Robert Skinner

Robert Skinner

b: 1783
d: 1821
SKINNER,Robert (c.1783-1821)Local
Major Skinner's Horse.b India c.1783.
Local Major 1815.d.7 May 1821.
Son of Hercules Skinner,q.v.,by an Indian
woman.Brother of James Skinner C.B.,q.v.
His dau.m.Henry MILNE.q.v.
Entered Sindhia's service as an Ensign Nov.
1800;posted to his brother's Bn.
in Perron's army.Lieut. comdg. a Bn. in
2nd Bde. under Anthony Pohlman.q.v. On
outbreak of Mahratta War in Aug.1803,he,
in common with all other ofrs. of British
origin in Sindhia's army was
dismissed by Perron.Took service with
Begum Somru.Subsequently entered
Coy's service and was given local rank of
Lieut.in the Cav.Corps commdd.by his
brother.Second Mahratta War
1805;Operations against Amir Khan in
Doab and Rohilkhand.Accompanied
Elphinstone's mission to Peshawar in
1809.2nd in comd. of Skinner's Horse
and Comdt.of 2nd Corps,with local rank
of Major,1815.In 1819 was granted in
perpetuity by Govt. a small jagur in
Aligarth district.
Refs: Compton.
Note: "Skinners brother,Major Robert Skinner,
was the same sort of melodramatic character,
and made a tragic end.He suspected one of his wives
of a slight ecart from the path of propriety___
very unjustly ,it is said__but he called her and all
his servants togeather,cut off the heads of every
individual in his household,and then shot himself."
(Up the Country,by the Hon.Emily Eden (3rd edn.,
1866),i.137.
Biography
SKINNER,Robert (c.1783-1821)Local
Major Skinner's Horse.b India c.1783.
Local Major 1815.d.7 May 1821.
Son of Hercules Skinner,q.v.,by an Indian
woman.Brother of James Skinner C.B.,q.v.
His dau.m.Henry MILNE.q.v.
Entered Sindhia's service as an Ensign Nov.
1800;posted to his brother's Bn.
in Perron's army.Lieut. comdg. a Bn. in
2nd Bde. under Anthony Pohlman.q.v. On
outbreak of Mahratta War in Aug.1803,he,
in common with all other ofrs. of British
origin in Sindhia's army was
dismissed by Perron.Took service with
Begum Somru.Subsequently entered
Coy's service and was given local rank of
Lieut.in the Cav.Corps commdd.by his
brother.Second Mahratta War
1805;Operations against Amir Khan in
Doab and Rohilkhand.Accompanied
Elphinstone's mission to Peshawar in
1809.2nd in comd. of Skinner's Horse
and Comdt.of 2nd Corps,with local rank
of Major,1815.In 1819 was granted in
perpetuity by Govt. a small jagur in
Aligarth district.
Refs: Compton.
Note: "Skinners brother,Major Robert Skinner,
was the same sort of melodramatic character,
and made a tragic end.He suspected one of his wives
of a slight ecart from the path of propriety___
very unjustly ,it is said__but he called her and all
his servants togeather,cut off the heads of every
individual in his household,and then shot himself."
(Up the Country,by the Hon.Emily Eden (3rd edn.,
1866),i.137.
Facts
  • 1783 - Birth -
  • 1821 - Death -
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Hercules Skinner
Birth
Death
Marriageto Daughter of a Rajput zamindar
FatherDavid Skinner
Mother?
PARENT (F) Daughter of a Rajput zamindar
Birth
Death
Marriageto Hercules Skinner
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MJames Skinner , Lieut Col
Birth1778India
Death1841
Marriageto ?
MDavid Skinner
Birth
Death
MRobert Skinner
Birth1783
Death1821
Evidence
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