Thomas Skinner , CB

Thomas Skinner , CB

b: 22 FEB 1800
d: 5 MAY 1843
A detailed account of his life is given in "Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons" by A M Skinner, printed Stafford, 1863 - a copy of which is held in the British Library - Shelfmark 10826.g.9. It includes material including several letters by Thomas Skinner, from the bottom of page 38 to page 50, which is not in this family file.


From the Dictionary of National Biography:

SKINNER, THOMAS (1800-1843), soldier and author, born about 1800, was son of Lieutenant-general John Skinner. He entered the army on 25 Jan. 1816 as an ensign in the 16th foot; he became lieutenant on 6 Aug. 1819, captain on 9 Oct. 1823, and exchanged into the 31st foot on 26 March 1824. He proceeded with his regiment to India shortly before 1826, and was stationed at Hardwar, in the North-West provinces, near the foot of the Himalayas. Thence he made expeditions into the little-known mountainous districts of the neighbourhood, and embodied the results of his explorations in a book called 'Excursions in India' (London, 1832). After returning home on leave, he went back to India in 1833 by the overland route through Egypt, Syria, and Palestine. Thence he proceeded down the Euphrates, and embarked on the Persian Gulf. He published an account of this journey in ' Adventures during a Journey Overland to India' (London, 1836). On 24 Nov. 1835 he attained the rank of major, and in 1842 he joined the force assembled at Jalalabad under Sir George Pollock [q. v.] for the relief of Cabul. He commanded the 31st foot in the ensuing campaign, and on 26 July 1842 was present at the conflict of Mazeena, near Jalalabad. He accompanied Pollock's advance, and was entrusted with the task of clearing the hills on the left of the valley of Tezin in the en-gagement there on 13 Sept. He received for his services the cross of the Bath and the Cabul medal, and was gazetted on 23 Dec, to the brevet rank of lieutenant-colonel. He died at Landaur on 6 May 1843 from the results of privations endured during the campaign.
[Gent. Mag. 1843, i. 314 ; contemporary Army Lists; Hart's Army List, 1843, p. 342; Kaye's Hist of the War in Afghanistan, 1874, iii. 293, 309.] E. I. C.
Biography
A detailed account of his life is given in "Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons" by A M Skinner, printed Stafford, 1863 - a copy of which is held in the British Library - Shelfmark 10826.g.9. It includes material including several letters by Thomas Skinner, from the bottom of page 38 to page 50, which is not in this family file.


From the Dictionary of National Biography:

SKINNER, THOMAS (1800-1843), soldier and author, born about 1800, was son of Lieutenant-general John Skinner. He entered the army on 25 Jan. 1816 as an ensign in the 16th foot; he became lieutenant on 6 Aug. 1819, captain on 9 Oct. 1823, and exchanged into the 31st foot on 26 March 1824. He proceeded with his regiment to India shortly before 1826, and was stationed at Hardwar, in the North-West provinces, near the foot of the Himalayas. Thence he made expeditions into the little-known mountainous districts of the neighbourhood, and embodied the results of his explorations in a book called 'Excursions in India' (London, 1832). After returning home on leave, he went back to India in 1833 by the overland route through Egypt, Syria, and Palestine. Thence he proceeded down the Euphrates, and embarked on the Persian Gulf. He published an account of this journey in ' Adventures during a Journey Overland to India' (London, 1836). On 24 Nov. 1835 he attained the rank of major, and in 1842 he joined the force assembled at Jalalabad under Sir George Pollock [q. v.] for the relief of Cabul. He commanded the 31st foot in the ensuing campaign, and on 26 July 1842 was present at the conflict of Mazeena, near Jalalabad. He accompanied Pollock's advance, and was entrusted with the task of clearing the hills on the left of the valley of Tezin in the en-gagement there on 13 Sept. He received for his services the cross of the Bath and the Cabul medal, and was gazetted on 23 Dec, to the brevet rank of lieutenant-colonel. He died at Landaur on 6 May 1843 from the results of privations endured during the campaign.
[Gent. Mag. 1843, i. 314 ; contemporary Army Lists; Hart's Army List, 1843, p. 342; Kaye's Hist of the War in Afghanistan, 1874, iii. 293, 309.] E. I. C.
Facts
  • 22 FEB 1800 - Birth - ; Edinburgh
  • 5 MAY 1843 - Death - ; Mussoorie, in Himalayas, of dysentry
  • 25 JAN 1816 - Fact -
  • 6 AUG 1819 - Fact -
  • 25 MAR 1824 - Fact -
  • BEF 1829 - Fact -
  • DEC 1833 - Fact -
  • 25 NOV 1835 - Fact -
  • 23 NOV 1840 - Fact -
  • 23 DEC 1842 - Fact -
  • 1842 - Fact -
  • Nobility Title - Lieutenant-Colonel
Ancestors
   
