See also:English title held in succession by the families of Woodville or Wydeville, Darcy and Savage . In 1299
See also:Rivers, or de Ripariis, was summoned to parliament as a baron, and his son John was similarly summoned by
See also:Edward II . The earldom was created for
See also:Richard Woodville in 1466 and remained in this
See also:family until 1491 . (For the three earls of his
See also:line see below.) As
See also:borne by the Woodvilles the title was not derived from the name of a place, but from an
See also:ancient family name, Redvers, or Reviers, members of this family, whose arms are quartered on the Rivers
See also:shield, having been sometime earls of
See also:Devon . From 1626 to his
See also:death in 164o the earldom was held by
See also:Thomas Darcy,
See also:Viscount Colchester, from whom it descended by
See also:remainder to his
See also:grandson John (c . 1610—1654), the son of his daughter
See also:Elizabeth (d . 1651) by her
See also:marriage with Sir Thomas Savage (d . 1635), who was created Viscount Savage in 1626 . John's son Thomas (c . 1626—1694) was the 3rd
See also:earl, and his grandson Richard the 4th earl (see below) . The title became
See also:extinct when John, the 5th earl, died about 1735 . A new
See also:barony of Rivers, held by the family of Pitt and its later representative, that of Pitt-Rivers, was in existence from 1776 to i880 .
RIVERS, ANTHONY WOODVILLE, or WYDEVILLE, 2ND EARL (...
4TH EARL RICHARD SAVAGE RIVERS (c. 1660—1712)
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