The Genealogy of the Skene Family.

James Skene of Wester Corse. Born c.1505. Married Janet Lumsden, dau of Robert Lumsden of Cushnie.
Robert Skene of Belhelvie (incl Potterton). Married first Miss Adie.
David Skene of Potterton. Married first a daughter of Udny of Udny.
A. Thomas Skene of Potterton. Married Miss Leask.
a. Robert Skene of Potterton. Married Janet Jaffray.
I. Professor George Skene Baptised 24th June 1666. Died 12th December 1708. Married Catherine Adie (qv below).
(A) Catherine Skene. Baptised 21st August 1697.
(B) George Skene of Rubislaw. Baptised 23rd October 1699. Died 21st July 1757. Married Helen Thomson (baptised 23rd September 1700; died 29th July 1768), daughter of J Thomson or of Alexander Thomson of Portlethen.
i. Helen Skene. Born at Rubislaw, 27th September 1734, died 12th March 1764), Mother of five children. Married 12th August 1755 James Duff of Banff. Born Auchterless, Aberdeenshire 1st January 1729 (Gregorian). Died Banff 19th November 1804. 
ii. George Skene of Rubislaw. Baptised 25th August 1736. Died 24th January 1776. Married Jean Moir, dau of James Moir of Stoneywood.
(a) George Skene. Died unmarried 30th September 1791.
(b) James Skene of Rubislaw. Born 7th March 1775. Married 11th September 1806 Jane Forbes, dau of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, Bt. They had issue.
(c) Margaret Skene. Married Colonel Ramsay.
(d) Helen Skene.
(e) Catherine Skene. Married Sir Henry Jardine.
(C) Janet Skene. Baptised 25th October 1701.
(D) Catherine Skene. Baptised 28th August 1703.
(E) Robert Skene. Baptised 25th April 1706.
(F) Margaret Skene. Baptised 24th February 1708.
B. David Skene in Zamosky, Poland. Died before 1668. Married Margaret Chambers, dau of Robert Chambers in Danzig.
a. George Skene in Zamosky, Poland. Born 17th September 1644.
b. Alexander Skene.
c. Katharine Skene. Born 3rd October 1646. Married 1671 David Adie of Newark and Easter Echt.
I. Catharine Adie. Baptised 17th January 1680. Married Professor George Skene (qv above).
David married second 20th or 28th August 1606 Claris Seaton.
C.Sir Geore Skene, Knt, Provost of Aberdeen. Born 1619. Died 9 April 1707.
Robert Skene married second 6 July 1574 Margaret Forbes

This genealogy is largely taken from Burke's Landed Gentry 1886 (Skene of Rubislaw), and http://www.compapp.dcu.ie/~humphrys/FamTree/Skene/

This genealogy is not intended to be comprehensive. (Previously omitted branches may nonetheless be added in response to expressions of interest.)   Therefore the generation indicator mark (e.g.  (A), (i)  or whatever) does not necessarily indicate the chronological position of a child's birth date in relation to those of siblings.

Please send comments, corrections, additions and amendments to Sir William Arbuthnot, Bt
Additional research and contributions by Charles Hillman

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