SAUNDERS, Thomas I (1626-c.70), of Mongewell Park, Crowmarsh, Oxon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Constituency

Dates

16 June 1660

Family and Education

b. 5 Dec. 1626, o.s. of John Saunders, barrister, of the Middle Temple and Reading, Berks. by Margaret, da. of John Evelyn of Godstone, Surr. m. Anne, da. of Thomas Morris of Great Coxwell, Berks., 2s. 1da. suc. fa. 1638.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Berks. Aug. 1660-d., Oxon. 1661-d.; j.p. Oxon. 1661-d., Wallingford 1664, Berks. 1664-d.; asst. Wallingford 1663.2

Biography

Saunders came from a family seated at Woolstone in Berkshire since Elizabethan times. His father, a younger son, became a barrister and represented Reading in all five Parliaments from 1621 to 1629. Saunders took no part in public life during the Interregnum. He probably bought Mongewell Park, only one mile from Wallingford on the other bank of the Thames, with the £2,350 appropriated for that purpose in his father’s will. His sister married William Knollys, and no doubt he enjoyed the Knoll