Mercy "Massah" Fine

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Mercy "Massah" Fine (Skillman)

Also Known As: "Mercy Fine", "Mercy Skillman"
Birthdate: (100)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Death: circa 1801 (95-103)
New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Skillman, Jr. and Annetje Skillman
Wife of John Peter Fine
Mother of Peter Philip Fine; Antje Fine; Elizabeth Liming and Thomas Fine, Sr.
Sister of Jan "John" Skillman, Sr.; Mary Band; Annetje van der Water; Abraham Skillman; Isaac Skillman and 5 others

Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Mercy "Massah" Fine

Mercy "Massah" Skillman was born on 2 February 1701. She was baptized on 2 February 1701 in First Dutch Ref. Ch., Brooklyn, NY.1,2 She died before 1801 at the age of 100.[1][2][3]


  1. on June 3, 1722 in Newtown, Long Island (now Elmira Queens) to John Fijn (Fine). He was probably the son of Jan Fin and Aaltje Jans [4]

In her father's will

From the will of Thomas Skillman:

.... to my daughter Mercy, now the wife of John Fine, I give and bequeath the profits and incomes of two sevenths of said moveable estate to be paid her yearly after my wife's decease or re marriage by my Executors; but if her husband, the said, John Fine happens to depart this life before my said daughter Mercy, then my will is that she shall receive the said two seventh part of my said estate moveable into her own hands and for her own use; but if my said daughter Mercy shall depart this life before her husband the said John Fine then my will is that the said two sevenths of my said moveable estate shall be divided amongst the children of my said daughter Mercy both male and female in equal proportion and so to remain to them and each of them their heirs and assigns.



  1. GEDCOM file submitted by William Skillman, Created on 24 APR 2009. Imported on 28 Apr 2009.
  2. GEDCOM file submitted by Wrona. Imported on 21 November 2010.
  3. From SOA: Mercy. Bap. in Brooklyn (Ref. Dutch Church), Feb. 2, 1701, Isaac Brockaar (Brokaw) and Mercy Van Hove, sponsors.
  4. John Fine and Mercy Skillmen, June 3, 1722. from List of all marriages on books of Newtown Presbyterian Church of Elmhurst, L. I. (1709-1881) Queens Co., N Y (Vol 56)
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Mercy "Massah" Fine's Timeline

Finesville, Hunterdon County, West Jersey
February 2, 1701
Brooklyn, New York
February 2, 1701
Brooklyn, Kings, New York
February 2, 1701
Brooklyn, New York
February 2, 1701
Brooklyn, New York
May 1723
Age 22
Queens, NY, USA
Age 23
New Jersey
Age 40
Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States
Age 99
New Jersey