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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sir John Savile & Isabela de Eland

1477120. Sir John Savile & 1477121. Isabela de Eland

~1325, John Sayvill born in Yorkshire, England, s/o 2954240. John Savile & 2954241. Margerie ?.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

~1335, Isabel born in Yorkshire, England, d/o 2954242. Sir John de Eland & 2954243. Alice Lathom.

9/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais. [Ended 8/1347, held by the English until 1558.]

1347, Sir John at the Siege of Calais. (S) De controversia in curia militari, Scrope, 1832, P303.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

1350, Sir John Savile purchased the wardship of Isabel Eland, daughter of Sir John de Eland, from the Lord of the Honour of Pontefract, for £200.

Bef. 1353, John married Isabel, gaining an additional 16th part of the waste of “Risseworthe”. [This was held by Alicia Rishworth, mother of Margerie, “for life” – the implication that both families were prominent in Rishworth, a town of 6,190 acres at the time.] John, Knt., of Golcar; and of Elland and Tankersley, by his marriage.

4/1354, Fine between Hugh de Brerelay and Maude his wife, plaintiffs, and Robert de Neville of Hornby, chivaler, deforciant, of the manor of Brerelay ..., together with the homage and service of John de Seyville of Tankersley and Isabel his wife. (S) Record Series, V52, P45.

3/23/1355, John Tours and John de Sayvyll acknowedge they owe William de Mirfeld, clerk, £10; to be levied, ... in Yorkshire. (S) CCRs.

2/1356, Sir John joined the Black Prince in Gascony.

9/19/1356, Battle of Poitiers in France. Edward, the Black Prince, defeated a larger French and allied army led by King John II of France, leading to the capture of the king, his son, and much of the French nobility.

1358, John and Henry de Seyville witnessed 2 charters relating to Rastrick. (S) Record Series, V63, P93.

1359, “Final concord, L. H. Indenture: John Savile and wife Isabel, quer. John de Brampton, parson of Baddesworth, def. Manor of Elands and ½ Manor of Tankersly.” (S) UKNA.

1361, John, accused of the murder of a Wakefield man, received a pardon for “ … good service done in the war in Brittany in the company on Robert de Herle …”. [11/1360, Herle was the king’s Lt. in Brittany.]

11/15/1364, John Sayvill was one of a commission of oyer and terminer, touching all conspiracies, confederacies, collusions, and false alliances in Yorkshire. (S) CPRs.

1365, Sir John fought in Brittany with Henry, Duke of Lancaster. The army of Charles of Blois was defeated by John IV, Duke of Brittany, and English forces under Sir John Chandos.

4/3/1367, John was a member of John of Gaunt’s retinue that fought at the battle of Najara, Spain. John of Gaunt, joined with the Black Prince, crossed the Pyrenees mountains in winter, and won the battle. The English were supporting Pedro the Cruel of Castile, who was returned to the throne. An estimated 16,000 soldiers died in the battle.

7/20/1369, Sir John Sayville, knt., paid £20 for the license in mortmain in respect of the chantry at Elland. (S) CPRs.

1370, John purchased the rights of the marriage of 2-year-old Elizabeth Thornhill from the Crown for £126 3s 4d. [She was married to his son Henry.]

4/1371, At Sprotborough, John Fitz-William, knt., found pledges, John Sayville, knt., Thomas de Reresby, knt. ..., in £300, ... (S) CCRs.

4/1372, [Record 1] Fine between Thomas son of John de Eland, plaintiff, and John Sayville of Eland, chivaler, and Isabel his wife, deforciants, of a moiety of the manor of Tankersley; to hold to Thomas and the heirs of his body, of John and Isabel and the heirs of Isabel, paying yearly a rose at the Nativity of St. John Baptist, for all service to them, and doing all service to the chief lords; reversion to John and Isabel and the heirs of Isabel. (S) Record Series, V52, P162.

4/1372, [Record 2] Fine between Geoffrey de Warburton, chivaler, and Aline his wife, plaintiffs, and John Sayville of Eland, chivaler, and Isabel his wife, deforciants, of the manors of Brighouse and Carlinghow; to hold to Geoffrey and Aline for the life of Aline, of John and Isabel and the heirs of Isabel, paying yearly a rose at the Nativity of St. John Baptist for all service to them, and doing all service to the chief lords; remainder to Thomas son of Sir John de Eland, and the heirs of his body; reversion to John and Isabel and the heirs of Isabel. [Note: ‘Brighouse’ is the location where Isabel’s father was killed. Note: ‘remainder’ to ‘Thomas son of Sir John Eland’, but ‘reversion’ to Isabel. This implies that Thomas held the manors in right of Isabel.]

