Richard Skynner

Richard Skynner

b:
d: 1608
Of Le Burtons
The will of Richard Skynner of Pixley, as set out in the account of Robert Skynner, Bishop of Bristol, then Oxford, then Worcester in the 17thC, by Allan Maclean Skinner QC:

'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).

From Richard, Stephen's eldest son, are descended, among others, the subject of a fine monument, with bust, in Ledbury Church, bearing this inscription:-

Here lies the body of Captain SAMUEL SKYNNER,
Who was no mean proficient in maritime affairs,
Having been conversant therein near forty years.
He left to this parish six pounds a year for ever, to be divided as follows:-
One pound to the Vicar, for the time being, for a Sermon on Candlemas day,
and the other five, on the same day, to twenty poor Housekeepers, not
receiving alms.
He departed this life the 23rd of July, 1725. Aged 73.

Samuel's eldest brother, William Skynner, M.A, was Vicar of Sunbury, Middlesex, and died there July 20, 1717.

Also John Skynner (eldest brother of Captain Launcelot Skynner, R.N., killed in the Biddeford frigate, 1760), who was educated at Reading School, under that great scholar, Dr. Hiley, grandfather of the first Lord Sidmouth, and, through life, retained a grateful recollection of its usefulness; his name is found, in April, 1780, in the list of donors to the building fund.

He was admitted at St. John's College, Cambridge, Pensionarius minor, Oct. 25th, 1740, aet: 16; he became B.A., 1744 ; Fellow, April 6th, 1747, and M.A., 1748. He was Chaplain to Elizabeth, Countess of Gainsborough, and on March 21st, 1750, preached a sermon (afterwards printed) from Psalm xxxix, 8, on the death of her eldest son, Baptist 4th Earl. He was elected Public Orator at Cambridge, succeeding Bishop Younge, Oct. 26th, 1752 and when, in 1755, the Duke of Newcastle laid the first stone of' the New Public Library, he spoke the Latin Oration. He was B.D., 1756, and resigned the office of'Public Orator in 1762, on being made Stib-dean of York, Rector of Blatherwick, and of Easton near Stamford. He died in Lamb's Conduit Street, London, in 1805, aged 81.

He was born and died in the same years as his cousin Sir John. His sons, John Melmoth, Launcelot (Captain R.N., lost in H.M.S. Lutine), John, called to the Bar, at Lincoln's Inn, in 1803, and William, of St. John's College, Cambridge, M.A., Rector of Bradley, Derbyshire, Cuxwold, Lincolnshire, and Vicar of Rushden, Herts, who died April 13, 1858, aged 80, were all unmarried, so that of his immediate family, except the children of his daughters, remain only Major Augustus Charles Skyntier, of Berridon, Devon, only child of his nephew William Augustus Skynner, of Moor Hall, Cookham, who died there, February l0th, 1833, aged 85.'

Biography
Of Le Burtons The will of Richard Skynner of Pixley, as set out in the account of Robert Skynner, Bishop of Bristol, then Oxford, then Worcester in the 17thC, by Allan Maclean Skinner QC:

'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).

From Richard, Stephen's eldest son, are descended, among others, the subject of a fine monument, with bust, in Ledbury Church, bearing this inscription:-

Here lies the body of Captain SAMUEL SKYNNER,
Who was no mean proficient in maritime affairs,
Having been conversant therein near forty years.
He left to this parish six pounds a year for ever, to be divided as follows:-
One pound to the Vicar, for the time being, for a Sermon on Candlemas day,
and the other five, on the same day, to twenty poor Housekeepers, not
receiving alms.
He departed this life the 23rd of July, 1725. Aged 73.

Samuel's eldest brother, William Skynner, M.A, was Vicar of Sunbury, Middlesex, and died there July 20, 1717.

Also John Skynner (eldest brother of Captain Launcelot Skynner, R.N., killed in the Biddeford frigate, 1760), who was educated at Reading School, under that great scholar, Dr. Hiley, grandfather of the first Lord Sidmouth, and, through life, retained a grateful recollection of its usefulness; his name is found, in April, 1780, in the list of donors to the building fund.

