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Families covered: Skeffington of Fisherwick, Skeffington of Massereene, Skeffington of Tonbridge (Tunbridge)

Thomas Skeffington (Captain of Nottingham Castle)
m. Rachael Hasilrigge (dau of Richard Hasilrigge of Nottinghamshire)
1. William Skeffington
  m. Johanna Leveson (dau of Jacob (James) Leveson)
A. John Skeffington of Fisherwick, Staffordshire
  Other than to note that he was great-grandson of the Sir William who was Lord Deputy of Ireland, John is the first mentioned by BP1934.
  m. Alice Cave (dau of Thomas Cave of Stanford)
  i. Sir William Skeffington, Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1st Bart of Fisherwick (bur 16.09.1635)
  m. Elizabeth Dering (dau of Richard Dering or Deering of Pluckley)
  a. Sir John Skeffington, Sheriff of Staffordshire, 2nd Bart of Fisherwick (a 1638)
  m. Ursula (or Cicely) Skeffington (dau of Thomas Skeffington of Skeffington)
  (1) Sir William Skeffington, 3rd Bart of Fisherwick (d unm)
  b. Sir Richard Skeffington, 4th Bart of Fisherwick (d 02.06.1647)
  m. Anne Newdigate (dau of Sir John Newdigate of Arbury)
(1) Sir John Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Massereene (d 21.06.1695)
  m. (20.07.1654) Mary Clotworthy (d 20.09.1686, dau of Sir John Clotworthy of Antrim, 1st Viscount Massereene)
  (A) Clotworthy Skeffington, 3rd Viscount Massereene (b 1660, d 03.1713)
  m. Rachael Hungerford (d 02.1731, dau of Sir Edward Hungerford of Farley Castle)
  (i) Clotworthy Skeffington, 4th Viscount Massereene (d 11.02.1738)
  m. (09.09.1713) Catherine Chichester (d 01.07.1749, dau of Arthur Chichester, 4th Earl of Donegall)
(a) Clotworthy Skeffington, 1st Earl of Massereene (d 17.09.1757)
  m1. (10.03.1738, sp) Anne Daniel (d 24.03.1740, dau of Richard Daniel, Dean of Down)
  m2. (25.11.1741) Anne Eyre (b c1717, d 20.05.1805, dau of Henry Eyre of Rowter)
  ((1)) Clotworthy Skeffington, 2nd Earl of Massereene (b 28.01.1742, dsp 28.02.1805)
  m1. (19.08.1789) Mary Anne Barcier (dsp 10.1800, dau of M. Barcier of Paris)
  m2. Elizabeth Lane (d 19.03.1838)
((2)) Henry Skeffington, Governor of Cork, 3rd Earl of Massereene (d unm 12.06.1811)
  ((3)) Chichester Skeffington, 4th Earl of Massereene (b c1746, d 25.02.1816)
  m. (1780) Harriet Jocelyn (b c1755, d 07.07.1831, dau of Robert Jocelyn, 1st Earl of Roden)
  ((A)) Harriet Skeffington, Viscountess Massereene (d 02.01.1831)
  m. (20.11.1810) Thomas Henry Foster, later Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Ferrard (d 18.01.1843)
  ((4)) Elizabeth Skeffington (d 29.05.1817)
  m. (30.05.1765) Robert Clements of Killadoon, 1st Earl of Leitrim (b 25.11.1732, d 27.07.1804)
((5)) Catherine Skeffington (bpt 15.07.1752, dsp 09.02.1796)
  m. (07.06.1784) Francis Mathew, 1st Earl of Landaff (d 30.07.1806)
  ((6))+ other issue - William (d unm, Constable of Dublin Castle), John (dsp), Alexander (dsp)
  (b) John Skeffington (d 25.12.1753, rector of Clonmarney, 3rd son)
  m. _ Thornton (dau of Henry Thornton of Muffe)
  (c) Catherine Skeffington
  m. (03.06.1739) Arthur Mohun St. Leger, 3rd Viscount Doneraile (b 07.08.1718, dsp 08.1750)
  (d)+ other issue - Arthur (dsp 08.04.1747), Hungerford (d 1768), Hugh, Rachael (d unm)
(ii) Jane Skeffington
  m. (c1705) Sir Hans Hamilton, Bart (b 1673, d 1729/30)
  (iii) Rachael Skeffington (d 14.04.1739)
  m1. Randall MacDonnell, 4th Earl of Antrim (b 1680, d 19.10.1721)
  m2. (1728) Robert Hawkins-Magill or Macgill of Gill Hall (b 27.01.1703-4, d 10.04.1745)
  (iv) Mary Skeffington
  m. Edward Smyth, Bishop of Downe and Connor
  (v)+ other issue (d unm) - Hele, John of Darvock (d 1741), Frances Diana
  (B) Mary Skeffington (d 30.04.1732)
  m. (1676) Sir Charles Hoghton, Bart (d 10.06.1710)
  (C) Margaret Skeffington (d 1711)
  m. (29.11.1681) Sir George St. George, Lord St. George of Hatley St. George (b c1658, d 04.08.1735)
  (2) Mary Skeffington
  m. William Bunbury
(3) Elizabeth Skeffington
  m. William Ferrar of Dromore
  (4)+ other issue (d unm) - Richard, William, Anne
  c. Elizabeth Skeffington (d 30.08.1657)
  Elizabeth is the only daughter shown by Visitation which reports that she married William Jetter. As BEB1841 and the Biddulph records show her married to Michael Biddulph, we presume that she married twice as follows ...
