Richard Skynner

Richard Skynner

b: 1571
d: 1662
Of Pixley, in the county of Hereford.
From Allan Maclean Skinner QC's book about Robert Skinner DD, Bishop of Bristol, then of Oxford, then Worcester in the 17C.

Will of Richard Skynner of Pixley, proven Hereford, April 11th 1662

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. Jan 1, 1659

I, Richard Skynner, of Pixley, in the County of Hereford, Gent., being sick and weak in body, but of perfect minde and memory, thanks be to Almighty God, do make and declare this my last will and testament in writing, in manner and form following: that is to say, first and principally, I give and bequeathe my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my maker, hoping and undoubtedly believing, to be saved by the merits, death, passover, and resurrection of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body to the earth, whence it came; to be decently interred by my executors, hereinafter named, in Ledbury Church, as near unto my dear wife as conveniently it may be placed; and as for any outward and worldly estate, which God hath been pleased to bestow upon me, I dispose thereof as followeth: - First, I give, bequeathe, and devise unto my son Joseph Skynner, and to his heirs for ever, all that parcell of ground called the Castle, or Old Castle, lying in Aylton, in the said County of Hereford; neverthelesse upon condition that my said son Joseph shall sattisfie and pay, or cause to be paid unto my sonne-in-law, Mr Robert Charles, the summe of ten pounds; and unto my grandson Stephen Charles, the sum of twenty pounds (both which sommes are the proper debt of my son John Skynner), which if my said , sonne Joseph shall refuse or neglect to do by the space of three months next after my decease, then my will and meaning is that the said Robert Charles and Stephen Charles, their executors and administrators, shall make sale of the said lands, and pay themselves out of the money had for the same, rendering the surplus to my executor hereafter named, towards the satisfaction of my debts, legacies, and defraying my funeral expenses. Also I geve and bequeathe to John Jones of the City of Hereford (who married my daughter Elizabeth) tenne shillings, as a marriage portion with the said Elizabeth. Also I give and bequeathe towards the setting forth of two such poor children of the Parish of Pixley to be apprenticed as my executors and two Justices of the Peace shall think fit, the sum of twenty shillings. Also I geve and bequeathe to the poor of Ledbury twenty shillings, and to the poor of Aylton tenne shillings, to be distributed as the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of each parish shall think fit. Also I geve and bequeatbe to John Showell, of Ashperton, who was formerly my servant, five shillings, and to Elizabeth Baynton, who formerly attended upon me in my sickness, six shillings and eightpence. Also I give and bequeathe unto John Morgan, one of my grandson Richard Clarke, his servants, six shillings and eightpence; and to Anne Jonson, other of his servants, five shillings. Also I geve and bequeathe unto my daughter, Rebekah Merrick, my wife's wedding ring. And for debts owing to me I do fully forgive Thomas Turner (who hath been my faithful servant and workman) his seventy-nine pounds tenne shillings; and for the debt that my sonne-in-law, James Gamond, owes me upon two several bonds, I give and bequeathe the one half thereof unto his sonne Richard Gamond, and the other half thereof unto all the rest of my said sonne-in-law's children, to be equally divided between them. All the rest of my goods, cattle, and chattels, I geve and bequeathe unto my said sonne Joseph Skynner, whom I make and ordain executor of this my last will and testament.

RICHARD SKYNNER.
Witnesses - WILLIAM CHARLES.
HENRY CLARlKE.
KATHERINE CLARKE.
RI CLARKE
(Sealed, Skynner Arms, without crest or motto).
Biography
Of Pixley, in the county of Hereford. From Allan Maclean Skinner QC's book about Robert Skinner DD, Bishop of Bristol, then of Oxford, then Worcester in the 17C.

