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John Skipwith

Male - 1415


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  • Name John Skipwith  [1, 2, 3
    Born of Calthorpe, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of South Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Died 10 Jul 1415  [3, 6
    Alternate death 15 Jul 1415  of Calthorpe, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Buried St. Bartholomew's, Covenham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I4064  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father William Skipwith,   b. Abt 1314, of South Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1398  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Alice Hiltoft,   d. Aft 1415 
    Married Bef Apr 1351  [11
    Family ID F2802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Tilney,   d. Aft 1431 
    Children 
    +1. Patrick Skipwith,   b. of Utterby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1471
    +2. Margaret Skipwith,   b. Abt 1380,   d. 1 Jul 1415  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Lincolnshire 1406, 1407, Apr 1414. Sheriff of Lincolnshire 11 Nov 1394 - 9 Nov 1395.

      A memorial brass in Covenham church reads Hic jacet, Joh├ęs Skypwyth Armiger qui obut xv die mensis Julii anno d'ni mill'imo ccccxvii, cui a' i' e' p' piciet Deus. Amen.

      "During his term of office [as sheriff of Lincolnshire] he and his henchmen appear to have inflicted a virtual reign of terror upon the county, and as a result of six separate petitions submitted to the chancellor by his victims he was summoned to appear before the justices of assize at Lincoln in August 1397 to face charges of robbery with violence, blackmail, extortion, false imprisonment and intimidation. All these allegations were found to be true, although the court's verdict had little effect upon his career, and by November 1398 he was again serving as a royal commissioner." [History of Parliament, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1327] The Antiquities of Warwickshire, Illustrated, from Records, Leiger-books, Manuscripts, Charters, Evidences, Tombes, and Armes, Beautified with Maps, Prospects, and Portraictures by William Dugdale. Second edition, revised by William Thomas. London: John Osborn and Thomas Longman, 1730.

    2. [S1379] A Brief Account of the Skipwiths of Newbold, Metheringham, and Prestwould by Fulwar Skipwith. Tunbridge Wells: William Brackett, 1867.

    3. [S1378] The Royal Descents of the Fosters of Moulton and the Mathesons of Shinness & Lochalsh by William Edward Foster. London: Phillimore and Company, 1912.

    4. [S1520] The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester by John Nichols. London, 1795-1811.

    5. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.

    6. [S1519] Adrian Channing, 6 Jan 2000, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    7. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site., year only.

    8. [S1352] History of the Parish of Ormsby-cum-Ketsby, in the Hundred of Hill and County of Lincoln, by W. O. Massingberd. Lincoln: James Williamson, 1893.

    9. [S59] Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees, ed. A. R. Maddison, based on the work of Arthur Staunton Larken. London, 1902-06., year only.

    10. [S1521] John Watson, 11 Feb 2013, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., year only.

    11. [S1521] John Watson, 11 Feb 2013, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.