William Savile, 2nd Marquess of Halifax
William Savile, 2nd Marquess of Halifax (1665 – 31 August 1700) was the son of George Savile, 1st Viscount Halifax and Dorothy Savile, Viscountess Halifax (née Spencer). He was educated in Geneva in 1677 and matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford in 1681, but did not take a degree. He travelled on the continent in 1684–1687, returning on his brother's death. From that time, he was known as Lord Elland, from his father's subsidiary title of Baron Savile of Elland.
The Most Honourable
The Marquess of Halifax
|Member of the England Parliament|
|Died||31 August 1700 (aged 34–35)|
|Education||Christ Church, Oxford|
He had four daughters including:
- By his first wife, Elizabeth Grimston, the daughter of Sir Samuel Grimston, whom he married on 24 November 1687:
- Lady Anne Savile (1691 – 18 July 1717) who married Charles Bruce, 4th Earl of Elgin (1682–1747)
- By his second wife, Lady Mary Finch, who was the first cousin of his first wife, daughter of Daniel Finch, 7th Earl of Winchilsea, whom he married on 2 April 1695
He died in 1700, at an early age from "an inward feavour". Having died without male issue, the title became extinct, but was succeeded in his baronetcy by a cousin.
- "Lady Dorothy Savile, Countess of Burlington and Countess of Cork (1699–1758)". National Trust Collections. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Mark N. Brown, "Savile, George, first marquess of Halifax (1633–1695)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Oct 2009 , accessed 20 March 2010