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Nicholas Saunders (died 1605) was an English politician.

He was the only son of Thomas Saunders of Uxbridge, Middlesex and educated at King's College, Cambridge (1565).

He was employed as a government messenger carrying state correspondence to overseas countries. At one stage (1585) he got into debt and spent time in prison.

He was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Penryn in 1589, St. Ives in 1593, Helston in 1597 and Lostwithiel in 1601.

He never married.[1]


  1. ^ "SAUNDERS, Nicholas I (d.1605), of London". History of Parliament. Retrieved 24 April 2013.