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Mrs Savile [1???-18??]
Mr Savile [18??-1???]
Anne Savile [14??-14??]
Cuthbert Savile [1???-15??]
Dorothy Savile [1???-1???]
Dorothy Savile [16??-1682]
Edward Savile [1???-1???]
Edward Savile [1???-1???]
Edward Savile [14??-15??]
Edward Savile [15??-1???]
Elizabeth Savile [1???-15??]
Elizabeth Savile [14??-1493-4]
Sir George Savile [15??-1???]
Sir George Savile [15??-1614]
Sir George Savile [1550-1622]
Sir George Savile [1633-1695]
Sir George Savile [1678-1743]
Sir George Savile [1726-1784]
Gilbert Savile [1???-16??]
Henry Savile [1???-1???]
Henry Savile [1???-1???]
Henry Savile [1???-12??]
Sir Henry Savile [1???-15??]
Captain Henry Savile [1???-1881]
Henry Savile [13??-1437]
Henry Savile [14??-14??]
Henry Savile [14??-1483]
Sir Henry Savile [1499-1558]
Henry Savile [15??-1566]
Henry Savile [15??-1607]
Sir Henry Savile [1549-1621]
Sir Henry Savile [1568-1617]
Henry de Savile [13??-1377]
Henry de Savile [13??-1412]
Hugh Savile [1???-1???]
Sir John Savile [1???-1???]
Sir John Savile [1???-1???]
John Savile [1???-1???]
John Savile [1???-1???]
Sir John Savile [1???-13??]
John Savile [1???-1459]
Sir John Savile [1???-1482]
John Savile [11??-12??]
Sir John Savile [12??-1???]
John Savile [12??-13??]
Sir John Savile [12??-1337]
Sir John Savile [12??-1353]
Sir John Savile [13??-1399]
Sir John Savile [13??-14??]
Sir John Savile [13??-14??]
Sir John Savile [13??-1405]
Sir John Savile [14??-14??]
Sir John Savile [14??-1505]
Sir John Savile [14??-1510]
John Savile [15??-15??]
John Savile [15??-16??]
Sir John Savile [15??-1606]
John Savile [15??-1609]
Sir John Savile [1545-1607]
Sir John Savile [1556-1630]
John Savile [1580-1626]
Sir John Savile [1651-1704]
John Savile [1818-1896]
Sir John Savile [1853-1931]
Leonard Savile [14??-1525]
RishworthOF Lord Savile [18??-19??]
Margaret de Savile [13??-13??]
Margery Savile [15??-15??]
Michael Savile [1???-15??]
Nicholas Savile [1???-1???]
Nicholas Savile [14??-1???]
Nicholas Savile [14??-14??]
Nicholas Savile [14??-15??]
Robert Savile [1???-1???]
Robert Savile [1???-1???]
Robert Savile [14??-15??]
Sibel Savile [14??-15??]
Sibil Savile [1???-1???]
Thomas Savile [1???-1???]
Thomas Savile [1???-1???]
Thomas Savile [1???-1???]
Thomas Savile [1???-1???]
Thomas Savile [1???-1530]
Thomas Savile [12??-12??]
Sir Thomas Savile [13??-1449]
Thomas Savile [14??-1457]
Thomas Savile [14??-1489/90]
Thomas Savile [14??-15??]
Thomas Savile [14??-1506]
Thomas Savile [15??-15??]
Thomas Savile [15??-15??]
Thomas Savile [15??-15??]
Thomas Savile [15??-1580]
Sir Thomas Savile [15??-1593]
Sir Walter Savile [1???-1???]
William Savile [14??-15??]
William Savile [14??-1517]
William Savile [15??-1???]
William Savile [15??-16??]
Sir William Savile [1612-1644]
William Savile [1665-1700] 


Savile, Mrs
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Halifax [around 1870]

Savile, Mr
[18??-1???] He married Jane

Children:

  1. Ellen Hobbs [b 1856] who was a cotton reeler [1891]

The family lived at 48 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1891].

He was dead by 1891.

In 1891 the widowed Jane was a washerwoman. Living with her and daughter Ellen was nephew [?] Herbert Lister

Savile, Anne
[14??-14??] Sir John Savile of Thornhill had a daughter.


Her name is unknown. It is given as Anne in a pedigree.

See Women's names

 

This daughter married Ralph Snaith.

Children:

  1. John
  2. George
  3. Robert

Ralph Snaith was bailiff of Pontefract.

In his will, dated 11 March 1472, Ralph Snaith refers often to my wife but does not name her.

However, she can be identified from the part in his will where he gives instructions for the care of his three young sons, in which he states ... 


be the avice of my wife and of her brodir William Savell, beryng witnes Thomas Watkynson, John Dykonson and Thomas Moulton.

Item I will that my wife gife to youg John Savell a gra horse trotyng whiche gois in the parke; that Thamas Savell have a dublett of grene chamlett and William Savell a dublett of blake damaske; and that my sister Waterton have a doblett of cremysyn velwett for hir son; and that my wife take a gowne furyd wt buge and a dublett of blake velwett for hir rememerance of me.

Ralph asks to be buried in the church of the colege of the Holy Trynite in Pomfrete.

[Testamenta Eboracensia pt 3, p.203]

 

Savile, Cuthbert
[1???-15??] Son of Thomas Savile.

