William Saunders

Brief Life History of William

When William Saunders was born on 2 December 1831, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, James Sanders, was 31 and his mother, Ann Park, was 31. He married Catherine McIsaac on 17 October 1852, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 11 December 1872, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 41.

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William Saunders
Catherine McIsaac
Marriage: 17 October 1852
William Saunders
Catherine Mcfarlane Saunders
John McIsaac Saunders
James Sanders
Jessie Saunders
John McIsaac Saunders
Robert Saunders

Sources (13)

  • Wm Saunders, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • William Saunders, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Saunders, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

World Events (7)

1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English (Surrey and Kent): variant of Sander , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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