Priscilla Sandys

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Priscilla Sandys (Chauncey)

Birthplace: Probably Edgcote, Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Toby Chauncey, Kt., of Edgcote and Bridget Chauncey
Wife of Henry Sandys, Esq., of Culworth
Mother of Edwin Sandys and Chancey Sandys, of Smith's Tribe, Bermuda

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About Priscilla Sandys

Bridget Chauncey

  • born of Edgcote, Northamptonshire, England
  • Parents: Tobias Chauncey (d 1608) & Bridget Shelley (d 1579), his first wife


  1. Henry Sandys (b 1572 - d before 1621), 8th son of Edwin Sandys (1519-1598), Archbishop of York, & Cecily Wilford (d 1611), his 2nd wife

Validated children (more reported, see below)

  • Edwin
  • Chauncey b. 1606 of Edgcote, Northamptonshire. Of Smith's Tribe, Bermuda

Chauncey coat of arms - Edgcote - Northants


Traditional descent is examplified 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).



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

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Probably Edgcote, Northamptonshire, England
Edgcote, Northamptonshire , England