Recorded in 1547.

He married Margaret Hardy


Margaret was the daughter of John Hardy of Halifax
 

Savile, Dorothy
[1???-1???] Daughter of Sir Henry Savile.

She married John Kaye of Woodsome and Oakenshaw. They had 7 illegitimate children

Savile, Dorothy
[16??-1682] Of Greetland. She was the second wife of Joseph Ramsden. She died after giving birth to their daughter, Grace

Savile, Edward
[1???-1???] Fourth son of Nicholas Savile.

He lived at Ainley House, Elland

Savile, Edward
[1???-1???] Son of Nicholas Savile.

He married Alice Oates.


Alice was the daughter of John Oates of Halifax
 

Children:

  1. John who married Jennet Wode from Longley
  2. Thomas who married Jane Holdsworth
  3. Jennet
  4. Agnes
  5. Margery
  6. Isabel who married Edward Marshe
  7. Elizabeth who married Thomas Bottomley

Savile, Edward
[14??-15??] Lord of the Manor of Shelf. He had disagreements with William Fourness, lord of the Manor of Shelf Hall

Savile, Edward
[15??-1???] Of Thornhill.

Son of Sir Henry Savile.

He married (1) Mary Leigh.


Mary was the daughter of Sir Richard Leigh of St Albans
 

They divorced on grounds of causa frigidatis.

He married (2) Elizabeth Barnby.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Geoffrey Barnby
 

After Edward's death, Elizabeth married James Birkby who was Lord Mayor of York [1558, 1596]

Savile, Elizabeth
[1???-15??] Daughter of Thomas Savile.

She married (1) Robert Pilkington.

She married (2) John Rayner.

She married (3) Mr Rokeby

Savile, Elizabeth
[14??-1493-4] Daughter of Sir John Savile.

She married (1) Sir Robert Waterton of Walton.

Children:

  1. Sir John Waterton

She married (2) Thomas Savile of Hullenedge.


Thomas was her second cousin
 

They appear to have had no male issue.


Administration Jan 14, 1493-4 to John Waterton, Knt [Rotherham, i, 61]
 

Savile, Sir George
[15??-1???] Lord of the Manor of Wadsworth.

See Greenwood Stone and Savile's Law

Savile, Sir George
[15??-1614] Son of Sir George Savile.

Of Lupset and Thornhill in Yorkshire. A member of the Savile family of Thornhill, and the Savile family of Lupset

He was created 2nd Baronet Savile of Thornhill in 1611.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son who died young
  2. William

Savile, Sir George
[1550-1622] First Baronet Savile of Thornhill.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. George

Savile, Sir George
[1633-1695] Eldest son of Sir William Savile.

Born 11th November 1633.

He became a statesman, politician and essayist.

He was a wealthy baronet, 4th Baronet Savile of Thornhill. He entered politics in the 1660s and supported the Royalist cause in the Civil War. He was a protestant, but a loyal supporter of the Stuart cause. On the death of Cromwell, he declared himself in favour of the absent king. At the Restoration, he was created Baron Savile of Eland and Viscount Halifax [1667], the 1st Earl of Halifax (First Creation) [1679], Keeper of the Privy Seal, and the first Marquis of Halifax [1682]

He wrote several works, including a book entitled The Miscellanies about the social life and customs of Britain which was published by Robert Urie of Glasgow [1751].

In 1656, he married (1) Lady Dorothy Spencer [16??-1670].


Dorothy was the daughter of the 1st Earl of Sunderland and Dorothy Sidney
 

Children:

  1. William

In 1672, he married (2) Gertrude Pierrepont.


Gertrude was the daughter of William Pierrepont of Thoresby
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield

He was

carried off by a mortification of the bowels

[5th April 1695].

He was buried at Westminster Abbey

See The Life & Letters of Sir George Savile

Savile, Sir George
[1678-1743] Born in Thornhill Marquess of Halifax. 7th Baronet Savile of Thornhill. He became Lord Savile of Rufford. Lord of the Manor of Heptonstall

Savile, Sir George
[1726-1784] 8th and last Baronet Savile of Thornhill.

Born in Savile House, London [18th July 1726].

Independent Whig MP for Yorkshire. He was one of the largest landowners in the district.

He was president of the Halifax Union Club. He took a prominent part in the formation of the Calder & Hebble Navigation Company. He was a subscriber to the publication of Watson's History.

He visited Royds' House, Halifax on many occasions, and may have given his name to George Square.

In 1756, he and Charles Watson-Wentworth established the Regiment which became the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He never married.

The male line of the Savile family ended when he died [10th January 1784].

His sister, Barbara, married Richard Lumley-Saunderson.

See Rev George Braithwaite, Elections and Union Journal

Savile, Gilbert
[1???-16??] Of Greetland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Susannah [16??-1708] who married William Richardson

Savile, Henry
[1???-1???] Of Copley.

Son of Thomas Savile.

He married Sibill Copley.


Sibill was the daughter of Lyon Copley of Batley
 

Children:

  1. Thomas

Savile, Henry
[1???-1???] Of Wath and Elland.

Son of Nicholas Savile.

