Who were all these Sandys people, anyway?
This is a page aimed at disentangling all the different Sandys people associated with Eversholt. It is a work in progress and may be wrong. Any good ideas? Please get in touch!
|Estimated Birth Year:||abt 1811|
|Date of Registration:||Apr-May-Jun 1878|
|Age at Death:||67|
Deaths Mar 1900
Deaths Sep 1875
So Agnes was born about 1844.
Births Sep 1874
I Thomas Sandys of Eversholt in the County of Bedford formerly of Highgate in the countyof Middlesex Surgeon being of sound mind & disposing memory do hereby make my last will & testamentin the manner & form following. That is to say first I ?? to be buried in a devout & private manner but not untilevident signs of dissolution have taken place and I hope I shall be excused for making such request always having had agreat fear of being buried alive. I desire my funeral expenses and my just debts to be paid assoon after my decease as convenient. I give & bequeath unto my dear niece? Maria Jane?? Sandys one thousandpounds four per cent annuities for her and  heirs for ever and I ?? also bequeath unto my dear wifeAnn Sandys the interest of the remainder of my funded property in the four percent annuitiesand the interest of my funded property in the Irish five per cents for and during her natural life& after her decease then I give & bequeath unto my brother Edwin Sandys the aforesaid funded propertyfor him and his heirs for ever. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Ann Sandys my interest in theEstate at Southam in Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire for and during her natural life & after her deceasethen I give & bequeath unto my brother Edwin Sandys my interest in the aforesaid estate at Southam inNottinghamshire & Lincolnshire for him and his heirs for ever. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Ann Sandys myhouse at Eversholt with yards gardens & ?? close of pasture land with all outbuildings & allthereto belonging for & during her natural life & after her decease then I give & bequeath untomy brother Edwin Sandys the aforesaid property at Eversholt for him and his heirs for ever. I give &bequeath unto my dear wife Ann Sandys my share & interest in the Grand Junction Canal for her and her heirsfor ever. I give & bequeath unto my dear wife Ann Sandys all my household furniture linen books china platewine & whatever in the house at the time of my death for & during her natural life & after her deceasethen I give & bequeath the aforesaid property unto my brother Edwin Sandys for him and his heirs for everallowance being made for ?? ?? in my wife’s life time & the wear & tear of linen & other articleslikely to be broken my meaning is that my dear wife Ann Sandys should have the use of all my propertyduring her natural life & then go to my brother Edwin Sandys & his heirs for ever except the thousand poundsI have given with four per cent annuities I have given to my dear niece? Maria Jane? Sandys & my interest& share of the Grand Junction Canal to my dear wife Ann Sandys for her and her heirs for ever. The bookslinen plate & china which belonged to my dear wife Ann Sandys before our marriage I give & bequeath to herand her heirs for ever as I wish to act justly & hope my meaning will not be perverted & be misunderstood.I do ?? ??? my dear wife Ann Sandys & my brother Edwin Sandys Executrix & Exor of this my last will andtestament revoking all former wills made by me ?? whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this thirtieth?day of april one thousand eight hundred & twelve Thomas Sandys. Signed sealed and delivered by the saidThomas Sandys the testator as & for his last will & testament in the presence of us who in his presence &at his request & in the sight & presence of each other have witnessed the same. John Phillips. James Goodman.Sophia Dinson.Proved at London the 2 Novr 1816 before the worshipful Richard ?? ?? Dr of Laws & ?? by the oaths of Ann Sandysw the ?? & Edwin Sandys Esq the brother exors to whom admon was granted being sworn to admin
So Thomas Sandys, died 1816, was brother to Edwin Sandys. According to the family tree from Ancestry below (and I have not checked it in detail) Edwin’s first child was Maria Jane Sandys, born 1797. Quite why she was singled out for such generosity isn’t clear. But she would have been Thomas’s niece.
|Name:||Thomas Sandys Esquire|
|Estimated Death Date:||abt 1816|
|Burial Date:||31 Jul 1816|
|Estimated Birth Year:||abt 1763|
|Parish or Poor Law Union:||Hornsey Highgate Chapel|
|Register Type:||Bishop’s Transcript|
|Estimated Death Date:||abt 1852|
|Burial Date:||23 Apr 1852|
|Estimated Birth Year:||abt 1770|
|Parish or Poor Law Union:||St Pancras St James|
|Register Type:||Bishop’s Transcript|
From The Morning Chronicle, 5 Sep 1855:
On the 1st inst., at Hamilton-terrace, St John’s-wood, at the advanced age of 93, Ann, Relict of Thomas Sandys, Esq., late of Eversholt, Beds.
I John Sandys of Eversholt in the County of Bedford being in health thanks to God and of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner followingI commend my Soul to Almighty God in hopes of Salvation in and through the ?? and ?? of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth in hopes of a joyful resurrection to be devoutly but privately buried at the discretion of my executrix I confirm the Marriage Settlement made upon Anna Maria Sandys my Dear Wife by which she is intitled to the Rents of my Estate at Southam in the counties of Nottingham and Lincoln and to the Rents of my Estate at Toddenham in the County of Glocester during her life. I also give devise and bequeath all that my freehold and inhheritance of and in all thosetwo messuages or tenements their yard land tenements ?? and ?? ?? ? plants situate lying and being ?? Manor of Toddenham in the county of Glocester and by me purchased of the right honourable Lord ?? unto my Dear Wife Anna Maria Sandys and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease then I give devise and bequeath the said freehold and inheritance of the said premises unto Sir Theophilus Biddulph of Birdingbury in the county of Warwick Bart. his heirs to and for and upon such and the same uses trusts interests and purposes and under and subject to such previous limitations and agreements as I and my said wife Anna Maria Sandys have directed and appointed the same together with the said two messuages their yard land and premises in and by our deed of appointment bearing date the — day of — in the present year of our lord 1795.I give to the poor of the parish of Eversholt the sum of five pounds to be laid out as my executrix shall order and direct and further I give and bequeath to my said dear wife Anna Maria Sandys all rents of lands and tythes and interest of money which shall be in arrear and unpaid at the time of my decease and after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid I give unto my said wife all the remainder of my personal estate whatsoever to be by her applied to her own use and the use of my children being firstly persuaded that the will art in every respect and upon all occasions for the good of my family I do nominate constitute and appoint Anna Maria Sandys my Dear Wife executrix of this my will and do declare this to be my last will and testament In ?? whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of august in the year of our lord 1795J. SandysSigned sealed published and declared by the testator John Sandys as his last will and testament in the sight of us who have subscribed our names in his presence and at his requestElizth GreenAnn GreenJn RotherhamIf James Nalvutine?? is in my service at the time of my death and behaves as well hereafter as he has hitherto done I desire my Exors will give him ten pounds J sandys Aug 12th 1805On the 7th February 1810 Admon with the will and codicil annexed of the goods chattels and credits of the Reverend John Sandys late of Eversholt in the County of Bedford Clerk a widower deceased was granted to Thomas Sandys Esquire one of the natural and lawful children of the said deceased he having been first sworn duly to administer Anna maria Sandys the wife of the testator and sole Executrix and residuary legator named in the said will dying in the life time and Edwin Sandys Esquire the natural and lawful son and with the said Thomas Sandys the only persons who would have been entitled in distribution to the personal estate and effects of the said deceased in case he had died intestate first consenting as by acts of court appear Exd