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Halifax, Marquess of (E, 1682 - 1700)


Creation: let.pat. 22 Aug 1682


Extinct: 31 Aug 1700


Family name: Savile




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William [Savile], 1st Viscount Halifax later 1st Earl of Halifax later 1st Marquess of Halifax, PC

1st son and heir of Sir William Savile, 3rd Bt., of Thornhill, co. York, by his wife Hon Anne Coventry, 1st dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Coventry], 1st Baron Coventry


11 Nov 1633

mar. (1)

29 Dec 1656 Lady Dorothy Spencer (d. 16 Dec 1670), dau. of Henry [Spencer], 1st Earl of Sunderland, by his wife Lady Dorothy Sydney, 1st dau. of Robert [Sydney], 2nd Earl of Leicester

children by first wife

1. George Savile (bapt. 10 Mar 1659/60; bur. vp. 10 Jan 1660/1)

2. Lord Henry Savile, styled Lord Eland (bapt. 2 Mar 1660/1; dvp. 21 Oct 1687), mar. Apr 1684 Comtesse Esther de la Tour (b. 1666; bur. 26 May 1694), dau. and cohrss. of Charles de la Tour, Marquis de Gouvernet, by his wife Esther Hervant, dau. of Barthélemy Hervant

3. Lord William Savile, later 2nd Marquess of Halifax

4. Lord George Savile (d. 1688)

1. Lady Anne Savile (b. 1663; bur. 23 Jan 1689/90), mar. 10 Aug 1682 as his second wife John [Vaughan], 3rd Earl of Carbery, and had issue

mar. (2)

Nov 1672 Gertrude Pierrepont (b. c.1640; d. 1 Oct 1727), yst. dau. of Hon William Pierrepont MP, of Thoresby, co. Nottingham (by his wife Elizabeth Harris, dau. of Sir Thomas Harris, of Tong, co. Salop), 2nd son of Robert [Pierrepont], 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull

only child by second wife

2. Lady Elizabeth Savile (b. 28 Aug 1675; d. 7 Sep 1708), mar. 24 Feb 1691/2 Philip [Stanhope], 3rd Earl of Chesterfield, and had issue


5 Apr 1695


13 Jan 1668 Baron Savile, of Eland in the County of York, and Viscount Halifax

16 Jul 1679 Earl of Halifax

22 Aug 1682 Marquess of Halifax

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. his father 24 Jan 1643/44 as 4th Baronet of Thornhill; Member of Parliament for Pontefract 1660; Capt of a Troop of Horse; Commissioner of Trade 1669; Privy Councillor 1672-75/6, 1679-85 and 1688/9-92; Lord Privy Seal 1682-84/5 and 1688/9-89/90; Lord President of the Council 1685; Chancellor to the Queen Consort 1684-85; Speaker of the House of Lords 1689


William [Savile], 2nd Marquess of Halifax



mar. (1)

24 Nov 1687 Elizabeth Grimston (bapt. 19 Jan 1671; d. Aug 1694), only surv. child and hrss. of Sir Samuel Grimston, 3rd Bt., of Gorhambury, co. Hertford, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Finch, dau. of Heneage [Finch], 1st Earl of Nottingham

only child by first wife

1. Lady Anne Savile (d. 18 Jul 1717), mar. 7 Feb 1705/6 as his first wife Charles [Bruce], 4th Earl of Elgin, and had issue

mar. (2)

2 Apr 1695 Lady Mary Finch (bapt. 18 May 1677; mar. (2) 1 Jan 1707/8 John [Ker], 1st Duke of Roxburghe; d. 19 Sep 1718), only child of Daniel [Finch], 7th Earl of Winchilsea, by his first wife Lady Essex Rich, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Robert [Rich], 3rd Earl of Warwick

children by second wife

1. Lord William Savile, styled Lord Eland (b. 21 Mar 1696; bur. vp. 18 Feb 1697)

2. Lord George Savile, styled Lord Eland (bur. vp. 24 Mar 1697/8)

2. Lady Essex Savile (d. young)

3. Lady Dorothy Savile, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Caroline (b. 13 Sep 1699; d. 21 Sep 1758), mar. 21 Mar 1720/1 Richard [Boyle], 4th Earl of Cork, and had issue

4. Lady Mary Savile (b. 28 Sep 1700; d. 30 Jul 1751), mar. 11 Jun 1722 Sackville [Tufton], 7th Earl of Thanet, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 31 Aug 1700


Member of Parliament (Tory) for Newark 1689-95


On the death of the 2nd Marquess of Halifax his peerage titles became extinct and the Baronetcy of Thornhill passed to his cousin


 Last updated 6 Jan 2009



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