Stephen Skynner

Stephen Skynner

b: ABT 1510
d: 11 SEP 1557
Of Le Burtons
From the account of Robert Skinner DD, Bishop of Bristol, then Oxford, then Worcester in the 17thC, by Allan Maclean Skinner QC.

'Stephen is the ancestor, of numerous other branches, of the family of Skynner, of Ledbury. His burial at Ledbury, Sept. 14th, 1557, is one of the earliest entries in the eldest resister of that church; and his will, an antiquarian curiosity, is preserved in Cardinal Pole's register, now in the library at Lambeth Palace, where it was proved November 27th, 1557, the See of Hereford being vacant, and the Bishop's there closed, by reason of the death of Bishop Purefoy.



IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN:

The Sixte daie of September, in the Yere of Our Lord God, 1557, I, Stephen Skynner, of the parrishe of Ledbury, in the Dioces of Heref: being sicke in bodie, and of good and perfecte memorie, - lawde and praise be vnto Almighty God - do make this my present Testament, conteyninge therein my last Will, in manner and form following. First and principallie I bequeathe my Sowle vnto Almighty God, my maker and Redeemer; and my body to be buried within the parrishe Churche of Ledbury, aforesaid; as nere vnto my wife as may be convenientlie. And I geve and bequeathe to the Cathedral Church of Hereford, in lawful money, the some of 8s.4d. And I geve and bequeathe to the High Alter, within the parrishe Churche of Ledbury, aforesaid, for forgotten Tithes, in lawful money, the some of 12d. And I geve and bequeath towardest the reparacons of the saied parrishe Churche of Ledbury, in lawful money, the some of 6s 8d. And I will that myne Executor and Overseares shall bestowe, in the daie of my funerall at their good discreacons, for the wealthe of my sowle, in lawful money, the some of £16 13s. 4d. And I geve and bequeathe to my Sonne John, Junr., in lawfull money, the Some of £30. And I geve and bequeathe to Edward, my Sonne, in lawfull money, the some of £30. And I geve and bequeathe to Thomas, my Sonne, in lawfull money, the some of £30. And I geve and bequeaths to Joan, my Dawghter, in lawfull money, the some of £30. And I will, that if any of my said children shall happen to decease, before they shall accomplish their lawfull age of 21 yeres, or else to be maried, then the parte and portion of them, or any of them so deceasing, before to them bequeathed, shall wholie remaine amongest the survyvor or survyvors of them equallie, to be distributed by mine Executor and Oversears, or any of them. And I geve and bequeath to my Sonne John, Senr., in lawful money, the some of £10: my second best iron-bound wayne, with all things to the same belonginge, or in any wise apperteyninge, to yoke 8 oxen. And I geve and bequeathe to my said Sonne Thomas, as well all my Landes, Tenements, rents, charges, and holdinges whatsoever it be, within the Borowgh of Ledbury aforesaid, as also all Evidences, writinges, pattents, Escriptes, scrolls, and munyments concerninge the same, and every parcel thereof. And, I geve, bequeathe, and assigne vnto my Sonne Willm, as well my lease, or Counterpaine, of Kemplaie, within the Countie of Glouc, as, also all my rights, title, interest, possession, and terme of lease, for Yeres yet to come, comprised within the same. And I geve and bequeathe to my Dawghter Alice, the