Margaret Saunders

???? - 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for two estates in British Guiana, including Waterton Hall, as administratrix of John Saunders, the mortgagee.

  1. John Saunders and John Saunders junior were both signatories of call to a Planters & Merchants etc. meeting for preservation of West India colonies in April 1832. This, combined with the reference to the account current, suggests a London mercantile connection, but to date none has been firmly established. The partnership between John Saunders and John Saunders junior, of Narrow Street Limehouse as hoop-benders was dissolved 23/04/1830, with John Saunders junior, continuing. However, the will of John Saunders hoop-bender and merchant of Wanstead Essex proved 04/06/1841 does not fit with Margaret Saunders as administratix c. 1835. In 1851 John Saunders aged 52 cooper and stockholder born Ratcliffe was living at Wanstead.

  2. The will of Margaret Saunders late of Byams in the parish of Eling Southampton was proved 02/02/1860 by her son Andrew Saunders of Downes, effects under £600. Benjamin Kingston (q.v.), the owner of Waterton Hall, had married the daughter of J. Saunders of Downes House.


T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2160 and 2426 (Walton (?) Hall). Margaret Saunders is identified in the first as the widow of John Saunders and in the second as administratrix of John Saunders the mortgagee, dated 07/03/1820. £20,680 of mortgage and £14,769 4s 5d on account current to 30 April.

  1. Times 05/04/1832 p. 1; London Gazette, Issue 18688, 08/06/1830, p. 1142; PROB 11/1947.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1860.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Claims (2)

£98 9s 11d
Awardee (Administrator)
£16,283 6s 7d
Awardee (Administrator)

Relationships (1)

Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
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