Samuel Sandys (died 1623)

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Sir Samuel Sandys (28 December 1560 – 18 August 1623) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1586 and 1622.

Sandys was the eldest surviving son of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York, and the brother of Edwin Sandys. He was educated at the Middle Temple in 1579.[1]

In 1586, he was elected Member of Parliament for Ripon. He succeeded to the property of his father in 1588. In about 1590, he was living in Essex where he had property, and where his eldest son was baptised at Woodham Ferrers. In about 1596 he acquired a large amount of property in Worcestershire and resettled at Ombersley. From about 1600 he was J.P. for Worcestershire and was knighted in 1603. He was elected MP for Worcestershire in a by-election in 1609. In 1612 he was a member of the council for Virginia. In 1614 he was re-elected MP for Worcestershire. He was High Sheriff of Worcestershire from 1618 to 1619. In 1621 he was re-elected MP for Worcestershire. He was a member of the council in the marches of Wales in 1623.[1]

Sandys died at the age of 62 and was buried at Wickhamford, Worcestershire.[1]

Sandys married Mercy Culpepper, daughter of Martin Culpepper of Worcestershire at Southwell, Nottinghamshire in 1586. They had four sons and seven daughters, one of whom, Cecily, married fellow M.P. John Brace, J.P., Lord of Doverdale Manor, Worcestershire.[2]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Spencer
Gervase Lee
Member of Parliament for Ripon
With: William Spencer
Succeeded by
Peter York
William Smith
Preceded by
Sir Henry Bromley
Sir William Lygon
Member of Parliament for Worcestershire
With: Sir Henry Bromley 1609–1611
Sir Thomas Lyttelton 1614–1622
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Lyttelton
Sir Walter Devereux