Blazons & Genealogy Notes1) (Saxby, co. Lincoln, Gainsborough and Alford; descended from Alexander de Biddic, of co. Durham, living about 1330). (Rous, co. Lancaster, and Addington, co. Northampton). Paly of six ar. and az. on a bend sa. three annulets or. Crest—On a mount vert a talbot sa. eared or, spotted gold. Motto—Je suis veillant i plaire; and, Sans Dieu rien.
2) (Earl of Castleton, extinct 1723; Sir Nicholas Saunderson, Bart., of Saxby, co. Lincoln, was created Viscount Castleton 1627, the sixth viscount was created Earl of Castleton 1720, and d. s. p.). Same Arms. Crest—A talbot pass. ar. eared sa. Supporters—Dexter, a talbot ar.; sinister, a griffin gu. forelegged and ducally gorged or.
3) (Blythe, co. Nottingham, Rotherham, Sheffield, Tickhill, Firbeck, and various places, co. York; Robert Saunderson was Bishop of Lincoln 1660-63). Same Arms. Crest—An arm embowed in armour, holding in the hand a scymitar.
4) (Brancepeth, Headley Hope, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Eggleston, co. Durham). Same Arms, the bend charged, instead of the annulets, with a sword ppr. hilt and pommel or. Crest—A talbot pass, spotted sa. Motto—Sans Dieu rien. The sword upon the bend was granted, according to Dugdale, to Saunderson, Constable of the King’s Castle of Brancepeth, as an augmentation, by Segar, Garter, 27 Feb. 1603.
5) ( or Sanderson). (West Jesmond, co. Northumberland). Paly of six or and az. on a bend sa. three annulets of the first, a canton gu. charged with a sword erect ar. pommel and hilt gold, surrounded with the collar of the Lord Mayor of London, and for distinction, in the chief point a saltire humettee counterchanged of the field. Crest—A wolf's head ar. erased gu. collared and a chain reflexed behind the neck or, betw. a branch of palm and another of laurel ppr., and for distinction, on the neck a saltire humettee gu. Motto—Clarior ex obscuro.
6) (Little Addington, co. Northampton; a branch of the noble family of Saunderson, Earl of Castleton, see Burke’s Extinct Peerage and Baronetage. Martha Sadnderson, dau. and heiress of Anthony Saunderson, Esq. of Little Addington, baptized Oct. 1759, m. Rev. Henry Etough, Rector of Lowick and Islip, and d. 20 April, 1835, leaving two sons. Rev. Richard Sadnderson Etough, and Captain Henry Gladwell Etough, R.N., who d.s.p. The elder son, Rev. Richard Sadnderson Etough, m. Anna Awdry, dau. of Rev. D. S. Olivier, rector of Clifton, Beds, and d. 1853, leaving issue). Paly of six ar. and az. on a bend sa. three annulets or. Crest—A talbot pass. ar. eared sa.