Sanders and Saunders family page
This family has been present in Jersey since the early 17th century
Desiree Langlois, nee Saunders
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Origins of surname
Although apparently distinct families in Jersey, allowing for confusion over spelling in some family records, both these names derive originally from Alexander, the 'defender'; or alternatively from someone who worked with sand.
Saunders is by far the more common of the two names in Jersey, and first appeared in 1602, although there was only a scattering of baptisms over the next two centuries, before the family became established in the early 19th.
Sanders did not appear until the 1780s, but immediately George and Elizabeth Laurens established a family group.
Neither name is listed in our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames, indicating that they do not appear in early official records.
- Descendants of George Sanders
- Descendants of Edward Sanders
- Descendants of Mark Saunders
- Descendants of John Sanders
Births and baptisms
Great War service
- W Saunders was shown in an 1834 trade directory as the first of a succession of chemists at 4 King Street. This would have been William, born in St Helier in 1791, the son of William and Elizabeth Feltham
- Thomas Saunders was a draper at 10 King Street in 1841
- English confectioner Mark Saunders was at 41 Halkett Place in the 1850s, 6 Halkett Place in the 1860s and '70s ...
- ... and at 42 King Street in the 1880s, followed by his daughter Jane
- William Henry Saunders was a hosier at 47 King Street from 1885 to 1903 and then at No 55 King Street until the 1930s.
- Nurseryman Bernard Saunders was at 19 Halkett Place in 1851
Family photo album
Elizabeth Jane Saunders, a 47-year-old native of St Saviour, was convicted in 1915 of aiding and abetting her husband Alfred Le Sueur in having carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 13 and sentenced to two years hard labour, the same sentence received by her husband. The photograph of the offender previously shown here has been removed at the insistence of Jersey Archive
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