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James Skiffe, Jr.

Male 1638 - 1724  (85 years)


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  • Name James Skiffe  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 12 Sep 1638  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate death Aft 1719  [2
    Died 7 Jun 1724  Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I19882  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 

    Father James Skiffe,   b. of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 9 Jun 1687 
    Mother Mary,   d. 21 Sep 1673, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Barnard,   d. 24 Aug 1732, Nantucket, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Mar 1677  [2
    Children 
     1. Patience Skiff
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of the four original proprietors of Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, but he appears to have lived there only briefly. He was one of those involved in the short-lived 1673 "Dutch Rebellion" against the overlordship of Thomas Mayhew. Writes Charles Edward Banks (citation details below): "He does not appear to have been punished for it directly, but the ruling family found opportunity to reach him in other ways. Thomas Dagget entered complaint against him in 1674 for slander, in calling him 'a theif, a lyer and knave and other opprobrious words,' and thenceforth his usefulness and personal safety were ended. He remained several years, the last record of his residence here being in 1677, and then removed to Nantucket. He had contracted a second marriage with Sarah, daughter of Robert Barnard of that island, in March 1676-7, and thenceforth became a townsman there."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1566] Early Settlers of Nantucket, by Lydia S. Hinchman. Philadelphia: Ferris & Leach, 1901.

    2. [S2130] The History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts by Charles Edward Banks. Boston: George H. Dean, 1911.

    3. [S1573] "Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records." The Mayflower Descendant 14:166, 1912.

    4. [S2272] Vital records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the year 1850. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-1928. Also online here and here.

    5. [S2647] Charles Edward Banks, "Diary of Reverend William Homes." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 48:446, 1894; 49:413, 1895; 50:155, 1896.