Marcus Sandys, 3rd Baron Sandys

The Right Honourable
The Lord Sandys
Treasurer of the Household
In office
23 July 1847  21 February 1852
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Lord John Russell
Preceded by Lord Robert Grosvenor
Succeeded by Lord Claud Hamilton
Personal details
Born 28 January 1798 (1798-01-28)
Died 10 April 1863 (1863-04-11) (aged 65)
Nationality British
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Louisa Blake (d. 1886)
Saint Andrew's church, Ombersley: memorial on Arthur Marcus Cecil Sandys, Lord Sandys (1798–1863)

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, and Mary, 1st Baroness Sandys, daughter of Colonel the Hon. Martin Sandys. Arthur Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire was his elder brother.

Political career

Sandys was Member of Parliament for Newry from 1832 to 1835 and for Evesham from 1838 to 1852. He served as Comptroller of the Household under Lord Melbourne in 1841 and under Lord John Russell between 1846 and 1847 and as Treasurer of the Household under Russell between 1847 and 1852. In 1860 he succeeded his elder brother as third Baron Sandys. The following year he assumed by Royal licence 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 eldest son, Augustus. Lady Sandys died in April 1886. He was Godfather to Arthur Cheek, who was given the names "Arthur Marcus Hill" in his honour.[1]


  1. Meek, Robert (1857). The Martyr of Allahabad: Memorials of Ensign Arthur Marcus Hill Cheek. London: James Nisbet & Co.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Henry Knox
Member of Parliament for Newry
Succeeded by
Denis Caulfield Brady
Preceded by
Peter Borthwick
George Rushout-Bowles
Member of Parliament for Evesham
With: George Rushout-Bowles 18381841
Peter Borthwick 18411847
Sir Henry Willoughby, Bt 18471852
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Willoughby, Bt
Grenville Berkeley
Political offices
Preceded by
Hon. George Byng
Comptroller of the Household
Succeeded by
Hon. George Dawson-Damer
Preceded by
Hon. George Dawson-Damer
Comptroller of the Household
Succeeded by
Hon. William Lascelles
Preceded by
Lord Robert Grosvenor
Treasurer of the Household
Succeeded by
Lord Claud Hamilton
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Moyses William Hill
Baron Sandys
Succeeded by
Augustus Frederick Arthur Sandys
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