Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Sandys
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
12 February 1742  12 December 1743
Monarch George II
Prime Minister The Earl of Wilmington
Hon. Henry Pelham
Preceded by Sir Robert Walpole
Succeeded by Hon. Henry Pelham
Personal details
Born (1695-08-10)10 August 1695
Died 21 April 1770(1770-04-21) (aged 74)
Highgate Hill
Nationality British
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Letitia Tipping

Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, PC (10 August 1695  21 April 1770) was a British politician in the 18th century. He held numerous posts in the government of the United Kingdom, namely Chancellor of the Exchequer, Leader of the House of Commons, Cofferer of the Household and First Lord of Trade. He was also a Justice in Eyre and Member of Parliament for Worcester and holder of the Sandys Barony. He was the son of Edwin Sandys, MP of Ombersley, Worcestershire himself a descendant of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York. Baron Sandys married Letitia, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Sir Thomas Tipping, 1st Baronet. They had seven sons and the eldest, Edwin, inherited his title upon his death when his post chaise overturned on Highgate Hill.




    Parliament of Great Britain
    Preceded by
    Samuel Swift
    Thomas Wylde
    Member of Parliament for Worcester
    With: Thomas Wylde 1718–1727
    Sir Richard Lane 1727–1734
    Richard Lockwood 1734–1740
    Thomas Winnington 1741–1743
    Succeeded by
    Thomas Winnington
    Sir Henry Harpur, Bt
    Political offices
    Preceded by
    Sir Robert Walpole
    Chancellor of the Exchequer
    1742 1743
    Succeeded by
    Henry Pelham
    Leader of the House of Commons
    1742 1743
    Preceded by
    Thomas Winnington
    Cofferer of the Household
    Succeeded by
    Edmund Waller
    Preceded by
    The Earl of Halifax
    First Lord of Trade
    Succeeded by
    Charles Townshend
    Legal offices
    Preceded by
    The Duke of Leeds
    Justice in Eyre
    south of Trent

    Succeeded by
    The Earl of Breadalbane
    Preceded by
    The Lord Edgcumbe
    Justice in Eyre
    north of Trent

    Succeeded by
    The Duke of Leeds
    Peerage of Great Britain
    New creation Baron Sandys
    Succeeded by
    Edwin Sandys

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