Skidmore and Scudamore

Family History



The website of the

Skidmore/Scudamore One-Name Study

and the Skidmore Family History Group

Work relating to descendants of Reginald


Listing of books, occasional papers and short articles,

by Warren Skidmore

(unless stated otherwise).

   Warren published his work in several ways - as books, Occasional Papers    and miscellaneous papers on a CD.

To help navigate through this mass of material, it is here divided into sections which correspond to the sections in the Principal Branches pages of this site.





Work relating to descendants of Walter

Books (no longer in print):

The Scudamores of Upton Scudamore: A Knightly Family in Medieval Wiltshire, 1086-1382. 217pp

The book describes Ralph, the earliest Skidmore ancestor and his family. The caput of the Scudamore fief was Upton Scudamore in Wiltshire (held by Ralph in 1086) and the book describes the  family at Upton Scudamore in detail.


Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore), 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, and Fairfield, Connecticut, his ancestors, and descendants to the ninth generation. 765pp


Major papers:

Some Notes on the Skidmore (Scudemer) Family in the 11th to the 14th Centuries in Southwest England. 54pp

An excellent general overview of the earliest ancestor Ralph, mentioned 5 times in the Domesday Book. He held lands in both Wiltshire and Herefordshire and this paper outlines his descendants in both counties as far as the 14th century.


Scudamore descendants of certain younger sons that came out of Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire. 85pp

     by Warren Skidmore 2012.

    This account supplements Warren’s book The Scudamores of     Upton Scudamore (2nd edition, 1989) which dealt with the senior     branch of the Scudemers from the Norman conquest down to the    death of Sir Peter (IV) Scudamore, the last of his name at Upton    Scudamore. He died there in 1382 leaving a daughter but no male    heir. However there were a number of persons of the name who   came out of Upton then living who had gone elsewhere. Warren   describes the Skydemores at Bratton Clovelly, Devon, at Wellow,   Somerset, at Westerleigh and Frampton Cotterell in  Gloucestershire.


From the book 30 Generations:

Wellow, Bath and Frome.


  Compilation of other papers relating to descendants of   Reginald in UK and USA. 188pp

Books (no longer in print):

[With Frank Skidmore] The Skidmore Family of Rickmanworth, Hertfordshire, and of Rickmansworth Plantation in Kent County, Delaware, with an account of their descendants in New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee and the West. 152pp


Major papers:

Some Notes on the Skidmore (Scudemer) Family in the 11th to the 14th Centuries in Southwest England. 54pp

An excellent general overview of the earliest ancestor Ralph, mentioned 5 times in the Domesday Book. He held lands in both Wiltshire and Herefordshire and this paper outlines his descendants in both counties as far as the 14th century.


Notes on the Skydmore Era at Burnham, Buckinghamshire. 82pp

   Describes the movement of certain Holme Lacy Skydmores to their     lands in Burnham, and their descendants in Middlesex, Buckinghamshire     and Hertfordshire (including Rickmansworth and descendants in     America).


From the book 30 Generations, 3 papers extracted:

Rowlestone, Kentchurch, Llancillo, Magor, Ewyas Harold.

Holme Lacy, Fownhope, Ballingham.

Thruxton, Abenhall, Hentland, Gallatin, Prince George’s.


  Compilation of other papers relating to descendants of Walter in   UK and USA. 152pp

Miscellaneous other papers

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