Saunderson Lineage

Saundersons of Castle Saunderson

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Seat-Castle Saunderson, Belturbet, co. Cavan Ireland.

Robert Saunderson, the first of the family who settled at Castle Saunderson, co. Cavan, Ireland, was a scion of the family of Saunderson of Saxby, co. Lincoln, and is supposed to have been Robert, the 4th son of Nicholas, 1st Viscount Castleton. He served in the army with great distinction under Gustavus-Adolphus, and was sent with his regiment to Russia. He d. 1676, leaving three sons.

I. Robert

II. James, of Drumken, co. Cavan, who served in the wars of Spain, and was wounded at the battle of almanza. He m. Miss Whyte, of Redhills and had issue of three sons,
1. Alexander, Successor to his uncle.
2. James.
3. Robert

III. William, of co. Westmeath.

First Successor

Robert Saunderson, of Castle Saunderson, M.P. for Cavan, and col. of a regt. under King William III., m. Miss Leslie, of Glasslough, and d. 1723, leaving his property to his nephew,

Second Successor

Alexander Saunderson, Esq. of Castle Saunderson, who m. Mabella, daughter of William Saunderson, Esq. of Westmeath, son of the 1st Col. Robert Saunderson, of Castle Saunderson, and had issue a son and successor.

Third Successor

Francis Saunderson, Esq. of Castle Saunderson, who m. Miss Atkinson, of Cangort Park, King’s County; and d. 1750, leaving a son and successor.

Fourth Successor

Alexander Saunderson, Esq. of Castle Saunderson, who claimed the viscounty of Castleton, in the Irish House of Lords. He m. Rose, daughter of Trevor Lloyd, Esq. of gloster, King’s County, and d. 1776, leaving, with other issue,

1. Francis, his heir
2. Alexander, col. in the army, and lieut-col, 69th regt. d. unknown
3. John, m. Miss Hamilton, and had a son and a daughter who are both deceased.
4. Robert, rector of Borrisokane, co. Tipperary, m. Miss Johnston, of Magheraneema, and d. 1847, having had one surviving son, James, of Villa Nova, co. Monaghan.

Fifth Successor

Francis Saunderson, Esq. of Castle Saunderson, M.P. co Cavan; b. 15 Sept 1754; m. 28 Aug 1779, Anne Bassett, daughter of Steven White, Esq. of Miskin, Glamorgan, and heiress to the Bassett estates in that co., and by her (who d. 1845) had issue,

I. Alexander, his successor
II. Francis, rector of Kildallon, co. Cavan, m. 1825, Lady Catherine Crichton (deceased), sister of the Earl of Erne.
III. Hardress-Robert, lieut.-col, late of the grenadier uards, of Northbrook House, Hants, m. Lady Maria-Anne Luttell-Olmius, daughter of the Earl of Carhampton, Baron Irnham (which barony, on the Earl’s dath, without male hear, devolved to her, in abeyance, conjointly with her sister, the Lady Frances Stuart, and had issue,

1. Hardress-Luttrell, major Cavan militia, and late capt. 66th regt.; m. 23 Dec 1847, Lady Eliza Dawson-Darner, sister of the Earl of Portarlington.
2. John-Luttrell, capt. R.A., d. 18 Feb. 1867
3. Francis-Luttrell, 68th light infantry.

1. Maria-Anne, m. 1852, to William Stevenson, Esq., Scots fusilier guards.
2. Cecilia-Selina
3. Rose-Frances
4. Constance-Albuera
5. Florence-Vittoria, m. July, 1856, to Marmaduke Grimston, Esq., eldest son of Col. Grimston, of Grimston Garth, co. York.

IV. James, lieut. R.N., m. Selina, daughter of Col. and the Lady Anne Fox, of Fox Hall, co. Longford, and niece of John, Earl of Farnham, and has issue.

V. William-Bassett, lieut.-col of the army.

Francis Saunderson, d. 1827,

Sixth Successor

Alexander Saunderson, Esq. of Castle Saunderson, J.P. and D.L., col of the militia, high sheriff 1818, and late M.P. for co. Cavan, b. 22 July 1783; m. 18 March 1828, Hon. Sarah-Juliana Maxwell, eldest sister of Somerset, present Lord Farnham, and d. Dec. 1857, having issue.

1. Alexander De Bedick, b. 18 Feb 1832, d. 26 Dec 1860
2. Sommerset-Bassett, 11th hussars, A.D.C., b. 16 nov. 1834; m. 16 April 1864, Emily-Mary, daughter of the late Edward Henry Cole, esq. of Stoke Lyne, Oxon, and the Lady Henry Moore, and has issue.
a. Henry
b. Charles
a. Maud

3. Edward James, present proprietor of Castle Saunderson.

4. Llewellyn-Traherne-Bassett, of Dromkeen House, co. Cavan, late 11th hussars, high sheriff 1869, b. 4 Sept. 1841; m. 3 may 1866, Lady Rachel-Mary Scott, 3rd daughter of John Henry, 3rd Earl of Clonmell, and has had issue,
a. Alexander-Traherne, d. 8 Jan 1869
b. Llewellyn Trahern, Lieurt. Rifle Brigade, b. 5 June 1870
c. Reginald Traherne, b. 23 Nov. 1873
d. Maurice Traberne, b. 5 July 1875
e. Robert, b. 30 June and d. 3 July 1879
f. Samuel, b. 1884
Daughters of Llewellyn:
a. Mabel-Charlotte, b. 9 July 1867, m. 1 June 1889, Hon Alfred John Mulholland, son of the late Lord Dunleath, and has issue:
b. Ethel Rose, b. 9 March 1872
c. Rachel Cecilia, b. 5 Jan 1877
d. Esther Eliza, b. 15 Sept 1881
e. Olive Julia, b. 1886

Daughter of Alexander
1. Juliana-Harriet, m. to the Rev. Lewis Hogg.
2. Rose Anne.

Seventh Successor

Col. Edward James Saunderson, of Castle Saunderson, co. Cavan, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1859, M.P. co. Cavan 1865-74, and for North Armagh since 1885, Col. Comm. 4th Batt. Royal Irish Fusiliers, b. 1 Oct. 1837; m. 22 June, 1865, Hon Helena Emily De Moleyns, youngest daughter of Thomas, 3rd Lord Ventry, and has issue.
1. Summerset Francis, Lieut. Rifle Brigade b. 7 Aug 1867.
2. Edward
3. Armar
4. John Vernon

1. Rosa, . Oct. 1892, Capt. Henry Nugent Head, the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

Sources:
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[1] Burke, Sir Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. II. London: Harrison, 1871.
[2] Burke, Sir Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland, London: Harrison & Sons, 1899.

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