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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sir Thomas Savile

369280. Sir Thomas Savile  

~1388, Thomas born in England, s/o 738560. Henry Savile & 738561. Elizabeth Thornhill.

1415, Grant: Thomas Savill of Thornhill to William Sudlesey messuage and lands in Westwood 18s 5d p.a. rent. (S) UKNA.

6/29/1416, Thomas Seyvill (Saville), esquire, of Yorkshire. Seyvill requests that the king will confirm the grant made to him for his life of the office of master forester of Erringden in the lordship of Sowerby by the duke of York. (S) UKNA. [Which was confirmed.] (S) CPRs.

1417, Thomas on a commission for the defence of the realm.

8/12/1418, Bond: Robert of Eland esq bound to Thomas Savile of Thornhill in 200 marks. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1421, Thomas heir to his brother Henry.

By 1421, Thomas knighted.

1421, Thomas Sayvile, Kt, settled on trustees the manor of Folrigge and lands in Folrigge, Rachedaled, &c. to the use of him and his heirs. (S) Inquisition of his great grandson John.

1422, Grant: Thomas Savile of Thornhill, esq to Robert Eland, rent of 20s. p.a. from messuage in Ryecroft, Elland, Yorks. (S) UKNA.

6/25/1423, Fine between Isabel widow of John Sayville, knt., and Thomas Sayvylle of Thornhill, esq., plaintiffs, and Thomas Eland, son and heir of Robert Eland of Carlynghaowe, deforciant, of 20 messuages and lands in Eland, South Owrom, Ryssheworth, Bothomley, Bersland, Gretland, Steynland, Northland and Hyperhom, and a moiety of the manor of Tankersley. [They gave Thomas Eland 500 marks.] (S) Feet of Fines.

1425, Thomas Sayvell holds the manor of Grenehall in Thornell, late of Brian de Thornell, and pays yearly 10s. Free rents of the Honour of Pontefract. (S) Duchy of Lancaster, Misc. Book 106, fo.4.

Aft. 6/5/1426, Thomas married Margaret Pilkington, widow of Nicholas Griffin. [Birth of her son Nicholas Griffin.]

By 1436, Thomas Knt., of Thornhill, and heir to his cousin, Isabel Darcy [wife of Thomas, d/o Sir John Savile of Ellan, Knt. & Isabel Radclyffe], to Elland and Tankersley, etc. [1407-08, Isabel’s brother John died leaving her as his heir. Isabel’s father s/o 1477120. Sir John Savile & 1477121. Isabela de Eland.]

8/14/1436, Grant: Thomas Savile, son of Henry Savile of Copley to William Thornhill and others. Lands in Eland, Yorks. (S) UKNA.

3/1439, Thomas, M.P. for Yorkshire appointed to raise a loan for the King.

~1439, At the marriage of his son John, “Thos. Savile, knt.” gave him and Alice the manor called Bothamhall and all those lands, etc., in Risshworth and Goulkery. (S) Will of son John.

1440-41, Indenture: Settlement: Thomas Sayvell knight and John Sayvell his son and Thomas de Haryngton Esq, Thomas de Haryngton bound to Thomas Sayvell and John Sayvell in £2000 and Brian son of John Sayvell to take orders. (S) UKNA, DD/SR/209/111.

3/28/1442, Commission to collectors of the 15th and 10th taxes … Richard earl of Salisbury, William Eure, ‘chivlaer,’ and Thomas Sayvell, ‘chivaler’: £65 19.5d in North Riding, co. York. (S) CFRs. [Thomas also assigned in West Riding.]

1442, Sir Thomas, Knight of the Shire.

Margaret died before Thomas; buried at Thornhill.


1447, Thomas built a private family chapel at Thornhill parish church. A church stained glass shows Sir Thomas and his wife, Margaret, at prayer, with the arms of the Savile and Thornhill families quartered on Lady Margaret’s dress and Sir Thomas’s armour.

Winter/1449, Thomas wrote his will: I, Thomas Savyll, knight, sound of mind, make my testament. First I bequeath my soul to God, the Blessed Mary, and St. Michael and all Saints, and my body to be buried in the parish church of Thornhill near the grave of Margaret my wife. I bequeath for my mortuary my best horse with the better trappings; to the church of Thornhill … for my funeral and burial and to make a tomb over me and my wife iiii marcs, for a chaplain to celebrate for me, my wife and ancestors in the church of Thornhill on the altar of St. Mary near my tomb for vi years after my decease xxiiiid.; to the Recluse at Beston iiis. iiiid. The residue I bequeath to my son and heir John, knight, whom I constitute my executor.

Bef. 12/16/1449, Thomas died at York. (S) Will proved by John Netiltown and Richard Whitely.

(S) Yorkshire Arch. Journal, V25, 1920, PP1-47. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry.

Family notes:

·         Thornhill Parish Church:  The medieval stained glass has been called the finest display in the north of England, outside the City of York.  In the Savile Chapel two windows in the north wall have glass of 1447, one with a crucifixion, and the other including the figures of Thomas and Lady Savile, along with a request for prayers for their souls.

Children of Thomas and ?:

i. John Savile (184640), born ~1410 in England.

Children of Thomas and Margaret:

ii. Margaret Savile, born aft. 1436 in England.

Margaret married Sir John Hopton of Swillington.

iii. Alice Savile, born ? in England.

Margaret married Conan Aske.

iv. Elizabeth Savile, born ? in England.

Elizabeth married Sir John Harrington.

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