Lt Col Denzil Robert Skinner, born 17 May 1908 Dunga Gali, Srinagar, India. Attended RMC Sandhurst. = Commissioned 1928 into Royal Tank Corps; 1931 posted to 8 Armoured Car Company, RTC, Red Fort, Delhi; 1932 Troop Leader, 3RTC, Lydd, Kent. Went to RMC Science, Shrivenham 1935 - 36 then various roles within tank/weapon development directorate until promotion in 1942 to acting followed by temporary Lt Col and appointed Chief Instructor, The School of Tank Technology (based with the FVRDE), Chobham. 1944 - 45 served with 8th Army in the role of tank ground/going adviser in Egypt and Italy. In Italy Lt Col Skinner’s own design of tank track extension called the “platypus” was manufactured and fitted to many tanks. 1945, HQ Middle East Land Forces, Egypt involved with armoured vehicle Design development. November 1948 retires from HM Forces to join Vivian Loyd Tractors. On 23 Nov 1951 founded Denzil Skinner & Company Ltd, model makers.
(Extracted from Hartlebury Parish records 1540-1812)
Sir Robert Skinner a Norman baron. He = came into England with the illegitimate William Duke of Normandy
The daughter and heir of Sir Robert Bolingbroke of Bolingbroke in Lincolnshire of the Raise of Saxoney
Sir John Skinner of Bolingbroke Knight = The daughter of the Lord Fitzalbanney
Sir Thomas Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter and heir of Sir Jones of Cardiff Esq
Robert Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Demock of Kyme Knight
Robert Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Sir John Kyngesman Knight
Sir Thomas Skinner of Bolingbroke Knight = The daughter of Sampson of Mounstrall Esq
Sir John Skinner of Bolingbroke Knight = The daughter and heir of Bainton of Bainton
Richard Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter and heir of Sir George Lambert of Calton Knight
Robert Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Sir Thomas Moubraye Knight
James Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Sir Robert Bradhall Knight
John Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Marburey Esq
William Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Sir William Hampton Knight
George Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter and heir of the Lord Moulton
George Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Sir John Rackbames Knight
George Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Sir Robert Arthington of Arthington
Robert Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Sir George Saville Knight
Rafe Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Sir Saliege of Saliege Esq
Sir George Skinner second son of Bolingbroke Knight = The daughter and heir of Lorance of Lorance Esq
Sir Robert Skinner of Bolingbroke Knight = The daughter of the Lord Fitzalbanney
George Skinner of Lorance Esq heir of his mother = The daughter of Rattlefe of Ourdshall Esq
Sir John Skinner of Lorance Knight = The daughter of Sir William Skevington of Skevington
John Skinner of Lorance Esq = The daughter and heir of Benlous Esq
Robert Skinner the second son Esq went into Yorkshire = The year 1210 the daughter and heir of Sir William Gremstone of Gremstone
Robert Skinner of Gremstone the second son = The daughter and heir of Layburen of Layburen Esq
William Skinner of Gremstone Esq = The daughter of Sir John Healeyard Knight
Walter Skinner of Gremstone Esq = The daughter of Sir Thomas Pudsey of Barfold Knight
Robert Skinner of Allerton the second son went into Essex = The year of 1350 the daughter and heir of Sir Robert Norton of Allerton Knight
Thomas Skinner of Allerton Esq = The daughter of Buttler of Cott Esq
Richard Skinner of Allerton Esq = The daughter of Ovellbright of Ovellbright Esq
Sir John Skinner the second son went into Kent = The daughter and heir of Sir Robert St Leger of Nowell Knight
Walter Skinner of Nowell Esq heir to his mother = The daughter of Sir William Rudstone Knight
Sir John Skinner of Bolingbroke Esq = The daughter of Sir William Marmaduke Esq
Robert Skinner of Nowell Esq = The daughter of Sir Thpmas Leuckener Knight
Sir William Skinner of Lorance Knight from whom cometh all the SKINNERS of LANCASTER
William Skinner of Gremstone from whom cometh all the SKINNERS of YORKSHIRE
Nicholas Skinner of Allerton Esq of whom is descended all the SKINNERS in ESSEX lyckwise is Alderman Skinner descended from that House of a Bastard
sorry it seems to have ben made R.D.
