Sir Miles Sandys, 1st Baronet

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Sir Miles Sandys, 1st Baronet (29 March 1563 – 1645) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1629.

Sandys was the son of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York and his second wife Cecilia Wilford, daughter of Sir Thomas Wilford, of Cranbrook, Kent. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' school with his brothers Edwin and Samuel. He was knighted in 1603 at the Charterhouse. He was created baronet of Wilberton in Cambridgeshire on 25 November 1611. From 1615 to 1616 he was High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.[1]

In 1614 Sandys was elected Member of Parliament for Cambridge University. He was elected MP for Huntingdon in 1621. In 1628 he was elected MP for Cambridgeshire and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament and did so for eleven years.[2]

Sandys married firstly Elizabeth Cooke, daughter of Edward Cooke of North Cray, and they had seven sons and one daughter. He married secondly Mary West, a widow, at St Mary Aldermanbury, London on 28 November 1626. His son, also called Miles, succeeded him on his death.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Nicholas Steward
Henry Mountlow
Member of Parliament for Cambridge University
With: Sir Francis Bacon
Succeeded by
Robert Naunton
Barnaby Gough
Preceded by
Sir Christopher Hatton
Sir Miles Fleetwood
Member of Parliament for Huntingdon
With: Sir Henry St John
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Mainwaring
Sir Henry St John
Preceded by
Sir Edward Peyton, 2nd Baronet
Sir John Cutts
Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
With: Sir John Carleton, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Wilberton)
Succeeded by
Miles Sandys