|"William Sandford II was made a member of Governor Lord Carnbury's Council in 1702, of Governor Lord Lovelace's Council in 1708, and although opposed by the proprietors, he was again made a member of the Council in 1709 under Governor Robert Hunter.|
In 1711, the New Jersey Assembly expelled him from that body because of an address to the Queen which he and other members of the Council along with Governor Carnbury himself, had signed in 1707. This address complained of some of the proceedings of the Assembly. Notwithstanding this rebuke, his constituents in Bergen County returned him without a dissenting vote, and made him a present of money for his expenses, declaring that they should continue to elect him whether he was admitted or not.
In 1719 William Sandford accused Philip Schuyler (first son of Arent Schuler) of "drinking a health to the damnation of the Governor and the Justices of Peace." Philip was unanimously acquitted.609
History of the State of New Jersey appears to have an error in it on page 357: "William, only surviving son of Captain William and Sarah (Whartman) Sanford, is mentioned in the will of his mother, June 8, 1708 as her executor, and as having three children - William, Michael and Peregrine." (he had more children after his mother passed away -SFM - the quote continues...) "From a news item in the New York Weekly Journal, November 5, 1739, we learn that William son Peregrine had but one son, who was crippled for life as a young man in an accident in a cider mill at Newark." This newspaper didn't say that Peregrine had only one son, it just says the son of, - but from this point, the writer assumes that William or Michael are the only possible ancestors of the remaining Sanford descendants. They have adopted a hypotheses based on naming customs to assume the relations of those mentioned afterwards. According to that hypotheses, Peter is the conjectured son of William Sandford -SFM 614
William Sandford, yeoman; will of. Son Richard 1/2 of cedar swamp in Bergen Co., between the rivers Pasayack and Hackinsack, with that tract of meadow between the cedar swamp and Hackinsack River, ... Daughters, Frankie, Jenne and Anna (all under age)615
February 24, 1732, Codicil to Will names sons, William, Michael, John, Peregrine, Robert and Peter. April 16, 1733 Affidavid of Francis Harrison who wrote the codicil names daughter Sarah as being overlooked by his error in previous codicil615