Sandys, Edwin, Sir
Sandys, Edwin, Sir, Son of archbishop Sandys, was born at Worcestershire about 1561. He was educated, under Hooker, at Corpus Christi College, Oxford; made probationer fellow in 1579, and prebendary of York in 1581. Having supported the succession of James I, he was knighted by that monarch in 1603. He was an influential member of the second London Company for Virginia, and was its treasurer in 1619; but Spanish influence was exerted against him, and in 1620 king James forbade his reelection. He was the author of a work entitled Europes Speculum, or a View on Survey of the State of Religion in the Western Part of the World, etc. (1605, 4to, with numerous later editions): — The Sacred Hymns, consisting of Fifty Select Psalms of David, etc. (1615, 4to). It is uncertain whether this version was performed by Sir Edwin or by some other of the same name (Wood, Athen. Oxon. [Bliss's ed.], 2, 474). See Allibone, Dict. Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Appleton's Cyclop. s.v.