SAVAGE, Francis (1769-1823), of Ardkeen and Hollymount, co. Down.
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Family and Education
b. Dec. 1769, 1st s. of Charles Savage of Ardkeen by Anne, da. and h. of Cromwell Price, MP [I], of Hollymount. educ. Trinity, Dublin 1786. m. (1) 31 Oct. 1795, Jane (bur. 14 Mar. 1797), da. of James Crawford of Crawfordsburn, 1da. d.v.p.; (2) 19 May 1806, Lady Harriet Butler, da. of Henry Thomas, 2nd Earl of Carrick [I], s.p. suc. fa. 1779.
MP [I] 1794-1800.
Trustee, linen board [I] 1795.
Sheriff, co. Down 1791-2, 1819-20.
Capt. co. Down militia 1793; commdt. Inch and Downpatrick vol. inf.
Savage, the first member of a family settled in county Down since the 15th century to enter Parliament, was returned for the county in 1794 with the support of the Marquess of Downshire, like whom he was an uncompromising opponent of the Union.1 At Westminster he voted with opposition almost at once against the Irish master of the rolls bill, 19 Mar., and on Grey’s censure motion, 25 Mar. 1801, but Lord Downshire’s death on 29 Sept. 1801 and his widow’s rapprochement with the Addington administration changed matters. On 4