Name: John Savile
Suffix: 1st Baron Savile of Pomfret
Note: 74 at death (MI)
Death: 31 AUG 1630
Burial: Batley, Yorkshire
Residence: Howley, Yorkshire
Occupation: Comptroller of the Greencloth.
MEM: Batley, Yorkshire: brass plate with inscription
Note: 1 2|
Change Date: 15 MAR 2013
Sir John Savile.
Sheriff of Lincolnshire.
1st Lord of Pomfret or Pontefract
(b 1556, d 31 Aug 1630)
Married 1st Catherine Willoughby (dau of Charles Willoughby, 2nd Lord of Parham)[No issue by her it would seem.]
Created Baron Savile of Pomfret 21 Jul 1628.
His son Thomas Savile was created Earl of Sussex in 1640 with which title the Savile of Pomfret barony then merged.
Pomfret = Pontefract.
He was appointed Comptroller of the Greencloth. 4 Dec. 1627. Retired by 31 May 1630.
MI at Batley - which seems to make mistakes re his wives?
?Here is deposited the body of the most honourable John Lord Savile, of Howley, (son and heir of the magnanimous and justly celebrated hero, Robert Savile, Knight of the Bath) who first married Catharine, daughter of the most illustrious Charles Baron Willoughby, of Knaith and Parham, and Elizabeth, eldest
daughter of the most noble Edward Cary, Knight of the Bath, and Master of the Jewel House to Queen Elizabeth; and next married Catherine, relict of Lord Pagett, who was sister to Henry Viscount Falkland ? a faithful Counccllor of Kings James and Charles, and six years Lord Lieutenant of the Kindom of Ireland. By these wives he became allied to the greatest families in England and was happy in a numerous offspring. After he had, for many years, effectually preserved the peace of the West-Riding of Yorkshire, being appointed Custos Rotulorum (Keeper of the Bolls) and High Steward of the Barony of Pontefract, Wakefield, and Bradford, six times Member of Parliament for the County, and once having his son Thomas, now Viscount Savile, joined with him in this arduous and honourable situation.
His prudence, felicity, and dignity being at length fully known, the most powerful Prince Charles the 1st created him Baron of Pontefract, and gave him the comcomand of the Castle there, with the title and dignity of Constable ? appointed him Master of the Rolls, and one of the Privy Counsellors. Being advanced in years when these dignities were conferred, and almost heaped upon him, he left earthly
honours for those of heaven, the last day of Aug. 1630, in the 74th year of his age."
Father: Robert Savile
Mother: Ann Hussey b: ABT 1515
Elizabeth Cary b: ABT 1560 in Cockington, Devonshire
20 NOV 1586
in Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
- Elizabeth Savile b: ABT 1598 in Howley, Yorkshire
- Type: Web Site
Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
- Text: Institute of Historical Research