William Skimming was born in Minnigaff in 1826, he married Elizabeth McCandlish in 1856 in Minnigaff and died in 1900 also in Minnigaff.
William and Elizabeth lived in Blackcraig, Minnigaff where they had at least 6 Children
In the 1891 cenus their sons Alexander and James are unmarried and living with their parents. in Blackcraig.
William and Elizabeth's son, Alexander, married his cousin Elizabeth Skimming in 1904. She was the daughter of William's brother, Thomas, and Janet Crawford.