Sandys was the son of Sir William Sandys (son of Miles Sandys , himself brother of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York), and his wife Margaret, daughter of Walter Culpeper. His younger brother was William Sandys , the waterways engineer known as "Waterworks Sandys".
He was knighted on 8 June 1619.
- Mary Sandys
- William Sandys (died 1649)
- Edward Sandys
- Miles Sandys
Sandys was elected MP for Cirencester in the Useless Parliament of 1625. The Parliament was dissolved by King Charles I after sitting for less than three months; Sandys left no mark on the parliamentary records.
He was the author of the treatise Prudence, published in two editions in 1634, which accounts for prudence as comprising memory, understanding and providence.
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- "SANDYS, Sir Miles (c.1601-1636), of Brimpsfield, Glos". History of Parliament. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
- Foster, Joseph (1891). Alumni Oxonienses: Sandys, Miles. pp. 1309–1310. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- Debrett, John (1815). Debrett's Baronetage of England. 2 (3rd ed.). p. 1252. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- Engel, William E.; Loughnane, Rory; Williams, Grant, eds. (2016). "Miles Sandys: Prudence (1634)". The Memory Arts in Renaissance England: A Critical Anthology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 131 ff. ISBN 9781107086814. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
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