Skidmore and Scudamore

Family History



The website of the

Skidmore/Scudamore One-Name Study

and the Skidmore Family History Group

Detail from the plaster ceiling at

Holme Lacy House


For an in-depth account of the family history at Holme Lacy, please see


The Skydmores/ Scudamores of Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, and their Descendants at Ballingham, Treworgan & Fownhope, including Accomack County, Virginia, edited by Linda Moffatt 2016 from the original work of Warren Skidmore.



1999, one of many happy

Family History Group Gatherings

at Holme Lacy



Other files of relevance:


The Scudamore Stirrups, and the family’s use of Personal Seals during the Late Middle Ages.


Lady Mary Scudamore (c.1550-1603), Courtier.


Burke’s Landed Gentry, 1972.


The Scudamore Portraits once at Holme Lacy, and offered for sale in 1910.


G. E. C[okayne], The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV: Scudamore of Sligo.


Some Notes on the Skidmore (Scudemer) Family from the 11th to the 14th centuries in Southwest England.


Visount Scudamore and Dore Abbey.


Gold in the Accounts, kept by the 1st Viscount


End of an Era at Holme Lacy - death of the 10th Earl of Chesterfield.


The Armor of Sir James Scudamore


The Parish Church of St Cuthbert’s, Holme Lacy.

Holme Lacy House 2016.  Photo by Martin Smith.