'Skeffington1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Skeffington of Skeffington (Skevington of Skevington)

The following comes from Visitation supported, after a few generations, by Berry. We ignore Lodge ('Peerage of Ireland', Archdall, vol 2 (1789), 'Skeffington Earl of Massereene', p368+) which gives a different ancestry for the Thomas who was father of the Sir William who became Lord Deputy of Ireland and then a different connection between him and the John Skeffington of Fisherwick who is shown on Skeffington as the first mentioned by BP1934.
Galfrid Skeffington of Skeffington
1. Symond Skeffington
A. Sir John Skeffington or Skevington (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  m. Petronilla
  i. Sir Robert Skeffington (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307)
  a. Sir Galfrid (Geoffrey) Skeffington of Skeffington, Leicestershire the first mentioned by Berry
  m. Mabel Folvill (dau of Sir John Folvill of Ashby-Folvill)
  (1) William Skeffington of Skeffington (d 1356)
  (A) (Sir) Robert Skeffington of Skeffington
(i) Richard Skeffington of Skeffington
  m. Isabella
  (a) John Skeffington (Skevington) of Skeffington (a 1421)
  m. Margaret Oldebeffe (dau of William Oldebeffe (or Ouldbief) by Margaret English)
  ((1)) Thomas Skeffington of Skeffington (a 1460)
  m. Mary
  ((A)) Sir William Skeffington of Skeffington, Sheriff of Warwickshire & Leicestershire, Lord Deputy of Ireland (d 12.1535)
  m1. Margaret Digby (dau of Everard Digby of Tilton & Drystoke)
  ((i)) Thomas Skeffington of Skeffington - continued below
  m. Margaret Stanhope (dau of Edmond Stanhope)
  ((ii)) Mary Skeffington
  m1. _ Overey of Forston or Iveston
m2. George Kingston (brother of Sir John)
  ((iii)) Joyce Skeffington (dsp)
  m. _ Ingoldsby of Kibworth
  ((iv))+ other issue - Leonard (dsp), Anthony (priest), Mathew, daughter (nun)
  m2. Anne Digby (dau of Sir John Digby of Ketelby)
  ((viii)) John Skeffington of London (dsp)
  m. _ Peck
  ((ix)) Thomas Skeffington
  m. Rachael Hasilrigge (dau of Richard Hasilrigge of Nottinghamshire)
  ((x)) Katherine Skeffington
  m. Anthony Colley of Glaston
  ((xi))+ other issue - Anna, Isabella
  ((B)) Sir John Skeffington (d 10.07.1525, alderman of London)
m. Elizabeth Peche
  Shown by Berry as having had issue with descendants including the Earls of Massereene. We show that line as coming from his nephew Thomas (the younger of that name).
  ((C)) Thomas Skeffington
  Shown by Berry as having had issue. Probably the Thomas Skevington of Groby who was father of ...
  ((i)) Anne Skevington (heir)
  m. George Cheselden of Uppingham



Thomas Skeffington of Skeffington - continued above
m. Margaret Stanhope (dau of Edmond Stanhope of West Markham (by Alice Flie?))
1. William Skeffington of Skeffington (d 1571)
  m. Mary Cave (dau of Sir Thomas Cave of Stanford)
A. Thomas Skeffington of Skeffington (d 1600)
  m. Isabella Biron (dau of John Biron of Newsted)
  i. (Sir) William Skeffington of Skeffington (b c1580, dsp 1600/1605)
  m. Katherine Chetwood (dau of Richard Chetwood of Woodhull or Warkworth, m2. Michael Bray)
  ii. John Skeffington of Skeffington (dsp 1613)
  iii. Katherine Skeffington
  m. William Brome of Woodlow
  Skeffington Hall later passed into the Brome family, members of which assumed the name Skeffington.
  iv. Mary Skeffington
  m. William St. Andrew of Gotham
v. Elizabeth Skeffington
  m. William Jettour of Warwick
  vi. Ursula Skeffington
  m. Sir John Skeffington of Fisherwick
  B. Elizabeth Skeffington
  m. _ Browne of Warwickshire
  C. Alice Skeffington
  m. _ Bandon of Kibworth
  D.+ other issue - Henry, Margaret, Anne/Agneta
2. Isabella Skeffington
  m. Robert Belgrave of Kilworth
3. Anna Skeffington
  m. Thomas Ludford of Anseley (d 1547)
4. Katherine Skeffington (bur 06.01.1595)
  m. George Pochin of Barkby (bur 19.08.1597)
5. Dorothy Skeffington
  m. Thomas Hunt of Aston sup' Trent
6. Elizabeth Skeffington
  m. Richard Engleby or Ingleby of Estcot
7. Lucy Skeffington
  m. _ Bell
8. Joyce Skeffington
  m. Thomas Bendage (Bendyshe) of Barrington
9. Mary Skeffington
  m. Robert or Thomas Monke of Kirkby
10.+ other issue - Anthony (dsp), Edward, George (dsp), Francis

Main source(s): Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Skevington' & 'Skeffington') with some support/input for upper section from CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p371)
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