Children of William and Margaret Sandys

    01. William Sandes or Sandys

  m.1. Mabel Brigges (nιe ____, ? – ?) Joseph Foster (1873) Pedigrees of the County Families of England. Vol. I – Lancashire. London; E.S. Sandys (1930) The Family of Sandys, Barrow in Furness; privately printed
Children with first wife: Margaret (? – 1606) and Barbara (? – ?) Foster (1873); Sandys (1930); Find a Grave
  m.2. Agnes Strickland (? – ?) Foster (1873)
Child with second wife: Francis (? – 1583) Lancashire Wills & Probate; Foster (1873); Sandys (1930)
c. 1549 of Colton Hall, Staffordshire, and subsequently of Conishead Priory, which he purchased of the Feoffees of the Crown 2 Edw. VI; by this purchase he also acquired the tithes on Gleston fflat Foster (1873); Sandys (1930)
1550-12-16 appointed to serve on a commission in Lancashire to collect certain payments Sandys (1930), citing Calendar of Patent Rolls
1552-11-28 served on a commission to make an inquisition post mortem in Westmorland on William Thornborow, Knt Sandys (1930)
  bailiff of the Liberties of Furness Foster (1873); Sandys (1930)
  of Esthwaite, Lancashire Sandys (1930)
1557-08-16 made his will; demised his manor of Conishead, with all other estates in Yorkshire &c., to Francis his son, and to his heirs and, in default, the reversion to his two daughters and their heirs, and in default of such to his brother Myles Foster (1873)
1558-08-16 "was very riotously and wilfully murdered at Conyshead" Foster (1873), citing Inq. p.m. Duchy of Lancaster 1 Elizabeth; Sandys (1930)
  bur. St Mary with Holy Trinity church, Ulverston, Lancashire, with an effigy; his funeral banner still hung there in 1930 Sandys (1930)
1559 at the examination at Preston concerning his death, "John Rawlenson of Furness ffels said that William Sandes was murdered on account of certain Tythe corns which were in his possession, and which the sons and servants of William Bardsye, Esq., attempted to carry away. The sons were Nicholas and Robert, and the name of the servant was John Trogheton; but this deponent did not know who gave the mortal blow." Another witness affirmed that "there were about 50 men and women present at the murder," and stated that William Bardseye bore malice against William Sandes on account of a privy seal delivered to him by the latter for concealing a piece of land from the Queen. Bardsye subsequently fled to Scotland, where he lived secretly till he could obtain the Queen's pardon.

02. Christopher Sandys

03. Anne Sandys

c. 1510 b. The Descendants of Robert de Sandes
  m. Richard Braithwaite (? – ?, of Ambleside, Westmorland)
Child: Robert (before 1550 – ?, b. Ambleside)
  left a legacy by her father Joseph Foster (1873) Pedigrees of the County Families of England. Vol. I – Lancashire. London

04. Anthony Sandes or Sandys

c. 1517 b. Esthwaite Hall, Lancashire Joseph Foster (1873) Pedigrees of the County Families of England. Vol. I – Lancashire. London; E.S. Sandys (1930) The Family of Sandys, Barrow in Furness; privately printed
  m. Anne Mann (? – ?, d. of Robert Mann, of St Leonard's, Shoreditch, Middlesex) Foster (1873); Sandys (1930)
Children: Cicely (? – ?), Jane (? – before 1634), and Edwin (? – 1625) Foster (1873); Sandys (1930); Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
1583 brought a suit against Jane, the wife of his nephew Francis, in regard to the messuages and lands called the Farmhold Esthwaite in Furness Fells; won his case, which was doubtless based on his father's will, as he is subsequently described as of Esthwaite Foster (1873); Sandys (1930), citing Calendar to Pleadings Ducatus Lancastriζ
1591-10 made his will E.S. Sandys (1930) The Family of Sandys, Barrow in Furness; privately printed, citing an unsigned will, at Graythwaite Hall
1591-11-13 bur. Hawkshead, Lancashire Foster (1873); Sandys (1930)
1591/2-01-15 of Estwhaite, Hawkshead; will proved in Furness deanery, archdeaconry of Richmond; entailed his estate of Esthwaite upon the male issue of his son Edwin, reversion to the right heir of William Sandys, his father Lancashire Wills & Probate; Foster (1873); Sandys (1930)

05. George Sandys, Esq.

  m. Isabella Waller (? – 1609/10, d. of George Waller) Joseph Foster (1873) Pedigrees of the County Families of England. Vol. I – Lancashire. London; E.S. Sandys (1930) The Family of Sandys, Barrow in Furness; privately printed
Children: Roger (? – 1610), Agnes (? – after 1571), Margaret (? – after 1575), and Elizabeth (? – after 1576), all b. Lancashire
  of Field Head (Graythwaite), Lancashire
1547-09-10 killed fighting against the Scots at the Battle of Pinkie, on Mussleboro Field, Scotland

