Job Skeels

Job Skeels origins are unclear, but his first recorded appearance is actually at his marriage in 1801 to Elizabeth Richardson at Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, England.

At the time of the 1841 census, Job and his family are living at The Lordship, and he is noted as a 'Fishmonger' and having been born outside of Cambridgeshire.

By the time of the 1851 census - which requested more information - he is noted as a 'Former Horse Breaker', and gives his birthplace as Brentford, Middlesex, England. I have yet to locate a baptism that supports this claim, but have found a potential baptism in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England instead.

Having settled in Swaffham Bulbeck and married, both Job and Elizabeth become parents 10 times, although four of their children fail to live beyond their first year.

Job pre-deceased Elizabeth by just over 12 years in 1860.

Life Events


  • circa 1777, presumably at Brentford, Middlesex, England.


  • Elizabeth Richardson (1782-1872) on 5th May 1801 at St. Mary's Church, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Elizabeth Skeels (1802-1890) married John Levitt (1797-1879)
  • Sophia Skeels (1804-?) married John Stonebridge (18??-?)
  • Thomas Skeels (1806-1807)
  • Thomas Skeels (1808-?)
  • Richard William Skeels (1810-?)
  • Jane Skeels (1813-?) married James Garred (18??-?)
  • Harriet Skeels (1818-1819)
  • Rebecca Skeels (1821-?) married John Osborn (18??-?)
  • Frederick Skeels (1825)
  • Eleanor Skeel (1827-1828)

Census and Residence

  • 1841: 65yrs, The Lordship, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1851: 74yrs, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 1821, 1841: Fishmonger
  • 1851: Former Horse Breaker


  • July 1860 at Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 82 years.


  • 15th July 1860 at St. Mary's Church, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, England.


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