81.

James SANDERS s/o William of Coventry, Watch Springer & Liner enrolled in 1839 as apprentice to Master William Henry HILL, Nathaniel HILL & Thomas HILL, Watchmakers. In Birmingham his place of business was Clarendon Street.

Historical Note: The 1850's was boom time for the watch industry in Coventry (which was first reported in the town in 1680), with new houses built in the Lord Street end of the town, to the west of Spon Street, the beginning of what is now Earlsdon. These houses were for the more 'middle class' of the watch industry and presumably the more skilled. The air was cleaner on the edge of the city. These houses, occupied in the second half of the 1850's, account for why, in the 1861 census, all the houses in Lord Street were occupied by the watch making fraternity; dominated by parts manufacture, such as springs, balances, casings of finishers, i.e. no complete operation. In the 1860's the slump in watch making in Coventry began due to severe competition from Birmingham, Switzerland and USA, and that may be the reason why the SANDERS family moved to Birmingham around this time and then on to the US.

 
Lord Street houses today


James Henry SANDERS (1850-1903) = Emma WARREN in 1870 Birmingham. Their family include:

·       James Henry SANDERS (1872-1939) = Rosina FIELD in 1899; child:

o   Rosina SANDERS (1899-1976) = Walter Albert Searson BARNES;

o   James Henry SANDERS (1901-81) = Frances Elizabeth GRAY:

§  Kenneth J SANDERS (1928-2002) = Ruth CARR:

§  David J SANDERS (1953);

§  Debra R SANDERS (1956) = Lesley J SHEARS;

§  Reginald H SANDERS (1931) = Barbara J LUCK:

§  Judith B SANDERS (1959) = Christopher P MEE;

§  Paul R SANDERS (1962);

·       Walter George SANDERS (1875-1918) = Maud ROBINSON in 1907:

o   Unknown child died prior to 1911 census;

o   Horace SANDERS (1910-77);

·       Laura Elizabeth SANDERS (1877-1949) = Walter ALDRIDGE in 1900 B'ham;

·       William John SANDERS (1880-1968) = Sarah Ann ASHMORE in 1900:

o   Violet Ivy SANDERS (1902-78) = Frederick Lewis EDWARDS;

o   William John SANDERS (1903-91) = Lavinia MUDDIMAN;

o   Ernest Mark SANDERS (1911-59) = Mabel WATTS in 1941:

§  Susan Jane SANDERS (1942-93) = Brian BAGLEY;

§  Mark SANDERS (1947-2004) = Christine P GOODRIDGE:

§  Peter Gwynfor SANDERS (1971) = Dawn TURNER:

§  Luke SANDERS (2001);

§  Helen K SANDERS = Carl RANDALL;

·       Frances Emma SANDERS (1882-1973) = George HOLLAND;

·       Elizabeth Ann SANDERS (1882-1949);

·       Arthur Henry SANDERS (1888-1971) = Florence Ellen ALLEN;

·       Alfred Ernest SANDERS (1890-1963) = Edith Emily N TURNER:

o   Sidney Alfred SANDERS (1926-89) = Mary HARDING;

o   Mary A SANDERS (1931);

 

Descendants of Joseph & Emma SANDERS of Aston Manor, Birmingham & Emigrant Families:

  
Joseph SANDERS & Emma SESTON

Watchmaker Joseph SANDERS (1848-1907) = Emma SESTON on 22 Nov 1867 at Handsworth St Philip, Birmingham [My 2xGGPs]. The family of watchmakers and bicycle maker were based in the Aston Brook area, particularly Potters Hill & Parliament Street (1870's to 1901). Children:

·       Henry Joseph SANDERS (1869-1944) = Emily Jane LONG in 1890. See family below;

·       Arthur Frederick SANDERS (1871-1933) = Selina BICKNELL in 1893. See family below;

·       William Walter SANDERS (1873-99);

·       Alfred Ernest SANDERS (1875-1943) = Harriet BOTTOMLEY). Children:

o   Reginald Stewart SANDERS (1903-55) = Beatrice May HOUGHTON:

