Edward Skynner

Edward Skynner

b: 1544
d: 3 MAY 1631
From Burke's Landed Gentry 1849:

Edward, of Ledbury, who d at the age of 87, in 1631, leaving behind him a numerous progeny. In the south side of the chancel of Ledbury Church stands the monument of this still revered man. It is of the style of the Elizabethan times, large and massy, of varied marble, and supporting pillars. Edward Skinner and his wife, Elizabeth Hill, habited in the usual dresses of their century, kneel opposite to each other on the tomb, and below are represented, in high relief, the kneeling figures of their surviving children, five sons and five daus. These children were,
i. Richard, of Cofton, in Worcestershire, in the commission of the peace for that county, eminent for his loyalty and beneficence. He m Margaret, dau of Sir Edward Lyttleton, Knt of Pillaton, and had an only dau and heir - Margaret, who m Thomas Joliffe Esq of co Stafford.
ii. Edward, of Hill House near Ledbury, bapt 4 Sept 1590
iii. William, of Hereford, LLD in the commission of the peace, bapt in 1591, m Mary, dau of Edmund Style, Esq and had issue.
iv. Thomas, of London, merchant
v. John, of Ledbury, who m in 1627 Constance, dau of Ambrose Elton Esq of the Hazell, and had, with other issue, a son and heir - William, of Ledbury, whose great-grandson, Willam Skinner Esq of Underdown, dsp in 1764, leaving his nieces, Anne Hallings, and Milly Hallings, the wife of John Miles Esq, his co-heirs
vi. Anne, m 14 Jan 1593, to John Cocks Esq of the Berrow.
vii. also Mary, Susan, Joane, Elizabeth
6. Alice
7. Joane

Time is a flood that sweeps away not only landmarks, but the families who set them up. And thus it has been found in many branches of the Skinners. Much of their possessions in Herefordshire were alienated in the female posterity of the munificent Edward Skinner, of Ledbury. His eldest daughter, Anne, who married in 1595 John Cocks Esq of the Berrow, became a link which in after generations induced his descendants, the Lords Somers, to purchase a considerable portion of her parental property, including Pounceford Court and the Knaps. Mr Miles, of Bristol, from a similar connexion by marriage, became possessor of Underdown, and afterwards, by purchase, of Le Burtons and other adjacent lands. But John Biddulph, Esq, whose progenitor united himself by marriage with the heriress of the original family, is owner of the great house and park at Ledbury, the chief residence of the Skinners in that neighbourhood.
Biography
From Burke's Landed Gentry 1849:

Edward, of Ledbury, who d at the age of 87, in 1631, leaving behind him a numerous progeny. In the south side of the chancel of Ledbury Church stands the monument of this still revered man. It is of the style of the Elizabethan times, large and massy, of varied marble, and supporting pillars. Edward Skinner and his wife, Elizabeth Hill, habited in the usual dresses of their century, kneel opposite to each other on the tomb, and below are represented, in high relief, the kneeling figures of their surviving children, five sons and five daus. These children were,
i. Richard, of Cofton, in Worcestershire, in the commission of the peace for that county, eminent for his loyalty and beneficence. He m Margaret, dau of Sir Edward Lyttleton, Knt of Pillaton, and had an only dau and heir - Margaret, who m Thomas Joliffe Esq of co Stafford.
ii. Edward, of Hill House near Ledbury, bapt 4 Sept 1590
iii. William, of Hereford, LLD in the commission of the peace, bapt in 1591, m Mary, dau of Edmund Style, Esq and had issue.
iv. Thomas, of London, merchant
v. John, of Ledbury, who m in 1627 Constance, dau of Ambrose Elton Esq of the Hazell, and had, with other issue, a son and heir - William, of Ledbury, whose great-grandson, Willam Skinner Esq of Underdown, dsp in 1764, leaving his nieces, Anne Hallings, and Milly Hallings, the wife of John Miles Esq, his co-heirs
vi. Anne, m 14 Jan 1593, to John Cocks Esq of the Berrow.
vii. also Mary, Susan, Joane, Elizabeth
6. Alice
7. Joane

Time is a flood that sweeps away not only landmarks, but the families who set them up. And thus it has been found in many branches of the Skinners. Much of their possessions in Herefordshire were alienated in the female posterity of the munificent Edward Skinner, of Ledbury. His eldest daughter, Anne, who married in 1595 John Cocks Esq of the Berrow, became a link which in after generations induced his descendants, the Lords Somers, to purchase a considerable portion of her parental property, including Pounceford Court and the Knaps. Mr Miles, of Bristol, from a similar connexion by marriage, became possessor of Underdown, and afterwards, by purchase, of Le Burtons and other adjacent lands. But John Biddulph, Esq, whose progenitor united himself by marriage with the heriress of the original family, is owner of the great house and park at Ledbury, the chief residence of the Skinners in that neighbourhood.
Facts
  • 1544 - Birth - ; Ledbury, Hereford, England (IGI). IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This co
  • 3 MAY 1631 - Burial - ; The south side of the chancel of Ledbury Church, Herefordshire, a large monument with figures of the family in the Eliza
  • 3 MAY 1631 - Death -
  • Occupation - Cloth merchant
Ancestors
   