He married Elizabeth Hall.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Thurstan Hall of Wath
 

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Nicholas who died young
  3. Alice
  4. Elizabeth who married John Clay
  5. John of Wath who married Beatrix Wentworth

Savile, Henry
[1???-12??] Son of John Savile.

Recorded in 1222 and 1225.

He married Agnes Golcar.


Agnes was the daughter of John Golcar
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Baldwin

Savile, Sir Henry
[1???-15??] In 1535, he was lord of the Manor of Skircoat

Savile, Captain Henry
[1???-1881] Of Rufford Abbey.

Rishworth Lodge was built for him.

He was owner and breeder of thoroughbred race horses. His horse, Ripponden, won several races.

In 1870, he gave a new bell to Ripponden Parish Church.

In 1866, he sold land to Halifax Corporation to create Savile Park.

See Highroad Well Independent School

Savile, Henry
[13??-1437]
Written: Savell

Esquire, of the Parish of Halifax.

Second son of Henry Savile, Esquire, of Elland and Thornhill.

He married Helen (Ellen) Copley.


Helen was the daughter & heiress of Thomas Copley
 


By his marriage, Henry became of Copley.

From this line, came the Savile families of Copley, of Hullenedge, of Newhall, of Methley etc.

 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. John
  3. Nicholas

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Savile, Henry
[14??-14??] In 1442, he married Joan, daughter of John Lacy

Savile, Henry
[14??-1483] Son of Thomas Savile.

He held land and property in Hipperholme, Horbury, Sandal, and elsewhere.

He was buried at the church of White Friars, Fleet Street, London.


In his will Henry mentions his mother – myn olde Lady Sayvell; his older brother Thomas and his wife ElizabethElizabeth Waterton, widow; his sister Agnes and her husband Thomas Blakker; his young brother William; and Jane and Elizabeth Eland. He also made other bequests including to the churches of White Friars, London; and in Sandal; Thornhill and Elland
 

Savile, Sir Henry
[1499-1558] Of Thornhill and of Soothill.

Son of Sir John Savile. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1541-1542]. He was Lord of the Manor of Heptonstall. He stood by Henry VIII during the Pilgrimage of Grace. He was a supporter of Robert Holdsworth and an enemy of Sir Richard Tempest.

He married Elizabeth Soothill.

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. John who died young
  3. Dorothy

Savile, Henry
[15??-1566] Or Sayvill. Third son of John Sayvill. He owned Bradley Hall, Stainland and Sunnybank, Greetland.

In 154?, he married Elizabeth Ramsden at Elland.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Henry
  3. Thomas
  4. Jennet [1???-1635] who married William Wilkinson
  5. Margery who married [1529] John Clayton
  6. (possible) Mariola
  7. Mary who married Marmaduke Pearson
  8. Elizabeth [1550-1629] who married John Holdsworth
  9. Dorothy who married Richard Spoxton, Steward of the Star Chamber of Wakefield

He was involved in the Wakefield-Pontefract feud.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Savile, Henry
[15??-1607] Of The Banke.

Son of Thomas Savile.

Like his father and his son, he collected manuscripts.

He married Frances Moyser.

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1568]
  2. Bridget who died young

Savile, Sir Henry
[1549-1621] Scholar.

Son of Henry Savile.

Born at Bradley Hall, Stainland.

Savile, Sir Henry
[1568-1617] MA.

He was known Long Harry Savile – a nickname given to distinguish him from other Saviles at Oxford.

Son of Thomas Savile.

Born at Blaithroyd and is also known as Henry of Banke.

The family moved to Shaw Hill when he was a boy.

Like his distinguished relative – Sir Henry Savile – he went to Merton College Oxford, and he became a scholar of mathematics, medicine, chemistry, painting, heraldry, and antiquities.

He did not marry and had no children.

He travelled widely, and he was a collector of books and manuscripts. He lived in the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and was buried at the church there

Savile, Henry de
[13??-1377]
Written: Sayuill & Sayvill

Second son of Sir John Savile.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. John
  3. Johan
  4. Alice

Savile, Henry de
[13??-1412] Esquire, of Elland and Tankersley, and of Thornhill, by his marriage.

The first member of the Savile family of Thornhill.

Son of Sir John Savile.

He married Elizabeth.


Elizabeth was the daughter and heiress of Simon de Thornhill and brought to the marriage the vast lands of Thornhill family
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Henry
  3. (possibly) Jennett who (according to some pedigrees) married William Leedes

Henry took over the Thornhill family lands in Sowerbyshire and Thornhill.

He probably died in 1412

See The Savile family of Thornhill

Savile, Hugh
[1???-1???] Son of Thomas Savile.

He married Grace Whitley

Savile, Sir John
[1???-1???] Son of Sir John Savile.

He married Unknown.


His wife was a daughter of Sir Simon de Rockley
 

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. John

Savile, Sir John
[1???-1???] Of Savile Hall [?].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

See Savile Family Pedigrees

Savile, John
[1???-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Savile, John
[1???-1???] Of Hullen Edge.

Son of John Savile.

He married Anne Hopton.


Anne was the daughter of J. Hopton of Armley
 

Children:

  1. Leonard who died young
  2. John
  3. Mary who married Philip Strangways and then Mr Fox
  4. Robert

Savile, Sir John
[1???-13??] Of Tankersley.

Son of John Savile.

He married Jane Wood.


