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John Sanders (b. 1610, d. 1686)John Sanders (son of Richard Sanders and Margaret Wignoll)28228 was born 1610 in England or VA28228, and died 1686 in Isle Wight, VA28228.He married Susanna Ravenett Robinett.
Notes for John Sanders:
Name: John SANDERS
Birth: Abt 1611 in England or Virginia
Death: 1686 in , Nansemond County or Isle of Wight, Virginia
Death: Bef 24 Feb 1700 in York Co, VA
Early History of Nansemond Co.VA
Virginia Early Settlers
Captain John Smith, founded the first English Colony at Jamestown Virginia in 1607. The following are some (1,033) Early Virginia Pioneers. Donated by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. of Auburn, CA.
Indexed by last name, first name from 1624 records.
County/Parish Num of Persons
ARCHURS HOOP 17
BASSE CHOISE 22
COLLEGE LAND 20
EASTERN SHORE 73
ELIZABETH CITY CO. 285
FLOURDIEN HUNDRED 55
GLASE HOWSE 5
HOGG ISLAND 20
INDIAN THICKETT 10
JAMES CITY CO. 224
JAMES ISLAND 20
JORDANS FORNEY 20
MARTINS HUNDRED 20
NECK OF LAND 19
OVER THE RIVER 20
VIRGINIA COLONY 96
WARWICK SQUEAKE 20
WEST SHERLOW 71
1624 ARCHURS HOOP VA S536 SANDERS , George
Early virginia Immigrants
John Saunders 1637 by Jonathan Longworth, New Norfold Co
Mary Saunders 1654 by Tho Bell, Northhampton Co
Elizabeth Saunders 1654 by Robert Bowers -- Co
William Saunders 1654 by Robert Bowers --Co
Edward Saunders, Gent. 1654 by Nich Merywether, Westmoreland Co
Robert Saunders 1636 by Bridger Free,am -- Co
Edward 1654 by John Watson and John Boynall, Westmoreland Co
Genealogy of Virginia Families
John Saunders lived in York County and will proved Feb 24, 1700
Issue named: Christabel, wife of Samuel Waddow, John, Edward, Robert, George, Hargrave, Peter, Sarah, Susannah.
According to the records, Susanna Ravenett was the "now wife" of John Sanders of
Warwick Co in 1669 when Sanders patented land which included land that William
Ravenett had left to his daughter Susanna in his will of 1656.
The Original Lists OF PERSONS OF QUALITY
Lists of the Livinge and Dead in Virginia Febr: 16th 1623.[i.e. 162xxx]*
Virginia Land Patents
. John Evans, Junr. Novr. 10, 1642. 460 acres in Appomattocks now called Bristoll, adjoining the land of Wm. Saunders.
John Sanders History
John Sanders was the son of Richard Sanders and Margarett Wignoll Sanders Morgan. John was bom just prior to his mother's marriage in 1636 to William Morgan. John grew up James City County on property his mother brought to the marriage with William Morgan. John's childhood would have been extremely hard, a constant fight for survival, with work for all ages, dawn to dusk, every day, with never an end in sight. In 1638, his father's cousin, Isabell Sanders was brought from England, along with others and William Morgan claimed an additional 600 acres of land.
With the arrival of his aunt, John would have another person other than his mother to tell him stories of the family in England. It appears these ladies performed their task well, for there are names in our family that reach back to England. John also learned the stories for there are names used in early Virginia that remain in history today. While we know that John learned his family history well, due to the times and burdens on all, John grew up without an education. He was unable to read or write. John would have been told about his great grandmother who went to live with her daughter who had married a Spelman that had property in Marlborough. He would have learned about Thomas West, Lord de la Warr, about Lord de la Warr voyages to Virginia and his death on his last voyage. He would have told about Robert Saunders, a member of Oliver Cromwell armies having been appointed Governor ofKinsale in Ireland. All about his family having lived in England and Wales for over 300 years and of the various properties and titles involved with the family.
John Sanders remained with his mother until adulthood. He courted and won the hand of Susanna Ravenett in marriage. Susanna Ravenett was the daughter of William Ravenett, who had served as one of John Rolfe's men. William Ravenett came into his first property in 1635. From the patent records, it possible that William Ravenett wife, whose name is unknown to this day, could have been a Avery. The land William received was previously held by Jacob Avery.
