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Posted by: DENNIS GLASSCOCK (ID *****3981) Date: February 23, 2007 at 03:29:42
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Here are some tidbits about the Skegg family in England.

Commissary Court of London
Will Abstracts Volume 26 (1629-1634)
Surnames C-F

FRANCKLYN, John - Finchley, Mdx, yeo (f40)
grandchldr Jn & Mary Francklyn; grandtr Anne wife of Jn Attewell & her 4 chldr; sons in law Rob Apps & Phil Apps & his wife Alice; son in law Jn Harre & his son Jn; Jn son of Jn Skegg yeo; Edward son of Edward Mowse of Fryerne Barnett, tanner; Wlm & Anne childr of Wlm Tofeild of Chipping Barnett, Hertford, yeo; kinswmn Anne dtr of Rich Francklyn of Cheaping Barnett yeo decsd; wife Eliz exec; overs Phil Apps & Jn Skeg; wtns Wlm Kingsland, Terrett Saunders & Jn Knotton

Convicts & Felons?
Could our illustrious ancestors have come to America this way?
A list of Felons & Convicts from Newgate the Home Circuit & Bucks shipped by Andrew Reid of London Esq, on board the Speedwell. Captain Wm Camplin & the Mediterranean Capt. George Harriot both bound from Palapsco in Maryland.
Wm Skegg (Shegg?)
George Skegg (Shegg?)

London Subsidy Roll 396
Straungers names [[4]] Adhuc St Dionice Backchurch p{ar}ishe / Straungers names St Gabriell ffanchurche p{ar}ishe Iohn Baworthe 20 Edwarde Skegg{es} 30

Straingers in St Martin outw{i}ch names Sum{m}a St Ellins parishe Will{ia}m Birde (blank) S{i}r Thomas Gresham k{nigh}t in land{es} 500 Iamys Lomley in Land{es} 15 Thomas Colsell Sessor 80 Edward Skegg{es} 80

The Skegg (Skaggs) family of the United States probably originated from Irish immigrants from the area around Ulster County, Northern Ireland. One possibility is that the Skeggs removed from English debter prisons (see "The Original Lists of Emigrants in Bondage from London to the American Colonies 1719-1744"), and sent to the Virginia colonies, were the first Skeggs.

Some common Irish names which are still used in the clan are Liam (William), Elis (Elizabeth), Aine (Anne), Cait (Kate), Cathal (Charles), Eoin (John), Seamus (James), Sean(John) and Tadhg (Timothy).

Poll tax records from England mention Thomas Skegg, German born, in 1739.
George and William Skegg sailed for America on April 21,1741.

The Skaggs family coat-of-arms was first recorded when given to Edward Skegges and his older brother, John (County Huntingdon, St. Ives), on 6 September 1568. The motto for the Skaggs family coat-of-arms, usually displayed on a winding ribbon, is "Vincit Veritas," which means "TruthConquers."

Another story of the Skaggs family is found in "Arkansas and Its People" Vol. IV, p. 482 edited by David Y.Thomas, Prof. of History and Political Science at the University of Arkansas. Published in 1930, by the American Historical Society of N.Y. This branch of the family came from Kent County, England, and were early settlers in the Virginia Colonies and later Maryland.

According to "Notes From The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society", Vol 5, p. 179 (Folsum Club Quarterly), there were six grandsons of an Irishman who fled Ireland to Maryland after the siege of Londonderry. Some of them were Long Hunters. Three of the brothers, Henry, Charles and Richard settled in Taylor County on Green River. Another version, from "The life of Daniel Boone," written by Lyman C Draper, has Henry, Charles and Richard Skaggs, and three other brothers, as grandsons of an Irishman who fled from Londonderry, Ireland, in 1688-'89

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