|Christopher SAVAGE of Macclesfield, Esq.
Christopher SAVAGE of Macclesfield, Esq. 1
- Born: 1472, Westington, Gloucestershire, England
- Married: 1499, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England
- Died: 9 Sep 1513, Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England
Christopher Savage, Knt., in right of his wife, of Aston-sub-Edge and Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, Mayor of Macclesfield, Cheshire, 7th son.
In 1484 he was made freeman of Chester. 2 3
By Ralph Davenport of Davenport Esq. to Christopher Savage Esq. for the mills of Marclisfelde 24s. Dated 20 Nov. 1508. 4
"Whatever the true significance of Flodden, the immediate reaction in Scotland to the defeat was to play down its effects and to demonstrate how far things would continue as before... The returning soldiers entered a country not just in mourning but burningly resentful at the failure of Scottish arms. Their reception, however, was far more favourable than that of the army's French advisers who, before they could reach the Scottish east coast and take ships for France, were cut to pieces by the 'vengeful local people.' ...
Among the survivors was a weaver called Fletcher, the sole representative of an eighty-man contingent sent to the muster by the small township of Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. During the battle he fought against the English vanguard and captured the flag of Sir Christopher Savage of Macclesfield. Legend has it that on his return he was so overcome with emotion—and guilt over his own survival—that he could not speak but instead dipped the flag in tribute to his lost comrades. This made such an impression that his gesture is re-enacted each year in prolonged ceremonies..." 5
Christopher married Anne STANLEY, daughter of John STANLEY of Weever, Esq. and Elizabeth WEEVER, in 1499 in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England. (Anne STANLEY died in or before 1508.)
1 The Visitation of the County of Gloucester taken in the year 1623, p. 144.
2 Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, Douglas Richardson, p. 143.
3 Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, Douglas Richardson, p. 493.
4 Cheshire Archives and Local Studies, Reference DLL 4/122.
5 Flodden: A Scottish Tragedy, Peter Reese, 2013..