Thomas Skynner , DD

Thomas Skynner , DD

b: 17 JAN 1727
d: 7 AUG 1789
From Allan Maclean's book about Robert Skinner DD, Bishop of Worcester. See Robert Skinner.


Rev. Thomas Skynner, who was born at Great Milton, and baptized there January 17th, 1727, admitted scholar of St. Peter's College, Westminster, in 1742, aged 14; elected to a studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, 1746; published, in 175 I, some latin hexameters among the academical lamentations on the death of Frederick Prince of Wales; M.A., 1753, Prependary of Exeter Cathedral, 1768, Canon Residentiary of Exeter and Archdeacon of Totness, 1769, D.C.L. March 7th, 1772, Precentor of Exeter, 1775; he was also Rector of Pinhoe, Devon; he was Steward of the Westminster Anniversary in 1784. On his death, he had a monument, in the south aisle of Exeter Cathedral, with this inscription-

Near this place rest interred the remains
of Thomas Skinner D.D,,
successively A.D. of Totness,
and Precentor of this Church,
whose honor and interests
he was always zealous to promote;
to the calls of Charity, or public spirit,
his purse was never shut;
at every place of duty,
hid attendance was regular and exemplary,
even when ill health might have pleaded a dispensation;
to his houses a munificent benefactor,
the one he re-built from the ground,
and added to the ornaments and convenience of the other:
at length, lamented by all, he closed a valuable life
in his 61st year, August 7, 1789.
Biography
From Allan Maclean's book about Robert Skinner DD, Bishop of Worcester. See Robert Skinner.


Rev. Thomas Skynner, who was born at Great Milton, and baptized there January 17th, 1727, admitted scholar of St. Peter's College, Westminster, in 1742, aged 14; elected to a studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, 1746; published, in 175 I, some latin hexameters among the academical lamentations on the death of Frederick Prince of Wales; M.A., 1753, Prependary of Exeter Cathedral, 1768, Canon Residentiary of Exeter and Archdeacon of Totness, 1769, D.C.L. March 7th, 1772, Precentor of Exeter, 1775; he was also Rector of Pinhoe, Devon; he was Steward of the Westminster Anniversary in 1784. On his death, he had a monument, in the south aisle of Exeter Cathedral, with this inscription-

Near this place rest interred the remains
of Thomas Skinner D.D,,
successively A.D. of Totness,
and Precentor of this Church,
whose honor and interests
he was always zealous to promote;
to the calls of Charity, or public spirit,
his purse was never shut;
at every place of duty,
hid attendance was regular and exemplary,
even when ill health might have pleaded a dispensation;
to his houses a munificent benefactor,
the one he re-built from the ground,
and added to the ornaments and convenience of the other:
at length, lamented by all, he closed a valuable life
in his 61st year, August 7, 1789.
Facts
  • 17 JAN 1727 - Birth - ; (Date of baptism) in Great Milton
  • 7 AUG 1789 - Death - ; South aisle of Exeter Cathedral
  • 1742 - Fact -
  • 1746 - Fact -
  • 1753 - Fact -
  • 1768 - Fact -
  • 1769 - Fact -
  • 1772 - Fact -
  • 1775 - Fact -
Ancestors
   
Edward Skynner
1634 - 1672
 
   
  
  
Margaret Browne
- 18 MAY 1729
 
Thomas Skynner , DD
17 JAN 1727 - 7 AUG 1789
  
 
  
John Smythe
- 8 JUN 1764
 
 
Elizabeth Smythe
1694 - 18 MAY 1769
  
  
  
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Skynner
Birth
Death
Marriageto Elizabeth Smythe
FatherEdward Skynner
MotherMargaret Browne
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Smythe
Birth1694
Death18 MAY 1769
Marriageto John Skynner
FatherJohn Smythe
MotherElizabeth Gundry
CHILDREN
MJohn Skynner , Sir
Birth1723
Death26 NOV 1805Bath
Marriageto Martha Burn
MWilliam Skynner
Birth
Death1 JUL 1797
FElizabeth Skynner
Birth
Death14 OCT 1802
MThomas Skynner , DD
Birth17 JAN 1727(Date of baptism) in Great Milton
Death7 AUG 1789South aisle of Exeter Cathedral
Evidence
[S6627] 'A Few Memorials of the Right Rev. Robert Skinner, D.D., Bishop of Worcester, 1663.....'