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John Savage

Also Known As: "Capt John Savage"
Birthplace: Eastern Shore, Virginia
Death: December 11, 1678 (53-54)
Northampton County, Virginia
Place of Burial: Northampton,Virginia,America
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas "The Ensign" Savage and Hannah Savage Cugley
Husband of Ann Savage and Mary Cowdrey
Father of Susannah Firkettle; Ann? Cowdrey; Grace Corbin; Thomas Savage, II; Mary Savage and 4 others
Half brother of Margaret "Margery" Davis

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About Captain John Savage

Capt John Savage

  • Birth: 1624 - Northampton, Virginia
  • Parents: Thomas Savage, Hannah 'Ann' Elkington (NOT Tyng! This confusion came about because Daniel Gookin decamped from the Eastern Shore to Massachusetts, where he married Hannah, widow of Habijah Savage, nee Tyng.)
  • Married: Ann Harmanson, Mary Robins
  • Death: Dec 11 1678 - Northampton, Virginia, USA.

According to a deposition he made in Nov 1677, age 53, Captain John Savage was born in 1624 (Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore, p. 91). According to Whitelaw, p. 217, he was born in 1624. In 1637 a land patent, previously granted to his mother Hannah Savage in 1635, was reissued to John Savage..2

He married Ann Harmanson, daughter of (f/o Thos & Ann) Harmanson, circa 1648.3 Children

  1. Susannah (3) Savage+ b. c 1648
  2. (3d/o_John) (5) Savage b. c 1652, d. b 26 Aug 1678
  3. Grace (4) Savage+ b. c 1658, d. c 1686

He married Mary (5) Robins, daughter of Col. Obedience Robins (I) and Grace (1) Neale, on 16 December 1667 at Northampton Co, VA.4 Children

  1. Capt. Thomas (6) Savage (II)+ b. c 1670, d. b 11 Jun 1728
  2. Mary (7) Savage+ b. 1672
  3. John (8) Savage II+ b. 1673, d. 20 Mar 1720
  4. Elkington (9) Savage+ b. 13 Feb 1676, d. b 17 Nov 1719
  5. Frances (10) Savage+ b. c 1677


He made a will on 26 August 1678 at Northampton Co, VA.

To my son John Savage (not of age) the following eight plantations: John Webster's, Thomas Bankes', Robert Harrison's, Steven Scott's, Hendrick Abell's, Thomas Duparks', William Lawrence's, and the widow Webleye's, the said plantations containing in the whole about 700 A. And also 500 A. being part of 1000 A. which (Col.) Stringer now leases from me. To my son John one gun called "Chapman", a chest which I carried to England, my gold seal ring, and my silver wine cup. To my son Thomas Savage the plantations which (Lt.) Thomas Wilson, Samuel Powell, and John Beuzy now live upon containing 400 A. To son Thomas my gold stone ring, a silver drackine cup with the picture of a swanne in the middle. To my son Elkington Savage the three plantations belonging to Edward Cable, John Davis, and Samuel Church containing 350 A., and also 400 A. by a branch called Roody Branch and running north along the horse path until it comes to my north line. To son Elkington my silver seale and plaine silver drachin cup. To my dau. Mary Savage the plantations whereon Phillip Mongom, Edward Perkinson, and Peter Duparks live containing 300 A. To my dau. Susannah Kendall and her husband John Kendall all my right to 800 A. bounded easterly upon the main ocean, westerly upon the 400 A. given my son Elkington, and by the 200 A. given to my two grandsons Thomas and John Kendall, and northerly by the land of Richard Patrick. To my dau. Susannah one gold hoop ring. To my dau. Grace Corbin and her husband George Corbin the plantations of Samuel Yonge's, John Abbott's, and Thomas Churche's containing 250 A. To George Corbin a pair of pistolls and holsters, a pair of silver buttons, and my servant Thomas Owen alias? Wibber for the time he has to serve (being one cropp). To my grandchildren John and Thomas Kendall the sons of the above mentioned John and Susannah Kendall 200 A. lying westerly along the 400 A. given to my son Elkington. To my granddau. Susannah Kendall, the dau. of John and Susannah, the 100 A. plantation whereon William Cowdrey, my son-in-law now dwells, which I have given him for life. To my good friend and relation John Davis 1000#t. To each of Jacob Bishop, John Harmanson, Hannah Web, Anne Hudson, and Mary Baker a heifer. To my youngest dau. [no name] now lately born 500 A. being part of the 1000 A. leased to (Col.) Stringer. My children John, Elkington, and Mary Savage to be forthwith put to school for 5 years. My son John extr. My friends (Lt. Col.) William Waters, (Col.) William Kendall, John Michael, Sr., Thomas Harmanson, and my two sons-in-law John Kendall and George Corbin to oversee. To my wife Mary Savage 20s or 200#t. My three servants Thomas Tompson, William Morgan, and Jarvis Coomes each to have a cow calf. Witt: John Tankard, Tempus Beatha, John (J) Duparks, Gabriell (X) Powell, John Coleman..5 John died before 11 December 1678 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..5


  1. [S624] Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5.
  2. [S623] M.D. & Jean M. Mihalyka William R.M. Houston, Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore (Whose Ages Were Proved Before Court Officials of Accomack and Northampton Counties).
  3. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p 120 (Savage Family).
  4. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 120 (Savage Family).
  5. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 103 (will of Capt. John Savage Gent., daughter Grace Corbin).


Relationship to the Northampton/Accomack Savages is NOT clear - there were several unrelated Savages in Virginia in the early 17th century.

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Captain John Savage's Timeline

June 3, 1649
Cherrystone, Northampton County, Virginia
Northampton , Virginia
Cherrystone, Northampton County, Virginia, United States
Virginia, USA
January 3, 1673
Cherrystone,Northampton Co.,Virginia