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Mathew Skeen (1701 - 1748)

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Mathew Skeen aka Skene
Born in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Staten Island, Richmond, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Augusta County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2010
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Mathew died in 1749 in Augusta Co, VA, leaving his wife and three minor sons. "Jane was appointed the administrator for her husband's estate. The estate records indicate that Mathew was a farmer, raising sheep, cows, and everything required to live on. Mathew had applied for a land grant in Augusta Co, VA, but before it was granted, he died; therefore, Thomas Lord Fairfax granted the 301 acres along Smith Creek to Jane, his wife, and 3 minor sons: John, Jacob and Mathew for their lifetime."
"This land did not move, but Augusta Co was divided into Frederick Co and then to Shenandoah Co; the 3 minor sons of Mathew and Jane Schene have land records in all 3 counties. William Draper had land assigned to these 3 boys until they were old enough to acquire land"
This Mathew has long been said to be a son of John Skene, Dep Gov of East Jersey. But this has been shown to be untrue. See: "The Virginia Genealogist" Vol. 45 (Oct-Dec 2001) pp. 305-309.
Lieutenant in the Militia in Augusta Co, VA, in 1742.



Christening record gives birthdate as 8 August and names his parents John Skeen and Marjory Black.

(Other trees list a Matthew Skene/Skeen born 1677 in Newtyle, Angus, Scotland, but it seems unlikely that this is the same person who would be in the military in 1742.)


Date: 15 FEB 1748 or 1749
Place: Augusta County, Virginia


Husband: Matthew Skene
Wife: Jane Titus
Date: 1730
Place: Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA


  1. "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • The Heritage of Davidson Co. [NC]</i> (The Genealogical Society of Davidson Co, NC; 1982, Lexington, North Carolina)
  • "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 Feb 2014), Mathew Skeen, 08 Aug 1701; citing [REFERENCE-ERROR], reference 2:18QZGQS; FHL microfilm 1067773.


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