James Skiff was a proprietor of Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1637... In 1659, James Skiff, Town Deputy from Sandwich, was rejected by the General Court for his toleration of Quakers.
Source: The Descendants of James Skiff of London England, and Sandwich, Massachusetts, who died after 1688.
By Frederick Lockwood Pierson of Ellsworth, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, a descendant. Amenia, NY Walsh & Griffen Printers. 1895.