Wyfe of Willm Hall, my Wyfe's best beades, her harness girdell, two stone of my wooll, my best bering shete, a paier of my flaxen shetes, a paier of my hunder shetes, my best Feather bed and bolster, my best bed healinge, a paier of my Blanketts, my second best brass pot, my second best Cathome, my second best platter, my second best potinger and Candlestick. And I geve and bequeathe to my said Daughter Jone, my third best brasse potte, my third best Cawdren, my third best platter, potenger, and Candlestick. And, I geve and bequeathe to Willm and Alice, the Sonne and Dawghter of the said Willm Hall and Alice, eight.of my yereling calves. And, I geve and bequeathe to my servant Alyner Kiste, over and besides her ordinarie waiges, my wife's best Kirtle, best smocke, and two kerchers of the best. And, I geve and bequeathe to Jane, the Wyfe of John Morell, of Kempley, my Wyfe's best kirtell, and her best petticote. And, I geve and bequeathe to my said Dawghters, Alice and Joane, the residue of all my wyfe's wering gere, not before bequeathed, equally to be divided between them, by myne Executor and Oversears. And, I will that myne Executor shall well and trulie contente and paie, or cause to be contented and paied, unto my Brother, John Skynner, or to his Assignes, the sum of £10 of lawful money, yeerlie, during the terme of the natural life of Joane, now the Wife of the said John Skinn. And I geve and bequeathe to Thomas Bayliss, my best Russet Cote. And I geve and bequeath to Thomas Whorne, my best Tauring Cote, my work daie hose, with the dublet to the same. And, to William Apperly, one of my shirtes. And, I will that my Son Richard, and heire apparainte, shall enter into bondes, by Obligacon, to my Oversears, in the some two hundred pounds, well and trulie to contente, paie, and deliver, or cause to be contented, paied, and delivered, unto t’hands of myne Oversears, or some of them. All and singular, before to my seven Children bequeathed, at such time and times, as he the said Richard shall be, by my Oversears, or one of them, thereunto lawfullie required, to th' interest that my said Ovelsears shall see these, and every parcel thereof, well bestowed, and employed to th' use and behoof of my saied Children, during their non ages of 21 yeres, or else to be maried. The residue of all and singular my goodes, cattels and debtes, not bequeathed, my debtes paied, my bequests fulfilled, ancl my funerall expences pformed, and done, I wholie geve and bequeathe to my said Sonne Richard, whome I do constitute myne Executor, that he
shall vse the same as he will; and for the better accomplishement of all and singular the pemisses, I ordeine and constitute Henry Appary, Gent, my saied Brother John Skynner, Richard Hooper, my Cosin John Skynner of Dymocke, my said Son John, Sen., Oversears, to see that this my present testament and last will, be well and trulie performed and done, with effecte, according to the true meaning hereof, and every of them to have for their paynes in this behalfe the some of 6s. 8d. of lawfwl money. This Witness, Henrie Appary, Gent,, Thomas Hill, Gent., John Skynner, Richard Hooper, Edmund Turner, John Oky, John Wills, and other.'
Biography
Of Le Burtons From the account of Robert Skinner DD, Bishop of Bristol, then Oxford, then Worcester in the 17thC, by Allan Maclean Skinner QC.