06. Charles Sandys

  d.s.p. E.S. Sandys (1930) The Family of Sandys, Barrow in Furness; privately printed

07. Most Rev. Edwin Sandys, MA, DD

1519 b. Esthwaite Hall, near Hawkshead, Lancashire, "where he would later found the grammar school attended by William Wordsworth" Joseph Foster (1873) Pedigrees of the County Families of England. Vol. I – Lancashire. London; E.S. Sandys (1930) The Family of Sandys, Barrow in Furness; privately printed; Patrick Collinson, 'Sandys, Edwin (1519?–1588)' , Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [accessed 28 Sept 2004: Oxford DNB]

Whilst there is a theory that young Edwin received his early education at Furness Abbey, it is believed by Collinson that both Edmund Grindal and Edwin Sandys shared a childhood, quite probably in St Bees, and were educated together. A branch of the Sandys family lived at Rottington Hall near St Bees. The heralds in 1563 knew the family as"...of St Bees in the County of Cumberland", and Sandys himself has recalled that he and Grindal had lived "familiarly" and "as brothers" and were only separated between Sandys's 13th and 18th Years. The St Bees registers are full of Sandys, and it thought likely that Sandys grew up at Rottington. However, his place of education is not recorded, though it is known that the Marian martyr John Bland was the schoolmaster of Sandys.

1532 or 1533 entered St John's College, Cambridge Oxford DNB
1539 graduated BA
1541 proceeded MA
1542 proctor
1547 BTh
became master of St Catharine's College
1548 vicar of Haversham, Buckinghamshire
1549 prebendary of Peterborough
c. 1548 m. 1. Mary Sandes (1523–1555/7, b. Wadham, Essex, d. of John and Elizabeth (Cavendish) Sandes), at London Foster (1873); Sandys (1930)
1549 proceeded DTh Oxford DNB
Child with first wife: James (? – 1555/7) Foster (1873); Sandys (1930)
1552 became vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge Oxford DNB
prebendary of Carlisle
1553-07-25 as a supporter of the deposed Lady Jane Grey, was among alleged traitors escorted to the Tower of London by an army of 4000 men; he was "the first prisoner that entered that day" Oxford DNB, citing Foxe's Acts and Monuments
  spent 29 weeks in the Tower, sharing a cell with the future martyr John Bradford; then moved to the Marshalsea in Southwark; after nine weeks there, was freed and went to Antwerp, and from there to Strasbourg Oxford DNB
1553/1558 of Strasbourg; his wife joined him after a year, but she and their son soon died of the plague; was himself gravely ill for nine months Oxford DNB; Foster (1873)
1588 after Mary's death, returned to England, reaching London on day of Elizabeth's Coronation, 15 January 1559 Oxford DNB
1559-02-19 m.2. Cecily Wilford (1534–1611, d. of Sir Thomas and Rose (Whetenhall) Wilford, of Cranbrook, Kent) Foster (1873); Sandys (1930); Oxford DNB; Find a Grave
1559-08/-11 employed in the royal visitation of the northern province, a circuit which took him from Nottingham through York to Chester, via Durham and Carlisle Oxford DNB
1559-12-21 consecrated bishop of Worcester at Lambeth
1559/1570 bishop of Worcester, after turning down the see of Carlisle Foster (1873); Oxford DNB
Children with second wife: Samuel (1560–1623, bapt. Hartlebury, Worcestershire), Edwin (1561–1629), Myles (1563–1644), William (1565 – ?), Margaret (1566–1613), Thomas (1568 – after 1634), Anne (1570–1629/30), Henry (1572–1626), and George (1577/8–1643/4, b. episcopal palace, Bishopthorpe) Foster (1873); Sandys (1930); Oxford DNB; "England Deaths and Burials, 1538–1991," database, FamilySearch: 11 April 2018, Margret Sandy, burial 31 Dec 1613, citing Northbourne, Kent, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 1,752,058
1570-07-13 translated to London, against his will Oxford DNB
1570/1577 bishop of London Foster (1873)
  acquired a "reputation for precipitate and misguided zeal." "Sandys was the principal prosecutor of a congregation of Dutch Anabaptists, two of whom lit the fires of Smithfield for the first time for seventeen years, a very controversial sentence which Sandys pronounced and which was deplored by Foxe." Oxford DNB
1572 . . . "Sandys seems to have been one of the most active parliamentarians on the episcopal bench. In particular, he was in the van of the campaign to bring Mary, queen of Scots, to book. In a letter to Cecil he called her the root of England's troubles and he was one of the first to demand her head." "Although Sandys is not known to history as a resistance theorist, it is significant that he had called Mary Tudor 'Bloody Mary' , an expression usually said to have been invented in the nineteenth century" . . .
1577-03-08 translated to the archdiocese of York
1577/1586 archbishop of York Foster (1873); Oxford DNB
1588-07-10 d. Southwell, Nottinghamshire Foster (1873); Sandys (1930); Oxford DNB
  bur. Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, where his funeral effigy shows him bare-headed, arrayed in a rochet and chimere, standard academic and episcopal attire
1590 will proved in PCC Sandys (1930)

