Person:Thomas Skiles (9)

Thomas Skiles, Sr.
b.Bef 1642 England ?
d.Bef 30 Nov 1675 Somerset, Maryland
m. 1641
  1. Thomas Skiles, Sr.Bef 1642 - Bef 1675
  • HThomas Skiles, Sr.Bef 1642 - Bef 1675
  • WAlice Major - Aft 1679
m. 1667
  1. Thomas Skiles1668 - Bef 1737
  2. Elizabeth SKILES1671 -
  3. John SKILES1673 - 1714
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Skiles, Sr.
Alt Name Thomas Shiles
Alt Name Thomas Shiels
Alt Name Thomas Shialls
Gender Male
Birth? Bef 1642 England ?
Immigration[1] 3 Apr 1651 Northumberland, Virginia, United StatesPossible emigration
Other[3] May/June 1660 Northumberland, Virginia, United StatesPunished as Quakers
Marriage 1667 Somerset, Marylandto Alice Major
Other 1667 Somerset, Marylandalternate  Speculative Wife?: Alice Link (2)  
with Alice Major
Residence 1673 Somerset, Maryland, United StatesIgnoble Quarter
with Alice Major
Death? Bef 30 Nov 1675 Somerset, MarylandWill Probated
Probate? 30 Nov 1675 Somerset, Maryland, United States
  1. Cavaliers 7 Pioneers, by Nugent., in Nugent, Nell Marion (Main Author), and Dennis Ray Hudgins (Added Author). Cavaliers and pioneers: abstracts of Virginia land patents and grants [8 Volumes covering 1623-1782]. (Richmond [Virginia]: Vol 1 originally published (1934) by The Dietz Press. Subsequently published by Library of Virginia (Vols 1-3) and Virginia Genealogical Society (Vols 4-8), 1934-present)
    Volume 2, p. 211.

    Mrs. Anna Bernard, 1000 acres Northumberland Co. 3 April 1651 p 306. Upon the S. side of Potomeck Riv., beg. on the S. side of a marsh& small cr. upon the Ewd. side of the Upper Matchotiq River, adj. land called Thomas Pebes (of Peakes) land. Trans. of 20 persons: Mr. Richard Bernard, Mrs. Anna Bernard, Mrs. Elinor Corderoy, Eliza Barnett, Cordery Barnett, Richard Barnett, William Cordery, Edward Cordery, Wm. Ironmonger, Fra. Ironmonger, Eliza. Ironmonger, Eliza. Percy (or Perry), Eliza. Ashton, John Smith, Thomas Shield, Joseph Bacon, Ann Whitlock, John Fuller, Leonard Lett, Henry Fabin.

  2.   Phillips, John. Down the great wagon road : a history of the Skiles family. (Cabin John, Maryland: Capital Publishing Co., c1988)
    [first page of text].

    Thomas Skiles (alternatively spelled Shiall) owned a plantation just south of the present town of Whitehaven, in Wicomico, Maryland. [Clayton Torrence, "Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland", pages 280,349, 468.]
    He was living there in 1666. He was a member of the Church of England, Stepney Parish.
    Thomas married a woman named Alice, and had three children: Thomas, Elizabeth, and John. Alice is not named in Thomas' will and probably died before him.

    Sources: Maryland Magazine of History, Vol. 30:323;
    Somerset births and marriages, available at the Family History Library
    Somerset wills(liber E.B.I5,folio162), and "notes from Maryland Archives printed series."

  3. Northumberland County Historical Society , in Bulletin of Northumberland County Historical Society
    v. 32, 1995, p 101, 1995.

    Gervase Dodson, David Cussin, Robert Lambdon, John Smith and Thomas Shield met at the house of David Cussin contrary to Law. To recieve 20 stripes apiece on their bare backs. Cussin fined L 100. Sterl. 26 June 1660