Jane was the daughter of Matthew de Bosco [alias Wood]
 

Children:

  1. (possibly) John

See Savile Family Pedigrees and Margaret de Savile

Savile, John
[1???-1459]
Written: Sayvell & Sayvyl

Of Copley.

Son of Henry Savile, Esquire.

He married Matilda.


While there is no evidence to support it, some pedigrees state that John married Maud (which was a version of Matilda), the daughter of Thomas Trafford of Trafford, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Humphrey
  3. Johan
  4. Anne
  5. Margaret
  6. (possibly) Alice who (possibly) married Thomas Stansfeld
  7. (possibly) Ellen

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Savile, Sir John
[1???-1482] Of Elland, Tankersley and Thornhill.

Son and heir of Sir Thomas Savile.

He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1455, 1461] / MP for Yorkshire [1450, 1467].

Antiquarian Joseph Hunter says


he was chief steward of the manor of Wakefield Honour of Wakefield connected with which office was the custody of the castle of Sandal.

The castle thus became his occasional residence, where he died on the morrow of the feast of St. Basil, 1482. His body was carried through Wakefield and sumptuously buried at Thornhill

 

Sir John was one of the protagonists in the Savile-Pilkington feud.

He married Alice Gascoigne.


Alice was the daughter of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. William
  3. Thomas
  4. Henry
  5. Richard
  6. Nicholas
  7. Margaret who appears never to have married
  8. Elizabeth
  9. daughter who may have been called Anne

He (probably) died at Sandal Castle.

He was buried at Thornhill

Savile, John
[11??-12??] Son of Sir John Savile.

He married Agnes Aldwark.


Agnes was the daughter of Sir Roger Aldwark
 

Children:

  1. Henry

Savile, Sir John
[12??-1???] Of Tankersley.

Son of Thomas Savile.

He married Agnes from Rochdale.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Peter who was an idiot and insane [1287]
  3. Elizabeth who married Thomas Kay
  4. Margery who married John Thornton

Savile, John
[12??-13??] Of Tankersley.

Son of Sir John Savile.

He married Isabel Latham.


Isabel was the daughter of Sir Robert Latham
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Jane who married Mr Ashton

Savile, Sir John
[12??-1337] Of Golcar and of Rishworth by his marriage.

Father unknown.


He is the first member of the family from whom we can, using documentary evidence, establish lineage. – see
Savile Family Pedigrees.

Documents do exist naming men of the Savile family prior to this, but insufficient to establish lineage.

There is mention of a Henry de Seyvill in 1225, Sir John de Seyvill in 1251, Baldwin de Seyville and his sons, William, John and Hugh, in the Wakefield Court Rolls [1274-1307] and the Lunacy Inquisition of Peter de Seyvell in 1286.

See Savile Family Pedigrees

 

He married Margaret (Margery).


Margaret was the daughter and coheir of Henry de Rishworth of Rishworth

We do not have the date of the marriage but it took place before 1306, and probably in 1300

 

Children:

  1. John
  2. (probably) Margaret

Sir John was probably dead in 1337

Savile, Sir John
[12??-1353]
Written: Saivyll & Sayvill

Of Golcar and Rishworth.

Son and heir of Sir John Savile.

He did homage 1337.

He married Margaret.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Henry

He was dead in 1353

Savile, Sir John
[13??-1399]
Written: Saville, Sayvill & Sayville

Of Golcar, and of Elland and Tankersley, by his marriage.

Son and heir of Sir John Savile.

He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1380, 1382-1383, 1387-1388] and Knight of the Shire [1375, 1382, 1384, 1389].

Before 1353, he married Isabel, daughter of Thomas de Eland, Esquire of Elland and Tankersley, which manors she brought to the marriage.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Henry

Savile, Sir John
[13??-14??] Of Eland.

Son of Sir John Savile, knt., of Golcar and of Elland and Tankersley.

He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1402-1403].

He married Unknown.


It is said in a secondary source that he married Isabel, daughter of Sir Robert de Radclyffe, of Radclyffe Tower.

This may be so, but no evidence has been found to support it

 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Isabel who married Thomas Darcy, second son of Philip, Lord Darcy.

    Isabel died before 1449, her cousin, Sir Thomas Savile, being her heir to Elland and Tankersley etc

Savile, Sir John
[13??-14??] Son of Sir John Savile

He married Unknown.


Some pedigrees have that he married Isabel daughter of Sir William Fitzwilliam.

This may be so, but no evidence has been found to support it

 

They had no children

Savile, Sir John
[13??-1405] Of New Hall, Elland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Agnes who married John Hanson

Savile, Sir John
[14??-14??] Son of Sir John Savile.

He married Jane Harrington.


Jane was the daughter of Sir Thomas Harrington of Brearley
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Alice who married Sir William Calverley from Calverley

Savile, Sir John
[14??-1505] Of Thornhill.

Son of Sir John Savile.

He succeeded his grandfather as Steward of Wakefield.

In 1481, he was knighted by Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

He married (1) Alice Vernon.


Alice was the daughter of Henry Vernon
 

He married (2) Elizabeth Paston.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Elizabeth who married Thomas Conyers and Thomas Soothill
  3. Anne who married Henry Thwaites from Lund
  4. Margaret who married (1) Thomas Wortley and (2) Richard Corbett

Savile, Sir John
[14??-1510] Of Hullenedge.

