'Skaife01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Skaife (Scaife) of Braisty Woods, Skaife of Low Laith

Robert Scayffe (a temp Henry II - 1154-1189)
was ancestor (possibly great-grandfather) of ...
Thomas Schayf d'Ingerthrope (a 1293) father of ...
John Scayf (a 1336) was ancestor (possibly great-grandfather) of ...
Robert Skayff (a 1456)
1. Robert Skayff (d 1552)
  A. William Skayff of Braisty Woods (a 1490)
  i. John Skaife or Scaife (d 1555)
  ii. Robert Skaife or Scaife of Braisty Woods (d 1569)
  a. John Skaife or Scaife of Low Laith in Braisty Woods
  m1. Ellen
  (1) John Skaife or Scaife of Low Laith (a 1593)
  m. Margaret (bur 1620)
  (A) William Skaife of Low Laith
  m. Margaret
  (i) John Skaife of Low Laith (b 1600, d 1650)
  m. (1628) Isabella Skaife (d 1684)
  (a) John Skaife (b 1629, d 1661)
  m. (1653) Ellen Lupton
  ((1)) William Skaife of Low Laith (bpt 1656, d 1720)
  m1. (1679) Frances Lupton (b 1662, d 1691)
  ((A)) Thomas Skaife of Low Laith, later of Padside (b 1687, 3rd son)
  ((i)) Thomas Skaife (bur 1764)
  m. Isabella ? (bur 1756)
  ((ii)) William Skaife (bpt 1719)
  m. (1749) Elizabeth Anderson
  ((a))+ issue - Hannah (bpt 1755), Elizabeth (bpt 1759), Margaret (bpt 1760, d 1762)
  ((iii)) Agnes Skaife (bpt 1724)
  m. (1749) John Robinson
  ((B)) Mary Skaife
  m. _ Smith
  ((C)) Frances Skaife (bpt 1690)
  m. (1711) James Dutton
  ((D))+ other issue - John (d young), William (d young), Margaret (bpt 1681, d young), Helen (d young), William (bpt 1690, d young)
  m2. (1693) Dorothy Danson (d 1714/5)
  ((2))+ other issue - John (bpt 1655, d young), Thomas of Bishopside, Elizabeth (or Isabel) (bpt 1653/4, d young), John (bpt 1656)
  (b)+ other issue - Thomas (bur 1702), William (bpt 1645, d young), Janet (bpt 1634), Margaret (a 1641), Isabella (bpt 1641)
  (ii) William Skaife of Braisty Woods (bur 1676/7)
  m. Jane
  (a) Richard Skaife (d 1728)
  m. Magdalen (bur 1742)
  ((1)) William Skaife of Braisty Woods (d 1725?)
  ((A)) Richard Skaife of Braisty Woods (bpt 1738)
  ((B)) William Skaife of Birstwith (bpt 1745, d 1816)
  m. Deborah (d 1828)
  ((i)) Sarah Skaife (a 1864)
  m. Thomas Needham
  ((ii)) Mary Skaife (d 1871)
  m. John Shann
  ((iii)) Deborah Skaife (bpt 1792)
  ((2)) Jane Skaife
  m. William
  ((3)) Mary Skaife (bpt 1689)
  m. William
  ((4)) Richard Skaife of Thirsk (bpt 1695)
  m. (1707?) Abigail
  ((5))+ other issue - David (d young), David (a 1722), Elizabeth
  (b) Daniel Skaife (3rd son)
  m. Jane?
  (c)+ other issue - William (bpt 1645), Paul, John (d 1681), 4 daughters (married)
  (iii)+ other issue - Katherine, Ann, Mary
  (B) Francis Skaife of Braisty Woods (a 1625)
  (i) Francis Skaife (bpt 1620/1)
(C) George Skaife (d young)
  (2) Francis Skaife or Scaife of Braisty Woods (bur 1602, 4th son)
  m. Isabel
  (A) John Skaife (b 1589)
  m. Elizabeth
  (i) Francis Skaife (b 1673)
  (a) Thomas Skaife (d young)
  (3)+ other issue - William, Richard, Robert
  m2. (12.04.1562) Margaret Hardcastle
  (6) Thomas Skaife, 1st of Braisty Woods (b 1563) --
  m. ?? (bur 1591/2) --
  (7)+ other issue - Mary, Ellen
  b. William Skaife or Scaife (d 1559)
  iii.+ other issue - Richard of Felbeck, William (a 1540)

Main source(s):
(1) Skaife Family records. This refers mainly to a pedigree produced by John Denis Skaife d'Ingerthorpe (1912-1995) which identified the following as his main sources:
1. "Nidderdale", an historical, topographical and descriptive sketch of the Valley of the Nidd by William Grange, published by Thomas Thorpe, London, in 1863
2. "Studies in Nidderdale" by Jos. Lucas. Published by Elliot Stock, London, in 1879
3. "Nidderdale" by Harry Speight. Published by Elliot Stock, London, 1906
(2) Various issues of 'Scaife Sentinel', a Journal formerly produced by The Scaife Study Group, a 'one-name' family-based genealogical study group which issues a periodic newsletter to its members. The group operates a web site at http://scaife.netfirms.com.
Note. References above to "of Braisty Woods" and such could be viewed as slightly confusing because Braisty Woods is an area/village in Yorkshire, about 3 miles south-east of Pateley Bridge, which appears to have contained several farms as well as normal houses. Although present-day maps show "Low Lathe" as separate from Braisty Woods, "Low Laith" (presumably the same place) seems also to have sometimes been referred to as "in Braisty Woods".
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