Robert Skinner of Nowell Esq from whom cometh all the SKINNERS of KENT and . . .
Ref (i) Confirmed in page 6 of Sikander Sahib and page 151 of the Asiatic Annual Register 1803 Ref (ii) LLD.D. - Legum Doctor (Doctor of Laws in english) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law / an honorary doctorate, depending on the jurisdiction. Ref (iii) H.E.I.C.S. - Abbreviation for the 'Honourable East India Company Service'. Ref (iv) MS in College of Arms given in 1703 by Rev William Skinner Ref (v) Refers to 'A Few memorials of the Right Rev. Robert Skinner D.D. Bishop of Worcester 1663', by Alan Maclean Skinner Q.C. 1800 - 1885. Printed, not published, in 1866 Ref (vi) Recorded in The Edinburgh Academy Register 1824 - 1914 and confirmed by Andrew McMillan Hon Archivist, The Edinburgh Academy, 22nd June 2015 by email. Ref (vii) Issue recorded in ‘A Genealogical & Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain & Ireland’ by John Burke page 741 of the fourth volume
Edward Skinner Elizabeth (wife) 1544 - 1631 Sons: Richard, William, Edward, Thomas, John, Daughters: Anne, Mary, Susanna, Joane, Elizabeth
Skinner Family Memorial, Ledbury Church
From the book - MILITARY MEMOIR of LIEUT.-COL JAMES SKINNER, C.B. By J.BAILLIE-FRASER “A grandson of Edmond Skinner, John Skinner (1636 - 1704), settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is from this Scottish Branch that the Skinners of India descend. David Skinner was the Provost of Montrose from 1713 to 1714 and his son, also David, became Provost from 1733 to 1746. This David had three sons, James, Hercules and and David. James and Hercules obtained military service with the East India Company and served with Infantry units. Hercules took to a wife the daughter of a Rajput zaminder from whom he had three sons and three daughters. The Eldest, David, joins the Navy and very little is known of him. The other sons James and Robert obtain service with Scindia’s army commanded by by General Perron the Frenchman. James, after serving the Maharatta Chief for seven years is forced to go to the British, at this time advancing towards Delhi under Lord Lake.“
John Skinner 1636 - 1704 settled in Edinburgh
“A grandson of Edmond Skinner, John Skinner (1636 - 1704), settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is from this Scottish Branch that the Skinners of India descend. David Skinner was the Provost of Montrose from 1713 to 1714 and his son, also David, became Provost from 1733 to 1746. This David . . . . . . . . Full text at the bottom of the page . . . . . . .“ (From the book - MILITARY MEMOIR of LIEUT.-COL JAMES SKINNER, C.B. By J.BAILLIE-FRASER)
Scale model of a MKIV tank for a 16mm film of the Battle of
Cambrai and . . .
Reginald Skinner of Bungay, Suffolk. “Reggie” rose = to Major in the Royal Artillery & Wing Commander in the RAF. He served with the the Royal Flying Corps (Where he was awarded his pilot’s wings) 1917 - 1918. He was referred to in an email from the Historian, 14 Squadron, RAF, dated 16 August 2014 -“On 12 Apr 1917 as one of six pilots who attackedTurkish Camps in the area of Huj” (a district of Gaza). London Gazette, 5 Dec 1939 under the heading Royal Air Force Reserve -“Major Reginald Onslow Skinner is granteda Commission in Class CC as Squadron Leader - 17 Apr 1939”. The London Gazette also records that he transferred to the RAFVR Balloon Branch on 29 Aug 1940. Promoted to Wing Commander (temporary) 11 Jun 1942, relinquished rank & transferred to Administrative & Special Duties Branch (Bicester) as Squadron leader 11 Sep 1943. He retired on 23 Dec 1945 retaining the rank of wing Commander although in retirement Reggie preferred to called “Major”.
= 1) = 2)
Robert Skinner 1625-1681 Claynes, Worcest- ershire
= 1) = 2)
Gwen née Baldry
Robert Bruce Skinner OBE, 1877 - = 1961, Camberley, Surrey Colonel in Royal Engineers. Lon. Gazette: “OBE awarded in 1920”. Appoint. to Hong Kong Legislative Council June & July 1928:-“The Hon The Officer Commanding The Troops” The Gazette1932, as relinquished appointment:- “Colonel R.B. Skinner OBEThe Chief Engineer,
British Troops in China.”
