Skidmore and Scudamore

Family History



The website of the

Skidmore/Scudamore One-Name Study

and the Skidmore Family History Group


Walter de Scudamore, a younger son of Ralph, b.last quarter 11thC


HE SUCCEEDED TO HIS FATHER’S LANDS IN

HEREFORDSHIRE.


WALTER WAS ANCESTOR TO 3 family ‘strands’ in Herefordshire.

This timeline explains when they spread from place to place.

You can link to our written accounts from the timeline.

















The following unconnected family lines cannot presently cannot be tied either to the descendants of Reginald or of Walter.


West Midlands (Black Country, Birmingham & Coventry) ;

Cornwall;     

Suffolk & Norfolk ;     

Kent (Canterbury, Scudamore);

Westminster (Scudamore);

USA:

Stafford County, Virginia



Ralph the Domesday tenant

with lands in

WILTSHIRE  and               HEREFORDSHIRE


Reginald de Scudamore, b.abt.1075


HE SUCCEEDED TO HIS FATHER’S LANDS IN WILTSHIRE.


REGINALD WAS ANCESTOR TO families in these places.

This timeline explains when they spread from place to place.

You can link to our written accounts from the timeline.


Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire.

Considerable circumstantial evidence for the following descendants from Upton Scudamore:

Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire.

Westerleigh, Gloucestershire.

Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire.

Widcombe (Bath), Somerset.

Wellow, Somerset.

Chewton Mendip, Somerset.

Frome, Somerset.

Eyam & Taddington, Derbyshire.

Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia.

Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

Suffolk Co., Long Island, New York.

Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.

Huntington Co., Pennsylvania.

Poston, Herefordshire.

Rowlstone, Herefordshire.

Thruxton, Herefordshire.

Abenhall, Gloucestershire.

Hentland, Herefordshire.

Gallatin County, Illinois.

Fernhurst, Sussex.

Prince Georges Co., Maryland.

Poston, Herefordshire.

Rowlstone, Herefordshire.

Holme Lacy, Herefordshire.

Burnham, Buckinghamshire.

         Warwickshire (rural)

         ?Oxfordshire

Ballingham, Herefordshire.

Fownhope, Herefordshire.

Treworgan, Herefordshire.

Accomack Co., Virginia.

Poston, Herefordshire.

Rowlstone, Herefordshire.

    Kentchurch, Herefordshire.

         Presteign, Radnorshire

               ?Woolwich & Isle of Wight

         Tretire, Herefordshire.

   Llancillo, Herefordshire.

   Magor, Herefordshire.

         Shaftesbury, Dorset.

   Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire.


Ralph’s lands descended to his two sons, Reginald and Walter.


After a first division very early in the 12th century the lands which descended from Reginald (in Wiltshire) and Walter (in Herefordshire) were never again shared among siblings, and went always to the eldest son and heir.


From the descendants of these two brothers, the

PRINCIPAL BRANCHES of the Scudamore/ Skidmore family arise.