Sir John Savile, (VIII) Knight

Male 1478 - 1504  (~ 26 years)


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  • Name John Savile 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix (VIII) Knight 
    Born ~ 1478  Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will 31 Mar 1503  [2
    Died 7 Jan 1504  [1
    • ...on Palm Sunday
    Person ID I46179  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2017 

    Father John Savile, (VII),   b. ~ 1433, Harewood, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1481, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Jane Herrington,   b. ~ 1441, Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married ~ 1461  Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F16891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Paston,   b. 0___ 1480, Paston, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1538  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married ~ 1501  [1, 3
    • mar. 2ly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Paston, Knt., by Jane daughter and coheiress of Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset who was slain at the battle of St. Albans, 1455, and cousin german to the Countess of Richmond, mother of King Henry VII. Mr. Hunter calls this the most splendid marriage of any of the earlier Saviles, as the son was thus a partaker of the royal blood.
    Children 
     1. Henry Savile, KB, MP,   b. ~ 1502, Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1558  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F16892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 1Will - The last day of March A.D. (1503), 18 Henry VII, I Sir John Sayvell, Knight. Soul to God, body to be buried in church of Thornhill, debts to be paid. Whereas by indenture between William Calverley, the elder, now deceased and me, of the marriage of Sir William Calverley, the elder, his son and Alice my sister, it is lawful for me, if my sister inherit my lands, to do with lands of the yearly value of (100)li. what my will is, or shall be; also if I die without issue the same William immediatly after my decease shall pay 100li. yearly to my executors, till 800 marks be fully paid; I will that if he and my sister and their heirs peaceably suffer my executors to occupy and minister according to this my last will, the same sum of 800 marks be not asked of the said William (his) heirs or executors. Immediately after my decease my feoffees, viz. Thomas, earl of Surrey, Sir Raynold Bray, George Tailbois, Sir Thomas Wortley, Knts., William Fayrfax, John Cut, Richard Chumley, John Chaloner, and Robert Fryston, shall make a lease of all such lands and advowsons and chantries, to take such profits of, to my son Henry or to such as there happen to be next heir, if he or they be at the age of twenty years, he or they finding sufficient surety to my executors to pay them yearly 100li. during ten years next after my decease at Whitson and Martinmas equally, Provided that the said lease be not prejudicial to my wife in such lands as her jointure or to any other grant by me made in this my last will; and if he or they to whom the said lease be made, be under twenty, or refuse to find the said surety, then I will that my executors take the profits of all my lands which should ... the said lease, till such time as the sum of 1,000li. be received; if my said heir or heirs being at the age of 20 trouble my executors, I will that my feoffees sell the lordship of Thornhill with the advowson and lands to the yearly value of 100li. to the King of England for the time being after the price of xiiiith yere purchase to be paid in iiii yerez day; and if his higness refuse to buy it, then my executors to sell it at their pleasure and ther with perform this my last will. Provided if my son Henry or other issue of my body, be within the age of twenty years at the time of my decease, then my feoffees shall suffer my executors to take the whole profits of my lands during the nonage of my said heir, my wife's jointure excepted, and if the said profits shall content the King's grace 1,000 marks, so that his highness suffer my lady his mother, the said earl of Surrey, Sir Henry Vernon, Master Robert Frost, Chancellor to the prince and Sir Thomas Pek, parson of Thornhill, or such of them as shall be then living, to have the ward, marriage and governance of my said son and heir; if it be a daughter or daughters, his Grace to have 1,000li.; either sum to be paid in (three) years after my decease; and if his Grace refuse the said sum or sums then I will that his Grace have the governance of my said heir or heirs and 20li. a year for finding thereof or they come to the age of twenty years, to be paid yearly by my executors; executors to suffer wife to have all her apparel and all such goods as was her father's, and over that of my

      1 Mr. E. W. Crossley found this will in the State Papers, which does not appear to have before seen the light.

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      goods to the value of 100 marks in such stuff as she think con­venient, to be delivered and appraised by Master Robert Frost, chancellor to the prince, if living, and if not by Sir Thomas Pek, parson of Thornhill; my house to be kept as it is at my costs twenty weeks after my decease; if son under age at my death live to age of twenty, executors to account to him, and my debts paid and will performed, the residue over costs and charges to be to the (use of such) son; on coming to his age of sixteen son to have 100li. yearly for his finding, if the King suffer him to be married by such as I have assigned before, and that he be in such place as he may go to school till he be fourteen years old and it at the discretion of them that have the ordering of him as is aforesaid, and if it be a daughter or daughters it to be disposed by my executors and if or they (to have) nothing at the age of twenty years but my lands and the 20li. to their finding as is aforesaid, the 1000li. aforesaid received, anything behind to be received after she or they be twenty after the some of 100li. a year, as above. At Michaelmas after my decease my executors shall meet at the abbey of St. Oswald's and the prior for the time being, calling to him John Chaloner, William Eleson and William Amyas, is to take account of my executors, and yearly at Michaelmas, or within twenty days, the said prior to have 40s. at the finishing of the account and 5li. for the costs of the audit, if he will be content and the audit to be at my charges; pro­vided always that every of my executors exceed not the number of eight horses and the auditor four horses; and I will that the said John Chaloner, William Eleson, and William Amyas to have 40s. for their reward at every audit when they have made and engrossed their books, and such as minister of my executors to have 10 marks yearly during their (ministering) over their reasonable costs; if they all die within ten years such other persons to act as shall be assigned by the said earl of Surrey and Sir Reynald Bray, or if they die the said prior for the time being to put in such as he shall think meet. If any of my executors fail in coming to the audit, if he send his accounts he is to be rebated 5 marks of his reward, if he neither come nor send his account, the said prior is forthwith to sue him by the church law and compel him thereto, the said prior so doing to receive 5 marks over the said costs; and if the said John Chaloner, William Elleson, and William Amyas or any of them fail in coming to the audit, they shall lose their reward for that year, if they die the prior shall put in other as aforesaid. At the three years' (end) (the executors) to bring or send the accounts then finished to the said carl, Sir Raynald Bray and Marmaduke, now Abbot of Fountains, and John Cutt to comp(t)rolle the said accounts, whether it agree with my will and thereupon to subscribe it with their hands, the earl and Sir Reynald receiving 100s. each and the abbot and John Cutt 46s. 8d., etc. At the ten years' end the ac­counts to be engrossed and sent to the archbishop of York under the seals of the earl and the others and of the said prior of St. Oswald's and the archbishop to make acquittance to the executors. Anything doubtful in the will to be construed by Master Robert Frost, one of my executors or the said Sir Thomas Pek. Servants to have a year's wages, etc. Executors,

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      Sir Harry Vernon, Knight, Master Robert Frost, chan­cellor to my lord prince, and Sir Thomas Pek, parson of Thornhill. Witnesses, Robert Fryston, William Levet, and Richard Breres.

      The said John Sayvell, Knight, died on Palm Sunday, 20 Henry VII. Henry Sayvell is his son and heir and was aged at the time of his father's death six years and more.

      Cal. of State Papers. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII, vol. ii, p. 511, No. 803.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S9755] "Sir John Savile, 1st Baron Savile" 9-Generation Ahnentafel, http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I.

    2. [S10618] "Sir Henry Savile", biographical notes, which were abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Dav.

    3. [S10641] "John Savile" Profile, Pedigree & Will, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Sunday, March 13th, 2017 by David.