Edward James Saunderson (1837 - 1906):
Edward Saunderson was born in Castle Saunderson, Belturbet, County Cavan, though he spent his boyhood in Nice. In 1858 he returned to Ireland, becoming Sheriff of Armagh in 1859, and was elected Liberal Member of Parliament for Cavan, serving for nine years from 1865. He joined the Orange Order, which was organizing opposition to Home Rule, and within a short period was selected as Deputy Grand Master for Ireland. As colonel he led a militia battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, and from 1885 to 1906 was Unionist Member of Parliament for North Armagh. In 1900 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Cavan, and he led the Unionist Parliamentary Party in Westminster against Home Rule.
Biography by Reginald Lucas, 1908