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Monday, May 24, 2010

Lord Henry Sayvill Esq. & Elizabeth Thornhill

738560. Lord Henry Sayvill Esq. & 738561. Elizabeth Thornhill

~1360, Henry Savile born in Yorkshire, England, 2nd s/o 1477120. John Savile & 1477121. Isabela de Eland.

1368, Elizabeth born in Yorkshire, England, heir & d/o 1477122. Simon Thornhill & 1477123. Elizabeth Babthorpe.

1370, Simon de Thornhill, who held of the lord in Stansfeld, Skircoat, Ovenden, and Wadsworth, ... died, and Elizabeth, daughter and heir, of the age of 2 years, and in the custody of Elizabeth her mother, comes and gives for relief 10s. (S) Hist. & Antiq. of the Parish of Halifax, Watson, 1775, P191.

1370, 2 year old Elizabeth inherited her father’s estates. John, father of Henry, purchased the rights to her marriage from the Crown for £126 3s 4d.

9/1372, Fine between John Sayville of Elland, chivaler, and Isabel his wife, plaintiffs, and John de Brampton, parson of the church of Badsworth, deforciant, of the manor of Elland and a moiety of the manor of Tankersley; to hold to John and Isabel for their lives; remainder to John the son of John, and the heirs of his body; remainder to Henry, brother of John the son, and the heirs of his body; remainder to the right heirs of Isabel. (S) Record Series, V52, P157.

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

By 1386, Henry, Esq., of Elland; and of Thornhill, by his marriage. [With Elizabeth the Thornhill line that had intermarried with the Fixbys and Babthorpes came to an end.]

1390-91, “Grant by Henry Sayvill' de Thornhill” and Elizabeth his wife to William de Thornhill' son of Simon de Thornhill' of their manor of Colby etc and of all their other lands etc presently held in Halton, Burton, Flekysburgh', Haytheby, Theleby, Walcoytes, and Frisby, and else-where in the county of Lincoln.” (S) UKNA.

11/7/1391, “Ct. Roll of Cts of Henry Sayvill' de Thornhill' (Hunsworth, Yk)”. (S) UKNA.

12/21/1393, Henry Sayvill of Thornhill to John Crosselegh, to deliver seisin to Randolf Draper in lands called Littilroyde, Holmenge and Calvecloyse. Given at Thornhill. (S) UKNA.

3/12/1395, Henry Sayvyll a collector of the 10th and 15th in West Riding, Yorkshire. (S) CFRs.

11/3/1395, “Ct. Roll of Cts of Henry Sayvill' de Thornhill' (Hunsworth, Yk)”. (S) UKNA.

11/6/1396, “Ct. Roll of Cts of Henry Sayvill' de Thornhill' (Hunsworth, Yk)”. (S) UKNA.

Henry, Duke of Hereford, took into his service Henry Savile, esq., to serve him in war and in peace, at the wages due to an esquire.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

King Henry granted Henry an annuity of £10 for life. (S) Dodsworth MS. 117, fo. 159 b.

2/18/1400, Documents relating to a privilege claimed by St Leonard's hospital, York. … Henry Sayvill of Thornhill … (S) UKNA.

1401-02, Aid in the Honour of Pontefract for marrying the King's eldest daughter. Henry Sayvill for one fourth of a knight's fee in Thornhill, formerly of John de Thornhill, 5s. (S) Duchy of Lancaster, Knights' Fees, No.18, P151.

8/15/1403, Henry Sayville on a Commission of Array for the West Riding. (S) CPR

1/1/1405, Grant by Robert Machun of Pledwikk, … in Brestwisill. Witnesses, Henry Sayvill, of Thornhill, … (S) UKNA.

9/6/1405, 1 Robert de Hopton. 2 Henry Sayvill of Thornhill [West Yorks] and William de Thornehill, rector of Thornhill. Grant from 1 to 2 of all his goods and chattels in Mirfield and Hopton. (S) UKNA.

1407-08, Henry’s brother John died leaving Henry as his male heir, and a daughter Isabel.

1407-08, “Grant by Henry Sayvell' lord of Thornhill' and Henry Sayvill' de Copplay to Isabel daughter of the late John Sayvill' the younger knight in tail of all the manors, lordships, lands etc which the aforesaid Isabel had granted them in Rischworth, Goldekkars, Bersland, Bothumlay, Skyrcoyte and elsewhere in co York … as well the reversions of all the manors, lands, tenements etc which lady Isabel Sayvill' de Eland holds for the term of her life; and also the reversion of all the lands and tenements which John Sayvill' holds for the term of his life in Aldam, with remainders in default of issue to Henry Sayvill' lord of Thornhill' in tail, and to the right heirs of Isabel.” (S) UKNA.

1412, Henry, esquire, died.


1412, “Demise of a messuage etc by Elizabeth widow of Henry Savill to Richard de Ovendeynwod.” (S) UKNA.

1414-5, Grant by Elizabeth Sayvyll' mistress of Thornhill to William de Thornyll' rector of the church of Thornhill.

(S) Yorkshire Arch. Journal, V25, 1920, PP1-47. (S) Nottinghamshire Archives: Savile of Rufford: Deeds and Estate Papers.

Children of Henry and Eleanor:

i. Henry Savile, born bef. 1386 in England.

Henry married Eleanor Copley, d/o Thomas Copley, Esq. of Copley.

By 1421, Henry died leaving his brother Thomas as heir.

ii. Thomas Savile (369280), born ~1388 in England.