John Savage IV

John Savage IV (abt. 1423 - 1495)

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Sir John Savage IV
Born about in Clifton, Cheshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Feb 2011
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John was born about 1423.[1][2][3]


John married Katherine Stanley. They had 10 sons and 5 daughters:[1]

  • John K.G., K.B.
  • Thomas, cleric
  • Humphrey, Knt.
  • Lawrence, Knt.
  • James
  • Edward, Knt.
  • Christopher, Knt.
  • George
  • William
  • Richard, Knt.
  • Ellen
  • Katherine, married Thomas Legh
  • Margaret
  • Alice, married Roger Pilkington
  • Elizabeth

Battle of Bosworth

John fought in the battle of Bosworth in 1485.[1] He also had a fight in 1470 with his sons against Robert Legh, which was settled with Thomas Legh in 1488 and 1490.[1]


John died 22 nov 1495 and was buried at Macclesfield, Cheshire, with his wife.[1]


  • Richardson, D. (2013). "Savage # 16," in Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4, pp. 557. Kimball G. Everingham, Ed. Salt Lake City, UT.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Royal Ancestry, 2013, 4:557
  2. see also:
    Glover, R. (1882). "Savage of Clifton, Harl 1424 fo 125b," in Visitation of Cheshire 1580, 18, pp. 202-204. John Paul Rylands, Ed. Harleian Society.
    Harvey, W. (1885). "Savage MSS 1041, fo 117b; 1543 fo 120," in Visitations of Bedfordshire 1623, 21, pp. 145. F.A. Blaydes, Ed. Harleian Society. London. (reprints of pedigree from Visitations of Gloucester).
    Richardson, D. (2011). "Savage 12," in Plantagenet Ancestry, 2nd ed, 3, pp. 141. Google Books
  3. see photos: Find A Grave: Memorial #63242477 ... statue on tomb; record by Mad on Dec 23, 2010; more at

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1422-1495 Sir John Savage IV Tomb Effigy
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On 8 Apr 2019 at 23:48 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

looks like the trail took a wrong turn... RF says Savage-199 is a cousin of Bohun-7. It's apparently his wife that's the lineal descendant of Bohun-7 (according to the Relationship Finder).

On 16 Jun 2018 at 16:36 GMT Robin Anderson wrote:

Hi! The Magna Carta project has identified this profile as on a 'trail' from Gateway Ancestor Amy Pynchon to Surety Baron Henry de Bohun. We will be updating this profile in line with project guidelines. (See Base Camp, contact person Anderson-35092)

On 1 Feb 2018 at 18:41 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. IV. page 557.

Thank you!

On 18 Sep 2017 at 19:35 GMT Tom Gilkeson Jr wrote:

John is 17 degrees from Jim Angelo, 16 degrees from Willis Carrier and 5 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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