Third son of Thomas Savile, esquire, of Hullenedge

John is mentioned in the 1488 will of his brother Thomas.

John appears to have acquired the family lands after his brothers Thomas and Henry died without male issue.

He married Unknown.


In his History of Halifax [p. 182], Rev Watson states that John married Alice, daughter of Ralph Lister of Halifax, but evidence to support this has not been found
 

Children:

  1. Leonard son and heir
  2. John
  3. Gilbert
  4. (possibly) Robert
  5. (possibly) William
That Leonard was the oldest son is shown in the following document:


1522, 26 June. Indenture lease: Leonard Savile, son and heir of Sir John Savile to Henry Clay messuage in Eland.

[Nott Arch DD/SR/207/634]

 

John is named in two documents of November 1474 with his cousins, Nicholas Stansfeld, James Stansfeld, and Geoffrey Stansfeld.


Sept 30, 1510. The will of Sir John Savile, Knight, was proved and adm. of his goods was committed to Sir Thomas Pek, one of the exors, power being reserved
 

Savile, John
[15??-15??] Of Rodwell.

Son of Thomas Savile.

He married Anne Cawthorne.


Anne was the daughter of George Cawthorne of Carleton in Skipton
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child
  12. child
  13. child
  14. child
  15. child

Savile, John
[15??-16??] Of New Hall, Elland.

He married Frances Boswell [1549-1609].


Frances was the daughter of Godfrey Boswell
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth / Elezabeth
  2. Mary
  3. Jane
  4. Dorothy / Dorithy

Frances and the 4 daughters were buried at Elland Parish Church

Savile, Sir John
[15??-1606] Lawyer. Brother of Sir Henry Savile

Savile, John
[15??-1609] Last member of the Elland branch of the Savile family founded by Thomas Savile of Hullen Edge Hall. He was buried in Elland Parish Church

Savile, Sir John
[1545-1607] Son of Henry Savile.

Born at Bradley Hall, Stainland.

Around 1561, he attended Brasenose College Oxford. He was a Barrister and a Judge. He became the Steward of Wakefield. He was one of the original members of the Society of Antiquaries. In 1598, he was appointed one of the Barons of the Exchequer under James I. In 1603, he was knighted.

On 11th May 1574, he married (1) Jane Garth [1544-1586/7].


Jane was the daughter of Richard Garth of Morden, Surrey
 

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Elizabeth who married John Jackson
  3. Jane who married Henry Gooderick

On 23rd December 1587, he married (2) Elizabeth Wentworth.

Children:

  1. Jonathan
  2. Helen who died young

On 15th January 1593/4, he married (3) Dorothy Wentworth.

There is also a record of a 4th wife, Margery Peake.

He is described as

of Bradley Hall, Stainland and Methley Hall, near Leeds

He was buried at St Dunstan's Church in the West, Fleet Street, London. His heart was buried in the south aisle of Methley Church, Leeds.

See Annesley House, Elland, William Camden, Nicholas Hanson and Roman Altar at Thick Hollins

Savile, Sir John
[1556-1630] First Baron Savile of Pontefract.

A politician who became the MP for Lincolnshire in 1586, the Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1600. He was made a knight of the shire for York in the years 1597, 1614, 1624, and 1626. He was Custos Rotulorum of the West Riding of Yorkshire. He was ejected from office in 1615, but reappointed in 1626. He became a privy councillor, and the comptroller of the household, 1627-30. In 1627, he was created Baron Savile

Savile, John
[1580-1626] Second son of William Savile. Halifax attorney.

He was living in York in 1617, when he married Isabel Lawe.

Children:

  1. son
  2. daughter
  3. daughter

Savile, Sir John
[1651-1704] 6th Baronet Savile of Thornhill

Savile, John
[1818-1896] Born John Lumley-Savile. First Baron Savile of Rufford [1888]

Savile, Sir John
[1853-1931] KCVO, TD, DL.

Of Rufford Abbey.

Second Baron Savile of Rufford.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. George
  2. Henry
  3. Deirdre Barbara Elland who married [1948] Major Kent Kane Parrott of the US Air Force, of California

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £163,644.

His widow, Lady Savile of Walshaw, and Claud E. Levita, had a son, Wilfred Harry who married Mrs Helen Sholta Mann [1950?]

See Brown Cow, Rishworth, Elland Town Hall, Lower Cockcroft Hall, Rishworth and Walshaw Dean Footpath Dispute

Savile, Leonard
[14??-1525] Of Hullenedge.

Son & heir of Sir John Savile of Hullenedge.

He married Joan (also called Jennet).

Children:

  1. Thomas

When Leonard knew that he was dying he took the following action:


1 Sept. 1523. Indenture. Guardianship deed Leonard Savile of Eland son and heir of John of Hollyngage to Thomas Savile of Bothomehall, gent., Thomas son and heir of Leonard Savile.

[Nott Arch DD/SR/207/626]

 

Leonard last appears in documents in mid 1525. In November that year, his younger brother John, now esquire, was in possession of Hullenedge Hall:


1525, 24 Nov. Indenture lease: John Savile of Holingedge esq and son Leonard to Thomas Savile of Denton, Hullyngage Hall and lands. Eland

[Nott Arch DD/SR/207/640]

 

His widow, Joan, remarried, as can be seen from this document:


1555/6 Mar 7. Indenture lease John [Joan] Hyde, widow of Christopher Hyde of Stainforth, a late widow of Leonard Savile, to her son Thomas Savile, all her lands and messuages in Elland, Stainland and Greetland
 

Savile, Long Harry

Savile, Lord
[18??-19??]


