Sir Richard Sandford, 3rd Baronet

Sir Richard Sandford, 3rd Baronet (8 September 1675 – 2 April 1723) was an English landowner and Whig politician who sat in the English House of Commons between 1695 and 1707, and in the British House of Commons from 1708 to 1723.

Early lifeEdit

 
Plan of Howgill Castle

Sandford was the only son of Sir Richard Sandford, 2nd Baronet, of Howgill Castle, Westmorland and his wife Mary Bowes, daughter of Sir Francis Bowes of Thornton, County Durham.[1] His father was murdered in the White Friars, London on the day, and even - it was said - the hour, of his son's birth. His attackers Henry Symbal and William Jones were executed shortly after.[2] He entered Christs College, Cambridge in 1692.[3]

Political careerEdit

Sandford was chosen by Sir John Lowther, 2nd Baronet, as his partner for Westmorland at the 1695 general election although under age, and was returned as Member of Parliament (MP) unopposed. He was returned unopposed again at Westmorland in 1698. He was selected as Mayor of Appleby for the year 1700 to 1701. There was a contest at Westmorland in January 1701 at which he was defeated. He was then returned, on the interest of Lord Carlisle, at Morpeth at a by-election on 31 May 1701. He was elected MP for Westmorland again in December 1701 but was defeated there at the 1702 general election. He turned to Morpeth again in 1705 and was returned there unopposed at the 1705 general election and in 1708 and 1710. At the 1713 general election he was elected in contest as MP for Appleby. He was appointed Warden of the Mint in 1714 and held the post until 1717.[4]

Sandford was returned unopposed for Appleby in the 1715 and 1722 general elections.[5]

Death and legacyEdit

Sandford died unmarried on 2 April 1723 at the age aged 47 and the baronetcy became extinct on his death.[1] His estates passed to his sister, the wife of Philip Honywood.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1902), Complete Baronetage volume 2 (1625-1649), 2, Exeter: William Pollard and Co, retrieved 9 October 2018
  2. ^ John Burke, Sir Bernard Burke, Bernard Burke (1841). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland. Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 467. Retrieved 20 September 2018.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Sandford, Richard (SNDT692R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ "SANDFORD, Sir Richard, 3rd Bt. (1675-1723), of Howgill Castle, Westmld". History of Parliament (1690-1715). Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "SANDFORD, Sir Richard (1675-1723), of Howgill Castle, Westmld". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 20 September 2018.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Lowther
Sir Christopher Musgrave
Member of Parliament for Westmorland
1695–1700
With: Sir John Lowther 1695–1696
William Fleming 1696–1700
Succeeded by
Sir Christopher Musgrave
William Fleming
Preceded by
Philip Howard
Henry Belasyse
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
1701
With: Henry Belasyse
Succeeded by
Sir John Delaval
Emanuel Scrope Howe
Preceded by
Sir Christopher Musgrave
Henry Graham
Member of Parliament for Westmorland
1701–1702
With: Henry Graham
Succeeded by
Sir Christopher Musgrave
Henry Graham
Preceded by
Sir John Delaval
Emanuel Scrope Howe
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
1705–1707
With: Edmund Maine
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
1705–1713
With: Edmund Maine 1707–1708
Sir John Bennett 1708–1710
Christopher Wandesford 1710–1713
Succeeded by
Sir John Germain
Oley Douglas
Preceded by
Edward Duncombe
Thomas Lutwyche
Member of Parliament for Appleby
1713–1723
With: Thomas Lutwyche 1713–1722
Sackville Tufton 1722–1723
Succeeded by
Sackville Tufton
James Lowther
Political offices
Preceded by
Craven Peyton
Warden of the Mint
1714–1718
Succeeded by
William Thompson
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Richard Sandford
Baronet
(of Howgill)
1675–1723
Extinct