On 30 March 1656, by his will William Ravenett deeded to his daughter now the wife of John Sanders the following property. In the Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book 6, Page 71 is recorded: "On E. side of a Spring called 'Jacob's Well' a gutt dividing this from land ofCapt. Robt. Pyland, adj. Mr. Hely, Alsupp's fence near the cart path & c. 500 acs. part leased to Jacob Avery 2 Feb 1630, for 21 yrs., afterwards granted to William Ravenett by 3 Patients: 150 acres 21 Nov 1635, 240 acs. 23 Sept 1636,100 acs. 20 Feb 1638, who gave to his daughter Susanna now wife ofsd. Sanders by his will dated 30 Mar 1656." By the wording of the will, it establishes that John Sanders and Susanna Ravenett was wed prior to date of the documented will. All of this property lay in Warwick County, Mulberry Island Parish. Virginia.
On 14th of January 1656 John Sanders had a Ralph Poole enter suit in Surry County for recovery of tobacco on he and his mother's behalf. The suit was successful and a large amount of tobacco was recovered. Note: See Notes on John Sanders Surry County Trial
John Sanders and his wife Susanna Ravenett had two (2) sons that we know of from their marriage between 1652 tol656. The sons will be identified in our records as Richard Sanders and John Sanders, II. They would have been bom by 1656.
The next event that occurred in John Sanders life was that after approximately seventeen years living on the property inherited by his wife, Susanna Ravenett from her father he decided to re-patent the property in his name. In the Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book, Page 282 a patent for: "Mr. John Sanders, 650 acres, Warwick County, Mulberry Is. Par., on Skiffes Cr. 5th of July 1669. On E. side of a Spring called 'Jacob's Well' a gutt dividing this from land ofCapt. Robt. Pyland, adj. Mr. Hely, Alsupps fence near the cart path, & c. 500 acs. part leased to Jacob Avery 2 Feb 1630, for 21 years., afterwards granted to William Ravenett by 3 patients: 150 acres 21 Nov. 1635. 250 acs. 23 Sept 1636, 100 acs 20 Feb 1638, who gave to his daughter Susanna now wife ofsd. Sanders by his will dated 30 Mar 1656. John Sanders added 150 acres for the trans. of 3 persons."
In the Virginia Colony, a woman could inherit property in her name and retain such property until such time as she would re-marry. Unless a provision was agreed upon at or before the time of marriage that such a piece of property would remain in her name, a husband could re-patent the property in his name and retain such property. A wife under other circumstances would be eligible to receive her dower rights upon death of a husband. The only reason that John Sanders would re-patent the property in his name was to protect him and his sons. Its very possible at this time in her life, Susanna could have been ill and there would have been a good chance she would have died. Susanna is not mentioned in any other documents after this period in time.
The next time event that had a great impact on John Sanders life was "Bacon's Rebellion" which was a result of many contributing factors. The handling of an Indian uprising in 1644 with was quelled to Governor Berkeley. The restoration of the monarchy under King Charles II brought new stern and stricter policies, which had a huge impact on the colonist's lives. They were prohibited from trading with any foreign country, all tobacco was required to shipped only to England on English vessels. This cause great amounts of tobacco to be stored in Virginia, the price declined from 5 shillings (100 pennies) to a few pennies per pound. The cost of goods increased and caused severe hardships on the colonists. A cattle epidemic in 1672/73 wiped at least a half of the animals in the colony. War with Holland 1665/67 and from 1672/74 increased the hardships on the colonists. Indian trouble broke out again in Stafford County and fears of further uprisings frightened many of the settlers. Governor Berkeley had the militia investigate the uprising and five chiefs of a tribe that had been friendly to the colonist were led away and executed. Berkeley then levied more taxes on the colonists to build forts and increase the militia. Further raids in 1676 lead the colonists to take matters in their on hands. Nathaniel Bacon along with about 200 of his supporters and members of the Susquehannocks Indians attacked the Occaneechees tribe.
The Indians suffered high losses. Now the fight was on, political battles between the Governor and Bacon's followers, armed conflicts and confrontations ensued.
The end result was the colonists lost a hopeless fight and many were put to death. Some were executed at the Governors orders, others on drumhead trials with immediate executions. Finally some order was restored and civil trials began. Here John Sanders was brought before a court and the findings were. John Sanders, "a notorious actor in the late rebellion" was pardoned at Green Spring Plantation on 1 March 1676/77, but was fined 2000 pounds of tobacco and "caske to the countrie." The last part of sentence "caske to the countrie" is unclear as to its meaning. In old or middle English "caske" is a noun meaning keg, barrel, etc. In John Sanders case, I believe it meant that John and his family had to vacant and leave their home in Warwick County. Nothing indicates what happened to the property, no record, sale or how the property was disposed of has been found.
