1288 words Baron Sandhurst - Wikipedia

Baron Sandhurst, of Sandhurst in the County of Berkshire, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 28 March 1871 for the soldier Sir William Mansfield, Commander-in-Chief of India between 1865 and 1870 and Commander-in-Chief of Ireland between 1870 and 1875. He was the grandson of Sir James Mansfield, Solicitor-General and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Lord Sandhurst's eldest son, the second Baron, was a Liberal politician and also served as Governor of Bombay. On 1 January 1917 he was created Viscount Sandhurst, of Sandhurst in the County of Berkshire, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[2] However, he had no surviving male issue and on his death in 1921 the viscountcy became extinct. He was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother, the third Baron. As of 2010 the title is held by the latter's great-grandson, the sixth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2002. He is a barrister and judge.

William Mansfield, first Viscount Sandhurst (right) with Colin Campbell, first Baron Clyde

Barons Sandhurst (1871)Edit

Viscounts Sandhurst (1917)Edit

Barons Sandhurst (1871; Reverted)Edit

  • John William Mansfield, third Baron Sandhurst (1857–1933)
  • Ralph Sheldon Mansfield, fourth Baron Sandhurst (1892–1964)
  • John Edward Terence Mansfield, fifth Baron Sandhurst (1920–2002)
  • Guy Rhys John Mansfield, sixth Baron Sandhurst (b. 1949)

The heir apparent is the present holder's only son, Hon. Edward James Mansfield (b. 1982)


Coat of arms of Baron Sandhurst
Out of an Eastern crown Argent a gryphon’s head Sable beaked Or between two branches of laurel Proper.
Argent on a chevron embattled Azure between three maunches Sable an Eastern crown Or on a chief engrailed of the third a lion of the fourth combatant with a tiger cowed Proper.
Steadfast [3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "No. 23718 inches. The London Gazette. 21 March 1871. p. 1492.
  2. ^ "No. 29913 inches. The London Gazette. 23 January 1917. p. 842.
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage. 1949.