Pauline, daughter of Stanley Gough, Major - 5th Bengal Cavalry and grand daughter of Major General Sir George Gough - 12th Lancers; also great niece to General Sir Hugh Gough VC, 1st Bengal Light Cavalry and his brother General Sir Charles Gough VC, 5th Bengal Cavalry. His deeds included saving the life of his brother, Sir Hugh; also first cousin to Sir Charles Gough's son, Brigadier General
Sir John Gough VC of the Rifle Brigade.
Major Stanley = Gough, 5th Bengal Cavalry
Daughter of Cole
Brigadier General Sir John Gough VC 1871 - 1915
General Sir Hubert de la Poer Gough CB, KCB, GCB, GCMG, KCVO commanded the British 5th Army from 1916 to 1918. He was born in 1870, died in 1963 (at 92 years of age) and buried in Camberley, Surrey.
Evelyn Swinton Skinner = Of Blackheath, London 1843 - 1921. Lt Col in The Indian Army. Colonel in the Madras Staff Corps. Deputy Judge
1873 Marion, daughter of Thomas Onslow of the Madras Civil Civil Service &
Harriet = Dau of Lt Col Tudor
Charles Bruce = Skinner, 1843 - 1863, Magistate in Bengal Civil Service at
Harriet dau of Rev JC Browne
Russell Morland = Skinner II 1837 - 1908 Colonel in the Indian Army, awarded the Indian
Maria daughter of John Duntergus
Maj Gen Sir = George Gough born 1830
Daughter of Stanley Clarke
Maj Gen Sir = Charles Gough VC 1832 - 1912
Harriet daughter of William Poer (17th Baron de la Poer)
Gen Sir Hugh Gough VC 1833 - 1909
Sir Percy Gough drowned at Southsea
Fitzowen John Skinner b. 1838 M.A.C. Lincoln’s
Inn & barrister
Laura born 1840
Capt Russell Skinner of H.M.’s 37th Regim- ent of Foot. b. 1842
RMC Sandhurst 1860
John Francis Skinner
Skinner born in 1844. Colonist to
Stephen Skinner born
Harriett = Becher
Charlotte = Becher 1865 - 1942
1829 Judge George Gough, born 1802
Russel Morland Skinner I = 1809 - 1884 educated at Harrow & Trinity College Cambridge. Bengal Civil Service & later appointed
Judge at Kishnaghur
1830 Louisa daughter of Charles Becher RCS of Tunbridge
Charles Skinner of = St Kilda, AUSTRALIA, 1816 -1894, Educated at Harrow & Trinity Col Cambridge Barrister of Law at Lincolns Inn, Chairman of the Victoria General
1844 Louisa daughter of Swinhoe, Solicitor to the East India Company
Russell Walton Skinner BA Clare Hall, Cambridge,became
a sheep farmer in ARGENTINA
Lucy = Judith
Laura 1806 To 1820
Fitzowen George Skinner b/d 1807
Fitzowen Skinner MA = b. 1808 educated at Trinity College Oxford, barrister, Lincoln’s Inn
1838 Laura dau of Rev John Stuart Rector of Lower Gravenhurst, Berks
Anna = born in 1809
1839 W.R.A. Boyle barrister at Lincoln’s Inn
Joseph Henry Skinner 1810- 1838
Eliza Tertia 811- 1812
Samuel Skinner 1799 - 1811
Russell Skinner 1801 - 1802
Rev Russell Skinner = MA, b. 1803. Rector of Swafling, Saxm-
Violetta daughter of Thomas Williams of Cowley Grove nr
Mary 1801 to
Russel Skinner = 1765 - 1834 of Burton Street Burton Middlesex
1798 Mary daughter of Thomas Fenn of Ballington Nr Sudbury
Joseph = Skinner died in 1819
1798, Frances daughter of Major Godwin of the H.E.I.C.S.
