'Skene03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Skene of Curriehill, Skene of Potterton, Skene of Rubislaw

James Skene of Wester Corse (b c1505)
m. Janet Lumsden (dau of Robert Lumsden of Cushnie)
BEB1841 (Skene of Curriehill) names James and Janet's children differently and shows some other differences also. We follow BLG1886 as supported by the web site mentioned below.
1. James Skene ancestor of Skenes of Wester Corse and Ramore
  The following comes from patrickspeople.co.uk.
  m1. Janet Burnet (dau of Alexander Burnet of Leys by Janet Hamilton)
  A. Janet Skene
  m1. Patrick Innes of Tibbertie
  m2. (11.02.1625) John Forbes of Blth
  m2. Elizabeth Strachan (dau of Sir John Strachan of Thornton)
2. William Skene in St. Andrews (d unm)
3. Alexander Skene (d unm, advocate)
4. Robert Skene of Belhelvie (incl Potterton)
  m1. _ Eadie
  A. David Skene of Potterton
  m1. ?? Udny (dau of Udny of Udny)
  i. Thomas Skene of Potterton
  m. _ Leask
  a. Robert Skene of Potterton (b 1621, d 30.10.1693)
  m. (21.07.1663) Janet Jaffray
(1) George Skene of Rubislaw (bpt 24.06.1666, d 12.12.1708, professor)
  m. Catherine Eadie (Adie) (bpt 07.01.1680, dau of David Eadie (Adie) of Newark and Easter Echt) @@ below
  (A) Catherine Skene (bpt 21.08.1697, d infant ?)
  (B) George Skene of Rubislaw (bpt 23.10.1699, d 21.07.1757)
  m. Helen Thomson (bpt 23.09.1700, d 29.07.1768, dau of Alexander Thomson of Portlethen)
  (i) Helen Skene (b 27.09.1734, d 12.03.1764)
  m. James Duff of Banff (b 01.01.1729, d 19.11.1804, advocate)
  (ii) George Skene of Rubislaw (bpt 25.08.1736, d 24.01.1776)
  m. Jean Moir (dau of James Moir of Stoneywood)
  (a) George Skene (d unm 30.09.1791)
  (b) James Skene of Rubislaw (b 07.03.1775) had issue
  m. (11.09.1806) Jane Forbes (dau of Sir William Forbes, Bart of Pitsligo)
  (c) Margaret Skene
  m. Colonel _ Ramsay
  (d) Helen Skene
  (e) Catherine Skene
  m. Sir Henry Jardine
  (C)+ other isuse - Janet (bpt 25.10.1701), Catherine (bpt 28.08.1703), Robert (bpt 25.04.1706), Margaret (bpt 24.02.1708)
ii. David Skene in Zamosky, Poland (d before 1668)
  m. Margaret Chambers (dau of Robert Chambers in Danzig)
  a. George Skene in Zamosky, Poland (b 17.09.1644)
  b Alexander Skene
  c. Katharine Skene (b 03.10.1646)
  m. (1671) David Eadie (Adie) of Newark and Easter Echt
  (1) Giles Eadie (Adie) (bpt 01.02.1674, d 06.11.1750)
  m. Alexander Skene, 16th of Skene (b 1663/4, d 20.01.1724)
  (2) Catherine Eadie (Adie) (bpt 07.01.1680)
  m1. George Skene of Rubislaw (bpt 24.06.1666, d 12.12.1708) @@ above
  m2. ??
  m2. (20/28.08.1606) Claris or Mary Seaton
iii. Sir George Skene of Rubislaw, Provost of Aberdeen (b 1619, d unm 09.04.1707)
  m2. (06.07.1574) Margaret Forbes
5. Gilbert Skene (dsp, physician to King James VI)
6. Duncan Skene of Balnabriech (d unm)
7. Sir John Skene of Curriehill
  m. Helen Somerville (dau of Sir John Somerville of Camnethan)
  A. Sir James Skene, 1st Bart of Curriehill (d 1633)
  m. Janet Johnston (dau of Archibald Johnston of Warrieston)
  i. Sir John Skene, 2nd Bart of Curriehill (dsp)
  ii. son (dspms)
  iii. Helen Skene (d 1691)
  m1. Robert Bruce of Broomhall (d 25.06.1652, Lord of Session)
  m2. Sir Charles Erskine of Alva (d 08.07.1663)
m3. (1666) Sir James Dundas of Arniston (Senator of the College of Justice)
  B. John Skene ancestor of (first family of) Skenes of Hallyards
  The following connection comes from 'The Pedigree Register' (edited by George Sherwood, vol 1, No. 4 (March 1908), p105)
  i. John Skene of Hallyards, Midlothian
  m. (14.10.1641) Mary Ker (dau of James Ker of Mersington)
  a. Alison Skene of Hallyards of Hallyards (eldest dau)
  m. Sir Alexander Swinton ('Lord Mersingtoun')
  C. Alexander Skene
  i. John Skene (dsp)
  D. Jean Skene
  m. Sir William Scott of Ardross
  E. Margaret Skene (b 1584)
  m. (28.02.1598/9) Robert Learmonth of St. Nicholas (b 1582, d 1643)
  F. Katharine Skene
  m. Sir Alexander Hay
  i. Helen Hay
  m. Sir Archibald Johnston of Warriston (b c1610-1, d 22.07.1663, Lord Advocate as Lord Warriston)
  G. Euphan Skene probably of this generation
  m. (04.01.1610) Sir Robert Richardson of Pencaitland, 1st Bart (d 04.1635)
8.+ other issue - Andrew of Meny, Thomas, Patrick (dsp)

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Skene of Rubislaw), http://www.compapp.dcu.ie/~humphrys/FamTree/Skene/
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