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The Lord Sandys 

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

Born 10 August 1695 (1695-08-10)
Died 21 April 1770 (1770-04-22)
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 within 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 Sandy Baronage. The son of Edwin Sandys, MP of Ombersley, Worcestershire – himself a descendant of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York – Sandys' son Edwin inherited his title upon his death when his post chaise overturned on Highgate Hill.



  • Cokayne, George E. (1896). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant. G. Bell & Sons.  
  • Hanham, A. A. (September 2004). Sandys, Samuel, first Baron Sandys of Ombersley (1695-1770). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.  
  • Horn, David Bayne; Mary Ransome (1996). English Historical Documents 1714-1783. Routledge. ISBN 0415143721.  

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Samuel Swift
Thomas Wylde
Member of Parliament for Worcester
1718 – 1743
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
1761 – 1763
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

1759 – 1761
Succeeded by
The Duke of Leeds
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Baron Sandys
1743 – 1770
Succeeded by
Edwin Sandys


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