Skene were a prominent family in Aberdeenshire since medieval times.
Robert Skene, 1st Laird of Skene,
granted the Barony of Skene by Robert the Bruce in 1317.
The 1st Laird is ancestor of:
James Skene, 6th Laird of Skene,
mar [widow of Fraser of Corntoun],
Alexander Skene, 7th Laird of Skene,
mar [settlement 1438] to Mariot of Kinarde,
Gilbert Skene, 8th Laird of Skene, succ 1470,
mar 1481 to Cristina Mercer,
they had issue:
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