Dr George Sandby

1717 - 1807


Master of Magdalene College Cambridge 1760-1774, and husband of Mary Sandby nee Acres. Signatory with his wife and others as lessors of a lease on the Tryall estate and the enslaved people attached to it in Jamaica in 1762.

  1. M.A. 1760, incorp. from Oxford; D.D. 1760. [S. of the Rev. Josiah (1689), Preb. of Worcester.] Matric. from Merton College, Oxford, Apr. 5, 1734, age 17; B.A. (Oxford) 1737; M.A. (Oxford) 1740. Master of Magdalene College, 1760-74. Vice-Chancellor, 1760-1. R. of Denton, Norfolk, 1750-1807 and R. of Skeyton. Chancellor of the diocese of Norwich, 1768. Died Mar. 24, 1807, aged 90, at Denton. (Al. Oxon.; G. Mag., 1807, I. 487.)

  2. Will of Rev. George Sandby Doctor of Divinity, Chancellor of the diocese of Norwich, proved 27/05/1807. He left monetary legacies (including consoles and naval stock) of some £6000 each to his daughters Elizabeth and Mary, as well as his leasehold house in Norwich. He left his estate at Denton to his son Rev. George Sandby (q.v.). The will is silent on property in Jamaica, implying that that an interest in the Tryall estate was settled on his wife for life and to their children after her death.


From the Ipswich Journal, 13th May, 1758 "On Tuesday was married the Rev. George Sandby, Rector of Denton in Norfolk, to Miss Acres, an accomplished young lady with a genteel fortune" http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/32192457/person/18264649872/facts [accessed 23/02/2017].

  1. Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

  2. PROB 11/1462/103

Further Information

Mary Acres
Rev. George
Oxford (Merton) [1734-1737 ]
Church of England

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1762 [EA] - 1762 [LA] → Joint owner

Signatory to a lease of Tryall by virtue of his marriage to Mary Acres.

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father → Son
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law