"That combination of expediency and graft which has come to be called sleaze might appear to sound an appropriate note on which to end the life of an archbishop who has gone down in history as a model of grasping episcopal nepotism."

"But it has to be said that by the end of the twentieth century Sandys had never attracted a biographer equipped to find and make a case for his rehabilitation."

Oxford DNB

58 page biography in Sandys (1930); a long entry in the Oxford DNB


08. Myles Sandys

1544 Michaelmas matric. pens. from St John's Cambridge University Alumni
1551 barrister-at-law, master of the King's Bench office, and clerk of the Crown, of Middle Temple, London E.S. Sandys (1930) The Family of Sandys, Barrow in Furness; privately printed; Cambridge University Alumni
1559/1597 Clerk of the Crown and attorney of Queen's Bench The History of Parliament
by 1564 / c. 1587 j.p.q. Worcs.
1566 eccles. commr
1566-10-31 member of the large committee dealing with the Queen's marriage and the succession question
1567 purchased Isenhampstead Latimer from Fulke Greville Sandys (1930); The History of Parliament
1568 m.1. Hester Clifton (? – ?, d. of William Clifton, of Barrington, Somerset) Sandys (1930)
Children with first wife: Edwin (c. 1564 – 1607/8), William (cal 1564 – 1641), George  (? – 1618), Henry (? – after 1615), Elizabeth (? – after 1595), Esther (1570–1656), and Bridget (? – after 1590) Sandys (1930); Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; Ancestry of Senator John Kerry; The History of Parliament
1570/1574 member, council in the marches of Wales The History of Parliament
1571 MP for Lancaster
1571-04-13 only recorded speech in the House, on the Vagabonds bill
1572 at Bridport; left an annuity of £20 in the will of the 2nd earl of Bedford
by 1573 j.p.q. Bucks.
1577 purchased the manor of Eaton Bray from Sir Walter Sandys Sandys (1930)
1578 bencher, M. Temple Cambridge University Alumni; The History of Parliament
by 1580 j.p.q. Beds. The History of Parliament
1583 commr. musters, recusancy, Bucks.
1584 knight of the shire
1584/5 heavily involved in law reform and privilege cases
1586 commr. musters, recusancy, Bucks.
1586 elected MP for Abingdon, at a bye-election
one of sixteen commissioners instructed by the Privy Council to try to persuade seminary priests, imprisoned in London, to conform
1586 or later m.2. Bridget Colte (? – 1613, widow of Alderman Woodcock, of London, d. of Robert Colte, of Woodwicke or Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire) The History of Parliament; Sandys (1930)
1588/1595 treasurer of the Middle Temple Sandys (1930); The History of Parliament
1589 MP for Plymouth The History of Parliament
  of Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, and Latimer, Buckinghamshire Sandys (1930)
1590 purchased lands in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire for more than "1000 The History of Parliament
  of Latimer, and of Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire Cambridge University Alumni
1592 a commissioner to take the oath of supremacy from the Buckinghamshire justices The History of Parliament
1600-11 made his will:

He was confident of his salvation by 'free grace' and the merits of Christ, and trusted that he would be received 'to dwell among the souls of God's elect' . He was to be buried without 'vain pomp, ostentation or chargeable funeral' . He bade his eldest son, Edwin, be kind to the widow and 'travail in her causes' , as he had travailed in Edwin's 'most troublesome and tedious causes' ; the widow was bidden, in her turn, to be kind to the children, and God, 'the father of the fatherless orphans' , would bless her.

by 1601 j.p.q. other counties
1601-10-22 d. Latimer Joseph Foster (1873) Pedigrees of the County Families of England. Vol. I – Lancashire. London; Sandys (1930); Cambridge University Alumni
  bur. Latimer Sandys (1930), citing Inq. p.m. Bedford 44 Eliz.
  funeral certificate is in the College of Arms; it shows his arms with an annulet for difference (5th son); his arms are also blazoned in the east window of Middle Temple Hall Sandys (1930)
1601 will proved at PCC; left lands in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, Sussex, Wiltshire and Worcestershire The History of Parliament; Sandys (1930)
  much further detail, particular about his parliamentary career, in The History of Parliament  

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