- Generation #8
- Job Skeels 1777-1860
- Elizabeth Richardson? 1782-1872
- Generation #7
- Elizabeth Skeel 1802-1890
The Skeels family
The Skeels family name has proved quite difficult to trace backwards into history due to a list of variants. These include Skeel, Skele, Skell, Scales, Skeels, Skyoles and as some relatives have occasionally gone missing, there's probably more variants yet to be found.
The 1841 Census for Swaffham Bulbeck in Cambridgeshire shows that my oldest Skeels ancestor, Job Skeels and his wife Elizabeth, were living at The Lordship in the village. Job is noted as a Fishmonger and was from somewhere other than Cambridgeshire. Meanwhile, in the appealingly named Gutter Lane, their daughter Elizabeth is living with her husband John Levitt and seven of their eventual nine children.
A modern day descendant of the Skeels and Levitt family, Angela Ward, made a link with me recently and provided me with a lot of this information which I have been able to pad out with my own research notes.
- Photograph of Lordship Farm, Swaffham Bulbeck c.1955 - Francis Frith