Marcus Sandys, 3rd Baron Sandys
Arthur Marcus Cecil Sandys, 3rd Baron Sandys (28 January 1798 – 10 April 1863), known as Lord Marcus Hill until 1860, was a British Whig politician.


Born Lord Marcus Hill, Sandys was a younger son of Arthur Hill, 2nd Marquess of Downshire
Arthur Hill, 2nd Marquess of Downshire
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, and Mary, 1st Baroness Sandys, daughter of Colonel the Hon. Martin Sandys. Arthur Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire
Arthur Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire
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 was his elder brother.

Political career

Sandys was Member of Parliament
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 for Newry
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 from 1832 to 1835 and for Evesham
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 from 1838 to 1852. He served as Comptroller of the Household
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 under Lord Melbourne
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
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 in 1841 and under Lord John Russell
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell
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 between 1846 and 1847 and as Treasurer of the Household
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 under Russell between 1847 and 1852. In 1860 he succeeded his elder brother as third Baron Sandys. The following year he assumed by Royal license the surname of Sandys in lieu of Hill.


Lord Sandys married Louisa, daughter of Joseph Blake, in 1837. He died in April 1863, aged 65, and was succeeded by his son, Augustus. Lady Sandys died in April 1886.

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