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Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York

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Birthplace: Hawkshead Parrish, Furnace Fells, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Southwell, Englad, Nottinghamshire, England
Place of Burial: Southwell Minister, Nottinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Sandys, II and Margaret Sandys
Husband of Mary Sandys and Cicely Sandys (Wilford)
Father of Child Sands; James Sands; Sir Samuel Sandys, MP; Margaret Sandys; Sir Edwin Sandys, Kt., MP and 6 others
Brother of Ursula Maidenhead Hungerford; Ann Braithwalte; George Sandys; William Curwen; Christopher Sandys and 11 others
Half brother of Archbishop Edwin Sandys

Occupation: Archbishop of York, Archbishop, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University and Archbishop of York 1576-88
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About Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York

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From this site: Archbishop Edwin Sandys was an English prelate. He was Anglican Bishop of Worcester from 1559 to 1570, of London from 1570 to 1576, and Archbishop of York from 1576 to 1588 during the reign of Elizabeth I of England. He was one of the translators of the Bishops' Bible.

Edwin was born in 1519 at Esthwaite Hall, which is one mile south of Hawkshead, Cumbria, on the road to Newby Bridge. The Hall nestles in the valley and overlooks Esthwaite Water. Today it is still a family home, although the Sandys family now reside in the grander Graythwaite Hall a few miles further south. He was the son of William Sandys and Margaret Dixon Sandys, a descendant of William I of Scotland it is claimed.

Whilst there is a theory that young Edwin received his early education at Furness Abbey, it is believed by Collinson that both Edmund Grindal and Edwin Sandys shared a childhood, quite probably in St. Bees, and were educated together. A branch of the Sandys family lived at Rottington Hall near St Bees, the heralds knew in 1653 the family "…of St Bees in the County of Cumberland", and Sandys himself has recalled that he and Grindal had lived "familiarly" and "as brother" and were only separated between Sandys's 13th and 18th years. The St Bees register are full of Sandys, and it thought likely that Sandys grew up at Rottington. However, his place of education is not recorded, though it is known that the Marian martyr John Bland was the schoolmaster of Sandys. Edwin Sandys kept one step behind Edmund Grindal in his subsequent career, succeeding him as bishop of London, and then archbishop of York.

He went up to St John's, Cambridge graduating BA in 1539 and then a Doctor fo Divinity ten years later. In 1547 he was elected minister of Catharine Hall and by the death of Edward VI in 1553 he was Vice Chancellor of the University.. On the death of King Edward, the Duke of Northumberland sought to avoid a Roman Catholic monarchy by illegally placing Landy Jane Grey on the throne. He and his followers arrived in Cambridge to raise an army in East Anglia and demanded that Edwin Sandys preach a sermon. When the rebellion failed and Mary Tudor took the throne, Edwin was arrested and taken to the Tower of London. For this he is mentioned in "Foxe's Booke of Martyers". Later he was moved to more comfortable conditions in Marchalsea prison where he made friends with the prison keeper who connived at his escape.

He went first to Antwerep and then Augsberg and Strasbourg where his wife joined him. His wife and infant son died there of a plague. He then lived in Zurich until the ascendancy of Elizabeth I made it safe for him to return to England; on the day of Elizabeth's coronation. On 19 February 1560 he married Cicely Wilford, sister of James Wilford.

On his return he became successively Bishop of Worcester, Bishop of London and Archbishop of York. He helped in the translation of a new version of the bible Bishop' Bible. Sandys own person copy may be seen in the Hawhshead Grammar School Museum.

Along with other Marian exiles, who returned to positions of wealth and importance, Archbishop Sandys was concerned that true religion and sound learning would forever flourish in the land. They saw the necessity of education for religion's sake and the need for the Church of England to hold their own in discussion with Rome Catholics. To these ends Edwin Sandys founded Hawkshead Grammer School in 1585 and endowed it with sufficient land and property for it to offer a free education.

His eldest son, Sir Samuel Sandys of Ombersley in Worcestershire, was ancestor of the Lords Sandys of Ombersley. His second son, Sir Edwin Sandy, was one of the colonial organizer and treasure of the New World colony of Virginia.

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Edwin Sandys (archbishop)

Edwin Sandys

Archbishop of York

Enthroned 1576

Ended 1588

Predecessor Edmund Grindal

Successor John Piers

Born 1516

Esthwaite Hall

Died 1588

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Archbishop Edwin Sandys (1519 - 1588) was an English prelate. He was Anglican Bishop of Worcester (1559-1570), London (1570-1576) and Archbishop of York (1576-1588). He was one of the translators of the Bishops' Bible.

Contents

   * 1''' Life before the death of Mary I'''
   * 2 '''Archbishop of York'''
   * 3 '''See also'''
   * 4 '''External links'''

Life before the death of Mary I

Edwin was born in 1519 at Esthwaite Hall, which is 1 mile south of Hawkshead, Cumbria, on the road to Newby Bridge. The Hall nestles in the valley and overlooks Esthwaite Water. Today it is still a family home, although the Sandys family now reside in the grander Graythwaite Hall a few miles further south.

