EXTRACT FROM RECORDS OF TOBIAS SAUNDERS AND HIS DESCENDANTS, BY N.B.VARS, 1880
THE SAUNDERS LINEAL OF ENGLAND
The Genealogie of "Anderson Saunders" Esq. of Newtown Laundries, in the County of Micklon [Wicklow], originally descended and deriving his pedigree from Sir Harlowen who came into England in or about the year 1170 [1370?], and deriving his pedigree from Robert, Lord of Insprunck [Innsbruck] in Germany, who was second brother of Rudolph, Count of Habspurge [Hapsburg], who became Emperor [1273-1291], whose successor became the Archdukes of Austria, Princes, Kings of many countries, as our ancient and authentic annals give an account. Transcripts of which have been carefully preserved and lineally transmitted to the ancestors of Charles Lynegar (alias) O. Lunnin, who was successively chief antiquarres of this Kingdom of Ireland; and his great grandfather by presenting the King at Arms of England at that time with the Genealogies of the Nobilities of Ireland in remembrance thereof, obtained them from the said King at Arms, the pedigree of all the most ancient and honorable families in the Kingdom of England.
Therefore the said Charles Lynegar having these transcripts did from thence bring out the following genealogies of the said Anderson Saunders, at Trinity College the 2nd day of May, 1718 A.D.
Robert, Lord of Insprunck in Germany, who begat Charles senior, Lord of Insprunck in Germany, who begat Charles Jr., 3rd Lord of Insprunck in Germany,who begat David, who begat Robert, who begat Enda, who begat Saunders, by Annulla, daughter [of] Hebe the Prince of Denmark. The said Saunders was thefirst of his family surnamed Saunders; who begat Harlowen Saunders, who came into England in or about the year 1170. He married Marianna, daughter of Sir Edward Marsh, who was lineally derived of the Saxon race. He had by her Sir Robert Saunders, who married Dorothy Vickers of Lancashire and had by her Sir Charles Saunders, who married Agnes Fosthe, of Gloucestershire, and had by her Sir Edward Saunders, who married Anna Field of Lancashire and had by her Sir Robert Saunders, who married Julianna Savage of Rock Savage in England and had by her Sir Richard Saunders, who married Susannah Austurn of Kentington in Kent, and had by her Sir Edward Saunders, who married Catherine Pelkington, a Knightly family of good antiquity, and had by her Sir Robert Saunders, who married Judith Russel of Bedford, who lineally descended of the How family of the Earl of Medevia, Marshals of France, and had by her Sir Harlowen Saunders, who married Marianna M. Lidger, then Knight of the most noble order of the Garter; and had by her Sir Robert Saunders, who married Honory Forth of Gloucestershire, and had by her Sir Charles Saunders, who married Dorothy Parsons, and had by [her] Sir Robert Saunders, who married Anabella, daughter of Marmaduke Humphrey of Kent, and had by her Sir Harlowene Saunders, eldest son, also Robert and Charles and Richard Saunders Esq.,who married Mary Stanley of Hutton, and had by her Sir Robert Saunders Esq., who married Julianna Harrison of Yorkshire and had by her Richard Saunders Esq., who married Elizabeth Forth and had by her Robert Saunders Esq.
Said Robert Saunders came over to Ireland with Oliver Cromwell and had a Regiment under him, was made Governor of Kinsale, said Kingdom by said Oliver,and served under him in all his wars in the Kingdom, particularly at the seige of Droghede [Drogheda] where he eminently distinguished himself and was wounded. (It is presumed to be about this time that one Tobias, with two brothers by the name of Saunders, left England and came over to the New World,America.) He begat Anderson Saunders, his third son, who married Elizabeth Batters [Battersby?], of Battersly Coast [Battersby Court] in the city of Westminster, and had by her Anderson Saunders, Esq., who married Lucy Wymen of Hallwood, Co. of Sligo, in Ireland, and had by her one son Richard and one daughter Anna. The said Anderson Saunders afterwards married Miss Elizabeth Childers of Yorkshire Co. in England, by whom he had Anderson, William and Elizabeth Saunders. Anderson married Catherine Atherton of Walton Hall, Lancashire, and had by her Anderson Childers Saunders, (also William, John,Charles, Robert, Richard and Issabella) who married Frances Godfrey, by whom he had Hugh Walbank Childers Saunders, also Anna, Frances, Jane, Allice,Eliza, Harriet and Felicia.
The above Anderson Saunders Esq., for whom this Genealogy is faithfully transcribed, bears as his paternal "Coat Armor" as follows.
Argent [silver] - a Cheveron [chevron] between three elephants' heads, erased sable [black], on the chief gules [red] a sword erected, broken pointed, raper [proper?] between two plates: and for his Crest on a helmet, befitting his degree, an elephant's head issuing out of crown murel [mural], argent, charged with an ogress mouth, gules double argent. Motto - Genitum Secredere Mundo