Edwin Sandys, 2nd Baron Sandys

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Edwin Sandys, 2nd Baron Sandys (28 April 1726 – 11 March 1797) was a British politician.[1]

He was the eldest son of Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys and his wife Letitia, daughter of Sir Thomas Tipping, baronet of Wheatfield, Oxfordshire. He succeeded his father to the barony and to estates in Ombersley and elsewhere in 1770.

He served as Member of Parliament for Droitwich from 1747 to 1754, for Bossiney from 1754 to 1762 and for Westminster from 1762 to 1770. He was a Lord of the Admiralty from April to July, 1757.

He and his wife had no issue, so that his title became extinct on his death, but his estates passed to his niece Mary, Marchioness of Downshire, who was in 1802 created Baroness Sandys with special remainder to her younger sons, before the eldest.


  1. ^ "SANDYS, Hon. Edwin (1726-97), of Ombersley, Worcs". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Foley, later Lord Foley
Lord George Bentinck
Member of Parliament for Droitwich
With: Francis Winnington
Succeeded by
Thomas Foley, later Lord Foley
Robert Harley
Preceded by
William Ord
William Montagu
Member of Parliament for Bossiney
With: Edward Wortley Montagu
Succeeded by
Edward Wortley Montagu
John Richmond Webb
Preceded by
Viscount Pulteney
Hon. Edward Cornwallis
Member of Parliament for Westminster
With: Viscount Pulteney 1762 – 1763
Baron Warkworth (Earl Percy) 1763–1770
Succeeded by
Baron Warkworth (Earl Percy)
Sir Robert Bernard, Bt
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Samuel Sandys
Baron Sandys
1773 – 1779