~1420, William Saundres born in Oxford, England.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
4/2/1441, Feoffment by T. Offtchirche … and John Grynder (of Coventry, weavers) with … the witnesses being John Bristowe, …, William Saunders, John Bradley et al … (S) UKNA.
1452-54, John Bruyn v. William Saunders, of Banbury.: Goods intrusted to defendant: [Oxford]. (S) UKNA.
1453, William Saundres of Bannebury, ‘wolman,’ a collector of the 15th and 10th in the county of Oxford. (S) CFRs.
[––William & Agnes––]
1455, Gift for ever a messuage in Smythforde Street in Coventre, lying between a tenement ... on the one part and the tenement of William Melody on the other part, by William Saunders of Coventry and his wife Agnes to John Colchester ... (S) Cal. of Books, charters ... Coventry, 1896, P63.
1460-65, William Saunders, woolman, of Banbury. v. John Crosby, grocer, of London.: Feigned actions of debt, &c. to avoid payment of a debt: (petition for writ of `corpus cum causâ').: London. (S) UKNA.
6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, replaced Henry VI as King of England in London. [War of the Roses.]
8/1463, Plaintiffs: William Saunders, woolman, of Banbury [Oxfordshire]. Subject: Petition for writ of 'corpus cum causa' to stay feigned actions of debt, etc, brought to avoid payment of a debt of 100 marks: London. (S) UKNA.
1464-65, Account of Reginald Flecher, Master of the Guild of the Holy Cross, the Blessed Mary the Virgin, and St. John the Baptist ... [Fines] with the receipt of moneys. ... the fine for the soul of Thomas Tymkyns, the servant of William Saunders, of Alveston (12d). (S) UKNA.
1/20/1465, “Feoffment … to … William Saunders, … of the lands, &c. in the borough of Agmondesham ….” (S) A Desc. Catalogue of Ancienct Deeds in the Public Record Office, 1902, P422.
1468, William Saunders, Mayor of Coventry.
1469, During the mayoralty of William Saunders, the leet issued an ultimatum that all unlawful closes should be thrown open by Nov. 1st.
12/3/1469, Assembled under arms, the mayor [William] and citizens directing, threw down William Bristow's hedges and dykes, felled his trees, destroyed swans' nests, and threatened his mills on the Sherbourne. They then marched back to Coventry, led by the city waits, piping and singing. [Bristow had enclosed land they had previously used for various town events.]
1470, Bill of Complaint made to the King by William Briscowe ... manors of Whittley ... against William Saunders mayor of the said cite (Coventry) and William Pere ... for inciting riots the previous year which caused damage to his property. (S) Reports, Part 10, GBRC on Hist. Manu., 1899, P156.
2/5/1474, A record shows that “Spini must pay £2,000 to Richard Lumbard, William Saunders, …”. (S) Progress and Problems in Medieval England, Miller, 1996, P280. [The same record shows that William Saunders of Banbury bought wool: “79 sacks 24 nails”.]
7/1/1473, Appointment during pleasure of William Saunders and Andrew James as deputies of Anthony, earl Rivieres, chief butler of England, in the port of Suthampton. (S) CPRs.
9/12/1474, William, as a “late mayor” of Coventry, testified in a case George Burneby vs. William Briscowe. (S) Warwickshire deeds in the Harvard Law School collection, Deed 376.
1475-78, Plaintiffs: William Saunders, of Southampton, merchant, administrator of Richard Asshe. Defendants: John Ludlowe, mayor of Southampton, ... Subject: Refusal to give a lease from the corporation of the town of a certain plot of land, promised to Asshe. Hampshire. (S) UKNA.
Bef. 1478, William, a Banbury Merchant, wrote his will; his son William his heir; to be buried at Trinity in Banbury church, bequeaths 20s “ad reparacionem crucis lapidie situate ante tenementum meum super Barkehyll”. (S) Hampshire Record Office, 43 M. 48/54; Oxon. Wills, 47–48.
1478, William died.
(S) Banbury: Economic history, A Hist. of the County of Oxford: V10, 1972, pp. 49-71. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V8, 1969, City of Coventry.
· 7/12/1388, To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to give the master and scholars of the college of University Hall Oxford seisin of 3 messuages, 10 shops … Edmund Fraunceys and Idonia his wife recovered the premises against Robert Westby, Richard Grafton and Juliana his wife, William Saundres and Isabel his wife, Walter Knyght 'patynmaker' and Alice his wife, and John Wyndesore and Margery his wife, tenants thereof for life with reversion to the said master. (S) CCRs.
Child of William and ?:
i. William Saunders (237690), born ~1445 in England.
ii. Richard Saunders, born ? in England.
2/1/1483, Richard Saunders son and executor of William Saunders, merchant of Bannebury co. Oxford, to Gerard Caniziani, merchant of Florence and mercer of London, and Elizabeth his wife. Release and quitclaim of all actions of debt by reason of any bond. (S) CCRs.
iii. Laurence Saunders, born ? in England.
1480, Laurence elected to the office of Chamberlain of Coventry.