Dr. John Savery & Family

AC H23 (No extant memorial)

Savery Richard          Aged 25 died 1858

Savery Joseph Planta Aged 24 died 1862

Savery Frederick       Aged 33 died 1867

Savery John Charles   Aged 42 Died 1873

Savery John              Aged 76 died 1874

Savery Ann Maria       Aged 85 Died 1890


John Savery was born in Devon and his wife Ann Maria, in London. In 1825 John Savery was in partnership with his uncle, Satterley & Savery, at 5 Marine Parade.

By 1840 he is living at 12 York Buildings.  

 By 1851 they had four sons,  William, Joseph, George, and Septimus.  There were two surviving daughters, Mary and Ann.  All were born in Hastings.

The Times ( London, England ),Thursday, May 06,1858
On the 4th inst., at Hastings, Lieut. Richard Savery, R.N., late of H.M.S. Alecto.

William became a local solicitor. 

By 1857 Dr. Savery is in partnership with  a younger son, John Charles.

The Hastings and St. Leonards Pamphlet; being abstracts of reports of the London and local press on the new drainage system of Hastings and St. Leonards, etc Unknown Binding – 1868 by John Charles Savery

Hastings and St Leonard's: their Meterology and Climate by J. Charles Savery, ...Surgeon to the Hasings Dispensary, late House Surgeon to the Northampton Infirmary.The Lancet, July 5th 1873

John Charle Savery, M.R.C.S., L.S.A.

It is with deep regret that we record the death of Mr. John Charles Savery, of Hastings.  This sad event had been anticipated for some months past by his most initimate friends, but to the majority of those who knew him it came as a shock.

Mr. Savery was a native of Hastings, and had practised as a surgeon in that borough, in conjunction with his father, since 1857.  His kindly nature and practical good sense had endeared him to all who had the priveilege of his acquaintance, and his services in connexion with many of the useful institutions of Hastings and St Leonards will not soon be forgotten.

Naturally energetic, as well as unselfish and kind, he threw himself zealously into every good work which engaged his attention,a nd never failed to secure the esteem of his coadjutors in every enterprise to which he devoted himself.  He was at tone time a faithful attendant on the poor as one of the medical officers of the Union, and was to the last popular as the surgeon of the Foresters', the Druids', and the South of England Benefit Socieeties, and of a club at Silverhill.  He held  commission in the Rifle Corps. and was honoury surgeon to the Volunteer Fire Brigade.  He was an early member of the local Philosophical Society, and one of its warmest supporters.  He had been President of the Hastings Mechanics' Institution, and was at the time of his death one of its vice-presidents.

He was also a member of the St Leonards Commission, and a friend of every ovemebt for the social improvement of the people.  He wrote some able pamphlets on the meterologial and sanitary characteristics of Hastings and St Leonards, and took great interest generally in scientific and literay questions.  A young widow and six children are left, with his parents and other relatives, to mourn his death.  Their sorrow is hared by a large number of persons of different classes, who had learned the worth and benefited by his intelligence and good will.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 24 May 1873

FUNERAL OF MR. J. C. SAVERY. If anything earthly could bring consolation to the sorrowing relatives of the late Charles Savery, it, surely would be the manifestations of respect to the remains and memory of the deceased at the funeral on Wednesday.  To the few to whom .Mr. Savery was not known, the imposing character the obsequies, and the general appearance which the town presented, must been a matter some wonderment and indeed the many could scarcely have known how much good that kind and spirit, which has so soon found its everlasting rest, had done both in public and in private for the benefit his townspeople.

In life the deceased worked so quietly, so unobtrusively, that people scarce knew the value the man.  It was only when death had claimed him, that those not intimately acquainted with him became aware of the number of important public offices gratuitously filled by him. the extensive character his professional practice, and the deep affection and esteem in which he was held by a very large circle of private friends.

For at least a mile from The Memorial shops were wholly or partially closed and this even in streets out of the direct route of the procession.  From Wellington place to the Elma [?] streets through which the procession passed were lined with people.  There must have been some thousands of sympathising spectators along the whole of the route, and this although the weather was wet and chilly. Among them were many of 'poor on whose faces could be read a higher feeling of one more than mere idle curiosity.  The funeral cortege may indeed be said to have been the most imposing which ever before has been witnessed in this borough.

Shortly after 2.30, the rifles marched out from the depot .in Middle-street, and drew up in front of the residence of the deceased and the Artillery and Fire Brigade shortly followed, ………