Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bell 46160 Sayvile-Paxton

46160. Sir John Sayvile & 46161. Elizabeth Paxton {Bell}

~1460, John born in England, s/o 92320. John Saville & 92321. Jane Harrington.

~1470, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 92322. William Paxton & 92323. Anne Beaufort. [Anne Beaufort a cousin of the mother of future King Henry VII.]

John married 1st Alice Vernon, d/o William. [No children, (S) John’s inquisition.]

1481, John knighted by future King Richard III during the Scottish campaign.


10/14/1481, At court the following were identified as free tenants of Cawthorne: George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, … Sir John Sayvile, … (S) A History of Cawthorne, Pratt, 1882, P22.

9/23/1481, John and his grandfather were commissioned to enquire whether William Wowean of Wakefield was an idiot.

1482, John attended Richard Duke of Gloucester on his invasion of Scotland when Berwick on Tweed was captured.

8/22/1482, John created a knight banneret by Richard Duke of Gloucester [future King Richard III].

7/6/1483, John attended the coronation of Richard III.

2/11/1484, John, lieutenant and captain of the Isle of Wight for life; receiving all profits from the island, £200 annually, and the right to appoint offices. [John insulted the king by requesting he carry out the appointment through a deputy and was placed under a 5000 mark bond.]

8/22/1485, Richard III defeated by King Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth. John quickly made peace with the new king.

9/1485, John JOP for West Riding.

11/5/1485, John, made High Sheriff of Yorkshire; relieved of his duty on the Isle of Wight, and reinstated as Constable of Sandal Castle [near the family home of Thornhill.]

11/29/1485, John created Feodary of the honor of Pontefract.

3/4/1486, John created Steward of the Lordship of Bradford.

11/19/1486, “… Sir John Sayvile, knt., had been appointed by King Richard, “late, in dede and not in righte, ‘king of England,’ lieutenant and captain of the Isle of Wight, with power to ordain and depute under him all mannor of officers there … and has not had payment thereof …” (S) Materials for a History of the Reign of Henry VII, 1873, P167.

1487, during the rebellion of the Earl of Lincoln, John appointed by King Henry to defend the city of York.

1487, John made a Knight of the Body of King Henry VII.

11/1487, John present at the coronation of Elizabeth Woodville.

1490, John accused of malpractice by teneants in the Wakefield area.

1492, by deed, John “knt.” is called “Dominus de Barsland”, and grants part of the “waste”, reserving an annual rent to himself and heirs, suit to his court in Barksland, and mill in Northland; held under the lord of Wakefield. (S) A Concise History … Halifax, … York, Crabtree, 1836, P458. [This property was late granted by inquisition to be seized by son Henry “in fee tail” and continued to be held by his heirs.]

1495, John on the commission of array for West Riding.

Bef. 11/28/1496, William paston, father of Elizabeth died: A letter from the Lady Margaret, Mother to King Henry VII: “By the king’s moder.–Trusty and right webeloved, we greet you well. … there was a full agreement made & concluded, & also put in writinge, between or trusty and right welbeloved Sr John Savile, Knt, and Gilbert Talbot, Esquire, … they ought to have in the right of their wives, daughters and heyers to William paston, Esqr, their late fader, deceassed, …” (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855.

11/1501, Sir John Sayvile named as one of the knights to be at “saynt George” where Catherine of Aragon [future wife of Henry VIII], would be arriving and would meet the lord of York, the King’s 2nd son. (S) Letters and Papers, … Reigns of Richard III and Henry VII.

6/1502, John removed from his offices of Wakefield, Pontefract, and Bradford.

