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Sarah Skepper

Female Abt 1640 - 1711  (~ 71 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Sarah Skepper was born about 1640 (daughter of Rev. William Skepper and Sarah Fisher); died on 18 Dec 1711 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Burying Ground, Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 18 Dec 1710, Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Probably born in Lynn, Massachusetts.

    Sarah married Walter Fairfield on 28 Dec 1654 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Walter (son of John Fairfield and Elizabeth) was born in 1631 in England; died on 20 Jul 1723 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sarah Fairfield was born on 21 Dec 1655 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 27 Nov 1742 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. William Skepper was born before 27 Nov 1597 (son of Edward Skepper and Mary Robinson); died before 1646.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 27 Nov 1597, Boston, Lincolnshire, England
    • Alternate death: Between 1640 and 1650

    Notes:

    Emigrated to New England in 1639. One of AP's two proven gateway ancestors.

    He was admitted a pensioner at Sidney College, Cambridge, 8 Jul 1612. He matriculated 1614, B.A., 1617-18. He was Rector of Thorpe by Wainfleete (Thorpe-in-the-Marsh) in 1630, a parish next to Wainfleet All Saints where his elder sister Mary had married the rector in 1622. He left Thorpe-in-the-Marsh sometime before Dec 1638, when John Watts is recorded as the vicar there, and is next seen in Boston, Lincolnshire, where he married his second wife Sarah Fisher. The exact date of his emigration to New England is unknown but it appears to have taken place in 1639. He did not subsequently live long there, but he is recorded there as having arranged for certain monies to be provided to his four older children.

    His descendants include Calvin Coolidge, Roy Rogers (the actor and singer, not the guitarist), Tuesday Weld, and John Kerry

    Rev. William Skepper = Jane (first wife)
    Jane Skepper = Abraham Browne
    Jane Browne = Henry Lunt
    Jane Lunt = Nathaniel Drake
    Abraham Drake = Martha Eaton
    Martha Drake = John Smith
    John Smith = Mary "Polly" Mudgett
    Mary Hussey Smith = Jacob Lee Merrill
    George David Merrill = Mary Bird
    Gertrude May Merrill = Frederick George Sanders
    Doris May Sanders = Gordon Arnold Markle
    Thomas Wayne Markle = Doria L. Ragland
    Rachel Megan Markle (1981- ) = Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

    William married Sarah Fisher on 17 Jan 1639 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah Fisher

    Notes:

    She probably came to New England with her husband, but her death date and place are unknown.

    Children:
    1. 1. Sarah Skepper was born about 1640; died on 18 Dec 1711 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Burying Ground, Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Edward Skepper was born in 1552 (son of Richard Skepper and Joan Legard); died on 10 Nov 1629 in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England; was buried on 10 Nov 1629 in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England.

    Edward married Mary Robinson on 11 Apr 1592 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. Mary died after 1630. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary Robinson died after 1630.
    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. William Skepper was born before 27 Nov 1597; died before 1646.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Skepper was born about 1495 in of East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England (son of Richard Skepper and Audrey Grynne); died after 26 May 1556.

    Richard married Joan Legard after 4 Feb 1551. Joan (daughter of Ralph Legard and Isabel Hildyard) was born about 1530; died after 7 Mar 1586. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Joan Legard was born about 1530 (daughter of Ralph Legard and Isabel Hildyard); died after 7 Mar 1586.

    Notes:

    Also called Joan Ledgard.

    Children:
    1. 4. Edward Skepper was born in 1552; died on 10 Nov 1629 in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England; was buried on 10 Nov 1629 in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England.