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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bell 369280

369280. Thomas Savile {Bell}

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

Thomas Knt., of Thornhill, and heir to his cousin, Isabel Darcy, to Elland and Tankersley, etc.

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

Bef. 1421, Thomas heir to his brother Henry.

1421, “Quitclaim: Thomas son of Robert of Eland, Isabel, widow of Sir John Savile and Thomas Savile to lands etc in Eland, Greetland, Stainland, Barkisland, Bothomlay, Northland, Ryssheworth, Heptonstall, Copley, Ederode etc.” (S) UKNA. [Note this is Isabel Radclyffe, w/o son John, uncle of Thomas.]

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

Bef. 1424, Margaret married Nicholas Griffin. [5 sons]

Bef. 1430, Thomas knighted.

Aft. 10/12/1436, Thomas married 2nd Margaret Pilkington, d/o Sir John Pilkington & Margaret de Verdun, widow of Nicholas Griffin.

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

Margaret died before Thomas; buried at Thornhill.

1442, Sir Thomas, Knight of the Shire.

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 Archealogical 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 ~1420 in England.
[John could not be a s/o Margaret as he was already a knight when his father wrote his will in 1449.]

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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