The Sandys family have held lands in Cumbria since the 13th century. It is believed that Young Edwin received his early education at Furness Abbey. From there he went up to St John’s, Cambridge graduating BA in 1539 and then a Doctor of Divinity ten years later. In 1547 he was elected master of Catherine Hall and by the death of Edward VI in 1553 he was Vice Chancellor of the University.

On the death of King Edward, the Duke of Northumberland sought to avoid a Roman Catholic monarchy by illegally placing Lady Jane Grey on the throne. He and his followers arrived in Cambridge to raise an army in East Anglia and demanded that Edwin Sandys preach a sermon. When the rebellion failed and Mary Tudor took the throne and Edwin was arrested and taken to the Tower of London. For this he is mentioned in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. Later he was moved to more comfortable conditions in Marchalsea prison where he made friends with the prison keeper who connived at his escape.

He went first to Antwerp and then Augsberg and Strasbourg where his wife joined him. His wife and infant son died there of a plague. He then lived in Zurich until the ascendancy of Elizabeth I made it safe for him to return to England.

Archbishop of York

On his return he became successively Bishop of Worcester, Bishop of London and Archbishop of York. He helped in the translation of a new version of the bible Bishops' Bible. Sandys's own personal copy may be seen in the Hawkshead Grammar School Museum.

Along with other Marian exiles, who returned to positions of wealth and importance, Archbishop Sandys was concerned that true religion and sound learning would forever flourish in the land. They saw the necessity of education for religion’s sake and the need for the Church of England to hold their own in discussion with Roman Catholics. To these ends Edwin Sandys founded Hawkshead Grammar School in 1585 and endowed it with sufficient land and property for it to offer a free education.

His eldest son, Sir Samuel Sandys of Ombersley in Worcestershire, was ancestor of the Lords Sandys of Ombersley. His second son, Sir Edwin Sandys, was one of the colonial organizers and treasurer of the New World colony of Virginia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Sandys_(archbishop)

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Archbishop Edwin Sandys was an English prelate. He was Anglican Bishop of Worcester (1559-1570), London (1570-1576) and Archbishop of York (1576-1588). He was one of the translators of the Bishop's Bible.

Edwin was born in 1519 at Esthwaite Hall, which is 1 mile south of Hawkshead, Cumbria, on the road to Newby Bridge. The Hall nestles in the valley and overlooks Esthwaite Water. Today it is still a family home, although the Sandys family now reside in the grander Graythwaite Hall a few miles further south.

The Sandys family have held lands in Cumbria since the 13th century. It is believed that Young Edwin received his early education at Furness Abbey. From there he went up to St. John's, Cambridge graduating BA in 1539 and then a Doctor of Divinity ten years later. In 1547 he was elected master of Catherine Hall and by the death of Edward VI in 1553 he was Vice Chancellor of the University.

On the death of King Edward, the Duke of Northumberland sought to avoid a Roman Catholic monarchy by illegally placing Lady Jane Grey on the throne. He and his followers arrived in Cambridge to raise an army in East Anglia and demanded that Edwin Sandys preach a sermon. When the rebellion failed and Mary Tudor took the throne, Edwin was arrested and taken to the Tower of London. For this he is mentioned in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. Later he was moved to more comfortable conditions in Marchalsea prison where he made friends with the prison keeper who connived at his escape.

He went first to Antwerp and the Augsberg and Strasbourg where his wife joined him. His wife and infant sone died there of a plague. He then lived in Zurich until the ascendancy of Elizabeth ! made it safe for him to return to England.

ARCHBISHOP OF YORK

On his return he became successively Bishop of Worcester, Bishop of London and Archbishop of York. He helped revise the Anglican liturgy and was one of the translators of the Bishop's Bible. Sandys' own personal copy may be seen in the Hawkshead Grammar School Museum.

Along with other Marian exiles, who returned to positions of wealth and importance, Archbishop Sandys was concerned that true religion and sound learning would forever flourish in the land. They saw the necessity of education for religion's sake and the need for the Church of England to hold their own in discussion with Roman Catholics. To these ends Edwin Sandys founded Hawkshead Grammar School in 1585 and endowed it with sufficient land and property for it to offer a free education.

Information from Wikipedia -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Sandys_(archbishop) -------------------- Archbishop of York, vicar of Haversham, Bishop of Worcester, Bishop of London, D.D. from Cambridge -------------------- Archbishop Edwin Sandys (1519–1588) was an English prelate. He was Anglican Bishop of Worcester (1559–1570), London (1570–1576) and Archbishop of York (1576–1588) during the reign of Elizabeth I of England. He was one of the translators of the Bishops' Bible.