§  Beryl May SANDERS (1929) = Kenneth G HANDS;

o   Joan Eileen SANDERS (1905-47) = Frederick LANGSLOW;

o   Dorothy Beryl SANDERS (1907-2002) = Francis BEDFORD;

o   Irene Elsie SANDERS (1916-91) = Ernest WAKEFIELD;

·       Joseph Charles SANDERS (1877-1922) = Annetta LONG in 1900:

o   Hamlet Joseph SANDERS (1902-61) = Ethel LANGLEY (1905-78):

§  John J SANDERS (1934);

o   Elsie Hilda Lavinia SANDERS (1910-13);

·       Lilian SANDERS (1879-1966) = Frank Ernest MEANLEY in 1902;

·       Howard Cyril SANDERS (1882-1963) = Florence FINCH in 1910 & Laura Evelyn Anthony SMITH in 1962. One child with Florence:

o   Howard Cyril SANDERS (1919-1996). Two marriages in Sutton Coldfield to Joyce Mildred PALMER (1922-43) in 1941 & then to Mary Agnes WEBSTER in 1947:

§  Carol Anne SANDERS (1944) by Joyce PALMER (1943) = Brian James HOLLIDAY in 1960 B'ham;

§  Verity Helen READ (1946) (aka Joyce Margaret WEBSTER by Mary WEBSTER pre-nuptial & adopted) = John H HAZEL in 1961 Lichfield, then Geoffrey BLACKMAN in 1969 Warwick;

§  Suzanne BARKER (aka Pauline Mary BARKER by Mary WEBSTER pre-nuptial & adopted) = Peter AYRES;

§  Anthony Howard SANDERS (1950) = Linda Mary CURRAN in 1971 B'ham:

§  Gary Neil SANDERS (1971) = Sarah LAW in 1998:

§  Lauren Amy SANDERS (1998);

§  Cameron SANDERS (2002);

§  Sarah Ann SANDERS (1974) = Robert J BUTLER in 2002;

 

 

·       George Herbert SANDERS (1884-1923) = Annie SIMPSON in 1906. Children:

o   George William SANDERS aka Mick SANDERS (1907-80) = Ida OVERY in 1929. Children:

§  Barbara Jeanne SANDERS (1930-2002) = Frank PULLEY;

§  Michael Kerry SANDERS (1938) = Patricia A ROE. Children:

§  Ruth A SANDERS (1959) = Andrew E KEAT;

§  Christina Maria SANDERS (1969) = Darran J MAY;

§  Roger John SANDERS (1941) = Eileen I HURST. In LA, CA, USA. Children:

§  Paul Richard SANDERS (1970) = Julia A SMITH (1970);

§  Rebecca Louise SANDERS (1972) = Bret LIGNEY;

§  Dianne Georgina SANDERS (1947) = Peter RICHES;

o   Constance Clara SANDERS (1908-89) = Leslie Thomas TOWNSEND;

o   Frederick Herbert (1910-99) aka Fred SANDERS = Lily Louise BROWN in 1934. Emigrated to Canada. Descendants still in New Brunswick. Children:

§  George Herbert SANDERS (1934) = Jean Yvonne LEBLANC in 1955; Children:

§  Douglas George SANDERS (1955) = Beverley Ann in 1989;

§  Jean Ann SANDERS (1957) = Stephen John CASE in 1984;

§  Constance Elma SANDERS (1935) = Paul George FULLERTON in 1956;

§  Douglas William SANDERS (1940) – twin = Joan Helen HOPPER in 1967;

§  Nancy Elaine SANDERS (1940) – twin = (1) James WEBB in 1959, (2) Albert HOLLAND in 1968, (3) Francis GILLESPIE in 1987, (4) Richard TIBBETT in 2006;

§  Frederick John SANDERS (1947) – twin = Susan Rose DUGDALE in 1967;

§  Roger Mark SANDERS (1967);

§  Tammy Dawn SANDERS (1972);

