SAVILE, John (1719-78), of Methley Hall, nr. Leeds.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 1754
4 Dec. 1761 - 1768

Family and Education

b. Dec. 1719, o.s. of Charles Savile of Methley Hall by Alathea, da. and coh. of Gilbert Millington of Felley Priory, Notts. educ. King’s, Camb. 1739. m. 20 Jan. 1760, Sarah, da. of Francis Blake Delaval, sis. of Sir Francis Blake Delaval, M.P., and Sir John Hussey Delaval, M.P., 3s. suc. fa. 1741; K.B. 2 May 1749; cr. Baron Pollington [I] 8 Nov. 1753; Earl of Mexborough [I] 11 Feb. 1766.

Offices Held


Returned for Hedon jointly with Luke Robinson,1 after a contest, Savile supported the Government, from whom he obtained an Irish peerage in 1753. He died 12 Feb. 1778.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Joseph Hill to Rockingham, undated, Rockingham mss.