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George Skene of Rubislaw



George Skene, Regent of King's College, by John Alexander, 1706.
From Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums collections (see here). Used with permission.
This was purchased 1962 by Aberdeen Art Gallery from an Antique Dealer in Aberdeen.
Hangs in Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen.




George Skene, of Rubislaw,
bapt 24th June 1666,
Professor of Philosophy and Regent of King's College, Aberdeen,
Barbara Yates Gibbon said he was "of Cariston" (which was one of the Skene properties, think Careston, between Dundee and Aberdeen),
inherited Rubislaw from Sir George Skene,
mar 20th Sept 1696 at St.Machar's, Aberdeen [her age 16, him age 30]
to his 2nd cousin Catherine Ædie [bapt 7th Jan 1680],
he died 12th Dec 1708, age 42 yrs, bur St.Nicholas', Aberdeen,
Catherine remarried,
had issue:


  1. Catherine Skene,
    bapt 21st Aug 1697 [St.Machar's, Aberdeen],
    must have died in infancy (there is another Catherine).

  2. George Skene,
    bapt 23rd Oct 1699 [St.Machar's, Aberdeen],
    of Rubislaw,
    mar 17th Nov 1721 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen] to his mother's step-daughter Helen Thomson [bapt 23rd Sept 1700],
    died 21st July 1757, age 57 yrs, bur St.Nicholas', Aberdeen,
    Helen died 29th July 1768, age 67 yrs, bur St.Nicholas', Aberdeen,
    had issue:

    1. Helen Skene,
      bapt 27th Dec 1734 [St.Machar's, Aberdeen],
      mar James Duff, advocate [born 1734],
      James died 12th Mar 1764, age 30 yrs, bur St.Nicholas', Aberdeen.

    2. George Skene,
      bapt 25th Aug 1736 [St.Machar's, Aberdeen],
      of Rubislaw,
      died 24th Jan 1776, age 39 yrs, bur St.Nicholas', Aberdeen.

  3. Janet Skene, bapt 25th Oct 1701 [St.Machar's, Aberdeen].
  4. Catherine Skene, bapt 28th Aug 1703 [St.Machar's, Aberdeen].
  5. Robert Skene, bapt 25th Apr 1706 [St.Machar's, Aberdeen].
  6. Margaret Skene, bapt 24th Feb 1708 [St.Machar's, Aberdeen].




Catherine Ædie, by John Alexander, 1731.
From Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums collections (see here). Used with permission.
This was purchased 1962 by Aberdeen Art Gallery from an Antique Dealer in Aberdeen.
Hangs in Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen.
She looks younger than her 51 yrs - she is probably painted deliberately younger to match her dead husband's picture.






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