John Savile, 2nd Earl of Mexborough

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John Savile, 2nd earl of Mexborough and Lifford, and his wife Elizabeth (Daniel Gardner)

John Savile, 2nd Earl of Mexborough (8 April 1761 – 3 February 1830), styled Viscount Pollington between 1766 and 1778, was a British peer and politician.

Background[edit]

Mexborough was the son of John Savile, 1st Earl of Mexborough, and Sarah (née Delaval).

Political career[edit]

Mexborough succeeded his father in the earldom in 1778. However, as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the British House of Lords (although it did entitle him to a seat in the Irish House of Lords). In 1808 he was elected to the House of Commons for Lincoln, a seat he retained until 1812.[1]

Family[edit]

Lord Mexborough married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Stephenson, in 1782. He died in February 1830, aged 68, and was succeeded in the earldom by his son, John.[2]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Ellison
William Monson
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
1808–1812
With: Richard Ellison
Succeeded by
John Nicholas Fazakerley
Sir Henry Sullivan
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Savile
Earl of Mexborough
1778–1830
Succeeded by
John Savile