[Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol. 25, pp. 1-47 (1920)
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Mar. 1st, 29 Dec., 1656, St. Giles in the Fields, Dorothy, daughter of Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland; she died 16, bur. 31 Dec., 1670, Thornhill (Reg.). They had issue -

Mar. 2ly, Nov., 1672, Gertrude, daughter of Hon. William Pierrepont, son of the Earl of Kingston; she died 1, bur. 5 Oct., 1727, in Westminster Abbey.

The Will of Gertrude, Marchioness Dowager of Halifax.

24 Oct., 1723. My body to be privately buried, and no scutcheons, and laid, if I die in London, by the body of my dear Lord, George, Marquis of Halifax, at Westminster; if in the country in the next parish church. Rest of personal estate to my grandson, Phillip Dormer Stanhope, commonly called Lord Stanhope, to be sole exor. I declare this paper part of my will. To the parish church where I shall die £20. To the poor of Belforston parish, now my jointure, £30; of Wingfield, Crich, Shirland, and Streeton, £10 each. To Pene­lope Talbot 30 guineas. To Mr. James Morris, clerk in the


Pell office, 20 gs. To John Mumford 10 gs., and to all my servants ½ year's wages. 26 Oct., 1723. To Martha Davis 10 gs. Proved London, 19 Oct., 1727 (Farrant, 234).

They had issue -

VIII. SIR WILLIAM SAVILE, 5th Bart., 2d Marquess of Halifax; born 1665; mat. Oxford, 5 Dec., 1681; M.P. Newark 1689-95; bur. 9 Sept., 1700, St. Alban's.

Will. - 16 Aug., 1695. William, Lord Marquis of Halifax. I desire my body may be buryed either at Thornhill or at St. Miles in St. Albans at the discretion of my executors with respect to the place I shall die. To my dear wife all her jewels, dressing plate, all my guilt plate, together with the service of plate which was my late uncle's, Henry Savile's, also the use of the jewels which were my late dear wife's until my daughter, the Lady Anne Savile shall attain 21 or be married, if she die then I give her the absolute property. If my daughter live I give her all her mother's jewels, and to my wife in recompence £1000. For the rest of my personal estate, except leases for years and furniture of my houses, if I have no sons living, then I give the rest to be equally divided as followeth: if I have no issue female or born afterwards then one moiety to my wife and the other to my daughter, the Lady Anne, but in case I have issue one third to my wife, one third to the Lady Anne, and one third to my daughter or daughters by my wife. In case I have issue male that then my exors. do stand pos­sessed of the residue of my personal and leasehold estate in trust to raise £5,000 increase of portion for my daughter, the Lady Anne Savile, to be paid her, together with the £15,000 provided for her by the settlement on her mother's marriage. I charge my leasehold estate and ground rents in London with £500 p. an. to my wife for increase of her join­ture. As to the furniture of my houses, Halifax house, Rufford, and Acton, my will is the same shall belong to such persons to whom my houses shall descend. For my leasehold estates if I have no issue male I give the same to my daughter, the Lady Anne, and to all other my daughters living or after­wards to be born, equally. If all die, to my sister Stan­hope. Education of daughters by my wife by the advice of her father, the Earl of Nottingham, Hon. Heneage Finch, and Wm. Finch, esq. Guardianship of my daughter, the Lady Anne, to Rt. Honble. Gertrude, March. Dowager of Halifax, my wife, the Earl of Nottingham, and her grandfather, Sr. Samuel Grimston, Bart., Lord Visct. Weymouth, and the sur­vivors. I make the Earl of Nottingham, Lord Visct. Weymouth, Heneage Finch, esq., Francis Gwyn of St. Martin's in the Fields, esq., and John Conyers of Middle Temple, esq., exors. In


presence of Tho. Medhurst, Sam Hoyle, Nathl. Champion, Tho. Gregory.

Codicil. - 20 Aug., 1700. Additional portions for daugh­ters if no son.

Proved London, 11 March, 1700-1 (Dyer, 36).

Mar. 1st, licence, 24 Nov., 1687, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Samuel Grimston, 3d Bart.; died 1694. They had issue -

Mar. 2ly, Lady Mary, daughter of Daniel Finch, 2d Earl of Nottingham, 2 April, 1695; she remar. 1st Jan., 1708, John Ker, 1st Duke of Roxburgh. They had issue -

The 2d Marquis of Halifax having left no male issue, the Thornhill and Rufford estates, etc., descended to the Lupset (after of Thornhill) branch, sprung from the mar­riage of Sir George Savile and his second wife, Elizabeth Ayscough.


A. SIR JOHN SAVILE, Knt., of Lupset, eldest son of Sir George Savile, 1st Bart. (IV), by his 2d wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Ayscough; Knighted 22 June, 1627; High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1649; a Parliamentarian; bur. Horbury 8 May, 1660 (Reg.).

