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  • Anne Skeffington (b. - 1637)
    Anne Newdigate was the youngest daughter of Sir John Newdigate, Knight, of Arbury, Warwickshire. She married Sir Richard Skeffington of Fisherwick and had 6 children.
  • Anne Skeffington (deceased)
    Anne Skeffington was the daughter of Sir Richard Skeffington of Fisherwick and wife Anne Newdigate. She died unmarried, with no heirs.
  • Cicely Brereton (1592 - 1649)
  • 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 (1571 - 1635)
    Elizabeth Dering was the daughter of Richard Dering, Esq. She married Sir William Skeffington of Fisherwick and raised a large family - 2 sons and 6 daughters. Find a Grave] John Dering, Esquire, of...

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.