This Day in History: 1633-11-11

On 11th November 1633, George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, was born in Thornhill, West Riding of Yorkshire. His father, Sir William Savile, 3rd Baronet of Thornhill, had distinguished himself for the Royalists in the Civil War, killed in action near York. George Savile was elected as MP for Pontefract in 1660 in the Convention Parliament and in the same year made Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Yorkshire and Colonel of a foot regiment in the Yorkshire Militia.