Question: Does anyone know the precise identity of this man?

 

He lived at Rishworth Lodge, and had a hunting ground there.

See Derby Bar, Rishworth, Benjamin Sykes and Wright Sykes

Savile, Margaret de
[13??-13??]
Written: de Seyvill

She was Prioress of Kirklees Priory, though the exact dates are lost.

Watson in his History of Halifax [p 210] said:


Sir John [de Savile] married Jane, daughter of Matthew de Bosco (alias Wood) by whom, John, and Margaret, Prioress of Kirklees, 32 Edw III [1358-9].

John married Margery, daughter and coheiress of Henry Rishworth, of Rishworth, in Halifax Parish, esquire

 

Watson copied the above from a pedigree written by Ralph Thoresby in his Ducatus Leodiensis [1715]. It may be so, though no original evidence has been found to support it. It seems more likely, if she was Prioress in 1358, that she was the next generation = the daughter, not the sister, of Sir John Savile of Golcar and Rishworth

Savile, Margery
[15??-15??] Or Mariola. (Possibly) daughter of Henry Savile [??].

She married John Clay from Clay House, Greetland

Savile, Michael
[1???-15??] Vicar of Elland [1561]

Savile, Nicholas
[1???-1???] Son of Nicholas Savile.

He married Agnes Haigh.


Agnes was the daughter of John Haigh
 

Children:

  1. John who married Alice Dawson from Golcar

Savile, Nicholas
[14??-1???] Of New Hall, Elland.

Son of Thomas Savile.

He married Margaret Wilkinson.


Margaret was the daughter of William Wilkinson
 

Children:

  1. Alice who married Arthur Pilkington from Bradley
  2. Agnes [1496-15??] who married Hugh Lacy
  3. Isabel who married Richard Waterhouse
  4. Jenet who married John Thornhill
  5. John
  6. Thomas
  7. Henry
  8. Edward
  9. Nicholas

Savile, Nicholas
[14??-14??] Of The Banke, Southowram.

Son of Henry Savile of Copley.

He married Janet de Lacy.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Janet or Jennet who married Thomas Whitley from Whitley
  3. Elizabeth who married Thomas Nettleton from Thornton Lees
  4. Ellen who married Robert Gibson
  5. Alice who married Thomas Firth from Dewsbury
  6. Agnes who married Richard Snydall/Sandall from Sandhall
  7. Thomas

Savile, Nicholas
[14??-15??] Or Saville. Built New Hall, Elland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. Edward
  5. Alice who married Robert Pilkington

See Kirklees Hall, Brighouse

Savile, Robert
[1???-1???] Of Hullen Edge.

He married Ellen Fulnetby.


Ellen was the daughter of Thomas Fulnetby of Fulnetby, Lincolnshire
 

Children:

  1. Thomas

Savile, Robert
[1???-1???] Son of John Savile.

He married Jane Chaworth from Warton.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Leonard who became a parson of Lewes
  3. Sibil
  4. Isabel who married John Dighton
  5. Grace who married Richard Briggs

Savile, Robert
[14??-15??] Of Hullen Edge. Second son of the Savile family of Elland.

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Robert

In 1491, he married (2) Joan Otes.

Children:

  1. Sibel

He married (3) Agnes Otes

Savile, Sibel
[14??-15??] Aka Sibell or Sibyl. Daughter of Robert Savile and Joan Otes.

She married Robert Waterhouse.

After a dispute with her half-brother, Gilbert Otes, she and her husband inherited Shibden Hall in 1522

Savile, Sibil
[1???-1???] Daughter of Robert Savile.

She married Robert Waterhouse

Savile, Thomas
[1???-1???] Of The Banke, Southowram.

Son of Nicholas Savile.

He married Jennett or Euphemia.


His wife was the daughter of Thomas Soothill
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. John
  3. Miles who became a priest
  4. Isabel who married Edward Saltonstall
  5. Jennet who married William Holmes
  6. Jane who married John Smith
  7. Alice who married Richard/William Cliffe
  8. Henry
  9. Brian

Savile, Thomas
[1???-1???] Son of John Savile.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Thomas who died without issue
  3. Edward who became parson of Hadley, Suffolk
  4. Humphrey who became Chaplain to Lord Delawarr
  5. Leonard who died unmarried
  6. John who died young
  7. Jane who died young
  8. Margaret who married William Milner

Savile, Thomas
[1???-1???] Son of Henry Savile.

He married Alice Beaumont


Alice was the daughter of Thomas Beaumont of Whitley
 

Savile, Thomas
[1???-1???] Son of Robert Savile.

He had lands at Mirfield.

He married Elizabeth Shaw.


Elizabeth was the daughter of James Shaw
 

Children:

  1. Cuthbert
  2. Elizabeth

Savile, Thomas
[1???-1530] Of Copley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ellen or Alice who married Thomas Savile

Savile, Thomas
[12??-12??] Of Newstead, Yorkshire.

