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Re: Skeuse family

M Burns (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jun 2003 10:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Skeuse Skuse
Hi Mary Beth---In my family, we have the story that the Skeuse family was originally Scandinavian. In corresponding with another person connected to the Drimoleague Skuse family, he mentioned that his family has the same story. From what I've gathered on-line, it looks like the first Skeuse came to Cork in 1620 with a group of protestant English settlers. I've found no record of the name in Ireland before then. Over time, some branches married into Catholic families, while others stayed Protestant. There is a note in the Drimoleague parish registry that "Tom Skuse was received into the Church" on 13 July 1829 (I think that this is your gg-grandfather). His eldest child "Ned" (i.e. Edward, your g-grandfather) was born in 1846.
The spelling variations in Cork are Skeuse/Skuse/Skuce. The records in Butlersgift all have the name spelled as "Skuse", but here in the states, my family consistently spelled it "Skeuse". There is a book by a man in England named Keith Skues who wrote "Skues: A Cornish Heritage", so there's a possibility that the Scandinavian story is just a family myth....The Skeuse name does, however, exist in Scandinavia...
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
meburns 21 Apr 2002 5:19PM GMT 
Mary Beth Skeuse 18 Jun 2003 6:00PM GMT 
M Burns 18 Jun 2003 6:28PM GMT 
Mary Beth Skeuse 19 Jun 2003 1:40PM GMT 
meburns 20 Jun 2003 8:07PM GMT 
Mary Beth Skeuse 23 Jun 2003 12:59PM GMT 
M Burns 26 Jun 2003 9:29PM GMT 
Mary Beth Skeuse 27 Jun 2003 2:30PM GMT 
M Burns 27 Jun 2003 4:39PM GMT 
ejfin88 8 Dec 2012 2:13AM GMT 
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