  m1. William Jetter of Skeffington
  m2. Michael Biddulph of Elmhurst (d 20.01.1657)
  d. Cicely Skeffington
  m1. Edward Mytton of Weston
  m2. Sir William Brereton, 1st Bart of Honford (b c1605, d 07.04.1661, General)
e. Mary Skeffington
  m. Richard Pyott of Strethay
  f. Hesther Skeffington
  m. Sir William Bowyer
  g. Lettice Skeffington
  m. John Bayly of Hoddesdon
  h. Alice Skeffington
  m. Alexander Walthall of Wistaston (bur 07.09.1657)
  ii. Elizabeth Skeffington
m. Francis Danvers of Swithland
  B. Jacob Skeffington
  m1. Elizabeth Danvers (relict of Thomas Cave)
  m2. _ Bradley of London (relict of William Cockeram of Hampsted)
  C. George Skeffington
  m. Goditha Ros (dau of Thomas Ros of Lutterworth)
  D. Mary Skeffington possibly of this generation
  m. William Comberford of Comberford (b 1551, d 1625)
  E.+ other issue - Richard of London (judge), Thomas (doctor), Elizabeth, Ursula
2. John Skeffington of Tonbridge (Tunbridge) & Datchurst, Kent (b 1574, d c1619?)
  The following is supported by CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p371), Visitation (Kent, 1619, 'Skeffington') and 'The Skeffingtons of Tunbridge' by Robert Chapman (found online under 'Archaelogia Cantiana, vol 10, 1876, p39+) with thanks to a contributor (CV, 13.04.16) for drawing our attention to that last volume. Chapman suggests that this was the John who b 1574, d 12.1645. Provisionally we support Berry, who inserts an additional generation, as that appears to be supported by Visitation which shows his eldest son John as aged 15 in 1619. Also, Chapman (p44) reports that William, a younger son (the youngest?), was aged 8 when his father John died.
  m. Ann Jalland (dau of Thomas Jalland or Galland)
  A. John Skeffington of Tonbridge (b c1604, d 12.1645)
  i. John Skeffington of Tonbridge (b 1636-7, d u m 27.04.1661)
  ii. Elizabeth Skeffington
  m. _ Lemins
a. Elizabeth Lemins
  m. Mattihas Hickerinstill or Hickeringill (b c1675, d 10.11.1743)
  B. Francis Skeffington (b c1609, dsp 30.04.1684, 4th son?) shown by Visitation (Armytage, Kent, 1668, 'Skeffington') as "of Leigh in Com: Kent"
  m. Ann Chambers (dau of Michael Chambers of King's Sutton)
  C. William Skeffington of Skeffington & Tonbridge (b c1611, dsp 1692)
  D. Mary Skeffington
  m. William Danvers of Adderbury
  E.+ other issue - Thomas (b c1606, dsp), Matthew (dsp infant?), Susanna
3. Elizabeth Skeffington (bur 19.11.1584)
  m. George Griffith of Wichmore

Main source(s): BEB1841 (Skeffington of Fisherwick), BP1934 (Massereene) with input/support on the early generations from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, Skeffington)
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