Cicely <I>Wilford</I> Sandys

Cicely Wilford Sandys

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Death 5 Feb 1610 (aged 75–76)
Essex, England
Burial Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford Borough, Essex, England
Memorial ID 66106348 · View Source
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Daughter of Sir Thomas Wilford. Married Archbishop Edwin Sandys on February 19, 1557.

The following info can be found at St. Marys History

"The monument to Cecily Sandys (née Wilford) (b.1534) is on the north wall of the chancel. Cecily was the (second) wife of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York (m.1559), and lived at nearby Edwin's Hall. She died there on the 5th February 1610, was buried in this parish church on the 7th February and eldest son, Sir Samuel, had the monument erected in 1619. It is of alabaster with a kneeling image of Cecily in profile. Father Time (with an hourglass in his hand) in on the left and another figure is missing from the right. There are Victories on the semi-circular pediment and the background is carved with an arbour of roses. The memorial gives a brief outline of her life and on the left hand sde is a list of her children."

(special thanks to Anne Shurtleff Stevens for the following info w/o documentation) Cecily, daughter of Rose Whetenhall, died testate 05 February 1610.

Cecily was the granddaughter of James Wilsford of London and Elizabeth Betenham, William Whetenhall and Anne Cromer. Cecily was a direct descendant of Geoffrey de Say of Kent, one of twenty five Magna Carta barons.

Cecily and Edwin had seven sons and three daughters; Sir Samuel, sir Edwin, George, Sir Miles, Thomas, Henry, William, Anne, Margaret (wife of Henry Aucher) and Hester.

(special thanks to Ginger Boerkircher for the following info with documentation) Contributor Anne Shurtleff Stevens has Hester as a daughter, but Hester was a daughter-in-law. Cicely and her husband Edwin had only two daughters, Anne & Margaret.

Also, you listed her burial as Unknown with the probability of it being Southwell. She is buried in Woodham Ferrers. During Cicely's widowhood, she lived in Essex at Edwin's Hall and she died in that village. She is buried at the St. Mary's Church in Woodham Ferrers, Essex, and there is a wall monument inside the Chancel (north side) with her kneeling effigy. There is also a lengthy inscription about her life. The monument was placed for her memory in 1619 by her oldest son, Samuel Sandys. Cicely was the 11th great grandmother of my husband and she was born in 1536.


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  • Created by: Cousins by the Dozens
  • Added: 24 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66106348
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cicely Wilford Sandys (1534–5 Feb 1610), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66106348, citing St Mary Churchyard, Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford Borough, Essex, England ; Maintained by Cousins by the Dozens (contributor 46904925) .