Sandys, George

Sandys, George, An Oriental traveler, was the seventh and youngest son of archbishop Sandys, and was born at Bishopsthorpe in 1577. He entered St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, and traveled in the East from 1610 till 1612. In 1621 he succeeded his brother as colonial treasurer of Virginia, and while in that colony completed his translation of the Metamosphoses of Ovid. Returning to England in 1624, he was appointed a gentleman of the king's privy chamber. He died at Bexley Abbey, Kent, the residence of his niece, lady Margaret Wyatt, in 1644.

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