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  1. (7G) Stephen Skiffe: Birth: 14 APR 1641 in Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. Death: 19 JUN 1710 in Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts

  2. Nataniel Skiff: Birth: 20 MAR 1645 in Sandwich, Ma.. Death: 1723 in Windham, Conn.

  3. Bathshuah Skiff: Birth: 21 APR 1648 in Sandwich, Ma..

  4. Mary Skiff: Birth: 24 MAR 1649 in Sandwich, Ma.. Death: 01 MAY 1690 in Barnstable, Ma.

  5. Merienne Skiff: Birth: 25 MAR 1652 in Sandwich, Ma.. Death: 12 NOV 1742 in Barnstable, Ma.

  6. Patience Skiff: Birth: 25 MAR 1653 in Sandwich, Ma.. Death: 1718 in Sandwich, Ma.

  7. Benjamin Skiff: Birth: 15 NOV 1655 in Sandwich, Ma.. Death: 17 FEB 1716 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes, Ma.

  8. Sarah Skiff: Birth: 1657 in Sandwich, Ma.. Death: 12 NOV 1742

  9. Nathan Skiff: Birth: 16 MAY 1658 in Sandwich, Ma.. Death: 19 JUL 1729 in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Ma.

  10. Elizabeth Skiff: Birth: 1660 in Barnstable, Ma.. Death: 25 JUN 1676 in Sandwich, Ma.

  11. Sarah Skiffe: Birth: ABT 1672 in Sandwich, Ma..


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a. Note:   FAMILY NOTES Marriage(1): HUSBAND NOTES: James Skiff Birth(2): Residence(3): Residence: (Banks?) Vol II, W.Tisbury, p 71: James Skiffe, Sr., was a non-resident proprietor, with little island history, but his sons James, Nathaniel, Benjamin, and Nathan became settlers on MVI. James,Sr. owned one of the first home lots. He first appeared in New England at Lynn, MA, about 1635, and is said to have come from London. He had some association with Isaac Allerton of Plymouth, who came from London and was a passenger in the Mayflower, 1620, and "for his service Donn to Me Isaack Ollerton" he was granted land in Sandwich Jan. 14, 1636-7, which place became his permanent residence" (from Plymouth Colony Court Orders, I, 98). He was representative to the General Court, beginning in 1645 for 13 years, and in 1656 was appointed to train the militia, and in various ways was a leader in public life of Sandwich. His interest in this town undoubtedly was of a speculative character, brought about through his son James and his acquaintance with James Allen, and was subsequent to the formation of the partnership of James, Jr., with Peabody, Allen and Standish. He was admitted as a proprietor on May 20, 1673 (Sup. Jud. Court Files #4974) and granted a full share of land. His lot was on the west side of Old Mill river, and his holdings in the town are thus enumerated: "Thes are the Lands of Jeams Skiffe senier (in the) the township of tisbery: one lot containing forty ackers Bounded on the est By the reiver on the north By thomas wests Lot on the south By the heyway that leieth on the north sid of henery Luessis Lot and so runeth from the reiver westward fore poles in leng6th and one Lot In the gret neck Bounded on the est by Jeans allins Lot on the west by Samuel russeles Lot with a sixteenth part of all undevided landes and meddo the devided Landes Being more or les as thay are Laied out thes are the Landes purchused by the above names Jeams Skiff - recorded by ordor of the town febbarary the 5: 1674". He gave this lot to his son Nathan June 15, 1675. His first wife is said to have been Margaret Reaves, and his second Mary. It is not known which children belong to which wife. Death(4): General(5,6,7,8): J Reed <Rovenreeds@aol.com, July 2001, has: ID: I0262 Name: James SKIFF Birth: BET. 1610 - 1612, of County Kent, England Death: 9 JUN 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 4 5 Immigration: BEF. 1637 England to Massachusetts Occupation: BET. 1645 - 1658 Deputy to the General Court. James became a proprietor at Lynn, Mass. in 1635, being one of the original settlers. He was Deputy to the General Court in 1645 and for 13 years after. He served in the Governor's Council; he was appointed in 1658 "to exercise the militia"; he was a Yeoman; he was a Freeman in 1644. He opposed harsh measures against the Quakers (Friends), for which he was refused his seat as Deputy to the colonial court. Cf. book on James Skiff by Frederick L. Pierson (1895); Banks' "History of Martha's Vineyard," Vol. 3. In addition to the children shown here, he may have had Elizabeth (who d. 25 January 1676). He lived for a time on Martha's Vineyard, according to one correspondent. "The Pioneers of Massachusetts," Charles Henry Pope, gives James' wife's name as Mary. of. "Sandwich, A Cape Cod Town"; "Hist. of Tilton Family in America," F. T. Tilton, pp. 152-3. Price-Shepherd Family, 