Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My wife's ancestors - Skene - Contents

Alexander Skene, 11th Laird of Skene

Alexander Skene, 11th Laird of Skene,
born 1517, succ 1517,
died 1604, age 87 yrs,
had issue:

James Skene, 12th Laird of Skene,
succ 1604, died 1605,
had issue:

Alexander Skene,
he died in lifetime of both his father and grandfather, pre-1599,
had issue:

Alexander Skene, 13th Laird of Skene, born c.1590, succ 1605,
mar Janet Burnett,
there are portraits of him and his wife by George Jamesone in Crathes Castle,
died 1634,
had issue:

James Skene, 14th Laird of Skene,
succ 1634, died 1656,
had issue:

John Skene, 15th Laird of Skene,
succ 1656, died 1680,
had issue:

Alexander Skene, 16th Laird of Skene,
born 1663 or 1664.
See thepeerage and genealogics.
He succ 1680.
The first major extension to Skene House dates from 1680.
He mar [contract 1690] to Giles Ædie [bapt 1 Feb 1674].
Their joint arms are inside Skene House, date 1692.
He died at Skene, 20 Jan 1724, age 60 or 61 yrs.
She died Aberdeen, 6 Nov 1750, age 76 yrs.
See death notice in Aberdeen Journal, 6 Nov 1750.
They had issue:

  1. George Skene, 17th Laird of Skene,
    bapt 25th Feb 1695 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen],
    succ 1724,
    second major extension to Skene House dates from 1745,
    died 1756, age 61 yrs,
    had issue:

    1. George Skene, 18th Laird of Skene, succ 1756,
      died 1781, having had issue:

      1. George Skene, 19th Laird of Skene,
        succ 1781,
        arranged before he died to leave Skene to his sister's family,
        died at Skene, 1825.

      2. Alexander Skene, 20th (and last) Laird of Skene,
        deaf and dumb, succ 1825,
        died 1827.

      3. Mary Skene,
        mar 1775 to Alexander Duff, 3rd Earl Fife and had issue.
        Ancestors of Duff, Earl Fife and Duff, Duke of Fife.
        This line inherited Skene House and Cariston.

  2. Catherine Skene, born est c.1698,
    mar 1718 to Alexander Russell of Moncoffer [born 1697] and had issue.

The arms of Duff, Earl Fife, inside Skene House.
Motto: "Virtute et opera" ("By virtue and by industry").
Photo 1994. Picture courtesy of Judith Campbell. See full size.

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