Fredk. Lockwood PIERSON's booklet, "Descendants of James SKIFF of London, England, & Sandwich, MA"James SKIFF was living in 1688, married Mary, who d. 21 S 1673, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA.[James may have also married Margaret REEVES, but I have no proof.]
Nathan SKIFF, youngest child (16 May 1658 - will pr. 19 Feb. 1725/6) m1. 10 July 1678 [per TORREY] or 10 July 1680?Hepsibah CODMAN, d/o Robert of Edgartown; m2. 13 Dec. 1699, Mercy CHIPMAN, b. 1668/9, d/o John of Barnstable.
Benjamin SKIFF (29 Apr. 1691 - 2 D 1781, Ellsworth, MA) & first wf. Abigail JAMES, who d. at Chilmark, MA, had
Abigail, m. _ MERRY.
Nathan, of Martha's Vineyard.
John, moved away & had a son Jacob.
Benjamin, m. at Chilmark, Susannah HILLMAN.
2d. wf. Miriam MERRY, who d. at Ellsworth:
Mary, b. 1 S 1744; m. at Chilmark, 27 Jan. 1769, Samuel SKIFF.
Elizabeth, b. 1741, Chilmark, d. 9 Aug. 1818, Ellsworth, unm.
BANKS' "History of Martha's Vineyard"There was a James SKIFFE, bu. 12 Je. 1609, Chelsea, near London, who left widow Margery, who m2. Wm. SHEPPIE.James d. testate, but there was no son James.However, he had sons John [bpt. 1592, dy] William [bpt. 1599], Obadiah, and Joshua.[The fairly rare name, with SKEFFE and other spellings, was found mostly around London.]