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William Skipwith

Male Abt 1314 - Abt 1398  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name William Skipwith  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1314  of South Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Aft 1379  [7
    Alternate death Aft 1392  [8, 9
    Alternate death Abt 1397  [10
    Died Abt 1398  [11
    Person ID I4386  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father William Skipwith,   d. 1336 
    Mother Margaret 
    Family ID F2810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Hiltoft,   d. Aft 1415 
    Married Bef Apr 1351  [11
    Children 
    +1. John Skipwith,   b. of Calthorpe, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1415
    +2. Margaret Skipwith,   b. Abt 1360,   d. Aft Jan 1401  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for the city of York, 1340. Assistant to the Alderman of Boston, 1350. Judge of Assize, 1353. King's Sergeant, 1355. Justice of Common Pleas in 1359. Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 1369 (or 1362-65). Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, 1370. Judge of Common Pleas, 1376. Chief Justice of England, 1378-88.

      From Wikipedia:

      William de Skipwith was a fourteenth-century English judge. He held the office of Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1362-5. He suffered temporary disgrace when he was removed from office for corruption, but was restored to favour, became Lord Chief Justice of Ireland 1370-2, and later returned to the English bench. He appears to have been the only High Court judge to escape impeachment by the English Parliament of 1388.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1350] Notes on the Visitation of Lincolnshire 1634, by Alfred W. Gibbons. London: James Williamson, 1898.

    2. [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.

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

    4. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

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

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

    7. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

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

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

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

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