Dorothy Savile, Viscountess Halifax

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Lady Dorothy, Marchioness of Halifax, by Jan van der Vaardt

Dorothy Savile, Viscountess Halifax (née Spencer; 1640 – 16 December 1670) was the first wife of George Savile, 1st Viscount Halifax and the daughter of Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland. Her mother was the former Lady Dorothy Sidney.[1]

Lady Dorothy married George Savile on 29 December 1656, and they had two children:

In 1667, George Savile was created Viscount Halifax, but his elevation to the title of Marquess of Halifax came some years after Dorothy's death.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Kenyon, J.P. Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland 1641-1702 Longman Green and Co. 1958 p.5
  2. ^ Kenyon p. 228