SAUNDERSON, Nicholas (c.1562-1631), of Saxby, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1562, 1st s. of Robert Saunderson of Saxby and Fillingham by his 2nd w. Catherine, yst. da. of Vincent Grantham of St. Katherine’s, Lincoln; bro. of Robert. educ. Oxf. BA 1579; L. Inn 1579. m. (1) bef. 1593, da. of William Rokeby; (2) bef. 1599, Mildred, da. and h. of John Hiltofte of Boston, 4s. 3da. suc. fa. 2 Nov. 1583, aged 21. Kntd. 1603; cr. Bt. 1611, Visct. Castleton [I] 1627.

Offices Held

J.p. Lincs. (Lindsey) from 1591; Notts. from c.1592; commr. sewers Lincs. by 1589, sheriff 1592-3, 1613-14, commr. recusancy 1624.


One of the leading landowners—by inheritance, marriage and purchase—in north Lincolnshire, Saunderson owned estates also in south Yorkshire. His influence in the Grimsby neighbourhood in particular may have been derived from the leasehold he held in Tetney, a few miles away, possibly from his uncle,