Catalogue description Thomas Sanders of Little Ireton, Derbyshire (1610-1695)

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Reference: D1232
Title: Thomas Sanders of Little Ireton, Derbyshire (1610-1695)

Thomas Sanders, a Parliamentarian, commanded a troop of horse in Derbyshire during the English Civil War. His senior officer was Sir John Gell (1593-1671), commander in chief of Parliamentary forces in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire from 1643 and Governor of Derby from 1644 until he was removed from office in 1646. Relations between the two men were acrimonious and these letters document accusations and counter-accusations, including Sanders' criticism of Gell's brother Thomas. A smaller group of letters relate to the military and political situation in 1659, with specific reference to General Monck (1608-70) and there are some references to Sanders' personal and family affairs.

Date: 1643-1660
Related material:

For related material in Derbyshire Record Office relating to the Sanders family, See D1710, D5771


For material relating to the Gell family, See D258, D3287, and D3311

Held by: Derbyshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Sanders, Thomas, fl 1640-1660, civil war major

Physical description: 4 fonds
Immediate source of acquisition:

These items were deposited in Derbyshire Record Office in 1973

  • English Civil War, 1642-1649
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