Samuel Savery

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Sir Samuel Savery
Member of Parliament for Holderness
In office
6 December 1923 – 27 December 1938
Preceded by Audley Bowdler
Succeeded by Gurney Braithwaite
Personal details
Born March 1861
Oxford, United Kingdom
Died 27 December 1938
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

Sir Samuel Servington Savery (March 1861 – 27 December 1938) was a British Conservative Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Holderness from 1923 to 1938. He was also founder and the first Headmaster of Bramcote School, Scarborough.

Early life and education[edit]

Savery was born in Oxford the son of Rev. George Savery. He was educated at Kingswood School in Bath, Somerset. He obtained a Master of Arts from Christ Church, Oxford before going to Scarborough, North Yorkshire and founding Bramcote Preparatory School.

Political career[edit]

During his career he was a member of Holderness County Council, North Riding County Council and was also a Justice of the Peace in Scarborough.[1]

Savery was elected Chairman of the Scarborough and Whitby Conservative Association, although he was eventually chosen by Holderness Conservative Association to contest the 1923 general election for that constituency.[1] At the 1923 general election he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Holderness. He defeated the Liberal Party incumbent, Audley Bowdler, who had enacted the first change of party allegiance of the constituency in its history. He held the seat until his death in 1938, aged 77. In 1937, Savery was knighted for "public and political services."[2]


Until his death, Savery's age was a mystery with Debrett's giving his age as "Born 18..." and Whitaker's Almanack simply as "Born..." Several hours after his death, however, his age, which was 77, was revealed to the world.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary: Sir Servington Savery, M.P." Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 28 December 1938. Retrieved 17 February 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Bachelor M.P. Dies at Cheltenham". Gloucester Citizen. 28 December 1938. Retrieved 17 February 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Death Reveals M.P.'s Secret". Dundee Courier. 28 December 1938. Retrieved 17 February 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Bowdler
Member of Parliament for Holderness
Succeeded by
Gurney Braithwaite