§  Lillian Louise SANDERS (1947) – twin = Percy William KIERSTEAD in 1973;

·       Bertram Frank SANDERS (1889-1963) = Nellie F MOUNTFORD in 1915. No known children;

·       Albert Edward SANDERS (1894-96);

 
George Herbert SANDERS
(1884), above, based on this confirmed WWI photo

"The SANDERS Brothers" (est. c1930-1940's, in their fifties & sixties)
Partial identification from present day descendants (from left to right, back to front):
Howard Cyril SANDERS
(1882 - noting some similarity to George H. SANDERS, above), Unknown #1, Unknown #2, Alfred Ernest SANDERS (1875).

Unknown #1: Appears to be the youngest of the group by some margin, so speculatively may be Bertram Frank SANDERS (1888).
Unknown #2: Appears to closer in age to Alfred, so speculatively Joseph Charles SANDERS
(1877).
Assumptions - the four brothers who remained in the B'ham area, excluding Arthur Frederick SANDERS, known not to be in this photo.


Henry Joseph SANDERS (1869-1944), watchmaker = Emily Jane LONG in 1890 B'ham. They were at Parliament Street in 1901 but later emigrated to Canada & then Southern California. Children:

·       Elsie Lillian SANDERS (1893-1987) = Edward George NEESS;

·       Leslie Walter SANDERS (1894-1970) = Marjorie YOUNG. Vancouver, Canada. No children;

·       Errol Lewis SANDERS (1897-1978) = Lillian Irene Smiley TRAIN in 1928 Long Beach. He then married Laura Frances LEE in 1946. Child by Lillian:

o   Richard Errol “Dick” SANDERS (1933-81);

§  child by Joyce BRUNO - Richard BRUNO or Richard GRAY (c1953)

§  m1. 1953 = Barbara Geraldine BUCK. Children:

§  Rickey Edward SANDERS (1957) = Callie R BANNING in 1976. Child:

§  Breia Rosemarie SANDERS aka Bree (1979). Children:

§  Christian A J BURNETT (2001);

§  Emerson Cash Smith SANDERS (2007);

§  Kelle Marie SANDERS (1962) = Bruce STAVRON in 1979;

§  Linda Lee SANDERS (1964) = Gregory HASKIN in 1988;

§  child by JoAnn (family name unknown) - Richard (c1960)

§  m2. 1971 = Sharon Lee KNIGHT. Child:

§  Susan Olga SANDERS (1973) = Bobby Lynn VEGA;

·       Harry Hamlet Redvers SANDERS (1900-01);

Errol was an employee of, and part-time actor with RKO Studios, Hollywood. c1946 he remarried to Laura Frances LEE (no issue). Errol's descendants are in California. For photos of Errol "Sandy" SANDERS see the tree on Ancestry.com

Left: From the left - Sir Robert Holland (director), Cary Grant, Errol Lewis SANDERS, George Stevens, &
Douglas Fairbanks; (Gunga Din 1939)

Right: The Man with the Message - Errol Lewis SANDERS & the Oscar-winning actress Mary Pickford

 

Arthur Frederick SANDERS (1871-1935) = Selina BICKNELL in 1893 [My GGPs]. They were also living in Parliament Street, Aston Brook, in period 1893-1901. In 1991, they were at 33 Clarendon Street, Aston. Children:

·       Selina “Lena” SANDERS (1895-1960) = Edward LAWLEY in 1923;

·       Arthur Joseph SANDERS (1898-1966) = Hannah EWINS formerly BOULTON in 1919. Children:

o   Arthur William SANDERS (1919-88) = Edith Mary BEARD:

§  David E A SANDERS (1947) = Ivy M McDONALD:

§  Michelle Yvette SANDERS (1978) = Scott M HENSLEY;

§  Lindsay Yvonne SANDERS (1980) = Timothy Joseph STOKES-RICHARDSON;

§  Graham W SANDERS (1952);

o   John SANDERS (1921-70) = Joan CHAMBERLAIN:

§  Robin SANDERS (1956) = Carol A MASON;

