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Savage, Viscount (E, 1626 - 1737)


Creation: let.pat. 4 Nov 1626


Extinct: 9 May 1737


Family name: Savage




See Earl Rivers



Thomas [Savage], 1st Viscount Savage

2nd but 1st surviving son and heir of Sir John Savage, 1st Bt., of Rocksavage, co. Chester, by his wife Mary Alington, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Richard Alington, of Horshed, co. Cambridge


c. 1586


14 May 1602 Lady Elizabeth Darcy, a Lady of the Bedchamber, cr. 21 Apr 1641 suo jure Countess Rivers for life (b. 1581; d. 9 Mar 1650/1; bur. at St Osyth's, co. Essex), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Earl Rivers, by his wife Mary Kitson, dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, co. Suffolk


1. Hon John Savage, later 2nd Viscount Savage later 2nd Earl Rivers

2. Hon Thomas Savage, mar. Elizabeth Somerset (widow of Hon Sir Edward Somerset, 5th son of Edward [Somerset], 4th Earl of Worcester), dau. and cohrss. of William Whitmore, of Leighton, co. Cheshire, by his wife Margaret Beeston, sister and cohrss. of Sir George Beeston, of Beeston, co. Cheshire, and had issue:

1a. Darcy Savage, of Leighton, co. Cheshire, mar. and had issue:

2b. Bridget Savage, mar. Sir Thomas Mostyn, 2nd Bt. MP, of Mostyn, co. Flint, and had issue

3. Hon Francis Savage (dsp.)

4. Hon William Savage (dsp.)

5. Hon James Savage (dsp.)

6. Hon Richard Savage (dsp.)

7. Hon Charles Savage, mar. and had issue:

1a. Mary Savage, mar. Jeremy Thoresby, of Leeds, co. York, and had issue

1. Lady Jane Savage (d. bef. 16 Apr 1631), mar. aft. 18 Dec 1622 as his first wife John [Paulet], 5th Marquess of Winchester, and had issue

2. Lady Dorothy Savage (d. 6 Dec 1691), mar. 10 Apr 1637 Charles [Howard], 2nd Earl of Berkshire, and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Savage, mar. Sir John Thimbleby, of Irnham, co. Lincoln (b. 17 Jun 1603; d. 19 Dec 1661), and had issue

4. Lady Anne Savage (d. 16 Jun 1696), mar. as his second wife Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan, and had issue

5. Lady Catherine Savage, a nun

6. Lady Henrietta Maria Savage, mar. Ralph Sheldon, of Becley


20 Nov 1635 (bur. at Macclesfield, co. Chester)


4 Nov 1626 Viscount Savage

suc. by



had the reversion of the office of Clerk of the Council in the Star Chamber 1604; suc. his father as 2nd Baronet shortly before 14 Jul 1615; Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire 1616; knighted 1617; Steward of the borough of Congleton, co. Chester 1624/5; Firt Commissioner of Trade 1626; Commissioner to advise as to ways and means of increasing the King's revenue 1626 and for the sale of the King's lands 1626; Chancellor to Queen Henrietta Maria 1628 and Councillor to her 1634; Ranger of Delamere Forest, co. Chester


John [Savage], 2nd Viscount Savage later 2nd Earl Rivers


suc. his father as 2nd Viscount Savage on 20 Nov 1635 and his maternal grandfather as 2nd Earl Rivers on 21 Feb 1639/40


The Viscountcy of Savage was held by the Earls Rivers from 21 Feb 1639/40 until 9 May 1737, when on the death of John [Savage], 5th Earl Rivers, 5th Vicount Savage, etc., all his titles became extinct.


 First written 23 Jul 2014



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