LUMLEY SAVILE, Hon. Richard (1757-1832).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790

Family and Education

b. 16 Apr. 1757, 2nd s. of Richard, 4th Earl of Scarbrough, by Barbara, da. of Sir George Savile, 7th Bt.; bro. of George Augusta Lumley Saunderson, Visct. Lumley.  educ. Eton 1770-3.  m. 14 June 1787, Hon. Henrietta Willoughby, da. of Henry, 5th Baron Middleton, s.p.  suc. to estates of his uncle, Sir George Savile 10 Jan. 1784, and assumed add. name of Savile; and bro. as 6th Earl of Scarbrough 5 Sept. 1807 when under his uncle’s will he forfeited the Savile estates, and acquired those of the Saunderson family: he then assumed name of Saunderson in lieu of Savile.

Offices Held

Cornet 10 Drag. 1775, lt. 1778; capt. 86 Ft. 1780; ret. 1784.

Sheriff, Notts. 1793-4.


Returned for Lincoln on the family interest in an uncontested election, he adhered to the Opposition and voted with them during the Regency crisis. There is no record of his having spoken in the House.

He died 17 June 1832. The Gentleman’s Magazine (1832, ii. 77) wrote in his obituary notice: ‘Lord Scarbrough, throughout his life, was well known and appreciated in the sporting circles, and his racing stud was formerly considered one of the most valuable in the kingdom.’

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier