SANDFORD, Sir Richard (1675-1723), of Howgill Castle, Westmld.
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Family and Education
b. 8 Sept. 1675, o.s. of Sir Richard Sandford, 2nd Bt., by Mary, da. of Sir Francis Bowes of Thornton, co. Dur. educ. Christ’s, Camb. 1692. unm. suc. fa. 8 Sept. 1675.
Warden of the mint 1714-17.
Sandford came of one of the most ancient families of Westmorland, which his ancestors had frequently represented. Returned as a Whig for the county before coming of age, he sat from 1713 for Appleby, where he owned 13 burgages.1 At George I’s accession he obtained a place, which he lost in 1717 for voting against the Government in the division on Lord Cadogan, thenceforth voting against them in all recorded divisions. On his death, 2 Apr. 1723, his estates passed to his sister, the wife of Robert Honywood.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Romney R. Sedgwick
- 1. B. Bonsall, Sir Jas. Lowther and Cumb. and Westmld. Elections, 20.