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Cedric was born in the year 2001 his brother Brendan in 2003. This site is dedicated to them and their eventual descendants.


Blazon of Arms: Two Blazons of Arms are associated with the Skelton's of Armathwaite: first

Vert, a fess between three fleurs-de-lis Or;

and also

Azure, on a fess between three fleurs-de-lis Or, a Cornish chough Sable, beaked and legged Gules.

Crest: A peahen's head erased Sable, in the beak an acorn Or, stalked and leaved Vert..

Mottos: None inscribed.



Skelton's of Armathwaite

(Cumberland) Cumbria, England

Philip, from whom this family is descended, was Lord of Armathwaite Castle and served as a Col. in the army of William III in 1689. Immediately following the sale of Armathwaite by Richard Skelton in 1712, one of Philip's other son's, Thomas initiated in 1713 the emigration of his immediate family to Armagh in Ireland.   Three generations later during the 1840's, the Skeltons of Ireland uprooted again, this time emigrating to the United States, New Zealand, and to Canada.  James Welsh Skelton, the eldest of the brothers set for Toronto in 1848 but finally settled in Montreal, Canada where his wife's family had established themselves.

The Skelton's The forebears of Philip Skelton are of a distinguished family with several persons of note.

John Skelton, was poet laureate to Henry VIII and was "renowned amongst men for his poetry and philosophy. Taking holy orders, he was made rector of Diss, in Norfolk, where he was esteemed far fitter for the stage than the pulpit." For his satires on cardinal Wolsey, he was obliged to fly for sanctuary to the Abbey of Westminster, and died there in 1529. 

Armathwaite Castle

Armathwaite is a village on the west bank of the river Eden, situated two miles Northeast of High Hesket, in Hesket township. Armathwaite Castle stands on the bank of the river Eden.  The current castle is erected upon the site of an ancient fortress which was originally erected shortly after the Norman invasion of 1066 by Norman Ranulph de Meschines. Armathwaite was secured as the seat of the Skelton family during the reign of Edward I, circa 1300, and remained so for over 400 years.

In 1712 Richard Skelton sold the estate to William Sanderson, from whom it passed to William Henry Milbourne, and afterwards to Robert Sanderson Milbourne, and after his death, in 1822, was held under trustees until 1846, when it was purchased by the earl of Lonsdale, the current lord of the manor. 

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Allan Chinn  


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Armathwaite Links

Armathwaite Castle - seat of the Skelton family from circa 1300 until 1712.

Armathwaite - The Church of Christ and St Mary, a small chapel next to Armathwaite Castle which was rebuilt circa 1660, by Richard Skelton.

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The Cumbria Directory - Village of Skelton

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