Edward Skepper, Gent.

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Edward Skepper, Gent., son of Richard Skepper, Gent. and Joan Legard, was born at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, about 1552, being age 4 in 1556.1,2 He died before 10 November 1629, when he was buried at East Kirkby, as "Mr. Eadward Skepper gent."1,2

Edward married (1) Agnes (…) at East Kirkby, about 1580;1,2 he married (2) Mary Robinson at Boston, Lincolnshire, England, 11 April 1592. The ancestry of both women is unknown.1,2

There is a possibility that he was married three times, as two of the children were born after his first wife died, but before he married Mary Robinson.

He left East Kirkby for Boston at the time of his second marriage. He remained there, for a number of years, and then returned to East Kirkby.

He left a will that gave all his personal estate to his wife, his realty evidently "entailed."
In the name of God Amen. The six and twenty day of October in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty nine I Edward Skepper of East Kirkbye in the County of Lincoln being of whole mind and in good and perfect remembrance laud and praise be unto Almightye God therefore do make and ordeine this my present Testement (concerning therein my last Will) in manner and forme following That is to say I commend my spirit into the hands of Almightye God my Maker and most gracious Redeemer and my bodye to be buryed in the Parish Church of East Kirkbye aforesaid in the County of Lincoln. Likewise I will that all such debts and dutyes as I ow of right or of conscience to any person or persons be well and truly contented and payed by myne Executrix and after my debts and funerall expences performed I do will and bequeath all my goods whatsoever I possesse unto Mary my beloved Wife to hir behoof and proper use onely whom I do make and oreine the sole Executrix of this my present Testament.

-s- Edward Skepper

Witnesses: Tho: Webberley John Palfreman

Proved at Lincoln 19 Jan 1629.1

Family 1

Agnes (…) d. bef. 4 Sep 1586
  • Bridget Skepper1 b. abt. 1582, d. 1 Apr 1615
  • Faith Skepper1 b. abt. 1584

Family 2

Mary Robinson d. aft. 1630
  • Lucia Skepper1 b. 18 Oct 1589
  • Richard Skepper1 b. 18 Oct 1590, d. abt. 1634
  • Elizabeth Skepper1 b. abt. 1593
  • John Skepper, Gent.1 b. 3 Apr 1595, d. abt. Oct 1638
  • Rev William Skepper+1,3 b. 27 Nov 1597, d. bef. 1646
  • Mary Skepper1 b. abt. 1599
  • Jane Skepper1 b. 26 Jul 1601, d. bef. 30 Mar 1603
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  1. [S106] Mary Lovering Holman, "The Skepper Family," The American Genealogist 20 (Oct 1943): 77-85, further cited as Holman, "Skepper Family."
  2. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 4:637 (Skepper 20), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  3. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 4:637 (Skepper 21).