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Skeffington Genealogy and Skeffington Family History Information

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  • Anne Skeffington (deceased)
    Anne Skeffington was the daughter of Sir Richard Skeffington of Fisherwick and wife Anne Newdigate. She died unmarried, with no heirs.
  • Sir Clotworthy Skeffington, 3rd Viscount Massereene (1660 - 1713)
    Sir Clotworthy Skeffington was the son of Sir John Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Massereene and Hon. Mary Clothworthy. He married Rachel Hungerford, daughter of Sir Edward Hungerford, KB, of Farleigh Castl...
  • Elizabeth Skeffington (deceased)
    Elizabeth Skeffington was the daughter of Sir Richard Skeffington and wife Anne Newdigate. She married William Ferrar, Esq., of Dromore.
  • Hester Skeffington (deceased)
    Hester Skeffington was born before 1607. She was the daughter of Sir William Skeffington.1 Child of Hester Skeffington and Sir William Bowyer Sir John Bowyer, 1st Bt.+1 b. 21 Sep 1623, d. c J...
  • Jane Skeffington (deceased)
    Jane Skeffington, daughter of Sir Clotworthy Skeffington, 3rd Viscount Massereenem and Rachel Hungerford, married Sir Hans Hamilton, Baronet, son of Sir Robert Hamilton, Baronet and Sarah Hamilton.

About the Skeffington surname

According to Burke's Extinct Peerages, the name Skeffington is quite old. It is derived from the village where the family lived, Skeffington in Leicestershire.

According to Burke, the fist Skeffington of note was Sir William Skeffington who was knighted by Henry VIII of England and sent to Ireland, eventually becoming Lord Deputy of Ireland. This Sir William, returning home from Ireland, settled in Staffordshire, in the village of Fisherwick. It is quite common in the old English peerage records to see that the Staffordshire Skeffingtons are identified as the Skeffingtons of Fisherwick, while the Leicestershire Skeffingtons are identified as the Skeffingtons of Skeffington.