Henry Sandys, Esq., of Culworth

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Henry Sandys, Esq.

Birthplace: England
Death: before 1621
Culworth, Northamptonshire , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York and Cicely Sandys
Husband of Elizabeth Goffe and Priscilla Sandys
Father of Edwin Sandys and Chancey Sandys, of Smith's Tribe, Bermuda
Brother of Sir Samuel Sandys, Kt., MP; Sir Edwin Sandys, Kt., MP; Sir Miles Sandys, MP, 1st Baronet of Wilberton; Margaret Aucher; Anne Barne and 3 others
Half brother of Child Sands and James Sands

Occupation: Sheriff of Northamptonshire
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About Henry Sandys, Esq., of Culworth

Henry Sandys, eighth child of Archbishop Edwin Sandys and Cecily Willford, was born on Sept. 30, 1572 in Berkshire. He married Priscilla Chauncey of Northamptonshire, mentioned in the Second Charter of Virginia.

They were possibly the parents of Capt. James Sands (1621-1695) who married Sarah Walker. Their children were John, James, Samuel, Edward, Sarah and Mercy.

Citation: "Genesis of the United State', pp. 901 to 996. Citation: "Virginia" by John Esten Cooke, p. 140 Posted by Susan Frost, descendant of Archbishop Edwin Sandys and Cecily Willford; descendant of Henry Sandys and Pricilla Chauncey; descendant of Capt, James Sands and Sarah Walker.

Henry Sandys

  • Birth: 30 September 1572
  • Death: before 1621, of Culworth, Northamptonshire, England
  • Father:  The Rt Rev Edwin Sandys (1516-1588); Archbishop of York
  • Mother:  Cicely (Cecilia) Wilford (1516-1611) 8th son of 10 children by 2nd wife
  • married to Priscilla Chauncey, daughter of Tobias Chauncey & Bridget Shelley (2nd wife?)

On 12 Mar 1611/12, Signer, with his brother Edwin, of the third Virginia Charter.

Sandys Coat of Arms


Traditional descent is exemplified by this 1912 The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 43 "Registration of Pedigrees" for Sandys (Sands):

3. Henry Sandys, b at ;d at ;m. (i)(prob.) at , to , b. at ;d at ;m. (2) at to Prlscllla Chauncey (dau. of Tobias and Bridget (Shelley) Chauncey, Knight and Sheriff of Northamptonshire, 36th Elizabeth; Bridget Shelley was dau.of John Shelley, Esq., of Michelgrove, County Sussex, 6 miles west of Shoreham),


  1. 1st m., James (prob.); and
  2. m., Edwin (whose will shows that he had a brother Chauncey living in the Bermudas and a nephew, John, living in New England, and a nephew, Sir William Wake, his executor);
  3. Henry,
  4. Robert,
  5. Chauncey,
  6. Bridget (who married the father of Sir William Wake, the executor of her brother Edwin's will. This Bridget was mentioned in the will of the widow of Archbishop Sandys).



From http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=3&p=surnames.sandys

Traditionally, James Sands has been asserted to be the son of the Archbishop's eigth child by his second marriage, Henry Sandys. This theory is problematic because James is believed to have been from County Berkshire, and Henry settled with his second wife, Priscila Chauncy, in County Northamptonshire, where he became Sherrif. According to Cambridge's records, at the time his son, Chauncy, enrolled at Cambridge, in 1621, Henry was already dead.

From Cokayne, George Edward. Complete baronetage, 1611-1880. (Exeter [England]: W. Pollard, 1900-1906), 1:180. Sir John Wake, 2nd Bt., married Bridget Sandy, daughter of Henry Sandys, of Plumpton

from Postem

The Reverend Henry Sands who died in Boxforde (near Groton), Suffolk on Nov 9 1626 was born in 1549 according to his tomb.

The Henry Sandys of Northamptonshire who was the son of Archbishop Edwin Sandys and Cicely Wilford was born in 1572 and was dead by 1621, the year his son Chauncey entered Cambridge University according to the school’s records.

  • Cambridge Alumni database. Sandys, Chauncy Adm. pens. (age 15) at SIDNEY, 27 Jul., 1621. S. of Henry, of Culworth, Northamptonshire, gent., deceased (and Priscilla, dau. of Sir Toby Chauncy, of Edgcote [ Northamptonshire]). B. at Edgcote, Northamptonshire. Schools, Edgcote [ Northamptonshire] and Ashby [ Northamptonshire???]. Matric. 1621 .
  • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 43 page 293.
  • The Lovelace Family and Its Connections: of Furnace Fells, Lancashire (Continued). J. Hall Pleasants. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr., 1921) , pp. 227-243. Published by: Virginia Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4243817
  • The Lovelace Family page 243
    • 9. Henry Sandys, born 30 December, 1572. Not traced.
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/ww/wake2.php (membership required to view without interruption)
    • a. Sir John Wake of Piddington, 2nd Bart (d c1663, Colonel) m1. Bridget Sandys (dau/coheir of Henry Sandys of Plumpton)
  • http://www.thepeerage.com/p60139.htm#i601386
    • Henry Sandys lived at Plumpton, Northamptonshire, England.1. He is the father of Bridget, who married Sir John Wake.
      • [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4024. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
      • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
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Henry Sandys, Esq., of Culworth's Timeline

September 30, 1572
Edgcote, Northamptonshire , England
Age 48
Culworth, Northamptonshire , England