Captain Thomas Savage was born about 1607/8. at Rocksavage, Chester, England. He sailed from England aboard the "Planter" in 1635. He is sometimes said to be the son of Thomas Savage and Elizabeth Darcy, but this has been positively disproved. From the coat of arms on a contemporary painting and the same arms found on his gravestone, he is likely a member of the family of Savage of Rocksavage in Cheshire, but his exact connection to the family has not been found or proven.
Thomas Savage settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts. 
Sarah Savage, b. Boston, 25 June 1653; m. Salem, 9 Oct 1672, John Higginson
John Savage, b. Boston, 15 Aug 1661; d. Boston, 23 Aug 1661.
Died: 1 February 1682 in Boston, Massachusetts. 
Buried: King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts.
“Here lieth interred the body of Major Thomas Savage age 75 years deceased the 15 of February 1681/2”
Will: Dated 28 June 1675 and proved 23 February 1681[/2], “Thomas Savage of Boston Senior”
“my dear wife Mary Savage … during her natural life the use of my new house at Hog Island, with the new garden and orchard on the west side with the westermost barn, and so all the land from the said house over the hill to the creek, northward and southward to the sea, with the use of forty acres of marsh adjoining to the lesser island with five cows and two oxen, and eight swine and seventy sheep, also I give her for her own proper use to be disposed of as she please my best bed saving one with all the furniture of blankets and three pair of sheets, also a Negro maid and one silver tankard”;
to “my daughter Hannah Gillam one hundred & eighty pounds and to each of her three children fifty pounds per piece”;
to “my son Thomas Savage one hundred & fifty pounds and to each of his three children fifty pounds per piece”;
to “my daughter Mary Thacher one hundred & fifty pounds & to each of her four children fifty pounds per piece”;
to “Thomas Savage the son of my son Habiah Savage deceased … one hundred & fifty pounds and to each of his two daughters fifty pounds per piece”;
to “Hannah Savage the widow of my son Habija fifty pounds”;
to “my son Ephraim Savage one hundred & fifty pounds and to his 3 child [sic] fifty pounds”;
to “my daughter Higginson all my land situate in Salem Town or two hundred pounds … and unto Mary Higginson her daughter fifty pounds”;
to “my daughter Dinnice one hundred pounds”;
to “my son Ebenezar three hundred pounds”;
to “my son Benj[amin] three hundred pounds”; “my son Thomas Savage and my son Ephraim Savage and my son Perez Savage and my son Ebenezer Savage” to be executors;
“my well beloved friends Mr. John Hull and Mr. Isaac Addington to be overseers” who are to receive “five pounds per piece”; to “my son Perez three hundred & fifty pounds”; “in case my beloved wife do not accept of what is above said I leave her to take her thirds as the law directs and resign up what is abovesaid”;
“my seal ring to my son Thomas and my stone ring to my son Ephraim”;
“my sword with the silver hilt unto my son Perez and plain ring to daughter Gillam” [SPR 6:370].
Interestingly, there is evidence showing that Captain Thomas Savage does belong to the family of Savage of Rock Savage. In the background of his portrait (painted c1679)is a coat-of-arms Argent, six lions sable.  These same arms are also on his tombstone. The arms are those of the Savages of Rock Savage and Clifton, Cheshire and were apparently adopted by Sir John Savage (d. 1550). 
Parents and origins: Savage, in his Genealogical Dictionary of New England, stated that Thomas Savage (his own ancestor) was the son of"William of Taunton, Co. Somerset, blacksmith, where the name prevails in the parish reg. for the whole reign of Elizabeth had been apprent. at Merchant Tailors, London, as the comp. rec. prove, in the 18th yr. of James, 9 Jan. 1621,"  No evidence has ever been found to back up this assertion, though it also not clear that this possibility has been fully researched. The heraldic evidence noted above, however, would seem to indicate that Captain Thomas Savage belongs to the family of Savage of Rocksavage and not to the family of Taunton, co. Somerset.
↑ Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed. Dictionary of National Biography, 1921–1922. Volumes 1–20, 22. London, England: Oxford University Press, 1921–1922.
↑ 3.03.1 Hotten. Original Lists of Persons of Quality. (1874): page 45.
↑ Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012 citing New England Ship and Passenger Lists In Boulder Genealogical Society Quarterly (Boulder, CO). Vol. 5:2 (May 1973), pp. 23-27 (1634).
↑ Ormerod. The History of Chester, vol. 1 2nd edition ed. Helsby (1882):716.
↑ Savage. Genealogical Dictionary of New England', vol. 4 (1862):26.
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