§  Peter Thomas SANDERS (1965);

o   Frederick SANDERS (1923-99 Perth, WA) = Kathlyn Beatrice RUSSELL:

§  Annette SANDERS (1950);

§  Maria SANDERS (1955)

o   Joan SANDERS (1929) = John Richard PEARSON;

·       Maud SANDERS (1899-1972) = Arthur HARPER;

·       Frederick William SANDERS (1900-1902);

·       Edith SANDERS (1902-75) = Harry GREENING;

·       Leonard Albert SANDERS (1904-59) = Edith MACDONALD. [My maternal GPs]. Children:

o   Edith Joan SANDERS (1928) = Wilfred Harry HART;

o   Margaret Maud SANDERS (1932) = Anthony Paul Sanders GRACE;

·       Elizabeth Emma “Betty” SANDERS (1905-80) = Albert Edward COOK;

 

The ROTHERO / PARTRIDGE Family Connection (solved in 2017 after many years)

In 1901 & 1911 the SANDERS family of Arthur & Selina had resident William Henry ROTHERO (1884) noted as a "cousin". He married Millie BURGESS in 1912 Aston. Through a rather complex ancestry, Selina & William are 2nd cousins. William is the son of William Henry ROTHERO who married Agnes PARTRIDGE in 1883. Agnes died aged 23 giving birth to William. William Henry senior then remarried to Rose MILTON and had further children. William Henry junior did not appear to be welcome as part of his father’s new family. The young William Henry was living with his PARTRIDGE grandparents in 1891. There is an extended ROTHERO family from both men.

In 1881 Irving Street, Birmingham, a 19-year-old Agnes was living with her parents John & Elizabeth PARTRIDGE. Through my research from the opposite direction, Elizabeth turns out to be Elizabeth VENESS (1825) of Worcester, who (in addition to having an illegitimate son baptised as John Bacon VENESS in 1848 Worcester, who in turn had an extensive VENESS family in Birmingham) had married Benjamin RICHARDSON in 1860 in Worcester, but then almost immediately set up house with John PARTRIDGE. The PARTRIDGE couple can be found living together in 1871, as married, with their daughter Agnes. It appears that John abandoned his wife, Sarah nee MEIGH, and their several children in Worcester abt 1861, to resettle with Elizabeth in Birmingham. John & Elizabeth finally married in 1880 (with Elizabeth giving her father’s name as Samuel VENESS. Although transcription indices have her father incorrectly as RICHARDSON, it is correct on the original). John’s wife, Sarah, died in 1877 Worcester. It is not clear when Elizabeth’s legal husband, Benjamin, died, but presumably John & Elizabeth waited for both spouses to be deceased prior to their marriage as “widower & widow”.

The relationship through Selina BICKNELL, whose mother was Elizabeth, the illegitimate d/o Elizabeth VENESS (by John SMITH) shows Selina’s and William’s grandmothers were the same person, i.e. Elizabeth, the daughter of Samuel VENESS & Mary SPALDING of Worcester, who married in 1817. This is explained in more detail in my Ancestry tree and on the VENESS webpage.


 
The outline above is indicative only and not necessarily fully correct or complete. The CreativeGraces family tree can be found here on Ancestry


Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Warwickshire, Worcestershire & Staffordshire”
(unknown author and published after 1900) lists the following SANDERS:

SANDERS of Warwick

C

 

c1730

Unknown maker of a 30-hour longcase clock reported.

Albert (also as SAUNDERS)

C

Alexander Row, New Town Row
140 New Town Row
139 New Town Row
168 Summer Lane
239 Wheeler Street

1868-71
1872-4
1875-
1882
1892-

See family below.

George (also as SAUNDERS)

C&W

Market Place, Atherstone, WAR

1828, 1830-54

Born 1792 in Coventry. Oak 8-day longcase clock and verge watch known. Not yet linked to either family.

Henry

W

270 Summer Lane
272 Summer Lane
50 High Street, Aston

1882-92
1894-
1900-

Probably s/o Albert, above. See family below.

