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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
William Savile Halifax.jpg
Member of the England Parliament
for Newark
In office
Serving with
  • Nicholas Saunderson (1689–1693)
  • Sir Francis Molyneux 1693–1695
Preceded by
Succeeded by
  • Sir George Markham
  • Sir Francis Molyneux
Personal details
William Savile

Died31 August 1700(1700-08-31) (aged 34–35)
Political partyTory
  • Elizabeth Grimston (m. 1687)
  • Mary Finch (m. 1695)
EducationChrist Church, Oxford

He was a Member of Parliament for Newark-on-Trent from 1689 to 1695. He was a Tory and voted in 1689 that the throne was not vacant.

He had four daughters including:

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.

Styles of addressEdit

  • 1665–1667: Mr William Savile
  • 1667–1687: The Honourable William Savile
  • 1687–1689: Lord Elland
  • 1689–1695: Lord Elland MP
  • 1695–1700: The Most Honourable The Marquess of Halifax


  1. ^ "Lady Dorothy Savile, Countess of Burlington and Countess of Cork (1699–1758)". National Trust Collections. Retrieved 10 March 2015.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Henry Savile
Philip Darcy
Member of Parliament for Newark
With: Nicholas Saunderson 1689–1693
Sir Francis Molyneux, Bt 1693–1695
Succeeded by
Sir George Markham, Bt
Sir Francis Molyneux, Bt
Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Savile
Marquess of Halifax
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
George Savile
(of Thornhill)
Succeeded by
John Savile