Son of Henry Savile.

He married Unknown, a daughter of Sir Richard Tankersley.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Henry who died without issue
  3. Alice who married Mr Lockwood

Savile, Sir Thomas
[13??-1449]
Written: Sayvyll

Knt. of Thornhill.

Son and heir of Henry Savile, Esquire, of Elland and Thornhill.

Heir to his cousin, Isabel Darcy, to Elland and Tankersley, etc.

He was MP Yorkshire [1439].

He married Margaret.


Pedigrees and secondary sources state that Margaret was the daughter of Sir John Pilkington, of Bradley
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. (possibly) Margaret
  3. (possibly) Alice
  4. (possibly) Elizabeth

He was buried at Thornhill

Savile, Thomas
[14??-1457]
Written: Sayvell

Son and heir of Henry Savile of Copley.

An early member of the Elland branch of the Savile family of Hullenedge.

He rebuilt Hullen Edge Hall and lived there.

He married Isabell Stansfield.


Isabell was the daughter of John Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Henry
  3. Agnes who married Thomas Blakker and had a son Robert, all mentioned in the will of her brother Thomas, and her husband, called brother in law, in will of her brother Henry
  4. John
  5. Nicholas
  6. William

See Peter Stansfeld and Toothill Hall, Rastrick

Savile, Thomas
[14??-1489/90]
Written: Savell, Sayvell & Sayvile

Esquire. Of Hullenedge.

Son of Thomas Savile of Hullenedge.


There remained a close relationship between the Saviles of Hullenedge and the main line of the family now living in Thornhill
 

He married Elizabeth Savile.


ElizabethLady Elizabeth Waterton – was the daughter of Sir John Savile, and widow of Sir Robert Waterton of Walton [Administration Jan 14, 1493-4 to John Waterton, Knt (Rotherham, i, 61)]

She was Thomas's second cousin

 


Will of Ralph Snaith, dated 11 March 1472, [to be buried in the church of the colege of the Holy Trynite in Pomfrete]. In the instructions for the care of his three under age sons, states:
... be the avice of my wife and of her brodir William Savell, beryng witnes Thomas Watkynson, John Dykonson and Thomas Moulton. Item I will that my wife gife to youg John Savell a gra horse trotyng whiche gois in the parke; that Thamas Savell have a dublett of grene chamlett and William Savell a dublett of blake damaske; and that my sister Waterton have a doblett of cremysyn velwett for hir son; and that my wife take a gowne furyd wt buge and a dublett of blake velwett for hir rememerance of me

[Testamenta Eboracensia pt 3, p.203]

 

He probably died without male issue.

No children are mentioned in his will, but, from the wording, it is possible that he had married daughters.

The will of his brother, Henry, and a Wakefield Manor Roll entry of the period refer to Thomas Sayvell and his heirs, but then, that is standard wording

Savile, Thomas
[14??-15??] Of Welburn in the North Riding.

Son of Nicholas Savile.

He married Cecily, daughter of Thomas Lacy.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Hugh
  3. Maude who married Aymer Burdet
  4. Margaret who married Mr Radcliffe

They lived at Blaithroyd, Southowram.

He died before 20th May 1531

Savile, Thomas
[14??-1506] Son of Sir John Savile.

He was parker and palliser in the Isle of Axeholme, Lincolnshire [1483], and keeper of the manor of Epworth, Lincolnshire.

In 1482, he married Margaret Basforth in Wakefield Cathedral.


Margaret was the daughter of Thomas Basforth
 


A number of pew ends & misercords were installed in Wakefield Cathedral to celebrate the marriage
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. George
  3. Ralph
  4. James
  5. Robert
  6. Percival
  7. Thomas
  8. Joan
  9. Alice
  10. Elizabeth

He was buried in St Catherine's Choir at Wakefield Cathedral

Savile, Thomas
[15??-15??]
Written: Savill & Sayvile

Of Walton.

Son and heir of Leonard Savile of Hullenedge.

The lands in Walton would have been brought to the Saviles by Lady Elizabeth Waterton, widow of Sir Robert Waterton of Walton, when she married Thomas Savile, esquire, of Hullenedge.

The lands would have passed down to Thomas of Walton from his grandfather, Sir John Savile, who was Thomas of Hullenedge's younger brother.

He married Ellen Pilkington.


Ellen was the daughter of Arthur Pilkington
 

This was an arranged marriage, as can be seen from a document in the Foldout

Savile, Thomas
[15??-15??] Of The Banke.

Son of Thomas Savile.

He married Ellen/Alice Copley, daughter of Thomas Savile of Copley.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Thomas who died young

Savile, Thomas
[15??-15??] Son of Thomas Savile. Of Welborne.

In 1541, he married Cecily Wode


Cecily was the daughter of John Wode of Longley
 

Savile, Thomas
[15??-1580] Of Elland.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Savile, Sir Thomas
[15??-1593] Scholar.

Son of Henry Savile of Bradley Hall, Stainland.

In 1580, he was admitted to Merton College Oxford. He travelled widely. In 1592, he was Proctor of Merton College. He wrote several works, including 15 letters to Camden in his

Epistolæ variæ ad illustros viros

He was buried in the church at Merton College

Savile, Sir Walter
[1???-1???] Son of Sir John Savile.

He married Unknown.