Will of Richard Skynner of Pixley, proven Hereford, April 11th 1662

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. Jan 1, 1659

I, Richard Skynner, of Pixley, in the County of Hereford, Gent., being sick and weak in body, but of perfect minde and memory, thanks be to Almighty God, do make and declare this my last will and testament in writing, in manner and form following: that is to say, first and principally, I give and bequeathe my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my maker, hoping and undoubtedly believing, to be saved by the merits, death, passover, and resurrection of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body to the earth, whence it came; to be decently interred by my executors, hereinafter named, in Ledbury Church, as near unto my dear wife as conveniently it may be placed; and as for any outward and worldly estate, which God hath been pleased to bestow upon me, I dispose thereof as followeth: - First, I give, bequeathe, and devise unto my son Joseph Skynner, and to his heirs for ever, all that parcell of ground called the Castle, or Old Castle, lying in Aylton, in the said County of Hereford; neverthelesse upon condition that my said son Joseph shall sattisfie and pay, or cause to be paid unto my sonne-in-law, Mr Robert Charles, the summe of ten pounds; and unto my grandson Stephen Charles, the sum of twenty pounds (both which sommes are the proper debt of my son John Skynner), which if my said , sonne Joseph shall refuse or neglect to do by the space of three months next after my decease, then my will and meaning is that the said Robert Charles and Stephen Charles, their executors and administrators, shall make sale of the said lands, and pay themselves out of the money had for the same, rendering the surplus to my executor hereafter named, towards the satisfaction of my debts, legacies, and defraying my funeral expenses. Also I geve and bequeathe to John Jones of the City of Hereford (who married my daughter Elizabeth) tenne shillings, as a marriage portion with the said Elizabeth. Also I give and bequeathe towards the setting forth of two such poor children of the Parish of Pixley to be apprenticed as my executors and two Justices of the Peace shall think fit, the sum of twenty shillings. Also I geve and bequeathe to the poor of Ledbury twenty shillings, and to the poor of Aylton tenne shillings, to be distributed as the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of each parish shall think fit. Also I geve and bequeatbe to John Showell, of Ashperton, who was formerly my servant, five shillings, and to Elizabeth Baynton, who formerly attended upon me in my sickness, six shillings and eightpence. Also I give and bequeathe unto John Morgan, one of my grandson Richard Clarke, his servants, six shillings and eightpence; and to Anne Jonson, other of his servants, five shillings. Also I geve and bequeathe unto my daughter, Rebekah Merrick, my wife's wedding ring. And for debts owing to me I do fully forgive Thomas Turner (who hath been my faithful servant and workman) his seventy-nine pounds tenne shillings; and for the debt that my sonne-in-law, James Gamond, owes me upon two several bonds, I give and bequeathe the one half thereof unto his sonne Richard Gamond, and the other half thereof unto all the rest of my said sonne-in-law's children, to be equally divided between them. All the rest of my goods, cattle, and chattels, I geve and bequeathe unto my said sonne Joseph Skynner, whom I make and ordain executor of this my last will and testament.

RICHARD SKYNNER.
Witnesses - WILLIAM CHARLES.
HENRY CLARlKE.
KATHERINE CLARKE.
RI CLARKE
(Sealed, Skynner Arms, without crest or motto).
Facts
  • 1571 - Birth - ; (Date of christening, at Ledbury, Hereford, England)
  • 1662 - Death -
  • 11 APR 1662 - Fact -
Ancestors
   
Stephen Skynner
ABT 1510 - 11 SEP 1557
 
   
  
  
 
Richard Skynner
1571 - 1662
  
 
  
Thomas Clynton
- 22 DEC 1575
 
   
  