'Stephen is the ancestor, of numerous other branches, of the family of Skynner, of Ledbury. His burial at Ledbury, Sept. 14th, 1557, is one of the earliest entries in the eldest resister of that church; and his will, an antiquarian curiosity, is preserved in Cardinal Pole's register, now in the library at Lambeth Palace, where it was proved November 27th, 1557, the See of Hereford being vacant, and the Bishop's there closed, by reason of the death of Bishop Purefoy.



IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN:

The Sixte daie of September, in the Yere of Our Lord God, 1557, I, Stephen Skynner, of the parrishe of Ledbury, in the Dioces of Heref: being sicke in bodie, and of good and perfecte memorie, - lawde and praise be vnto Almighty God - do make this my present Testament, conteyninge therein my last Will, in manner and form following. First and principallie I bequeathe my Sowle vnto Almighty God, my maker and Redeemer; and my body to be buried within the parrishe Churche of Ledbury, aforesaid; as nere vnto my wife as may be convenientlie. And I geve and bequeathe to the Cathedral Church of Hereford, in lawful money, the some of 8s.4d. And I geve and bequeathe to the High Alter, within the parrishe Churche of Ledbury, aforesaid, for forgotten Tithes, in lawful money, the some of 12d. And I geve and bequeath towardest the reparacons of the saied parrishe Churche of Ledbury, in lawful money, the some of 6s 8d. And I will that myne Executor and Overseares shall bestowe, in the daie of my funerall at their good discreacons, for the wealthe of my sowle, in lawful money, the some of £16 13s. 4d. And I geve and bequeathe to my Sonne John, Junr., in lawfull money, the Some of £30. And I geve and bequeathe to Edward, my Sonne, in lawfull money, the some of £30. And I geve and bequeathe to Thomas, my Sonne, in lawfull money, the some of £30. And I geve and bequeaths to Joan, my Dawghter, in lawfull money, the some of £30. And I will, that if any of my said children shall happen to decease, before they shall accomplish their lawfull age of 21 yeres, or else to be maried, then the parte and portion of them, or any of them so deceasing, before to them bequeathed, shall wholie remaine amongest the survyvor or survyvors of them equallie, to be distributed by mine Executor and Oversears, or any of them. And I geve and bequeath to my Sonne John, Senr., in lawful money, the some of £10: my second best iron-bound wayne, with all things to the same belonginge, or in any wise apperteyninge, to yoke 8 oxen. And I geve and bequeathe to my said Sonne Thomas, as well all my Landes, Tenements, rents, charges, and holdinges whatsoever it be, within the Borowgh of Ledbury aforesaid, as also all Evidences, writinges, pattents, Escriptes, scrolls, and munyments concerninge the same, and every parcel thereof. And, I geve, bequeathe, and assigne vnto my Sonne Willm, as well my lease, or Counterpaine, of Kemplaie, within the Countie of Glouc, as, also all my rights, title, interest, possession, and terme of lease, for Yeres yet to come, comprised within the same. And I geve and bequeathe to my Dawghter Alice, the Wyfe of Willm Hall, my Wyfe's best beades, her harness girdell, two stone of my wooll, my best bering shete, a paier of my flaxen shetes, a paier of my hunder shetes, my best Feather bed and bolster, my best bed healinge, a paier of my Blanketts, my second best brass pot, my second best Cathome, my second best platter, my second best potinger and Candlestick. And I geve and bequeathe to my said Daughter Jone, my third best brasse potte, my third best Cawdren, my third best platter, potenger, and Candlestick. And, I geve and bequeathe to Willm and Alice, the Sonne and Dawghter of the said Willm Hall and Alice, eight.of my yereling calves. And, I geve and bequeathe to my servant Alyner Kiste, over and besides her ordinarie waiges, my wife's best Kirtle, best smocke, and two kerchers of the best. And, I geve and bequeathe to Jane, the Wyfe of John Morell, of Kempley, my Wyfe's best kirtell, and her best petticote. And, I geve and bequeathe to my said Dawghters, Alice and Joane, the residue of all my wyfe's wering gere, not before bequeathed, equally to be divided between them, by myne Executor and Oversears. And, I will that myne Executor shall well and trulie contente and paie, or cause to be contented and paied, unto my Brother, John Skynner, or to his Assignes, the sum of £10 of lawful money, yeerlie, during the terme of the natural life of Joane, now the Wife of the said John Skinn. And I geve and bequeathe to Thomas Bayliss, my best Russet Cote. And I geve and bequeath to Thomas Whorne, my best Tauring Cote, my work daie hose, with the dublet to the same. And, to William Apperly, one of my shirtes. And, I will that my Son Richard, and heire apparainte, shall enter into bondes, by Obligacon, to my Oversears, in the some two hundred pounds, well and trulie to contente, paie, and deliver, or cause to be contented, paied, and delivered, unto t’hands of myne Oversears, or some of them. All and singular, before to my seven Children bequeathed, at such time and times, as he the said Richard shall be, by my Oversears, or one of them, thereunto lawfullie required, to th' interest that my said Ovelsears shall see these, and every parcel thereof, well bestowed, and employed to th' use and behoof of my saied Children, during their non ages of 21 yeres, or else to be maried. The residue of all and singular my goodes, cattels and debtes, not bequeathed, my debtes paied, my bequests fulfilled, ancl my funerall expences pformed, and done, I wholie geve and bequeathe to my said Sonne Richard, whome I do constitute myne Executor, that he
shall vse the same as he will; and for the better accomplishement of all and singular the pemisses, I ordeine and constitute Henry Appary, Gent, my saied Brother John Skynner, Richard Hooper, my Cosin John Skynner of Dymocke, my said Son John, Sen., Oversears, to see that this my present testament and last will, be well and trulie performed and done, with effecte, according to the true meaning hereof, and every of them to have for their paynes in this behalfe the some of 6s. 8d. of lawfwl money. This Witness, Henrie Appary, Gent,, Thomas Hill, Gent., John Skynner, Richard Hooper, Edmund Turner, John Oky, John Wills, and other.'
Facts
  • ABT 1510 - Birth - ; Le Burtons, Hereford, England. IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This could
  • 14 SEP 1557 - Burial - ; The chancel of Ledbury Church
  • 11 SEP 1557 - Death - ; Ledbury
Ancestors
   