Thomas Skinner
1716 - 30 MAR 1775
 
 
John Major Skinner , Lieut General
16 FEB 1752 - 10 OCT 1827
  
  
  
Ann Moore
1724 - 7 MAR 1784
 
Thomas Skinner , CB
22 FEB 1800 - 5 MAY 1843
  
 
  
 
 
Ann Maclean
12 DEC 1773 - 16 JAN 1864
  
  
  
Florance Maclean
ABT 1744 - 17 JUL 1815
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Major Skinner , Lieut General
Birth16 FEB 1752(Date of baptism at Bishopsgate Church). His father was curate there, as well as evening lecturer there and at the chur
Death10 OCT 1827 Richmond, Surrey. His brother-in-law Donald Maclean of 37 Brunswick Sq London was joint executor with Ann, to whom he l
Marriage18 DEC 1797to Ann Maclean at St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland by the Rev Dr Mudie (additional source: IGI)
FatherThomas Skinner
MotherAnn Moore
PARENT (F) Ann Maclean
Birth12 DEC 1773Ardgour House (Cooil House), Kilmallie, Argyleshire, Scotland (IGI gives date as 1 December)
Death16 JAN 1864 8 Stratton Street, Picadilly, London, of bronchitis
Marriage18 DEC 1797to John Major Skinner , Lieut General at St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland by the Rev Dr Mudie (additional source: IGI)
FatherJohn Maclean
MotherFlorance Maclean
CHILDREN
FAnne Skinner
Birth14 NOV 1798Edinburgh
Death27 MAR 1855Bath
Marriage20 SEP 1832to Henry Vere Huntley , RN at Bolney Church, Sussex
MThomas Skinner , CB
Birth22 FEB 1800Edinburgh
Death5 MAY 1843Mussoorie, in Himalayas, of dysentry
Marriageto Sophia Raikes
MJohn Skinner
Birth23 AUG 1802
Death28 NOV 1821Jamaica, of yellow fever
MJames Skinner
Birth27 SEP 1803Kinsale, Ireland
Death12 JAN 1842Afghanistan
MAllan Maclean Skinner , Q.C.
Birth14 JUL 18099 Cadogan Place, Chelsea, London, christened there 22 August 1809 (Parish of St Luke)
Death23 MAY 1885Reading, Berkshire
Marriage20 DEC 1837to Caroline Emily Harding at Nolton Chapel, Bridgend, Glamorganshire
FMarianne Skinner
Birth1 AUG 1801
Death20 DEC 18855 Ashley Place, buried in Brompton Cemetary
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas Skinner , CB
Birth22 FEB 1800Edinburgh
Death5 MAY 1843 Mussoorie, in Himalayas, of dysentry
Marriageto Sophia Raikes
FatherJohn Major Skinner , Lieut General
MotherAnn Maclean
PARENT (F) Sophia Raikes
Birth
Death
Marriageto Thomas Skinner , CB
FatherThomas Raikes
Mother?
CHILDREN
FAlice Ann Skinner
Birth1842Afghanistan
Death
Evidence
[S16279] 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons'
[S29954] 'The Macleans of Boreray' by Hector Hugh MacKenzie (1946)
Descendancy Chart
Thomas Skinner , CB b: 22 FEB 1800 d: 5 MAY 1843