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Elizabeth Savage (Darcy)

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Rock Savage, Chester County, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 9, 1650 (66)
Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Saint Osyth, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Darcy, 1st Earl Rivers and Mary Darcy
Wife of William Savage and Thomas Savage, 1st Viscount Savage of Rocksavage
Mother of John Savage, 2nd Earl Rivers; Mary Andrews; Jane Paulet; Sir Thomas Savage, Kt., of Beeston Castle; Dorothy Howard and 14 others
Sister of Thomas Darcy; Mary Manwood; Susan Darcy; Edward Darcy and Penelope Hervey
Half sister of Conyers D Arcy and ? Darcy

Occupation: Countess Rivers
Managed by: Rhonda-Lee Robin Allen Barber, U.E.
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About Elizabeth Savage

Elizabeth Darcy was the daughter of Thomas Darcy, 3rd baron Darcy of Cliche (July 5, 1565-February 1640) and Mary Kytson (1566-June 28, 1644).

On May 14, 1602 she married Thomas Savage (c.1586-November 20, 1635) of Melford Hall, Suffolk. He was created Viscount Savage in 1626. Following his death and that of her father, Elizabeth was created Countess Rivers for life in her own right on April 21, 1641. She was a lady of the bedchamber to Queen Henrietta Maria and because she was a Catholic, became a target when Parliament called for action against all recusants. Her homes at St. Osyth and Long Melford were destroyed by mobs, for a loss estimated at £100,000. Although Parliament ordered restitution, her troubles continued and in May 1643 she requested permission to leave England for France, but does not appear to have gone. By her death, she was said to be bankrupt.

Elizabeth and Thomas Savage had eleven sons and eight daughters, including

  • 1. Anne,
  • 2. John (c.1602-1654),
  • 3. Jane (1607-1633),
  • 4. Thomas (1611-1682),
  • 5. Dorothy (c.1611-1691),
  • 6. Charles,
  • 7. Elizabeth,
  • 8. Catherine,
  • 9. Henrietta Maria,
  • 10. Francis,
  • 11. William,
  • 12. James, and
  • 13. Richard.
  • (Two daughters and four sons not included in list.)

Biography: Oxford DNB entry under “Savage [née Darcy], Elizabeth.” Portrait: c.1640 by P. Leley.

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Elizabeth Savage's Timeline

Chester County, England, United Kingdom
Age 19
Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
December 31, 1606
Age 22
Rocksavage Hall, Vale Royal, Cheshire, England
August 13, 1607
Age 23
Clifton, Chester, England
Age 23
England, United Kingdom
Age 23
Age 24
Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Age 25
Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England