Philip Sanders

Brief Life History of Philip

When Philip Sanders was born on 5 November 1769, in Brixton, Devon, England, his father, Philip Saunders, was 33 and his mother, Ann Lang, was 33. He married Damaris Watts Woodman on 1 June 1792, in Plymstock, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 24 July 1854, in Murray River, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Murray River, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Philip Sanders
Damaris Watts Woodman
Marriage: 1 June 1792
Damaris Watts Saunders
Mary Saunders
Nancy Saunders
John Saunders
Catherine Saunders
Ann Saunders
James Sanders

Sources (32)

  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  • Philip Sanders, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Philip Sanders, "Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905"

World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

English (Devon), Dutch, and North German: variant of Sander , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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