James (2)

W

Harnall Place, Coventry
21 Clarendon Street, Aston
51 Market Hall, Birmingham


239 Wheeler Street, Aston*
172 Wheeler Street*

1850
1872-84
1883-96


1894-8
1899-

Sharing the Wheeler St., address confirms s/o of Albert above (*), however earlier dates refer to the James in my family.

James (as SAUNDERS)

W

13 Witton Lane, Aston
9 Witton Lane

1886-94
1897-

s/o of Albert, above.

Joseph

W

10 Parliament Street, Aston
23 Parliament Street

1881
1900-

My relative - see family above.


"Watchmakers & Clockmakers of World” (Vols. 1 & 2) by Brian LOOMES, has:
James SANDERS, Birmingham - 1880 (vol. 2);
Albert SAUNDERS, Birmingham - 1868-80 (vol. 2);


A possible further Birmingham SANDERS link:

I have also noted the ancestry of my maternal aunt's husband's first wife, who was also SANDERS, since my Paternal SANDERS line is also connected to the Birmingham gun trade. Both families had clockmaking & watchmaking businesses in the Aston area of the city. The outline of the family is as follows:

Generation 1:

George SANDERS (c1773), Gun Barrel Maker & Jane his wife were married by about 1801. George was in business around Whittall Street in the period 1827-31, and may be related to Joseph Alexander SANDERS (c1790), my paternal 3xGGF. Family data is deduced from the testament of Jane SANDERS. Children:

·       Unknown son (c1802; who married and had a daughter Jane SANDERS (c1820));

·       Horatio Nelson SANDERS (c1807);

·       Unknown daughter (who married BAGSHAW and had a daughter c1830);

·       An unknown child whose grandchild is Edwin EVERITT (c1847);

·       Jane (c1810);

Generation 2:

Horatio Nelson SANDERS (Gun Stock Varnisher of 29 Whittall Street, Birmingham) = Elizabeth JUDGES (c1835). Children:

·       Louisa Jane SANDERS (1831) = HUMPHREY;

·       Sarah SANDERS (1833);

·       George SANDERS (1835);

·       Walter SANDERS (1836);

·       George SANDERS (c1838);

·       Albert SANDERS (1840);

·       Edward SANDERS (1842);

·       Elizabeth SANDERS (1844);

·       Laura SANDERS (1846).

After the death of Elizabeth, Horatio married Louisa Mary Ann JUDGE by 1849 and had further children, with both son’s families in Herries Street, Queen's Park, London in 1901:

·       Horatio SANDERS (1850) = Elizabeth ALLBROOK in 1880. Children:

o   Edith SANDERS (c1880);

o   Beatrice SANDERS;

·       Nelson SANDERS (1852) = Mildred VENN in 1876. Children:

o   Mildred SANDERS (1878);

o   Nelson SANDERS (1879);

o   Arthur SANDERS (1880);

o   Arthur SANDERS (1882);

o   Ernest George SANDERS (1885);

o   Gertrude SANDERS (1887);

o   Frederick SANDERS (1889);

o   Albert SANDERS (1893);

o   Laura SANDERS (1895).

Generation 3:

Their son Albert SANDERS (1840, Master Watch/Clockmaker of Newtown Row from 1869-1901, n. 1840) = Mary Ann Collins GORK (m. 1865); Children:

·       Henry SANDERS (c1865);

·       Laura SANDERS (c1867);

·       James SANDERS (c1869);

·       Ellen SANDERS (c1871);

·       William SANDERS (c1873; working with parents as watchmaker in Newtown Row in 1901).

Generation 4:

Their son James SANDERS (1869, Master Watchmaker of Wheeler Street in 1901) = Amy Elizabeth COMERY (m. 1892); their son Claude Raymond SANDERS (Clockmaker, n. 1901) was the father of Freda SANDERS, the first wife to the husband of my maternal aunt Edith Joan SANDERS, d/o of Leonard Albert SANDERS of my maternal line, above (m. 1959).

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