  
Margery Tracy
- DEC 1575
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Richard Skynner
Birth
Death1608
Marriage23 JAN 1575to Mary Clynton at Eastnor. NB: IGI gives marriage date as 'Abt 1553', which seems more likely if Mary was born in 1532.
Marriageto Margaret Stallard
FatherStephen Skynner
MotherJane Bradford
PARENT (F) Mary Clynton
Birth1532Ledbury, Hereford, England. Not certain, since father's name not given
Death
Marriage23 JAN 1575to Richard Skynner at Eastnor. NB: IGI gives marriage date as 'Abt 1553', which seems more likely if Mary was born in 1532.
Marriage21 AUG 1563to Edwarde Higons
FatherThomas Clynton
MotherMargery Tracy
CHILDREN
MRichard Skynner
Birth1571(Date of christening, at Ledbury, Hereford, England)
Death1662
Marriage1605to Margery Allye
MEdward Skynner
Birth1562(Date of christening, at Ledbury, Hereford, England)
Death
FMartha Skynner
Birth1576(Date of christening, at Ledbury, Hereford, England)
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Richard Skynner
Birth1571(Date of christening, at Ledbury, Hereford, England)
Death1662
Marriage1605to Margery Allye
FatherRichard Skynner
MotherMary Clynton
PARENT (F) Margery Allye
Birth
Death
Marriage1605to Richard Skynner
FatherEdward Allye
Mother?
CHILDREN
MJoseph Skynner
Birth
DeathAPR 1676
Marriage1656to Mary Jones
FRebecca Skynner
Birth
Death
Marriage1634to Richard Clarke at St Owen, Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Marriageto ? Merrick
MJohn Skynner
Birth
Death
FElizabeth Skynner
BirthABT 1625IGI gives only the name of a relative 'Charles R Savage', not the father's name
Death
Marriageto John Jones
F? Skynner
Birth
Death
Marriageto James Gammond
F? Skynner
Birth
Death
Marriageto Robert Charles
Evidence
[S11621] International Genealogical Index (in FamilySearch by Intellectual Reserve Inc, Salt Lake City) Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons, LDS)
[S16279] 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons'
[S6627] 'A Few Memorials of the Right Rev. Robert Skinner, D.D., Bishop of Worcester, 1663.....'
Descendancy Chart
Richard Skynner b: 1571 d: 1662
Joseph Skynner d: APR 1676
Richard Skynner b: 1657 d: 14 MAY 1707
Sarah Adams d: 1719
Richard Skynner b: 1680 d: 19 JUN 1736
Thomas Skinner b: 1716 d: 30 MAR 1775
Ann Moore b: 1724 d: 7 MAR 1784
Thomas Skinner b: 1748 d: 16 MAR 1821
Ann Skinner d: 30 JAN 1795
John Major Skinner , Lieut General b: 16 FEB 1752 d: 10 OCT 1827
Ann Maclean b: 12 DEC 1773 d: 16 JAN 1864
Anne Skinner b: 14 NOV 1798 d: 27 MAR 1855
Henry Vere Huntley , RN b: 12 FEB 1795 d: 7 MAY 1864
Robert Spencer Huntley d: 15 FEB 1869
Henry Ferrers Huntley b: 5 JUL 1842 d: 13 JUN 1873
Thomas Skinner , CB b: 22 FEB 1800 d: 5 MAY 1843
John Skinner b: 23 AUG 1802 d: 28 NOV 1821
James Skinner b: 27 SEP 1803 d: 12 JAN 1842
Allan Maclean Skinner , Q.C. b: 14 JUL 1809 d: 23 MAY 1885
Caroline Emily Harding b: 22 OCT 1812 d: 12 JAN 1901
Euphemia Isabella Skinner b: 7 JUN 1847 d: 10 SEP 1939
Holroyd Chaplin b: 17 MAR 1840 d: 23 DEC 1917
Irene Kate Chaplin b: 1 MAR 1873 d: 22 JUN 1962
John William Ernest Pearce b: 4 APR 1864 d: 25 JAN 1951
10 Edward Holroyd Pearce , Lord b: 9 FEB 1901 d: 27 NOV 1990
Erica Priestman b: 1906 d: DEC 1985
10 Phyllis Margaret Pearce b: 8 FEB 1910 d: 6 JUN 1973
Edward Douglas Eade b: 7 FEB 1911 d: 24 DEC 1984
10 John Allan Chaplin Pearce b: 21 OCT 1912 d: 15 SEP 2006
10 Helen Nugent Pearce b: 22 NOV 1917 d: 6 APR 1920
10 Effie Irene Pearce b: 18 AUG 1899 d: 26 JAN 1996
Raymond Ray-Jones R.E., A.R.C.A. b: 31 AUG 1886 d: 26 FEB 1942
Allan Nugent Chaplin b: 8 JUN 1871 d: 1917
