David Skene, of the Mill of Potterton
Potterton (Pottertown) and its mill.
From 1867 map
, born est c.1560,
of the Mill of Potterton
, N of Aberdeen
merchant, went to Poland
of Posen 1586
, WC Poland),
mar 1stly to ---- Udny
, NW of Aberdeen],
his wife died pre-1606,
had issue by 1st wife:
- Thomas Skene,
it was him who mar Leask, NOT his father,
- Robert Skene, born Potterton, 1621,
merchant, treasurer of Aberdeen,
mar 21st July 1663 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen] to Janet Jaffray [bapt 4 Oct 1642,
dau of John Jaffray,
Provost of Aberdeen 1657-59],
see John Jaffray on
Robert died 30th Oct 1693, age 72 yrs,
bur St.Nicholas' church, Aberdeen,
- George Skene, of Rubislaw,
bapt 24th June 1666 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
of Zamosc, Poland.
mar 2ndly, 20th (poss. 28th) Aug 1606 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen] to Claris Seaton,
died 1631, age est c.71 yrs,
had issue by 2nd wife:
Sir George Skene, Knt., Provost of Aberdeen,
Skene graves, St. Nicholas' church, Aberdeen
beside the Back Wynd gate,
W wall of churchyard of
The Skene graves.
just outside the Back Wynd gate.
Inscription to Sir George Skene, Provost of Aberdeen,
and his nephew Robert Skene.
of [Skene, 1887].
- Trade with Poland, mainly through
Danzig, was of huge importance to Aberdeen at this time.
Skene and Ædie were two of the main families involved.
There was a large Scottish community in Poland until the 18th century.