Stephen Skynner
ABT 1475 -
 
 
Stephen Skynner
ABT 1510 - 11 SEP 1557
  
  
  
 
Edward Skynner
1544 - 3 MAY 1631
  
 
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Stephen Skynner
BirthABT 1510Le Burtons, Hereford, England. IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This could
Death11 SEP 1557 Ledbury
Marriageto Jane Bradford
FatherStephen Skynner
MotherDaughter of Chambers of Elstowe
PARENT (F) Jane Bradford
Birth
Death
Marriageto Stephen Skynner
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MRichard 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
MJohn Skynner
Birth
Death
MWilliam Skynner
BirthABT 1539Ledbury, Hereford, England. IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This could be
Death
MJohn Skynner
BirthABT 1541Ledbury, Hereford, England. IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This could be
Death
MEdward Skynner
Birth1544Ledbury, Hereford, England (IGI). IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This co
Death3 MAY 1631
Marriageto Elizabeth Hill
FAlice Skynner
BirthABT 1546Ledbury, Hereford, England. IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This could be
Death
Marriageto William Hall
FJoanne Skynner
BirthABT 1550Ledbury, Hereford, England. IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This could be
Death
MThomas Skynner
BirthABT 1530Ledbury, Hereford, England. IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This could be
Death
MStephen Skynner
BirthABT 1535Ledbury, Hereford, England. IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This could be
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Edward Skynner
Birth1544Ledbury, Hereford, England (IGI). IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This co
Death3 MAY 1631
Marriageto Elizabeth Hill
FatherStephen Skynner
MotherJane Bradford
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Hill
Birth1548
Death10 MAR 1628 Ledbury
Marriageto Edward Skynner
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MRichard Skynner
Birth1588
DeathCofton, Worcestershire, England
Marriageto Margaret Lyttleton
Marriageto Anne Dyneley
MEdward Skynner
Birth4 SEP 1590(Date of baptism)
Death
Marriageto Joyce Elton
MWilliam Skynner
Birth1591(Date of baptism)
Death1657
MarriageABT 1611to Mary Style at Hereford, England
MThomas Skynner
BirthABT 1594
Death1673Boston, MA, USA
MJohn Skynner
BirthABT 1603
Death
Marriage12 DEC 1627to Constance Elton
FAnne Skynner
BirthABT 1577
Death
Marriage14 JAN 1593to John Cocks
FMary Skynner
Birth
Death
FSusan Skynner
Birth
Death
FJoane Skynner
Birth
Death
FElizabeth Skynner
Birth
Death
Evidence
[S16271] 'Burkes Landed Gentry' 1849, account of Skinner of Shirley Park
[S37222] Dale Manuscript at the College of Arms, London, Vol 25 (or 23?) p8, transcribed 24 Oct 1973 by Conrad Swan, York Herald
Descendancy Chart
Edward Skynner b: 1544 d: 3 MAY 1631
Elizabeth Hill b: 1548 d: 10 MAR 1628
Richard Skynner b: 1588
Margaret Lyttleton b: 1588 d: 25 AUG 1651
Margaret Skynner b: 1620 d: 5 JAN 1647
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Anne Dyneley d: 1616
Edward Skynner b: 4 SEP 1590
Edward Skynner b: 1630
William Skynner b: 1591 d: 1657
Mary Style b: ABT 1593
Richard Skinner b: 1615 d: 1677
Mary Fleetwood b: AFT 10 JUN 1680
Thomas Skynner b: ABT 1594 d: 1673
John Skynner b: ABT 1603
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Edmund Skynner b: 11 JAN 1657
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Edward Skynner b: 1634 d: 1672
Margaret Browne d: 18 MAY 1729
Elizabeth Smythe b: 1694 d: 18 MAY 1769
John Skynner , Sir b: 1723 d: 26 NOV 1805
Martha Burn d: 4 DEC 1797
Martha Frederica Skynner d: 8 AUG 1821
William Skynner d: 1 JUL 1797
Elizabeth Skynner d: 14 OCT 1802
Thomas Skynner , DD b: 17 JAN 1727 d: 7 AUG 1789
Anne Skynner b: ABT 1577