Richard Sandby

about 1760–
Farcet, Huntingdonshire, England

The Life of Richard

Richard Sandby was born about 1760, in Farcet, Huntingdonshire, England. He married Mary Thompson in 1784, in Farcet, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters.

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Richard Sandby
Mary Thompson
Marriage: 1784
Mary Sandby
Ann Sandby
Margrate Sandby

Spouse and Children

Farcet, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Sandby


    Ann Sandby


    Margrate Sandby


World Events (2)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 10

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 15

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty-five or more farmsteads, notably in southeastern Norway, named in Old Norse as Sunnbýr, from sunn ‘south’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Richard Sandby in entry for Margrate Sandby, "England, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers"
  • Richard Sandby in entry for Mary Sandby, "England, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers"
  • Richard Sandby in entry for Margrate Sandby, "England, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers"

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