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57. Edward4 Skillings (Josiah3, John2, Thomas1) (#1321) was born in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME 20 May 1711.(417) MEHGR 3:83 and Robert F. Skillings say born 29 May 1711 Scarborough; E.C. Bacon says bible held by Peter Meigs states birth date as 19 May 1711; ME/NH Gen Dict by LND, p 636 and Allen Lundstedt say 25 Mar 1711; Dorothy Skillings says 25/29 March (or 29 May) 1711 at Kittery, ME

Edward died 3 Nov 1779 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, at 68 years of age.(418) His body was interred aft 3 Nov 1779 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, lost cemetery on "Pig Knoll".(419)

He married Sarah Miller (Mills) in Kittery, York, ME, 23 Mar 1731/2.(420) MHGR 3:83 recorded in Scarborough's First Congregational Church records - were they married Scarborough?;

marriage contract 11 Mar 1731/2; 13 children b Scarborough (MHGR 5:215, 1:31, 32, 35) surname Skillings - Robert F. Skillings says her name was Mills; however, other records show her name as Miller, d/o Benjamin Miller and Lydia Fernald (Sarah Miller (Mills) is #1277.)

Sarah was born 25 Dec 1712 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH.(421) Sarah was the daughter of Benjamin Miller and Lydia Fernald. Her body was interred in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, lost cemetery on "Pig Knoll".(422)

See also Mills(4) Maine/NH Gen Dict and Scarborough Becomes a Town, FHL #974.191/S1 H2l, p 15

See also Ancestry of Sarah Miller 1755-1840 by W.G. Davis pp 6-7

Occupation: farmer; fisherman in Kittery, York, ME.(423) He was baptized in Kittery, York, ME, 29 May 1711. He resided in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME 1732.(424) Abstract from Skillings 8 Generations, pp 27-29:

Edward4 Skillin (Josiah3, John2, Thomas1), b 25/29 Mar (or 29 May) 1711 Kittery, ME; a farmer and a fisherman; m 23 Mar 1731/2 First Cong Ch, Scarborough, ME Sarah Miller (b 25 Dec 1712 Portsmouth, NH) d/o Benjamin and Lydia (Fernald) (Harmon) Miller. They lived in Scarborough and attended the First Cong Ch.

On 3 Dec 1731, Roger Deering of Scarborough made a deed of gift to his friend Edward Skillin, laborer of Scarborough, one-sixth part of one-half of a sawmill on the Nonesuch River, one-sixth part of one-half of the stream, etc. On 24 Dec 1731, Roger Deering gave to his "beloved son-in-law" (stepson) Edward Skillin of Scarborough, single man, 100 acres of land in Scarborough (York Deeds 15:46). On 26 Dec 1732, Edward Skillin, shipwright, conveyed to Roger Deering all his right, title, and interest in the Nonesuch Farm of 2000 acres "except 100 acres of upland which Roger Dearing gave me." Sarah, wife of Edward, also signed (York Deeds 15:170-171). In 1732 he conveyed his rights to the farm at Long Creek to Samuel Skillings.

The northern section of Scarborough was parceled out when division of lots took place in 174(?). Edward Skillin acquired to lots of 27 acres each, being already in possession of a similar plot located near the crest of Running Hill on the road beyond the stoplight as one heads west from Maine Mall. This land descended to Edward's son, John.

Edward d Scarborough 3 Nov 1778/9 of smallpox; bur in a lost cemetery on "Pig Knoll" (Running Hill Road), Scarborough with his wife Sarah. 13 Children (all born Scarborough):

1. Elizabeth, b 16 Apr 1733; m Aaron Plummer, Jr 2. Josiah, b 23 Dec 1734; d 30 May 1745 3. Lydia, b 6 Sep 1736; m1 Mark Libby (10-5-3); m2 Samuel Lowell 4. Sarah, b 15 Oct 1738; m Allison Libby (10-5-4) 5. John, b 15 Oct 1740; m Hannah Hasty 6. Catherine, b 14 May 1743; m Jotham Libby (1-1-3-5) 7. Josiah, b 24 Oct 1745; d 9 Aug 1747 8. Simeon, b 17 Dec 1747; m Mary Skillin 9. Mark, b 24 Jun 1750; d 16 Jan 1777/8 10. Josiah (twin), b 22 May 1752; m1 Sarah Blackstone; m2 Susanna Noyes 11. Benjamin (twin), b 22 May 1752 12. Rebecca, b 27 Apr 1754; m Simeon Skillin 13. Edward, Jr, bp 31 Oct 1756

Sarah (Miller) Skillin m2 First Cong Ch, Scarborough, ME 7 Feb 1782 William Westcott as his 2nd wife.

MEHGR, Vol. I: 20 Sep 1741 Edward Skillin and Sarah his wife admitted into full communion at First Congregational Church in Scarborough, Maine.