The next event in the life of John Sanders occurred in 1681, four (4) years after the rebellion. John Sanders, Jonathan Robinson and Richard Thomas patented in the Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties, 1650 acres of land. This was recorded in Patent Book 7, page 72, dated 23rd of April 1681 and it involved the transportation of 33 persons. Under the rules existing at that time they received 50 acres for each person. This property was then redistributed with 550 acres going to each of the owners. John Sander's property of 550 acres was recorded as "King Sale" and was located at the Queens Grave Swamp. The name "King Sale" was probably taken from an earlier event in English history, when Oliver Cromwell had appointed a Robert Saunders as Governor ofKinsale in Ireland. We attribute the name "King Sale" to teaching of his mother and cousin. A note of interest there is still a community in Virginia located on the lower Potomac River and Yeocomico River and this community is named Kinsale. There is no apparent connection between "King Sale" and Kinsale, Va.
A matter of interest would be the relationship between Richard Thomas, John Sanders I and Jonathan Robinson. This trio probably started out as a business venture in land acquisition, it later evolved into something quite different. Richard Thomas was married and had a growing family in 1681. John Sanders had two grown sons that accompanied him to the Isle of Wight. Jonathan Robinson was a young man and a bachelor at the time of patent and division of the land.
Jonathan Robinson married a daughter, Sara Thomas born 1673, daughter of Richard Thomas whose death occurred in 1687. This union went on to produce four (4) children. Jonathan remained a neighbor of the Thomas's and of John Sanders I.
John Sanders was a widower in 1681 when the land venture was started. Later in his life he did marry again, Phoebe Thomas bom 1672, daughter of Richard Thomas whose death occurred in 1687. This was a marriage between May and December. We don't believe the marriage lasted over a year at best. Phoebe Thomas after her father's death inherited of her father's property or about 137 acres. It is likely Phoebe received a small piece of John Sanders property, 100 acres or less. It is well documented that Phoebe left 75 acres to John Sanders II, daughter Phoebe Sanders, who later married John Winburne. Phoebe also left approximately 150 acres to John Sanders, son of Richard Sanders, who died in 1733.
Note: Phoebe married later a William Curle(Kirl) with whom its said she had two children. Phoebe Thomas Sanders Curie died about 1706.
Note: Jonathan Robinson and John Sanders I, both ended up brother-in-laws have married sisters of the Richard Thomas family.
Note: The Thomas family and all members thereof, lived extremely short lives. In the years the Thomas's were in the colony, no member had reached his fortieth birthday.
Note: Phoebe Sanders was the probably the youngest child and only daughter of John Sanders II, married John Winburne who was the executor of Robert Sanders estate. On May 1, 1751 John Winburne petitioned to sell 75 acres of land she had inherited from her grandmother Phoebe Curie in 1706. See will of Robert Sanders of further data
Note: See the will of John Sanders, the son of Richard Sanders died in Onslow County, N.C. in 1733. He named his brother Robert Sanders as executor and left the land he owned in Nansemond County 150 acres to Robert. Any land he had inherited from his Grandmother Phoebe Curie was included in this endowment.
Note: In modern language Lord de la Warr, would have been known as Lord Delaware.
Birthdate: LDS records
Father: Richard SANDERS b: Abt 1589 in of, Nansemond County, Virginia
Mother: Margaret WIGNOLL b: Abt 1598 in of, Virginia
Marriage 1 Susanna RAVENETT b: 1615 in , , Virginia
Married: Abt 1644 in , Nansemond County or Isle of Wight, Virginia
John SANDERS b: Abt 1645 in , Nansemond County, Virginia
William SANDERS b: Bef 1644 in , Nansemond County or Isle of Wight, Virginia
Francis SANDERS b: Bef 1655 in , Nansemond County, Virginia
Richard SANDERS b: Bef 1660 in , Nansemond County or Isle of Wight, Virginia
Marriage 2 Phoebe THOMAS b: 1625 in of, Virginia
Married: Abt 1681 in , , Virginia
Children of John Sanders and Susanna Ravenett Robinett are:
- +William Sanders, b. 1644, Isle Wight, VA28228.