Robert Skynner
- ABT 1480
 
 
Stephen Skynner
ABT 1475 -
  
  
  
 
Stephen Skynner
ABT 1510 - 11 SEP 1557
  
 
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Stephen Skynner
BirthABT 1475Hereford, England. IGI gives only the name of a relative 'George Skinner', not the father's name. This could be a modern
Death
Marriageto Daughter of Chambers of Elstowe
FatherRobert Skynner
MotherIsabel Pourvil
PARENT (F) Daughter of Chambers of Elstowe
Birth
Death
Marriageto Stephen Skynner
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MStephen 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 1557Ledbury
Marriageto Jane Bradford
MThomas Skynner , Sir
Birth1510
Death1575
Marriageto Elizabeth Newdigate
MJohn Skynner
Birth
Death
Marriageto Joane ?
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
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
Evidence
[S11621] International Genealogical Index (in FamilySearch by Intellectual Reserve Inc, Salt Lake City) Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons, LDS)
[S6627] 'A Few Memorials of the Right Rev. Robert Skinner, D.D., Bishop of Worcester, 1663.....'
[S15691] Burkes Family Records 1897
[S16279] 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons'
[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
Stephen Skynner b: ABT 1510 d: 11 SEP 1557
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
10 Robert Spencer Huntley d: 15 FEB 1869
10 Henry Ferrers Huntley b: 5 JUL 1842 d: 13 JUN 1873
Thomas Skinner , CB b: 22 FEB 1800 d: 5 MAY 1843
10 Alice Ann Skinner b: 1842
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
10 Euphemia Isabella Skinner b: 7 JUN 1847 d: 10 SEP 1939
Holroyd Chaplin b: 17 MAR 1840 d: 23 DEC 1917
10 John Edwin Hilary Skinner b: 11 JAN 1839 d: 20 NOV 1894
Louisa Sarah Chaplin b: 23 APR 1838 d: 9 JUL 1897
10 Caroline Rachel Skinner b: 14 JUL 1840
10 Anna Cordelia Skinner b: 14 JUL 1840
Parkes Willy , Rev b: ABT 1827
10 Florance Marion Skinner b: 13 AUG 1842 d: 12 APR 1918
Walter Holden Steward b: 1832 d: 1913
10 Katherine Louisa Skinner b: 17 OCT 1843 d: 1920
Ashley George Westby b: ABT 1835
10 Maud Elizabeth Skinner b: 25 OCT 1844 d: 24 JUN 1904
Allan Chaplin , Col b: 20 JUN 1844 d: 19 AUG 1910
10 Allan Maclean Skinner , C.M.G. b: 20 MAR 1846 d: 14 JUN 1901
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
William Skynner b: ABT 1539
John Skynner b: ABT 1541
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
Alice Skynner b: ABT 1546
Joanne Skynner b: ABT 1550
Thomas Skynner b: ABT 1530
Stephen Skynner b: ABT 1535