Some information also obtained from AF via Mrs. Ann D. Alexander, RFD 2, Box 252A, Cundy's Harbor Road, Brunswick, ME 04011

Some other sources for information on Edward and Sarah (Miller) Skillings and their children:

1. Earliest Records from First Congregational Church in Scarborough, Maine. 2. Downeast Ancestry, Vol. V

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/u /n/Alan-P-Lundstedt/GENE93-0007.html?Welcome=10404 00219

116. Edward Skillings, born 25-Mar-1711 in /of Scarborough, Cumberland, ME; died Unknown. He was the son of 232. Josiah Skillings and 233. Elizabeth Lydston. He married 117. Sarah Miller 23-Mar-1731/32 in Kittery, York, ME.

117. Sarah Miller, born Bef. 1716; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 234. Benjamin Miller and 235. Lydia Fernald.

Children of Edward Skillings and Sarah Miller are: i. Elizabeth Skillings, born 16-Apr-1733 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died Unknown; married Aaron Plummer 09-Jul-1752 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME; born 1730 in Rowley, Essex, MA; died Aft. 1771 in Raymond, Cumberland, ME. ii. Josiah Skillings, born 23-Dec-1734 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died 30-May-1745. iii. Lydia Skillings, born 06-Sep-1736 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died Unknown; married Mark Libby 22-Nov-1753 in Scarboro, Cumberland, ME; born 08-Jun-1731; died Oct-1812. iv. Sarah Skillings, born 15-Oct-1738 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died Unknown; married Allison Libby 24-Oct-1754 in Scarboro, Cumberland, ME; born 12-Sep-1733 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME; died 08-Apr-1813 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME. v. John Skillings, Capt., born 15-Oct-1740 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died Unknown; married Hannah Hasty 05-Jun-1764; born 13-May-1747; died Unknown. vi. Catherine Skillings, born 14-May-1743 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died Unknown; married Jotham Libby 29-Oct-1761 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; born 05-Apr-1737; died Unknown. vii. Josiah Skillings, born 24-Oct-1745 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died 09-Aug-1747. viii. Simeon Skillings, born 17-Dec-1747 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died 02-Jan-1806; married Mary Skillings 25-May-1769 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; born 1746; died 02-Jan-1804. ix. Mark Skillings, born 24-Jun-1750 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died Unknown. x. Benjamin Skillings, Twin, born 22-May-1752 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died Unknown. 58 xi. Josiah Skillings, Twin, born 22-May-1752 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died 16-Apr-1829; married (1) Sarah Blackstone Apr-1774 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME; married (2) Susanna Noyes 04-Dec-1776 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME. xii. Rebecca Skillings, born 27-Apr-1754 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died Unknown; married Simeon Skillings 31-Dec-1772 in Scarboro, Cumberland, ME; died Unknown. xiii. Edward Skillings, born Bef. 31-Oct-1756 in Scarborough [VRx], Cumberland, ME; died Unknown.

see also:

Title: Ancestry of Hildur Richardson Durand, Wife of Samuel Relf Durand Author: Durand, Samuel Relf (1904-1996) Publication: Palo Alto, CA: Handwritten, 1983 Media: Manuscript Page: 47

Title: Old Kittery and Her Families Author: Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn (1850-1927) Publication: Lewiston, ME: Press of Lewiston Journal Co., 1903; Reprinted 1981 Call Number: GEN 974.12 K62ST Media: Book Page: 731-732

Title: Maine Historical and Genealogical Record, Vol. 2 Media: Book Page: 100

Edward Skillings and Sarah Miller (Mills) had the following children:

child + 187 i. Elizabeth5 Skillings was born 16 Apr 1733.

child 188 ii. Josiah Skillings (#4211) was born in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME 23 Dec 1734.(425) Josiah died 30 May 1745 at 10 years of age.(426) He was baptized in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, 13 Apr 1735.(427) First Congregational Church

child + 189 iii. Lydia Skillings was born 6 Sep 1736.

child + 190 iv. Sarah Skillings was born 15 Oct 1738.

child + 191 v. Capt John Skillings (Skillin) was born 15 Oct 1740.

child + 192 vi. Catherine Skillings was born 14 May 1743.

child 193 vii. Josiah Skillings (#4216) was born in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME 24 Oct 1745.(428) Josiah died 9 Aug 1747 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, at 1 year of age.(429) He was baptized in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, 27 Oct 1745.(430)

child + 194 viii. Lt Simeon Skillings was born 17 Dec 1747.

child 195 ix. Mark Skillings (#20284) was born in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME by 24 Jun 1750.(431) Mark died 16 Jan 1777/8 at 27 years of age.(432) He was baptized in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, 24 Jun 1750.(433)

child + 196 x. Cpl Josiah Skillings (Skillin) was born 22 May 1752.

child 197 xi. Benjamin Skillings (#4218) was born in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME 22 May 1752.(434) Individual flags: Twin. He was baptized in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, 31 May 1752.(435)

child + 198 xii. Rebecca Skillings was born 27 Apr 1754.

child 199 xiii. Edward Skillings Jr (#4220) was born in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME by 31 Oct 1756.(436) He was baptized in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME, 31 Oct 1756.(437)

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