John Savage1620 - 1684 (64 years)
Name John Savage Born 1620 Beeston, Cheshire, England Gender Male Died 6 Mar 1684 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Person ID I5373 Yatesville History & Genealogy Last Modified 28 Dec 2008
Family Elizabeth Dubbin, b. 1631, Hartford, Connecticut , d. 1696, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut (Age 65 years) Married 10 Feb 1652 Hartford, Connecticut [1, 2] Children 1. John Savage, b. 2 Dec 1652, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut , d. 31 Oct 1726, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut (Age 73 years) Last Modified 18 May 2022 Family ID F2828 Group Sheet | Family Chart
The first proven link with the Savage dynasty starts in the 16th century with a Thomas Savage who was recorded as a Yeoman of Newbold Pacy in Warwickshire (yeoman was a middle class farmer who owned his own land). Thomas's son John Savage marrieda Joan Smith in Moreton Morrell in 1543. Some time later he moved to Bishops Tachebrook Warwickshire, where he died in 1594. His daughter Margaret married William Murcott.
The Savage family were a higher social than theMurcotts, but both were significant landholders in Warwickshire. Nearby in Worcestershire were another branch of the Savages. This family lived in Elmley Castle Worcestershire, the manor of Elmleywas given to Christopher Savage by King Henry VIII in 1545 (demolished in 1960).
The Worcestershire Savages are a junior branch of the Cheshire Savages
Other prominent members of the Savage clan include:
* Sir Arthur Savage who was Knighted at Cadiz in 1596
* George Savage (Sir John's bastard son) who " fathered seven children by three sundry women all without the benifit of marriage."
* Thomas Savage , Archbishop of York inthe 16th century.
* Sir Arnold Savage who was in the retinue of King Henry Vat the Battle of Agincourt (25th October 1415)
* John Savage who was in the retinue of Sir Raufe Shyrley at the Battle of Agincourt (25th October 1415)
THE NAME AND THE FAMILY OF SAVAGE
(Ann Savage Orthman - from typewritten manuscript)
The name of SAVAGE is believed to have been originally a nickname derived from the wild or savage nature of its first bearer. It is found on ancient records in the various spellings of Salvage, Sauvage, Sawage, Savidge, Savadge, and Savage,.ofwhich the last is the most generally accepted form today, and was frequently found with the prefix le, meaning "the".
The family bearing this name descends from Norman ancestors, one of whom, Thomas le Sauvage, went into England in the early eleventh century with William the Conqueror and settled in Derbyshire. Branches of this family were to found shortly afterthis time in the Counties of Leicester, Oxford, Suffolk, and York, England, and in Ulster and County Down, Ireland. Prior to the seventeenth century they had also spreadinto the Counties of Norcester, Gloucester, Middlesex, Dorset, Somerset,Essex,Warwick, Northants, London, Kent, Sussex, Devon, Dublin, Sligo, Antrim, Kildare, and Kilkenny.
Thomas le Sauvage, before-mentioned Norman Knight, was the father of John le Savage, who had Adam, who was the father of John, who had SirGeffrey, who married Let/ce; daughter of Sir Henry de Arden of Warwickshire. Sir Geffrey and Letice were theparents of John, Helias, Geffrey, and Sir William. 0f these, Sir William became Baron Savage and accompanied Sir John de Courcy in the year 1177 on the invasion of Ulster, and founded the Irish families of the name, including those of Portaferryand Ardkeen. It was this Sir William who headed the families known as the Savages of the Ards.
John Savage, eldest brother of Sir William, succeeded his father as Lord of Stainesby, in Derbyshire,and was the father by his wife, Agatha St. Andries, of Sir Thomas, who had SirRobert, who married Amicia Walkington and had Sir John. This SirJohn married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Danyers, and acquired through this marriage thelands of Clifton or Rock Savage, in the County of Chester, which became the seat of the family at a slightly later date.
Sir John Savage of Stainesby, last-mentioned heir of the family, was the father by his wife Margaret of John, William, Arthur, Roger, George, and twelve daughters. Of these children, the eldest son Sir John became Lord of Clifton, in Cheshire, andmarried Maude, daughterof Sir Robert Swinnerton, by whom he was the father of Sir John, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Breteton, and had John, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Helen, Ann, Margaret, and Katherine. Of these children, Johnmarried Katherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Stanley, and had issue by h