30881 total entries, last updated Tue Apr 4 15:27:19 2000 All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to: Barry Price <bprice@direct.ca> ID: I7414 Name: James SKIFFE Note: !BIRTH: HISTORY OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD ISLAND, MA, C.E.Banks, DCHS, 1966, Vol III p 432. !MARRIAGE: Vol II, W.Tisbury, p 72: "His first wife is said to have been Margaret Reaves, and he had a second wife named Mary, by one or both of them he had nine children. Mary died 21 Sep 1673. FOLLOWING NOTES: HISTORY OF MVI, Vol II, W.Tisbury, p 71: James Skiffe, Sr., was a non-resident proprietor, with little island history, but his sons James, Nathaniel, Benjamin, and Nathan became settlers on MVI. James,Sr. owned one of the first home lots. He first appeared in New England at Lynn, MA, about 1635, and is said to have come from London. He had some association with Isaac Allerton of Plymouth, who came from London and was a passenger in the Mayflower, 1620, and "for his service Donn to Me Isaack Ollerton" he was granted land in Sandwich Jan. 14, 1636-7, which place became his permanent residence" (from Plymouth Colony Court Orders, I, 98). He was representative to the General Court, beginning in 1645 for 13 years, and in 1656 was appointed to train the militia, and in various ways was a leader in public life of Sandwich. His interest in this town undoubtedly was of a speculative character, brought about through his son James and his acquaintance with James Allen, and was subsequent to the formation of the partnership of James, Jr., with Peabody, Allen and Standish. He was admitted as a proprietor on May 20, 1673 (Sup. Jud. Court Files #4974) and granted a full share of land. His lot was on the west side of Old Mill river, and his holdings in the town are thus enumerated: "Thes are the Lands of Jeams Skiffe senier (in the) the township of tisbery: one lot containing forty ackers Bounded on the est By the reiver on the north By thomas wests Lot on the south By the heyway that leieth on the north sid of henery Luessis Lot and so runeth from the reiver westward fore poles in leng6th and one Lot In the gret neck Bounded on the est by Jeans allins Lot on the west by Samuel russeles Lot with a sixteenth part of all undevided landes and meddo the devided Landes Being more or les as thay are Laied out thes are the Landes purchused by the above names Jeams Skiff - recorded by ordor of the town febbarary the 5: 1674". He gave this lot to his son Nathan June 15, 1675. His first wife is said to have been Margaret Reaves, and his second Mary. It is not known which children belong to which wife. Marriage 1 Mary Margaret REEVES b: 20 JUL 1617 in Chelsea, London, England Married: 1637 in Sandwich, Bristol, Massachusetts 6 Children James SKIFF b: 12 SEP 1638 Stephen SKIFF b: 14 APR 1641 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Nathaniel SKIFF b: 20 MAR 1644/45 Sarah SKIFF b: 12 OCT 1646 Bathshua SKIFF b: 26 APR 1648 Mary SKIFF b: 24 MAR 1649/50 Miriam SKIFF b: 25 MAR 1652 Patience SKIFF b: 25 MAR 1653 Benjamin SKIFF b: 15 NOV 1655 Nathan SKIFF b: 16 MAY 1658 Sources: 1. Title: Anestral File in SLC, Utah Note: ABBR Anestral File in SLC, Utah REFN 37 DATE 5 JUN 1999 Repository: Note: Family Research Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Call Number: Media: Other Note: Ancestral File SLC 1999 2. Title: Anestral File in SLC, Utah Note: ABBR Anestral File in SLC, Utah REFN 37 DATE 5 JUN 1999 Repository: Note: Family Research Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Call Number: Media: Other Text: Born: 1611/1612 in London, England 3. Title: Archive Record Note: ABBR Archive Record SLCREFN 37DATE 7 DEC 1999 Repository: Note: Family Research Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Call Number: Media: Official Document Text: James Skiff's Archive Record states born: abt 1613 of Kent County, England 4. Title: Anestral File in SLC, Utah Note: ABBR Anestral File in SLC, Utah REFN 37 DATE 5 JUN 1999 Repository: Note: Family Research Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Call Number: Media: Other Text: Died: June 9, 1687 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass 5. Title: Archive Record Note: ABBR Archive Record SLCREFN 37DATE 7 DEC 1999 Repository: Note: Family Research Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Call Number: Media: Official Document Text: Died: 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass 6. Title: Anestral File in SLC, Utah Note: ABBR Anestral File in SLC, Utah REFN 37 DATE 5 JUN 1999 Repository: Note: Family Research Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Call