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Date: 1100-2000
History:

The Saviles were an established Yorkshire knightly family by 1300. In the late middle ages Thornhill and extensive estates in the West Riding of Yorkshire, concentrated near Dewsbury, were acquired by marriage. Early in the 17th century the Rufford Abbey estate, near Mansfield (Nottinghamshire), was acquired through the marriage of Sir George Savile, first Bt, to Mary, daughter of the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury.

Sir George Savile, fourth Bt (1633-95), was created successively Viscount (1668), Earl (1679) and Marquess (1682) of Halifax by King Charles II. The peerage became extinct on the death in 1700 of the 2nd Marquess. An estate at Barrowby (Lincolnshire), inherited from the Vernon family in the mid-16th century, appears to have passed to a co-heir of the 2nd Marquess and thence to the Boyle and later the Cavendish families (see Cavendish, Dukes of Devonshire). The baronetcy and other estates, however, devolved on the 2nd Marquess's cousin Sir John Savile of Lupset (Yorkshire, West Riding), the baronetcy eventually expiring on the death, unmarried, of his descendant Sir George Savile, the 8th baronet (1726-84). Savile left his Thornhill and Rufford estates to his nephew Richard Lumley-Saunderson, brother of the 5th Earl of Scarbrough and one of seven sons of his sister Barbara Savile, wife of the fourth Earl (see Lumley, Earls of Scarbrough). Savile stipulated that, should the nephew in possession of the Savile estates succeed to the earldom of Scarbrough, he should relinquish the Savile property to his next eldest brother. This occurred on the deaths of the fifth and sixth Earls in 1807 and 1832, but the seventh Earl of Scarbrough succeeded in uniting the Savile and Lumley inheritances and passed them to his son, who became eighth Earl in 1835 and held them until he died unmarried in 1856. The Lumley and Saunderson estates then descended to the ninth Earl of Scarbrough, whilst the Savile estates devolved upon Henry Savile Lumley (d. 1881) and afterwards upon John Savile-Lumley (1818-96), Baron Savile of Rufford, both natural sons of the eighth Earl. Rufford Abbey was sold in 1938.

Estates in 1883: Notts 17,820 acres, Yorks WR 16,000 acres, total 33,820 acres worth £52,213 a year.

Places:
  • Barkisland, Yorkshire
  • Barrowby, Lincolnshire
  • Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire
  • Bolderstone, Derbyshire
  • Bradfield, Yorkshire
  • Brancepeth, Durham
  • Dewsbury, Yorkshire
  • Ecclesfield, Yorkshire
  • Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire
  • Foulridge, Lancashire
  • Heptonstall, Yorkshire
  • Hunsworth, Yorkshire
  • Laxton, Nottinghamshire
  • Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Newtown Savile, County Tyrone
  • Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
  • Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire
  • Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Stainland, Yorkshire
  • Thornhill, Yorkshire
  • Wadsworth, Yorkshire
  • Wellow, Nottinghamshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections L-Z, 1999.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F86714 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F10703 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
12th cent-20th cent: Notts (Rufford Abbey, Ollerton, etc) and Yorks (Thornhill, Wadsworth, etc) deeds, manorial records, family and estate papers and deeds and papers rel to Derbys (Bolderstone, etc), Durham (Brancepeth, etc), Lancs (Foulridge, etc), Lincs (Barrowby, etc) and Northants (Fotheringhay) 12th-20th cent, with Newtown Savile (Co Tyrone) estate papers 1757, papers of the Earls of Scarbrough 18th-19th cent, etc
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 6119 Savile

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65a]
2
c12th cent-early 18th cent: Derbys (Bolderstone, etc), Lincs (Barrowby, etc) and Northants (Fotheringhay) deeds and papers c12th cent-1700 and Savile family papers mid 17th-early 18th cent, incl papers of the 1st Marquess of Halifax (1633-1695)
Chatsworth House
NRA 20594 Cavendish

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [17a]
3
c1670-1690: Derbys (Bolderstone, etc) and Yorks (Bradfield, Ecclesfield and Sheffield) rental and estate accounts (Marquess of Halifax's estate)
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 23246 Sheffield Library

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65g]
4
17th cent-20th cent: Notts (Rufford Abbey, etc) deeds, legal and estate papers and Lumley-Savile family genealogical papers
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 6874 Baker

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65c]
5
14th cent-15th cent: Rufford Abbey (Notts) cartulary
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65h]
6
c1768-1807: Notts (Rufford Abbey, etc) estate and household papers
Sandbeck Park
NRA 6155 Lumley

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [64a]
7
1693: Rufford Abbey (Notts) library catalogue (1st Marquess of Halifax)
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
8
13th cent-15th cent: Rufford Abbey (Notts) charters
Arundel Castle
NRA 12614 Fitzalan-Howard

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37a]
9
c1572-1704: misc Yorks (Thornhill, etc) rentals, accounts and papers
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 6119 Savile

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65b]
10
16th cent-20th cent: Yorks (Thornhill, etc) deeds and estate and coal mining papers 16th-20th cent, with Earl of Scarbrough trust minutes 1869-82
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees
NRA 14864 Rufford

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65d]
11
16th cent-20th cent: Yorks (Thornhill, etc) deeds 16th-20th cent and misc Notts (Bilsthorpe and Laxton) deeds 1730-95, with misc Lumley-Savile legal, family and estate papers 17th-19th cent, incl Thornhill survey 1602 and Yorks survey c1630
Savile Estate Office
NRA 14864 Rufford

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65e]
12
1865-1932: Yorks (Thornhill, etc) estate plans
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65f]
13
1932: Yorks estate plan and particulars
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees
See HMC Savile of Rufford file 8 Feb 1999
14
1594, 1602: Wadsworth (Yorks) manorial maps
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65j]
15
17th cent-18th cent: misc Newtown Savile (Co Tyrone) estate papers c1732-84 and Savile family papers c17th-18th cent, incl political and other papers of Sir George Savile (d1784), 8th Bt
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 20442 Foljambe

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [38a]
16
18th cent: Savile family papers, mainly of the 8th Bt (d1784)
Collection held privately: enquiries to Berkshire Record Office
NRA 844
17
1711-1716: Savile family trust accounts (2nd Marquess of Halifax, 1665-1700)
Northamptonshire Record Office
NRA 4485 Finch-Hatton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [36a]
18
1661-1721: Savile family corresp and papers, mainly of the 1st and 2nd Marquesses of Halifax
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [97d]
19
c1626-1720: Savile family corresp
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [36g]
20
17th cent: Savile family settlement and trust papers
Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal
NRA 12905

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [108h]
21
17th cent: literary papers of the 1st Marquess of Halifax (1633-1695), with Rufford Abbey household inventory 1696
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
NRA 9845 Finch

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [35a]
22
1700-1800: estates records
Nottinghamshire Archives
See Annual Return 2012

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