Contents: 1 Early years and education; 2 Exile; 3 Archbishop of York; 4 Descendants; 5 See also; 6 References; 7 External links


Early years and education:

Edwin was born in 1519 at Esthwaite Hall, which is 1 mile south of Hawkshead, Cumbria, on the road to Newby Bridge. The Hall nestles in the valley and overlooks Esthwaite Water. Today it is still a family home, although the Sandys family now reside in the grander Graythwaite Hall a few miles further south. He was the son of William Sandys and Margaret Dixon, a descendant of William I of Scotland it is claimed.[1]

Whilst there is a theory that young Edwin received his early education at Furness Abbey, it is believed by Collinson[2] that both Edmund Grindal and Edwin Sandys shared a childhood, quite probably in St Bees, and were educated together. A branch of the Sandys family lived at Rottington Hall hear St Bees. The heralds in 1563 knew the family as"...of St Bees in the County of Cumberland", and Sandys himself has recalled that he and Grindal had lived "familiarly" and "as brothers" and were only separated between Sandys's 13th and 18th Years. The St Bees registers are full of Sandys, and it thought likely that Sandys grew up at Rottington. However, his place of education is not recorded, though it is known that the Marian martyr John Bland was the schoolmaster of Sandys.[2] Edwin Sandys kept one step behind Edmund Grindal in his subsequent career, succeeding him as bishop of London, and then archbishop of York.[2]

He went up to St John's College, Cambridge graduating BA in 1539 and then a Doctor of Divinity ten years later.[3] In 1547 he was elected master of Catharine Hall and by the death of Edward VI in 1553 he was Vice Chancellor of the University.

Exile:

On the death of King Edward, the Duke of Northumberland sought to avoid a Roman Catholic monarchy by illegally placing Lady Jane Grey on the throne. He and his followers arrived in Cambridge to raise an army in East Anglia and demanded that Edwin Sandys preach a sermon. When the rebellion failed and Mary Tudor took the throne, Edwin was arrested and taken to the Tower of London. For this he is mentioned in Foxe's Book of Martyrs.[4] Later he was moved to more comfortable conditions in Marchalsea prison where he made friends with the prison keeper who connived at his escape.

He went first to Antwerp and then Augsburg and Strasbourg where his wife joined him. His wife and infant son died there of a plague. He then lived in Zurich until the ascendancy of Elizabeth I made it safe for him to return to England; on the day of Elizabeth's coronation. On 19 February 1560 he married Cicely Wilford, sister of James Wilford.

Archbishop of York [edit]On his return he became successively Bishop of Worcester, Bishop of London and Archbishop of York. He helped in the translation of a new version of the Bishops' Bible. Sandys's own personal copy may be seen in the Hawkshead Grammar School Museum.

Along with other Marian exiles, who returned to positions of wealth and importance, Archbishop Sandys was concerned that true religion and sound learning would forever flourish in the land. They saw the necessity of education for religion’s sake and the need for the Church of England to hold their own in discussion with Roman Catholics. To these ends Edwin Sandys founded Hawkshead Grammar School in 1585 and endowed it with sufficient land and property for it to offer a free education.

Descendants:

Edwin Sandys and his second wife, Cicely, sister of James WilfordHis eldest son, Sir Samuel Sandys of Ombersley in Worcestershire, was ancestor of the Lords Sandys of Ombersley. His second son, Sir Edwin Sandys, was one of the colonial organizers and treasurer of the New World colony of Virginia. Another son Sir Miles Sandys, 1st Baronet was created baronet.

Sandys' notable descendants include:

Sir Samuel Sandys of Ombersley; Sir Edwin Sandys; George Sandys; Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys (1695–1770); Edwin Sandys, 2nd Baron Sandys (1726–1797); Mary Hill, Marchioness of Downshire, 1st Baroness Sandys (1774–1836); Arthur Moyses William Hill, 2nd Baron Sandys (1793–1860); (Arthur) Marcus Cecil Sandys, 3rd Baron Sandys; Richard Michael Oliver Hill, 7th Baron Sandys (b. 1931); U.S. President Zachary Taylor; Richard Taylor; Richard Lovelace; Francis Lovelace; Thomas Todd; Sir Archer Croft, 2nd Baronet (1684–1753); Sir John Croft, 4th Baronet (c. 1735–1797); Sir Herbert Croft, 5th Baronet (1751–1816); Dr. Sir Richard Croft, 6th Baronet (1762–1818); Henry Page Croft, 1st Baron Croft

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Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York's Timeline

1519
1519
Hawkshead Parrish, Furnace Fells, Lancashire, England
1519
Hawkshead Parish, Lancaster, England
1548
1548
Age 29
London, England
1558
February 19, 1558
Age 39
England
1560
December 28, 1560
Age 42
Wickhamford, Worcester, England
1561
December 9, 1561
Age 42
Hawkshead, Furnesse Fells, Lancashire, England
1563
March 29, 1563
Age 44
1566
December 22, 1566
Age 48
Wilberton, Isle Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
1570
June 21, 1570
Age 51
Woolwich, Kent, England
1572
September 30, 1572
Age 53
Woolwich, Kent, England