William Savile 1665/6-1701
William SAVILE, 2nd Marquis of Halifax 1664/5-1701
Son of George Savile, 1st Marquis of Halifax, politician and author, from whom he inherited the title and family estates in 1695. Matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford 1681, but did not graduate; he travelled extensively in Europe during the 1680s. MP for Newark 1689, and deputy lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. His estate was left encumbered with many debts after his death, which took many years, lawsuits, and land sales to resolve.
Savile's library was auctioned in London, beginning sometime in 1701, and continuing 2.8.1701, 25.11.1701 (no catalogues survive).
- "Savile, William, second marquess of Halifax (1664/5–1700), landowner and politician." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.