Number: Media: Other Text: Married: 1637 in Sandwich, Bristol, Mass General(10,11,12,13): May be two different people. J Reed <Rovenreeds@aol.com, July 2001, has: ID: I0262 Name: James SKIFF Birth: BET. 1610 - 1612, of County Kent, England Death: 9 JUN 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Immigration: BEF. 1637 England to Ma !MARRIAGE: Vol II, W.Tisbury, p 72: "His first wife is said to have been Margaret Reaves, and he had a second wife named Mary, by one or both of them he had nine children. Mary died 21 Sep 1673. FOLLOWING NOTES: HISTORY OF MVI, Vol II, W.Tisbury, p 71: His first wife is said to have been Margaret Reaves, and his second Mary. It is not known which children belong to which wife. Marriage 1 Mary Margaret REEVES b: 20 JUL 1617 in Chelsea, London, England Married: 1637 in Sandwich, Bristol, Massachusetts 6 HUSBAND NOTES: James Skiff Birth(2): Residence(3): Residence: (Banks?) Vol II, W.Tisbury, p 71: James Skiffe, Sr., was a non-resident proprietor, with little island history, but his sons James, Nathaniel, Benjamin, and Nathan became settlers on MVI. James,Sr. owned one of the first home lots. He first appeared in New England at Lynn, MA, about 1635, and is said to have come from London. He had some association with Isaac Allerton of Plymouth, who came from London and was a passenger in the Mayflower, 1620, and "for his service Donn to Me Isaack Ollerton" he was granted land in Sandwich Jan. 14, 1636-7, which place became his permanent residence" (from Plymouth Colony Court Orders, I, 98). He was representative to the General Court, beginning in 1645 for 13 years, and in 1656 was appointed to train the militia, and in various ways was a leader in public life of Sandwich. His interest in this town undoubtedly was of a speculative character, brought about through his son James and his acquaintance with James Allen, and was subsequent to the formation of the partnership of James, Jr., with Peabody, Allen and Standish. He was admitted as a proprietor on May 20, 1673 (Sup. Jud. Court Files #4974) and granted a full share of land. His lot was on the west side of Old Mill river, and his holdings in the town are thus enumerated: "Thes are the Lands of Jeams Skiffe senier (in the) the township of tisbery: one lot containing forty ackers Bounded on the est By the reiver on the north By thomas wests Lot on the south By the heyway that leieth on the north sid of henery Luessis Lot and so runeth from the reiver westward fore poles in leng6th and one Lot In the gret neck Bounded on the est by Jeans allins Lot on the west by Samuel russeles Lot with a sixteenth part of all undevided landes and meddo the devided Landes Being more or les as thay are Laied out thes are the Landes purchused by the above names Jeams Skiff - recorded by ordor of the town febbarary the 5: 1674". He gave this lot to his son Nathan June 15, 1675. His first wife is said to have been Margaret Reaves, and his second Mary. It is not known which children belong to which wife. Death(4): General(5,6,7,8): J Reed <Rovenreeds@aol.com, July 2001, has: ID: I0262 Name: James SKIFF Birth: BET. 1610 - 1612, of County Kent, England Death: 9 JUN 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 4 5 Immigration: BEF. 1637 England to Massachusetts Occupation: BET. 1645 - 1658 Deputy to the General Court. James became a proprietor at Lynn, Mass. in 1635, being one of the original settlers. He was Deputy to the General Court in 1645 and for 13 years after. He served in the Governor's Council; he was appointed in 1658 "to exercise the militia"; he was a Yeoman; he was a Freeman in 1644. He opposed harsh measures against the Quakers (Friends), for which he was refused his seat as Deputy to the colonial court. Cf. book on James Skiff by Frederick L. Pierson (1895); Banks' "History of Martha's Vineyard," Vol. 3. In addition to the children shown here, he may have had Elizabeth (who d. 25 January 1676). He lived for a time on Martha's Vineyard, according to one correspondent. "The Pioneers of Massachusetts," Charles Henry Pope, gives James' wife's name as Mary. of. "Sandwich, A Cape Cod Town"; "Hist. of Tilton Family in America," F. T. Tilton, pp. 152-3. Price-Shepherd Family, 30881 total entries, last updated Tue Apr 4 15:27:19 2000 All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to: Barry Price <bprice@direct.ca> ID: I7414 Name: James SKIFFE Note: !BIRTH: HISTORY OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD ISLAND, MA, C.E.Banks, DCHS, 1966, Vol III p 432.


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