Francis Sandford

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Sandford, Francis, an author of some note, was born in the County of Wicklow in 1630. Upon the Restoration he was made Pursuivant-at-Arms, which office he sold in 1689, because he could not take the oaths to William and Mary. His principal works were: A Genealogical History of the Kings of Portugal (London, 1664), and A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens of England (Savoy, 1677). An edition of this last work, continued to the Scottish Union by Samuel Stebbing, is "considered as among the great guns, even of magnificent collections." He died in January 1693.

Sources

16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.

339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

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