Richard Skepper, Gent.

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Richard Skepper, Gent., son of Richard Skepper and Audrie [Etheldreda] Grynne, was born at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, about 1495.1,2 He died at East Kirkby, after 26 May 1556, when he wrote his will.1,3

Richard married (1) Katherine (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at East Kirkby, about 1544;1 he married (2) Joan Legard, daughter of Ralph Legard and Isabel Hildyard, at East Kirkby, 1550/51.1,4,3

He wrote his will 26 May 1556, directing his body be buried in the church, and mentioned his sons Thomas and George Skepper, "my eldest son, Edward Skepper" under 21, daughter Bridget Skepper, Ann Skepper, and copyholds in Friskney, Irby, Thorpe, Wainfleet, Bolingbroke, Miningsby, and Kirkby.1

Family 1

Katherine (…) d. bef. 1550

Family 2

Joan Legard b. abt. 1530, d. aft. 7 Mar 1585/86
  • Bridget Skepper1 b. abt. 1551, d. bef. 31 Jul 1617
  • Edward Skepper, Gent.+1,5 b. abt. 1552, d. bef. 10 Nov 1629
  • Thomas Skepper1 b. abt. 1553, d. bef. 1557
  • George Skepper1 b. abt. 1555, d. bt 1606 - 1607
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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), 4:636 (Skepper 19), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  3. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 4:637 (Skepper 19).
  4. [S183] James L. Hanson, "The Ancestry of Joan Legard, Grandmother of the Rev. William1 Skepper/Skipper of Boston, Massachusetts," The American Genealogist 69 (July 1994): 129-139, further cited as Hanson, "Ancestry of Joan Legard."
  5. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 4:637 (Skepper 20).