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
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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.


  • Edwin Sandys (28 April 1726 - 11 March 1797), 2nd Baron Sandys christened 14 May 1726 Ombersley, Worcs.
  • Martin Sandys (c. November 1726 - 26 December 1768), christened 24 November 1726 Ombersley, Worcs. Daughter Mary inherited the estates upon the 2nd Baron's death in 1797 and was granted the Barony with a special remainder to her younger sons in 1802.


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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