'Skerne1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Skerne of Bonby, Skerne of Northorp, Skerne of Skerne, Skerne of Waltham

This is one of those families for which contradictory pedigrees have been found. Rather than lose sight of the one we view (somewhat arbitrarily) as the less convincing, and because we accept that much of it may be valid with only the connection to the later generations being suspect, we show that (first) in italics before showing the other.
Robert Castillion of Gascoigne ("came into England temp. Henry I" who r. 1100-1135)
1. Robert Castillion (a c1110)
  A. Ralph Castillion of Northorp
  m. Ann Manfield, heiress of Northorp (dau/heir of Edmund Manfield)
  i. William Castillion of Skeren (in East Riding, Yorkshire) & Northorp
  a. William Castillion alias Skerne alias Steward
  m. Anne Fulthorp (dau of John Fulthorp of Calthorp)
  (1) Thomas Skerne
  (A) Thomas Skerne
  (i) Robert Skerne
  (a) John Skerne (dsp)
  (ii) Agnes Skerne @@ just below
  m. Thomas Bennett, later of Skerne & Northorp - immediately below
1. Thomas Bennett, later of Skerne & Northorp - immediately above
  m. Agnes Skerne (dau of Thomas Skerne, aunt/heir of John Skerne of Skerne) @@ just above
  A. John Bennett alias Skerne of Skerne & Northorp
  m. Mary St. Quintin (dau of Sir John Auselm St. Quintin of Harpham)
  i. Robert Skerne of Skerne
  m. Joan Tresham (dau of Thomas Tresham)
  a. Robert Skerne
  m. Margaret Constable (dau of Sir Robert Constable of Flamborough)
  (1) Henry Skerne of Hooton Cranswick (d before 04.05.1449)
  m. Elizabeth Hotham (dau/heir of Edmund Hotham of Hooton Cranswick)
  (A) Edmund Skerne of Hooton Cranswick, Wottam (Lincolnshire), Richmond Castle, Clee & Grimsby
  m. Ann Langdale (dau of John Langdale)
  (i) John Skerne of Skerne, Hotham (Yorkshire), & Bonby (Lincolnshire) (a temp Henry VI who r. 1422-1461)
  m. Elizabeth le River (dau of John le River)
  (a) William Skerne
  m. _ Auke (dau/heir of Sir Gregory Auke)
  ((1)) Henry Skerne, last of Skerne & Northorp
  m. Maud Gerard (dau of William Gerard of Bryme)
  ((A)) Edmund Skerne of Bonby
  m. _ Sutton (dau of Ambrose Sutton of Barton)
  ((i)) Robert Skerne of Bonby - see alternate ancestry below
  m. Jane Egmanton (dau of Robert Egmanton)
  (b) Edmund Skerne of Hotham (d before 25.01.1565)
  m. Elizabeth (d before 20.04.1575)
As mentioned above, provisionally (and somewhat arbitrarily) we give precedence to the following pedigree.
William Skerne of Skerne
m. Maude Aske (dau/heir of William Aske by Alice, dau/heir of Thomas Athall son of Richard by Maude, dau/heir of Peter Hotham)
1. Henry Skerne of Hotham in Craven, Yorkshire
  m. Isabella Gerard (dau of Sir Thomas Gerard, widow of _ Normanville)
A. Edmund Skerne
  m1. Maud Hotham (dau/heir of Edmund Hotham)
  i. Henry Skerne of Waltham (d 01.05.1506)
  m. Anne Langdale (d before 1535, dau/coheir of William Langdale of Waltham (by dau/heir of Stephen Waltham of Waltham), m2. Edward Forman of Waltham)
  a. Edmund Skerne of Waltham (d c08.1541)
  m. Dorothy Sutton (a 1541, dau of Hamon (not Ambrose) Sutton of Burton-by-Lincoln)
(1) Robert Skerne of Waltham (a 07.1558) - see alternate ancestry above
  m. Jane Egmanton (dau of Robert Egmanton, niece of Edmund Egmanton of Goxhill)
  (A) Edward Skerne of Bonby & Portington 'of Waltham'
  m1. (09.07.1549) Judith (or Edith) Hatcliffe (dau of Thomas Hatcliffe of Hatcliffe)
  (i) Robert Skerne 'of Bonby' (b c1560, d before 09.02.1619-20)
  The following is supported by FMG (vol 2, Skerne).
  m1. Anne Bedingfield (dau of Edmund Bedingfield of Oxburgh)
  (a) Sir Edmund Skerne of Bonby (b c1600, a 1649, dsp)
  (b) Katharine Skerne (d unm before 12.03.1621-2) mentioned by Maddison but not by FMG
  m2. Frances Colmeley (a 1620, sister of William Cholmeley of Highgate, granddau of Chief Justice Cholmley)
  (c) Mary Skerne
  m. Robin Robinson of Upsal
  ((1)) Robert Robinson of Folkerby probably father of ...
  ((A)) daughter
  m. _ Ramsden
  ((2)) Thomas Robinson
  ((3)) Ann Robinson
  m. Edward Robinson
  ((A)) Francis Robinson
  (d) Frances Skerne (dsp)
  m. William Nunwyke (parson of Normanby)
  Shown by Maddison as children of Anne Bedingfield but by FMG as children of Frances Cholmley were ...
  (e) Robert Skerne of Waltham (a 1625)
  m1/2. ?? (dsp, widow of Sir Edward Cocks)
  m2/1. _ Yellison (dau of Henry Yelison)
((1))+ issue (d young) - Robert, John
  (f) John Skerne of Bonby (a 1627)
  (ii) Anne Skerne
  m. Solomon Cole of Sussex
  (iii) Margaret Skerne
  m. _ Darrell
  (iv)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 27.06.1561), John (bpt 27.11.1564, bur 28.01.1564-5), Jane (bpt 25.09.1562, bur 04.07.1564), Elizabeth (d before 23.02.1591-2)
  m2. Anne Langton (dau of John Langton of Langton, widow of John Portington of Portington/Salcliff)
  (B) Robert Skerne in Alkborough & Burton
  (C) John Skerne of Estoft
  m. Jane Mering (d 10-11.1591, dau of Thomas Mering, widow of Thomas Estoft of Estoft)
Walker shows just one daughter of this generation, Frances (m. Francis Puckley). Maddison shows the following which is mostly supported by Foster.
  (D) Dorothy Skerne
  m1. Francis Purley of Farlesthorpe
  m2. William Bleasby of Bleasby
  (E) Margaret Skerne
  m. Andrew Sandon of Lincolnshire
  (F) Bridget Skerne
  m. (03.12.1561) William Constable of Catfoss
  (G) Jane Skerne
  m. (30.01.1548-9) John Thompson
  (2) Margaret Skerne
  m. Robert Ayscough
  (3)+ other issue - Thomas, John, Edward, William, Edmund
  b. Robert Skerne (d before 08.04.1561, parson of Wyham)
  m2. Joan (a 1501, later a nun)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (in italics) : Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, Skerne of Fockeryby-in-Osgoldcross Wapentake)
(2) For lower section : Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1903-6, Skerne of Bonby and Waltham), Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5 + 1612, Skerne of Portington)
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