Stephen Skiffe and Lydia Snow

(1620 Mayflower lineage, Warren branch)

*  Stephen SKIFFE, Captain, was born on 14 Apr 1641 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; died  8 Jun 1710 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; buried in Sandwich, Barnstable,MA.

Stephen SKIFFE married Lydia SNOW in ABT 1665 in Plymouth, MA. They had the following children: Abigail SKIFFE (b. 2 May 1666),  Deborah SKIFFE (b. 14 Jul 1668), ♥  Marcy (Mary) SKIFFE (b. 13 Nov 1671), Lydia SKIFFE (b. ABT 1675), Steven SKIFFE (b.4 Feb 1685).

BIRTH:
Stephen Skiffe, son of James and Mary Skiffe, was born at Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA on 14 April 1641.{D1}

LIVELIHOOD:
A ship’s captain. {D2} He also was Justice of the Peace and Rep. to General Court 1676 and after.{D3}

WILL:
In his Will, dated 7 May 1701, Stephen names wife Lydia,  daughter ♥ Marcy (Mary)  Chipman and other  immediate family members.{D1}

DEATH: In the inventory of his  personal belongings, it was stated that Stephen died on 8 June 1710.{D1}

BURIAL:
Old Town Cemetery Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
[Photograph: Stephen Skiffe’s marker]

DOCUMENTS:
1. Mayflower Families in Progress – Richard Warren…, published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1987, p. 21.
2. The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipmans In America  1631-1920 by Bert Lee Chipman, 1920, Winston -Salem, NC.
3.  http://history.vineyard.net/skiffe.htm
4. Individual source: The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipman’s In America 1631-1920 by Bert Lee Chipman, 1920, Winston -Salem, NC.

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*  Lydia SNOW was born in ABT 1640 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; died on ABT 17 Mar 1713 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; buried in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA. (Grand-daughter of Mayflower ancestor, Richard Warren)

BIRTH: Lydia Snow was born to Anthony Snow and Abigail Warren at Plymouth, MA, about 1640.{D1}

MARRIAGE: 14 April 1641, Lydia married Stephen Skiffe. Their union produced five children, Abigail, Deborah, Marcy (Mary), Lydia and Steven.{D1}

HOME: Lydia and Anthony apparently lived their entire married life in Sandwich, MA.

EVENT: Lydia’s father, Anthony Snow, mentions her in his Will, stating, “…Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Lidia Sarah & alis & to my Dater Abigalls Children all the
 Rest of my neat Cattle To be Equally devided into four parts & each sister
 to have one part & Abigalls Children to have one part only…I give unto my
Daughter Lidia ten pounds in money & to my daughter Sarah ten pounds in
mony…”{D2}

Burial: Old Town Cemetery Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
[Photograph: Lydia (Snow) Skiffe’s marker]

DOCUMENTS:
1. Mayflower Families In Progress
– Richard Warren
…, published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1987, p. 21.
2.  The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. V, Jan. 1903, article Anthony Snow’s Will and Inventory. The Will is in the possession of the Connecticut Historical Society at Hartford, CT. The Will and inventory are also recorded in the Plymouth County Probate Records, Vol. I, pages 156-158
3. Individual source: Mayflower Families In Progress: Richard Warren of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, compiled by Robert S. Wakefield and others, Published by
General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1987.

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