Skene Ancestry

Sources:

Ancestry
through
Alexander
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Agnes (Forbes)
De Skene

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Alexander II De Skene
(Laird X of Skene)
b. about 1498 Skene, Aberdeen, Scotland
d. 1517 in the battle of Pinkey
NOTE: The Clan Skeen book gets the death date wrong at 1573, but the Memorials... book and other sources get it correct at 1517.
m. before 20 May 1516, Scotland Elizabeth Black
b. about 1495 Aberdeen, Scotland
d. 1573
  Duncan, Laird Forbes
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Alexander was ward to the laird of Drum. Alexander III Skene
(Laird XI of Skene)
in utero when father died in battle of Pinkey, 1517
b. after his father's death, 1517 Skene, Aberdeen, Scotland
d. 1604
m. 18 March 1541 Elizabeth Forbes
b. 1517 Gorsinday, Scotland
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          Sir Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie                                                                          
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Patrick Skene
(fourth son to Alexander Skene, Laird XI of Skene)
"little laird" by his mother Elizabeth Forbes.
b. ca. 1546
d. 29 August 1635
Elspeth Mercer (also seen as Elspett Merser), daughter of Laurence Mercer, burgess of Aberdeen, Scotland
m. 30 May 1591
  James Skene of Banddodill, 12th Baron
b. 1544, Aberdeen, Scotland
d. 1605
m. ca. 1563 Johanna ("Joane") Douglas
sister of the 9th Earl of Angus
b. ca. 1533, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
                              Sir George Johnston of Caskieben                    
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Descendants through daughter Margaret Skene via her marriage to William Black  

____ Skene, thought to be Robert Skene in Tilliebirloch "the tutor" born ca. 1567 who married Christian(e) Johnston(e), daughter of the laird of Crimond, considering sources WikiTree: Robert Skene and Memorials of the family of Skene of Skene, pp. 30-31. On p. 147 of Memorials of the family of Skene of Skene, it indicates that the connection of this family with the Skene of Skene had not been ascertained when the book was written in 1887. And much research has occurred since then. The additional sources, all taken together, imply this particular ____ Skene was a son of James and Johanna above. Either way, look to the left and the right and you will see confirmed Skene lines going back. In all my research, all my Skene lines go back to Alexander Skene III, Laird XI of Skene, and his wife Elizabeth Forbes seen above. If a discovery is made that this one does not, then it doesn't change my Skene heritage back to Robert the Bruce. Rather, it opens up yet additional lines of research.

                          Alexander Skene
"Barron of the Letter"
m. 1584 Margaret Johnston             John Forbes Minister of Delft in Holland      
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      Robert Skene   Catherine Donaldson               Andrew Skene of Overton of Dyce m. by 1633 Margaret Forbes      
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        Andrew Skene of Rudrieston (Ruthrieston), Scotland
b. ca. 1628; In 1667, he was Dean of Guild in Aberdeen and aquired the property of Rudrieston and later the lands of Pitmuxton.
m. ca. in Campvere Christian Skene, widow of David Drummond        
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descendants through son
Andrew Skene
"The Younger" of Pitmuxton
and Margrat Simson
         
Developed in August 2016.