3/30/1503, John wrote his will. The last day of March A.D. (1503), 18 Henry VII, I Sir John Sayvell, Knight. Soul to God, body to be buried in church of Thornhill, debts to be paid. Whereas by indenture between William Calverley, the elder, now deceased and me, of the marriage of Sir William Calverley, the elder, his son and Alice my sister, … Immediately after my decease my feoffees, viz. Thomas, earl of Surrey, Sir Raynold Bray, George Tailbois, Sir Thomas Wortley, Knts., William Fayrfax, John Cut, Richard Chumley, John Chaloner, and Robert Fryston, shall make a lease of all such lands and advowsons and chantries, to take such profits of, to my son Henry or to such as there happen to be next heir, if he or they be at the age of twenty years, … Provided that the said lease be not prejudicial to my wife in such lands as her jointure or to any other grant by me made in this my last will; … I will that my feoffees sell the lordship of Thornhill with the advowson and lands to the yearly value of 100li. to the King of England for the time being after the price of xiiiith yere purchase to be paid in iiii yerez day; and if his higness refuse to buy it, then my executors to sell it at their pleasure and ther with perform this my last will. Provided if my son Henry or other issue of my body, be within the age of twenty years at the time of my decease, then my feoffees shall suffer my executors to take the whole profits of my lands during the nonage of my said heir, my wife's jointure excepted, and if the said profits shall content the King's grace 1,000 marks, so that his highness suffer my lady his mother, the said earl of Surrey, Sir Henry Vernon, Master Robert Frost, Chancellor to the prince and Sir Thomas Pek, parson of Thornhill, or such of them as shall be then living, to have the ward, marriage and governance of my said son and heir; … executors to suffer wife to have all her apparel and all such goods as was her father's, and over that of my goods to the value of 100 marks in such stuff as she think convenient, to be delivered and appraised by Master Robert Frost, chancellor to the prince, if living, and if not by Sir Thomas Pek, parson of Thornhill; my house to be kept as it is at my costs twenty weeks after my decease; … on coming to his age of sixteen son to have 100li. yearly for his finding, if the King suffer him to be married by such as I have assigned before, and that he be in such place as he may go to school till he be fourteen years old and it at the discretion of them that have the ordering of him as is aforesaid, and if it be a daughter or daughters it to be disposed by my executors and if or they (to have) nothing at the age of twenty years but my lands and the 20li. to their finding as is aforesaid, the 1000li. aforesaid received, anything behind to be received after she or they be twenty after the some of 100li. a year, as above. … Executors, Sir Harry Vernon, Knight, Master Robert Frost, chancellor to my lord prince, and Sir Thomas Pek, parson of Thornhill. Witnesses, Robert Fryston, William Levet, and Richard Breres. … (S) Cal. of State Papers. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII, vol. ii, p. 511, No. 803.

3/20/1504, a Palm Sunday, John died. At his inquisition: “great grandfather Thomas Sayvile”. “Henry Sayvile, esq., son and next heir of the said Sir John, and kinsman … 22 years old and upwards.” “Mar. 1st, Alice, daughter of William Vernon, Esq. died s.p. mar. 2ly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Paston, Knt., by Jane daughter and coheiress of Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset who was slain at the battle of St. Albans, 1455, and cousin german to the Countess of Richmond, mother of King Henry VII.” (S) Parliamentary papers, House of Commons, 1878, P545.

1504-05, “Grant by Elizabeth Savile, widow of John Sayvile, knight, to William Gascoign, knight and others of all her manors, messuages, … etc of which she is seised … in Wodnorton', … county of Norfolk and all her manor, lands, tenements etc etc in Orkesley, … county of Essex, and … counties of Berkshire, Devonshire Cornwall and Somerset and elsewhere in England, and also … cities of Norwich and London, to hold to the use of Elizabeth for life and then to the use of Henry Savile Esq her son in tail, with the remainder failing issue of Henry to the right heirs of Elizabeth.” (S) UKNA.

Elizabeth married 2nd Richard Hastings.

Elizabeth married 3rd Edward Poynings.

Elizabeth married 4th Robert Gargrave.

7/1/1541, Elizabeth “Savile” [she kept her 1st married name] wrote her will. Called Elizabeth Savile of Tankersley, widow. “To be buried in the Lady quire in Thornhill church. To Edward and Dorithie, children of my son Henry Savile, each a spoon. To my daughter, Lady Anne Thwaites, my daughter, Lady Elizabeth Conyers, each a goblet. To Margaret Wortley a goblet. To Christopher Conyers, son of Sir Christopher Conyers, knt., 2 silver salts. To William and Isabell Thwaites, children of the aforesaid Anne, to Michaell and Frances Sotehill, children of the aforesaid Elizabeth Conyers, each a spoon. To Elizabeth Lacie, wife of Richard Lacie, a spoon and a pair of beads. To Katherine Thwaites, daughter of Lady Anne, a pair of coral beads. To Richard Lacie and Henrie Thwaites, sons of the Lady Anne, each a spoon. All other goods to Isabell Thwaites and Frances Sotehill equally. The Lord Talbote, Earl of Shrewsbury, and Henry Savile, knt., supervisors.” Proved 12 Jan., 1541-2, by Lady Elizabeth Conyers, Lady Anne Thwaites, the other executrix, renouncing. (S) Reg. Test., xi, 591.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

i. Henry Saville (23080), born 1484-90 in England.

ii. Anne Savile, born ? in England.
Anne married Sir Henry Thwaites, of Lund.

iii. Elizabeth Savile, born ? in England.
7/18/1519, Elizabeth married Sir Thomas Conyers, of Sockburn, Knt.; [died 1520].
Elizabeth married Thomas Sothill, esq. [Likely related to Henry’s wife.]

iv. Margaret Savile, born ? in England.
Margaret 1st married Thomas Wortley, of Wortley, Esq.
1522, Margaret married Richard Corbet.

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