Will. - 24 Oct., 1659. Debts to be paid out of lands. I give my whole estate (except manor of Wath on Dearne, manor house, etc., there, and lands hereinafter devised to my son, Thos. S., as per Marriage Articles made between John Armitage, esq., decd., and me) to my exors. and trustees


upon trust to pay as follows: To Kath. S., my 2nd daur., £2,000 for her portion, and to my daur., Mary S., £2,000 at 21, and to my daur., Anne S., £2,000 at 21. In pursuance of an indenture made between me and Dame Anne, my late wife, decd., of the one part, and Sr. Thos. Glemham and Sr. John Wentworth, knts., and John Soame, gent., of the other part, I give to my son, John S., £300 a year till my eldest son, Thos. S., shall attain 21, for said John's maintenance and for raising a portion for him. Son and heir, Thos. S., closes near Lupsett hall called Gt. Tunstall Close and Little Tunstall Close, Hilly Close, Well Close, Gt. Waltroyd, Mistriss Ingg, Broakesbanks Close, and Head Ings, with right of way to the River Calder. To hold to him in tail male. My servants 40s. each. Servant John Foster £10 yearly for life, to be paid to him by John Archer and Rd. Tolson, esqres., my Trustees, and he to be employed in collecting my rents. I have surrendered my copyholds of the Manor of Wakefield on date of this my will, and my copyholds in Crigleston Court on the same date, to John Archer, esq., and Rd. Tolson, esq., to the uses of my will. Upon trust to pay debts, etc., and then to the use of Thos. Savile, my son and heir in tail male, with rem. to my 2nd son, John S., in tail male. Manor of Wath on Dearne, and manor house and lands, etc., there, to Sr. John Armitage, bart., and Wm. Hustler, esq., Provided that if said Rd. Tolson, esq., or his heirs or assigns shall pay to them £1,200 on the 5th July, 1663, towards payment of my debts and legacies, then they shall convey sd. manor, etc., to him. But if not paid, the sd. Armitage and Hustler to sell sd. manor, etc., towards payment of my debts, etc. Eldest daur., Frances Hustler, and sd. Wm. H., her husband, exors. John Archer, esq., supervisor. Said John Archer, esq., and my daur. Frances, 100 marks each for their pains. Wits., Rd. Benett, Abraham Haighe, Timothy × Milner, John Foster, and Thos. Scholay.

No probate in Register [1661-2] (Reg. Test., xliv, 73, York).

Mar. 1st, 4 Feb., 1626-7, Hartshead (Reg.), Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Armytage, Bart., of Kirklees; bur. 14 Jan., 1638-9, Horbury (Reg.). They had issue -


Mar. 2ly, Anne, daughter of Sir John Soame; bur. 23 May, 1651, Horbury (Reg.). They had issue -


B. HENRY SAVILE, Esq. (younger son of Sir George Savile by his 2d wife, Elizabeth Ayscough), of Bowling, near Bradford, which he bought 1648, and sold 1669 to Francis Lindley; Adm. Lincoln's Inn, 2 April, 1618; bapt. Thornhill, 9 Dec., 1599 (Reg.); bur. 1 June, 1667, Bradford (Reg.); mar. Anne, daughter of Robert Cruse, of London (Dugdale). They had issue -

C. JOHN SAVILE, Rector of Thornhill for 29 years 8 months and 10 days; bur. there 25 Jan., 1700-1 (Reg.).

Administration of Revd. John Savile, Rector of Thornhill (from Original papers unregistered).

Date 12 July, 1701. Sureties, Barbara Savile of Rufford, Notts., widow, relict of said Rev. John, the Administratrix, and Geo. Savile of Rufford, Esq.


Mar. 1st, Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Tully; died s.p.; bur. 17 Feb., 1675-6, Thornhill (Reg.).; mar. 2ly, Barbara, daughter of Thomas Jennison, of Newcastle. They had issue -

D. Sir GEORGE SAVILE, 7th Bart., of Thornhill, Rufford, etc.; succeeded in Baronetcy his cousin, Sir John Savile, 6th Bart., in 1704; mat. Christ Church, Oxford, 4 July, 1696; M.P. Yorkshire 1728-34; bapt. 18 Feb., 1678-9, Thornhill, (Reg.); died 16, bur. there 25 Sept., 1743 (Reg.).

Abstract of Will of Sir Geo. Savile of Rufford, Notts., Bart.

Date 9 June, 1743. Very long Will, mentions following relations, Daughters Arabella and Barbara Savile (under 21). Only son, George Savile. Sister, Gertrude Savile. Aunt Newton. Cousin, Eliz. Ogle, daur. of sd. Aunt Newton. Cousins, Nathl. Ogle, Newton Ogle, Chaloner Ogle, Isabella the wife of Sir Chaloner Ogle, and Elizth. wife of ..... Gray, Esq., sons and daus. of my sd. cousin, Elizth. Ogle. Also Martha Ogle, unmarried dau. of sd. cousin Elizth. Ogle. Cousin, Jane Bird, widow Exors., Nathl. Ogle, Hy. Elmsall of Thornhill, clerk, and Gilbert Mitchell, Rector of Eakring, Notts.

1st Codicil. - Dated same day, 9 June, 1743. Mentions Mr. Newton Ogle, Mr. Chaloner Ogle, and Miss Martha Ogle, the 2 youngest sons and daughter of my Cousin, Eliz. Ogle, widow of Nathl. Ogle, late of Kirkby, co. Northumberland, Esqre., and Nathl. Ogle, eldest son of same.

2nd Codicil. - Dated l0th June, 1743. Provision made for housekeeper, Mary Ardell.

Proved 7 July, 1744.

Mar. 19 Dec., 1722, St. James', Westminster, Mary, daughter of John Pratt, of Dublin. They had issue -