'SZmisc10'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Somers of Halstow, Somers (Sumer) of St. Margaret's, Scarlett of Jamaica, Scarlett Lords Abinger, Skepper of Durham, Skepper of East Kirkby, Swann of Ufford Hall, Swann of Wansford

The following is one of those families whose name is spelt in so many ways that searching for them in a database such as ours is quite tricky! The Harleian version of the Visitation that is the Main Source for this family spells it as "Sumer" but adds a note to confirm that the pedigree "in Stowe 618, as well as the one in the College copy" spells the name "Somer". Other variations we have seen include Somers, Sommer, Sumers & Summer. Somewhat arbitrarily, we are favouring "Somers" but may revise that in due course should we find a major source on the family which uses another version.
Geoffrey Sumer or Somer or Somers
1. William Sumer or Somers
  A. John Somers 'of Newland' of St. Margaret's (cleric)
  m. Martina Ridge
  i. Maria Somers (d 1607)
  m1. Thomas Peniston
  m2. (12.1602) Sir Alexander Temple (b 1583, d 1629)
  ii. Frances Somers
  m. Sir James Crowner (Cromer) (d 1613)
2. Thomas Sumer or Somers
  m. _ Nicholson of Waldon
  A. William Somers of Halsto (Halstow) in Hoo
  m. Dorothy Orwell (dau of Nicholas Orwell of Cliffe)
  i. Thomas Somers
  m1. Susanna Rose (dau of Ambrose Rose)
  a. Alice Somers
  m2. Maria Liford
  b. Maria Somers
  ii. John Somers of Halstoe (Halstow)
  m. Elizabeth Herd (dau/heir of Rev. Gawin Herd of Morstone)
  a.+ issue (a 1619) - Richard (b c1600), Francis (b c1607), Elizabeth, Rosa
  iii. William Somers of St. Margaret's
  m1. Maria Wriothesley (dau of John Wriothesley)
  a.+ issue - Maria, Elizabeth, Edith, Dorothy
  m2. Anna Hudsonn
  e. William Somers
  B. Maria Somers
  m1. Richard Watts
  m2. Thomas Pagett
  C. Margaret Somers
  m. John Swalman



Benjamin Scarlett of Eastbourne, Sussex
m. (1625) Mary Kennard of Eastbourne
1. Francis Scarlett in St. Andrews, Jamaica (dsp)
2. Thomas Scarlett
  A. William Scarlett to Jamaica
  i. ?? Scarlett
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  a. ?? Scarlett
(1) Robert Scarlett of Duckett's Spring (etc.) in St. James, Jamaica
  m. (02.02.1765) Elizabeth Anglin (dau of Philip Anglin of Paradise (by Mary, dau of John Lawrence), widow of _ Wright?)
  (A) Philip Anglin Scarlett of Paradise, Jamaica (dspms)
m. Sabina Bowen (dau of Robert Bowen of Retreat)
  (B) James Scarlett, 1st Lord Abinger (b 1769, d 07.04.1844, Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  m1. (22.08.1792) Louisa Henrietta Campbell (d 08.03.1829, dau of Peter Campbell of Kilmory)
  (i) Robert Campbell Scarlett, 2nd Lord Abinger (b 05.09.1794, d 24.06.1861) had issue
  m. (19.07.1824) Sarah Smith (d 03.06.1878, dau of George Smith, Chief Justice of Mauritius)
  (ii) Sir James Yorke Scarlett (b 01.02.1799, dsp 06.12.1871, General)
  m. (19.12.1835) Charlotte Anne Hargreaves (b c1805, d 09.02.1888, dau/coheir of John Hargreaves of Ormerod House & Bank Hall)
  (iii) Peter Campbell Scarlett (b 27.11.1804, d 15.07.1881, diplomat) had issue
  m1. (222.05.1848) Frances Sophia Mostyn Lomax (d 27.09.1849, dau/coheir of Edmund Lomax of Parkhurst)
  m2. (27.12.1873, sp?) Louisa Anne Murray (d 13.10.1886, dau of James Wolfe Murray, Lord Cringletie, widow of Edmond Jeannin)
  (iv) Mary Elizabeth Scarlett, Baroness Stratheden of Cupar (d 25.03.1860)
  m. John Campbell, Lord Chancellor of Ireland then England, 1st Lord Campbell of St. Andrew's (b 15.09.1779, d 23.06.1861)
  (v) Louise Lawrence Scarlett (d 26.10.1871)
  m. (14.06.1828) Sir Edmund Currey (d 27.08.1842, Lt. Colonel)
  m2. (28.09.1843) Elizabeth Steere (dau of Lee Steere Steere of Jayes, relict of Rev. Henry John Ridley of Ockley)
  (C) Robert Scarlett of Duckett's Spring (dspms)
  m. Mary White (granddau of Colin Campbell)
  (D) Sir William Anglin Scarlett (d 09.10.1831, Chief Justice of Jamaica) had issue
  m. (19.07.1809) Mary Williams (d 11.10.1832, dau of Joseph Williams of Luana Estate)
3.+ "a numerous family"



