Documents relating to Sir John Savile

The following documents mention Sir John Savile and members of his family

His will, dated 23 November 1481, bequeathed sums to his daughter, Margaretae Savile and to sons, William, Thomas, Henry, Richard, Nicholas. Wife, Alice, to have for her life the manor called Bothamhall and all those lands etc. in Risshworth and Goulkery which Thomas Savile, knt, my father, by his deed gave to me and Alice my wife at our marriage. Wife, Alice, to have also for life the capital messuage of Coldeby with the lands thereto belonging in the Isle of Axholme, the lands in Estrington and in Thurleston in the parish of Penyston, which the said Thomas Savile, knt, by his deed gave to us after our marriage.

Wife to have also the manor of Thornhill and lands in Ovenden, Waddesworth and Skircoittes, which Wm. Gascoigne, knt, and others granted to me and Alice my wife by deed dated 1 July, 28 Hen. VI.

My feoffees to grant by deed, with power of distress on non-payment, to my son Henry an annual rent of 4 pounds out of the manor of Hundesworth for his life. Like annuities to sons Richard and Nicholas.

To son William a moiety of the manor of Hundesworth, in tail male, with remainder to his brother Thomas.

To son Thomas the other moiety of the said manor in tail male, with remainder to his brother William.

After the death of the said Henry, Nicholas and Richard the said William and Thomas Savile to have the said manor free from the said annuities.

After wife's death my feoffees to convey all my lands etc. to my right heirs according to my deed.

Residue of goods to wife Alice and son William, extrix, and exor.

Witnesses John Cooke, vicar of Sandall, John Porter, rector of High Holand, and Robt. Chaloner, literate.

Proved 21 June, 1482 by widow, power reserved for son William the other exor.

[Reg.Test, v. 66; Halifax Wills, i, p.21]


On 3 July, William, Bishop of Dromore, was commissioned to veil Alice, widow of Sir John Savile

[Reg. Rotherham, 23b]


On 14 January 1493 Sir John Wayterton, knt, administered the effects of Lady Savile

[Ibid., 361 6]


© Malcolm Bull 2023
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