He was admitted at St. John's College, Cambridge, Pensionarius minor, Oct. 25th, 1740, aet: 16; he became B.A., 1744 ; Fellow, April 6th, 1747, and M.A., 1748. He was Chaplain to Elizabeth, Countess of Gainsborough, and on March 21st, 1750, preached a sermon (afterwards printed) from Psalm xxxix, 8, on the death of her eldest son, Baptist 4th Earl. He was elected Public Orator at Cambridge, succeeding Bishop Younge, Oct. 26th, 1752 and when, in 1755, the Duke of Newcastle laid the first stone of' the New Public Library, he spoke the Latin Oration. He was B.D., 1756, and resigned the office of'Public Orator in 1762, on being made Stib-dean of York, Rector of Blatherwick, and of Easton near Stamford. He died in Lamb's Conduit Street, London, in 1805, aged 81.

He was born and died in the same years as his cousin Sir John. His sons, John Melmoth, Launcelot (Captain R.N., lost in H.M.S. Lutine), John, called to the Bar, at Lincoln's Inn, in 1803, and William, of St. John's College, Cambridge, M.A., Rector of Bradley, Derbyshire, Cuxwold, Lincolnshire, and Vicar of Rushden, Herts, who died April 13, 1858, aged 80, were all unmarried, so that of his immediate family, except the children of his daughters, remain only Major Augustus Charles Skyntier, of Berridon, Devon, only child of his nephew William Augustus Skynner, of Moor Hall, Cookham, who died there, February l0th, 1833, aged 85.'

Facts
  • 1608 - Death -
Ancestors
   
Stephen Skynner
ABT 1475 -
 
 
Stephen Skynner
ABT 1510 - 11 SEP 1557
  
  
  
 
  
 
  
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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) 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
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) Margaret Stallard
Birth
Death
Marriageto Richard Skynner
FatherJohn Stallard
Mother?
CHILDREN
MJohn Skynner
Birth
Death
Evidence
[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.....'
[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
Richard Skynner d: 1608
Mary Clynton b: 1532
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
10 Irene Kate Chaplin b: 1 MAR 1873 d: 22 JUN 1962
John William Ernest Pearce b: 4 APR 1864 d: 25 JAN 1951
10 Allan Nugent Chaplin b: 8 JUN 1871 d: 1917
10 Matilda Effie Chaplin b: 20 JUN 1874 d: 20 DEC 1874
10 Phyllis Chaplin b: 7 JUN 1879 d: 27 JUL 1924
Philip Herbert Cowell b: 1870 d: 1949
10 Theodoric Chaplin b: 14 FEB 1881 d: 29 OCT 1906
10 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
10 John Allan Cleveland Skinner b: 19 SEP 1865 d: 8 SEP 1925
10 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 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
10 Bertie Willy b: 1870
10 Alexander Cavendish Willy b: 19 JUL 1864
10 Marion Caroline Willy b: 7 APR 1866
10 Ada Arabella Willy b: 15 NOV 1869
10 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
10 Henry Allan Holden Steward b: 18 MAY 1865
10 Florance May Steward b: 10 SEP 1866 d: 29 MAR 1917
10 Lilian Grace Caroline Steward b: 7 APR 1870 d: 1940
Adolfo Arturo Burlamacchi b: 18 FEB 1869 d: 7 JUN 1905
10 Gwendoline Maud Catherine Steward b: 3 APR 1871 d: 1956
Katherine Louisa Skinner b: 17 OCT 1843 d: 1920
Ashley George Westby b: ABT 1835
10 Mary Florance Westby b: 2 NOV 1877
10 Ashley Thomas Westby , R.N.R. b: 21 JUL 1879 d: 14 JAN 1900
10 Wilfred George Westby b: 5 MAY 1881
10 Edwin John Westby b: 21 JAN 1883
Maud Elizabeth Skinner b: 25 OCT 1844 d: 24 JUN 1904
Allan Chaplin , Col b: 20 JUN 1844 d: 19 AUG 1910
10 Wyndham Allan Chaplin , Mus. Bac. Oxon., Rev b: 12 NOV 1872 d: 29 AUG 1914
10 Mabel Florance Ida Chaplin b: 7 OCT 1875 d: 1970
Charles Nugent Hope-Wallace b: 3 FEB 1877 d: 15 OCT 1953
10 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
10 John Harding Skinner b: 16 SEP 1876
10 Caroline Emily Skinner b: 8 SEP 1877
10 Clifton Maclean Skinner b: 19 FEB 1879 d: 20 NOV 1918
10 Allan Leonard Dorney Skinner b: 2 NOV 1880 d: 1961
Ina
10 Ellen Florance Skinner b: 13 JUL 1884
10 William Shelford Skinner b: 19 DEC 1886
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10 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
Edward Skynner b: 1562
Martha Skynner b: 1576