Richard Skepper, later of East Kirkby
Audrey Grynne (dau/heir of Ralph Grynne of East Kirkby son of Richard)
1. Richard Skepper of East Kirkby (d before 01.12.1556)
m. (c02.1550-1?) Joan Ledgerd (m2. Robert Townley of Boston)
  A. Edward Skepper of East Kirkby (b c1552, d before 19.01.1626-30)
  m1. Agnes (bur 14.09.1586)
  i. Richard Skepper of East Kirkby
  m1. (03.12.1612) Anne Killingworth (dau of John Killingworth of Cambridge)
  a. William Skepper (bpt 27.09.1618, 4th son)
Maddison ends by naming the children of this generation. This might possibly be the William of East Kirkby who married ...
  m. Katharine Newcomen (bpt 12.10.1628, dau of Robert Newcomen of Hannah-cum-Hagnaby)
  b.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 06.11.1614, d by 1634), Edward (b c1616, a 1634), Christopher (bpt 27.07.1617), Richard, Anne, Cheney
  m2. (02.05.1626) Elizabeth Kelke (dau of Robert Kelke of Barnetby)
  h. John Skepper of London (bpt 14.08.1632, bur 29.11.1678, youngest son)
  The following comes from Visitation (London, 1664, Skepper).
  m. (18.06.1657) Elizabeth Kelke (dau/coheir of Thomas Kelke of London)
  (1)+ issue - Edward (bpt 26.03.1658, a 1664), Robert (bpt 28.01.1671-2), William (bpt 18.09.1674, bur 23.01.1676-7), James (bpt 26.03.1676), Elizabeth (bpt 03.02.1660-1), Ann (bpt 15.03.1662-3), Mary (bpt 27.06.1669), Susan (bpt 11.12.1670), Judith (bpt 17.06.1673)
  j.+ other issue - Robert, Judith, Dorothy (bpt 15.04.1627)
  ii. Bridget Skepper
  m. Thomas Palfreyman of Lusby
  iii. Faith Skepper
  m2. (1592) Mary Robinson (a 1630)
  i. William Skepper (a 1630, rector of Wainfleet)
  a.+ issue - Theophilus (bpt 09.01.1632-3), Jane (bpt 09.01.1634-5)
  ii. John Skepper of Boston (d 1638)
  m. (c09.1627) Mary Cater (dau of John Cater of Langton, m2. Richard Smyth)
  a.+ issue - Anthony (bpt 25.05.1630, a 1638), John (bpt 19.09.1633), William, Elizabeth, Bridget
  iii. Elizabeth Skepper
  iv. Mary Skepper
  m. (01.07.1623) Nicholas Heron
  B. Thomas Skepper
  C. Robert Skepper of Duresme (Durham)
Robert is not mentioned by Maddison. This connection is speculative but seems reasonable given that Visitation (Durham, 1575+1615, Skepper of Durham) identifies this Robert as son of Richard Skepper by dau of Legard and also as brother of Edward who had a son Richard. However, whilst that Vistiation (which provides the following) shows the father of Richard & Edward as Richard, it shows their mother as a dau of Sir Robert Silkstowe.
  i. Robert Skepper of Durham
  m. Jane Maire (dau of John Maire of Durham)
  a. Christopher Skepper of Durham (a 1615)
  m. Elizabeth Moyser (dau of James Moyser of Appleton)
  (1)+ issue (a 1615) - Christopher (b c1601), William, Moyses, Averell, Anne, Jane, Catherine, Grace
  b. Robetr Skepper
  D. George Skepper of Hull then Boston (dsp before 30.05.1607)
  m. Susanna
  E. Bridget Skepper (bur 31.07.1617)
  m. Sirach Disney of Swinderby



