Catalogue description Records of the Skippe Family of Ledbury

This record is held by Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Details of B38
Reference: B38
Title: Records of the Skippe Family of Ledbury
Date: 16th - 19th Century
Held by: Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Skippe family of Ledbury, Herefordshire

Physical description: 13 series
  • Ledbury, Herefordshire
Administrative / biographical background:

The family had its origins in Norfolk, but some branches settled in Herefordshire in the sixteenth century, and one of them, John Skippe, was Bishop of Hereford 1539 - 1552. An Alice Skippe married John Willason of Sugwas and thus connected the Skippe's wife a family who acquired considerable property in Ledbury by taking leases of the portion of the overhall (the Ledbury benefices was in two portions, the Netherhall and the Overhall) and by purchasing lands which before the Dissolution had formed the endowment of Charities in Ledbury Church. The properties descended, through the death of the heir to the Willason family, to John Skippe of the Upper Hall who died in 1619. The Skippes in suceeding generations added to their inheritance by buying up further properties in Ledbury and by acquiring a share of the Ledbury Crown Lands sold by Charles I.

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