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.

1373, Sir John and Robert Rokley assembled 30 archers at Plymouth for service in John of Gaunt’s campaign in France.

1374, John, Escheator for York.

1375, 1382, 1384, 1389, John Knight of the Shire.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1380, 1383, 1388, John High Sheriff of Yorkshire.

1384, Richard II granted Sir John an exemption from holding public office against his will. [Probably because of his age.]

1385-86, Obligation by Thomas de Eland, ... and Adam de Mirfeld to John Sayvill' knight in 100 marks sterling. (S) UKNA.

6/16/1386, At the palace of John of Gaunt, King of Castile and Leon, John gave a deposition at the commission into the right to carry the arms ‘Azure, a bend Or’ between Richard le Scrope and Sir Robert Grosvenor.

9/1386, John gave his age as 60 and upwards.

4/10/1390 at Hathelsay, William Fitzwilliam, knight, son and heir of John Fitzwilliam, knight to John de Clynton, Ralph de Cromwell, Robert de Swilyngton, Robert de Rokley, knight, William Gascoigne … Manor of Hathelsay ... Witnesses: John Savyll, sen., John Savyll jun., Thomas de Reresby, knight, John Everyngham de Birkyn, Thomas Mauncell. (S) UKNA.

7/10/1396, John founded a chantry at Elland church to pray for John, Duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, Sir John Sayvill and Isabella his wife and their children, Henry, late Earl of Lancaster, John Sayvill and Margaret his wife, the parents of the said Sir John, Thomas de Eland and Joan his wife (parents of the said Isabella)[Added parenthetically]. (S) Chantry Surveys, Surtees Soc., ii, P298. [If Isabel was a natural d/o Thomas, then her brother Robert would be the heir. The records and history suggest she was the surviving daughter of his older brother and family heir John, who was killed in 1347, and who’s son John died in minority in 1350, leaving his sister Isabel as his heir. Thomas and Joan raised her, but by the records of 1350 & 1372, she was the daughter of John.]

By 1399, John wrote his will [undated]: “desires to be buried at Elland”; John Sayvelle of Shelley is given 6 silver spoons, a silver covered cup, some corn, a bed and coverlet, and a brass pot formerly his father's; to his tenants at Golcar and Tankersley. (S) Halifax Wills, ii, 216.

Bef. 9/23/1399, John died, Isabel surviving. (S) Will proved.


11/17/1399, in the chapel within the manor of Newstead, near the Priory of St. Oswald's of Nostell, William, Bishop of Pharos, the suffragan of the archbishop, received the vow of chastity of Isabella, widow of Sir John Saville, knt., and gave her the ring and mantle (S) Reg. Scrope, 21a.

9/1406, Robert Eland [s/o Thomas de Eland] v. Isabel widow of John Sayvile, chivaler, claims half the manor of Tankersley by a writ of formedon. (S) De Banco, 8HenIV, m363d.

1407-8, “Grant by Henry Sayvell' lord of Thornhill' and Henry Sayvill' de Copplay to Isabel daughter of the late John Sayvill' the younger knight … which lady Isabel Sayvill' de Eland holds for the term of her life; …” (S) UKNA.

2/6/1408, Commission by King Henry IV. to William Gascoigne and Thomas Tildeslegh and others to hold a plea of land between Robert de Eland v. Isabell, who was the wife of John Sayvill, concerning land in Gretelande, Stainlande, Barkeslande, Bothomley, Northlande, Ryssheworthe, Heptonstall, Elande, Lynley and Ourom. (S) UKNA.

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.

Children of John and Isabela:

i. Sir John Savile, born ~1357 in England.

John married Isabel, d/o Sir Robert Radclyffe, of Radclyffe Tower.

3/15/1400, John Savile described himself as “Brother of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem and Preceptor of Temple Bruer in the Diocese of Lincoln”.

1407-8, John died.


·         John married Isabel, d/o Sir William Fitzwilliam. [No Children.] Bef. 1407-8, John died leaving his sister Isabel as heir.

·         Isabel married Thomas Darcy, 2nd s/o Philip, Lord Darcy.

ii. Henry Savile (738560), born ~1360 in Yorkshire, England. 

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