James Saunderson, 1st Earl Castleton

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James Saunderson, 1st Earl Castleton (c. 1667, Sandbeck, Yorkshire – 23 May 1723) was an English aristocrat and politician, Member of Parliament for Newark from 1698 to 1700, and from 1701 to 1710.

James Saunderson was the eighth son of George Saunderson, 5th Viscount Castleton and Grace, daughter of Henry Belasyse. He was educated in Laughton and at Magdalene College, Cambridge before being admitted at Gray's Inn in 1686.[1] He held the office of Vice-Admiral of Lincolnshire between 1705 and 1723. In 1714 he succeeded his father as 6th Viscount Castleton in the Irish peerage. Created Baron Saunderson of Saxby, Lincolnshire in 1714, he was made Viscount Castleton in the English peerage in 1716, and finally Earl Castleton of Sandbeck in 1720.[1] Upon his death, his estates passed to his cousin Thomas Lumley (later 3rd Earl of Scarbrough), who thereupon took the additional surname of Saunderson, by Act of Parliament.[2]

References[edit]

  • thepeerage.com
  1. ^ a b "Sanderson, James (SNDR681J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Burkes Peerage (1939 edition, s.v. Scarbrough, Earl).
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir George Markham
Sir Francis Molyneux
Member of Parliament for Newark
1698–1701
With: Sir Francis Molyneux 1698–1700
John Rayner 1700–1701
Succeeded by
John Rayner
Sir George Markham
Preceded by
John Rayner
Sir George Markham
Member of Parliament for Newark
1701–1707
With: Sir Matthew Jenison 1701–1705
John Digby 1705–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Newark
1707–1710
With: John Digby 1707–1708
Richard Sutton 1708–1710
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Middleton
Richard Newdigate
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Thomas Saunderson
Vice-Admiral of Lincolnshire
1705–1723
Vacant
Title next held by
The Lord Brownlow
Peerage of Great Britain
New title Earl Castleton
1720–1723
Extinct
Viscount Castleton
1716–1723
Baron Saunderson
1714–1723
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
George Saunderson
Viscount Castleton
1714–1723
Extinct