John Swann or Swan of Wansford, Northamptonshire
m. Elizabeth
1. John Swann of Wansford (bpt 10.01.1726, d 10.09.1797)
  m. (06.03.1759) Mary Adams (b 1734-5, d 23.07.1798)
  A. Henry Swann of Ufford Hall (Lincolnshire), Lower Green (Esher, Surrey) & Oxford Estate (Jamaica) (b 15.11.1763, d 24.04.1824, MP, 2nd son)
  m. Katherine Sims
  i. Frederick Dashwood Swann of Lee Priory (Kent) & Ufford Hall (b 01.02.1796, d 22.05.1870, Captain, 5th son) had issue
  m. (06.11.1819) Charlotte Katharine Brydges (b 01.07.1800, d 01.07.1841, dau of Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, Bart, of Lee Priory, etc. by Elizabeth Barrett)
ii. Charles Henry Swann (b 08.05.1803, d 29.07.1845, of the Inner Temple, youngest son) had issue
  m. Mary Anne Walker
  iii. Caroline Swann (b 04.01.1800)
  m. John Edgar Gibson (b 1788-9, rector of Chavening then Bermondsey, son of John & Elizabeth of Ramsgate)
  iv.+ other issue - William Henry (b 30.04.1786, d Barrosa 05.03.1811), John Thomas (b 26.04.1787), George (b 09.08.1791, bur 1792), Edward (b 13.07.1792, d 08.1792), Charles James (b 26.01.1798, d 02.1798), Georgiana Elizabeth (b 16.04.1789, d 03.04.1880), Maria Jane (b 08.05.1794), child (b/d 1801)
  B. James Swann (b 01.05.1765, d 28.06.1798, 'rector of Stubbington')
  m. (1786) Hannah Wilkinson of Chesterfield
  C. Charles Swann (b 15.11.1772, d 02.05.1846, rector of Ridlington & Edmundthorpe, 6th son) had issue
  m. (01.05.1805) Sarah Willan (b 12.02.1783, d 29.01.1865, dau of Rev. Robert Willan of Cardington by Ann, dau of Sir Charles Smijth, Bart, of Hill Hall)
  D. Elizabeth Swann (b 04.06.1761)
  m. Edwin Sandys (Captain)
  E. Charlotte Swann (b 14.03.1768)
  m. William Spencer of Bramley Grange (b 08.1754, d 27.08.1829, Lt. General, son of William by Frances Milner)
  F.+ other issue - John Beardmore (b 29.03.1760), George (b 08.11.1766), RN), Edward (b 19.06.1770, cleric), Robert (b 12.03.1774), Mary (b 02.07.1762)
2. Elizabeth Swann

Main source(s):
(1) For Somers (uploaded 17.10.12) : Visitation (Kent, 1619, Sumer)
(2) For Scarlett (uploaded 17.05.13) : BP1934 (Abinger)
(3) For Skepper (uploaded 31.05.13) : Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1903-6, Skepper of East Kirkby) with input as reported above
(4) For Swann (uploaded 13.06.13) : Visitation (Howard & Crisp 1897, England & Wales, Notes, volume 2, 'Pedigree of Swan', p99+)
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