10 Son Chaplin b: 29 NOV 1900 d: ABT 29 NOV 1900
Matilda Effie Chaplin b: 20 JUN 1874 d: 20 DEC 1874
Phyllis Chaplin b: 7 JUN 1879 d: 27 JUL 1924
Philip Herbert Cowell b: 1870 d: 1949
Theodoric Chaplin b: 14 FEB 1881 d: 29 OCT 1906
Daphne Grace Chaplin b: 6 SEP 1884 d: 16 FEB 1964
Daphne Grace Chaplin b: 6 SEP 1884 d: 16 FEB 1964
Cecil Arbuthnot Gould b: 1883 d: 1917
John Edwin Hilary Skinner b: 11 JAN 1839 d: 20 NOV 1894
Louisa Sarah Chaplin b: 23 APR 1838 d: 9 JUL 1897
John Allan Cleveland Skinner b: 19 SEP 1865 d: 8 SEP 1925
10 Hilary Francis Cleveland Skinner b: 10 OCT 1889 d: 25 JUL 1916
10 John Adrian Dudley Skinner b: 2 SEP 1891 d: 30 MAY 1965
Caroline Louisa Marianne Skinner b: 22 FEB 1873 d: 20 JUN 1936
Roandeu Albert Henry Bickford-Smith b: 3 MAY 1859 d: 13 DEC 1916
10 William Nugent Venning Bickford-Smith b: 14 MAY 1892 d: 3 SEP 1975
Amy Evelyn Holme b: 6 SEP 1906 d: 21 JUL 1979
10 John Allan Bickford-Smith Capt RN b: 23 APR 1895 d: 8 MAY 1970
Joan Angel Allsebrook Simon b: 8 AUG 1901 d: 13 APR 1991
10 Aubrey Louis Bickford-Smith b: 4 FEB 1902 d: 9 JUL 1975
Clifton Wyndham Hilary Skinner , R.F.A. b: 26 MAR 1880 d: 17 FEB 1908
Caroline Rachel Skinner b: 14 JUL 1840
Anna Cordelia Skinner b: 14 JUL 1840
Parkes Willy , Rev b: ABT 1827
Bertie Willy b: 1870
Alexander Cavendish Willy b: 19 JUL 1864
Marion Caroline Willy b: 7 APR 1866
Ada Arabella Willy b: 15 NOV 1869
Catherine Anna Willy b: 15 NOV 1869 d: 16 NOV 1869
Florance Marion Skinner b: 13 AUG 1842 d: 12 APR 1918
Walter Holden Steward b: 1832 d: 1913
Henry Allan Holden Steward b: 18 MAY 1865
10 Georgiana Rosalind Steward b: 15 JUL 1896
Florance May Steward b: 10 SEP 1866 d: 29 MAR 1917
Lilian Grace Caroline Steward b: 7 APR 1870 d: 1940
Adolfo Arturo Burlamacchi b: 18 FEB 1869 d: 7 JUN 1905
10 Francesco Adolfo Gualtiero Burlamacchi b: 25 OCT 1892 d: 1939
10 Maria Fede Burlamacchi b: 25 OCT 1892
10 Caroline Maria Florance Burlamacchi b: MAY 1894 d: 1948
10 Gualtiero Arturo Burlamacchi , Marchese b: 4 OCT 1896 d: 12 SEP 1947
Giulia Bevilacqua b: 1902 d: 1990
Gwendoline Maud Catherine Steward b: 3 APR 1871 d: 1956
10 Gerio Massimiliano Strozzi b: 29 JAN 1898 d: 5 APR 1976
10 Uberto Georgio Alessandro Strozzi b: 4 JAN 1900 d: 13 NOV 1982
Katherine Louisa Skinner b: 17 OCT 1843 d: 1920
Ashley George Westby b: ABT 1835
Mary Florance Westby b: 2 NOV 1877
Ashley Thomas Westby , R.N.R. b: 21 JUL 1879 d: 14 JAN 1900
Wilfred George Westby b: 5 MAY 1881
Edwin John Westby b: 21 JAN 1883
10 Ernest Ashley Bramall , Sir b: 6 JAN 1916 d: 10 FEB 1999
Maud Elizabeth Skinner b: 25 OCT 1844 d: 24 JUN 1904
Allan Chaplin , Col b: 20 JUN 1844 d: 19 AUG 1910
Wyndham Allan Chaplin , Mus. Bac. Oxon., Rev b: 12 NOV 1872 d: 29 AUG 1914
Mabel Florance Ida Chaplin b: 7 OCT 1875 d: 1970
Charles Nugent Hope-Wallace b: 3 FEB 1877 d: 15 OCT 1953
10 Philip Hope-Wallace b: NOV 1911 d: 1979
10 Nina Mary Hope-Wallace b: 14 DEC 1905 d: 1995
Edward O'Bryen Hoare , Sir b: 29 APR 1898 d: 1969
Maud Dorothea Fanny Chaplin b: 23 JUL 1880 d: 6 NOV 1899
Allan Maclean Skinner , C.M.G. b: 20 MAR 1846 d: 14 JUN 1901
John Harding Skinner b: 16 SEP 1876
Caroline Emily Skinner b: 8 SEP 1877
10 Alan T Boggis b: 18 NOV 1912 d: 1973
Clifton Maclean Skinner b: 19 FEB 1879 d: 20 NOV 1918
Allan Leonard Dorney Skinner b: 2 NOV 1880 d: 1961
Ina
Ellen Florance Skinner b: 13 JUL 1884
William Shelford Skinner b: 19 DEC 1886
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Mildred Skinner b: 10 SEP 1890
Marianne Skinner b: 1 AUG 1801 d: 20 DEC 1885
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Elizabeth Skynner b: ABT 1625