George Saunders

14 February 1738–
Chittlehampton, Devon, England

The Life of George

When George Saunders was born on 14 February 1738, in Chittlehampton, Devon, England, his father, John Saunder, was 49 and his mother, Grace Trixs, was 43. He married Elizabeth Parker on 11 February 1766, in Chittlehampton, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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George Saunders
Elizabeth Parker
Marriage: 11 February 1766
Elizabeth Saunders
George Saunders
John Saunders
George Saunders
William Saunder
Grace Saunder

Spouse and Children

11 February 1766
Chittlehampton, Devon, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 14

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 16

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 32

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Saunder, reduced vernacular form of Alexander .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Saunders in entry for George Saunders, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • George Saunders in entry for William Saunders, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • George Saunders, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"

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