The Viscount Savage
|Coat of arms|
|Died||20 November 1635 48–49) (aged|
Tower Hill, London
|Buried|| St Michael and All Angels' Church, Macclesfield |
|Noble family||Savage family|
|Issue|| John Savage, 2nd Earl Rivers |
|Father||Sir John Savage|
Thomas Savage, 1st Viscount Savage, 2nd Baronet (c. 1586 – 20 November 1635), was an English peer and courtier in the reign of Charles I.
Savage was the eldest son of Sir John Savage (1554 – 1615),1st Baronet, of Rocksavage in Cheshire and Mary (d. 1635), daughter of Richard Allington. He succeeded his father as 2nd Baronet 7 July 1615.
In 1616 Savage served as Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire and was knighted 29 June 1617, in Edinburgh.He was made Steward of the borough of Congleton in January 1625; First Commissioner of Trade in 1626; Commissioner to advise as to ways and means of increasing the King's revenue in July 1626, and for the sale of the King's lands, 15 September in the same year. On 4 November 1626 he was created Viscount Savage. He was appointed Chancellor to the Queen Consort in 1628 and her Councillor in 1634. He was also Ranger of Delamere Forest in Cheshire.
He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Darcy, 1st Earl Rivers and Mary Kitson, on 14 May 1602.The couple had eleven sons and eight daughters:
By special remainder, Savage was made heir to his father-in-law's titles, but did not live to inherit them.He died 20 November of "the running gout" at his home on Tower Hill in London and was buried 16 December 1635 in the Savage family chapel in Macclesfield, Cheshire. He was buried on the same day as his mother; only ten of his nineteen children were still living at the time of his death. His eldest son, John, succeeded him as 2nd Viscount Savage, later becoming 2nd Earl Rivers on the death of his maternal grandfather in 1640. His widow was created, on 21 April 1641, Countess Rivers for life, fourteen months after her father's death. She died 9 March 1651 and was buried at St. Osyth's, Essex.
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