His wife was a daughter of Sir Adam Everingham of Stainborough
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth who married Sir John Everingham

Savile, William
[14??-15??]
Written: Savell & Sayvell

Gentleman. Of Elland.

Youngest son of Thomas Savile of Hullenedge.

Named in the will of his brother Henry.

He married Margaret.

Children:

  1. William


His will, dated August 17, 1517 [here abbreviated] William Savell of Elande, generosus [gentleman]. To be buried where God is disposed. I bequeath my best beast in the name of my mortuary. I give and bequeath 20s to the use of the church of Elande, viz. 10s for a vestment, 8s in the name of a stock, 2s to the fabric of the church. I will that William Savell, my son, have all my messuages, lands and tenements with all bargains in whose hands soever they be. Residue of all my goods and cattalls, not bequeathed nor given, my debts faithfully paid, to Margaret Sayvell, my wife and William my son, whom I ordain my true executors, by the oversight of Humphry Risheforthe and Ric. Rawson.

Witnesses, Hugh Stanefelde, generosus, John Brokebanke, chaplain, Thmas Beamont.

Pr. November 27, 1517 by the exors

 

Savile, William
[14??-1517] Gent.

Son of John Savile

He married Phoebe Rishworth, of Coley Hall.

Children:

  1. William
  2. John
  3. Gilbert
  4. Agnes who married Anthony Fairbank

Savile, William
[15??-1???] Of Copley Hall.

In 1575, he married Isabel, daughter of John Lacy.

Children:

  1. John
  2. (possibly) William

Around 1580, he built a house which became the Old Cock, Halifax

Savile, William
[15??-16??] (Possibly) son of William Savile of Copley Hall.

On 28th August 1613, at the Skinners' Company of London, a William Savile, son of William Savile of Copley, Esq., was apprenticed for 7 years

Savile, Sir William
[1612-1644] Son of Sir George Savile. A member of the Savile family of Thornhill and 3rd Baronet Savile of Thornhill. He was the largest landowner in Halifax parish. He succeeded his older brother who died young.

On 29th December 1629, he married Anne at Thornhill.


Anne was the eldest daughter of Thomas, Lord Coventry
 

Children:

  1. George

During the Civil War, he was a commander in the Royalist army and was deputy to Major Thomas Beaumont. Thornhill Hall was destroyed by the Parliamentarians and the family moved to Rufford Abbey.

He died in York

Savile, William
[1665-1700] Son of George Savile. He succeeded his father to become the 2nd Marquis of Halifax. He died without heir. The title became extinct, and the baronetcy and the seat at Rufford passed to the Saviles of Lupset

 

The Savile family
It is said that the first Saviles came across with William the Conqueror. They became an important family in the district.

See Highroad Well Moor, Lord Mexborough, St John the Baptist's Chantry Chapel, Elland, the Manor of Skircoat and the Manor of Wadsworth

The Savile family: Arms
The arms of the Savile family depicts the owl.

There are often 3 owls.

There are many examples including those at Shibden Hall, the Savile Arms, Elland, the Savile's Arms, Thornhill, and the Old Cock Inn, Halifax.

The same owl forms a part of the design which was stamped on to small pieces of licorice dough to make Pontefract cakes; the rest of the design features the gate of the old castle

The Savile family of Copley
A branch of Savile family.

The family lived at Copley

The Copleys and the Saviles intermarried.

David Glover notes that

The Copley Saviles were Roman Catholics, though many conformed outwardly to the Anglican Church

The Savile family of Elland
A branch of the Savile family.

They owned Elland Old Hall after the Elland Feud

The Savile family of Hullenedge
A branch of the Savile family.

The family lived at Hullen Edge.

Thomas Savile was an early member of the family


There remained a close relationship between the Saviles of Hullenedge and the main line of the family now living in Thornhill
 

The Savile family of Lupset
A branch of Savile family of Lupset, near Wakefield.

See Earl of Leicester, Rufford Abbey, Sir George Savile and William Savile

The Savile family of Rufford
A branch of Savile family.

The family seat was Rufford Abbey

The Barons Savile of Rufford included

The Savile family of Thornhill
A branch of the Savile family.

The first member of this branch of the family was Henry de Savile, who married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Simon de Thornhill, and brought the Thornhill family lands to the marriage.

At this time, the Saviles moved into Thornhill Hall, which had been the seat of the Thornhill family, and now became the seat of this branch of the Savile family.

Henry's grandson, Sir John Savile was steward of the Manor of Wakefield.

There remained a close relationship between the Saviles of Hullenedge and the main line of the family now living in Thornhill.

The Baronetcy – Baronet Savile of Thornhill – was created in 1611.

See John Pilkington, Sir William Savile and Savile-Pilkington Feud

Savile surname
Other forms of the surname include Savill, Saville, Savyle, Sayvell, Sayvile, Sayvyll, Seyvill, Seyville, Seyvyll and Shevile.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

It is said that the first Saviles came across with William the Conqueror.

Henry de Seyville is recorded at Golcar [Guthlaker] in 1225, Sir John de Seyvill is recorded at Pontefract in 1251, Baldwin de Seyville is recorded at Wakefield in 1274, Peter de Seyvell is recorded in 1286.

There are over 100 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Savile, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Savile:


Marriage 1858
 



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