Henry Savile (politician)

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Henry Savile (1642 – 6 October 1687) was an English courtier and diplomat who sat in the House of Commons from 1673 to 1679.

Savile was the third son of Sir William Savile, 3rd Baronet and his wife Anne Coventry. His elder brother was George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Savile was born at Rufford in Nottinghamshire.[1] In 1673 he was elected Member of Parliament for Newark and sat until 1679.[2] In 1680 he was appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. He was subsequently an envoy at Paris, where he died in 1687.

He was a close friend of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester.

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  1. ^ David J. Sturdy, ‘Savile, Henry (1642–1687)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 12 Dec 2012
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of Parliament for Newark
with Sir Paul Neile 1673–1677
Sir Richard Rothwell, Bt 1677–1679
Succeeded by
Lord Deincourt
Sir Robert Markham, Bt
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir George Carteret, Bt
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
James Porter