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William Sandys (b.1759)

Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

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William Sandys served for 26 years on the Bengal Establishment retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in 1805. He acted for some years as Adjutant General under the administration of the Marquis of Wellesley and after retirement, as magistrate for Cornwall. He married first Charlotte, daughter of Admiral Sir Digby Dent, then Eliza, daughter of John James of Rosemundy, Cornwall.

Royal Cornwall Museum



oil on canvas


H 75.5 x W 66 cm

Accession number

TRURI : 1986.50.1

Acquisition method

gift, 1986

Work type


Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ England

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