Joan Legard

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Joan Legard, daughter of Ralph Legard and Isabel Hildyard, was born at East Riding, Yorkshire, England, about 1530.1 She died at Lincolnshire, England, after 7 March 1585/86, when her second husband named her in his will.2

Joan married (1), as his 2nd wife, Richard Skepper, Gent., son of Richard Skepper and Audrie [Etheldreda] Grynne, at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, 1550/51;3,1,4 she married (2) Robert Townley, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Boston, Lincolnshire, England, after 26 May 1556.1,4

Family 1

Robert Townley d. 8 Mar 1585/86

Family 2

Richard Skepper, Gent. b. abt. 1495, d. aft. 26 May 1556
  • Bridget Skepper3 b. abt. 1551, d. bef. 31 Jul 1617
  • Edward Skepper, Gent.+3,5 b. abt. 1552, d. bef. 10 Nov 1629
  • Thomas Skepper3 b. abt. 1553, d. bef. 1557
  • George Skepper3 b. abt. 1555, d. bt 1606 - 1607
This person was last edited on21 Dec 2017


  1. [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."
  2. [S183] Hanson, "Ancestry of Joan Legard," 129.
  3. [S106] Mary Lovering Holman, "The Skepper Family," The American Genealogist 20 (Oct 1943): 77-85, further cited as Holman, "Skepper Family."
  4. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 4:637 (Skepper 19), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  5. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 4:637 (Skepper 20).