Are you sure of the birthdate of Thomas Skuce?I have a Thomas Skuse in my files, b. abt 1820, m. 1845 to Elizabeth Gosnell who was b. abt 1823 and d. 1869 in Ontario Canada.Thomas also had a brother Daniel b. 1818, both of them probably born in County Cork Ireland.This is what I have on them:
"Lived in Rochester for a time, where they had a cooperage; moved to Ontario, and settled on a farm near Ormond.They had eleven children, only one of whose names - Daniel - is known."
the above is extracted from Carney Genealogy, Gosnell Family (general), authored by Daniel Carney.
If Thomas Skuce indeed "lived in Rochester for a time, where they had a cooperage;" he most probably was of the same family as Charles Skuse and Francis N. Skuse.This Skuse family operated Skuse Cooperage in Rochester.James F. Gosnell, son of John Gallagher Gosnell and Katherine Skuse, herself the daughter of Francis N. Skuse, was vice president of Skuse Cooperage. Thomas Skuce b.1820 married Elizabeth Gosnell daughter of William and Mary (Sweetman) Gosnell.