Samuel Skinner = esq of Shirley Park, Surrey. born at Chittoor, East Indies in 1774. Educated at Eton. One time judge of the circuit the Province of Madras, East Indies. Died 1854
1808, Mary daughter of Robert Routledge esq of Kirk Mannington in the County of Durham
Mary Anne born in 1763
Catherine = Skinner
James Simon Ewart esq Cpt in the H.E.I.C.S
Sophie Harriet died in 1829
Russel Skinner = 1771 - 1832. educated at Queens College Oxford
1795 Sarah Humby
Joseph Skinner of the City of London = and Wanstead, Essex, died in 1797 and buried at St George in the East, Middlesex
1762 at St Gregory’s, London to Mary, daughter of Captain Thomas Walker of London Middlesex
Anne lived with her Uncle Benjamin
Russell Skinner of = Newton House, Lymington, Hants, died in 1785
Mary Page died in 183
Samuel Skinner of London died In 1742
Elias Skinner, 2nd son named in the will of his
John Skinner of St = Botolph, Aldagate, citizen of London
Russell Skinner St Botolph London
Joseph Skinner died unmarried
Benjamin Skinner died unmarried
Elizabeth = Skinner
Dr Josiah Cole of Mark Lane London
Anne = Skinner
2 Nov 1681 at Hartlebury Samuel Thurston
Samuel Skinner = of St Leonard, Bromley, Middl- Sex, died 1757
Catherine daugh of Elias Russel of Bromley died 1763
Christopher Hannbury 1661 - 1716 merchant
Anne = died 1708
Daniel Brattle 1708
William Proctor esq of Epsom Surrey
Elizabeth = Ambrose
Anne dau . . . of William Beckly, Sergeant at Law died in 1718
Robert Skinner = 1655-1698, of Welton, Nort- hants. Barrister -at- law, Inner Temple. Judge Marshal.
Rev William Skinner = 1) 1636 - 1695 doctoris fil. New College Oxford in 1670 appointed Rector of Hartlebury by his father where he he was buried. He had 3 sons and 7 daughters. He was a Governor of Hartlebury Grammer School from 1672 - 1695
Anne = 2) Turton
Margery = 3) Lyttleton she died 31 Aug 1679
1680 Mary widow of RevWashi -bourne Rector of Holt, she died 1707
Humphrey Skinner died at sea circa 1659
Jeremy Oakley, Cardington Shropshire Alexander Middleton
Rev Phillip Gard- ener of Tackley Oxford- shire
Elizabeth = 1)
Thomas Hall of Worcester John Irons barrister of Martin, Oxford- shire
Mr. Sharpe John Tyas Mayor of Worcester in 1678, son and heir of Tyas, Mayor of Worcester in 1639 & 1643
Bridget died young
Mathew Skinner = BA, MA, 1624 - 1698, Trinity College, Oxford. He was nominated to receive a Knighthood
Francis daughter of John Simpson D.D., Preben- dary of Canterbury
Prudence daughter of Ralph James of Launton Eleanor sister of John Cowcher
Thomas = Skinner Launton died in 1681
daugter of T. of Frink- ford Oxford- shire
Samuel Skinner = 1) = 1633 - 1709 citizen & draper of London
2) in 1670
Rachel bapt 15th Dec 1588 St Sep- ulchre d. 1623
= 1) = 2)
Right Rev Robert Skinner DD = 1590 - 1670, Rector of Pitsford & Lapton, Oxfordshire; Bishop of Bristol 1636, Oxford 1640, Worcester 1663. While Bishop of Oxford joined 11 brethren in protest against the proceedings of parliament, in consequence of which he was imprisoned in the Tower by Cromwell, buried in Worcester Cathedral
Elizabeth daughter of Bernard Bangor of Oxford of the Bangor family of Dorset, she died 1646 in Oxford
Jane Launden 9th July 1632 at Pitsford
John Skinner bapt 22 March 1593-4 St Sep- ulchre, died 27th April 1596 at Pitsford
Katherine = baptised In 1584 at St Giles
Peter Bett of Earl’s Barton, 1613 at Pitsford
Anne bapt = 19th Sept 1585 Sepul- chre
Edward Terry at Pitsford
Thomas Skinner of Utrecht Holl- and bapt. 16th April 1587 at St Sepulchre, dau- ghter died young
Israel Damson 28th June Pitsford Mr Warren
Edmund Skinner = 1) of Pitsford, bapt 24th August 1592, died without issue at St Sepulchre
Grace bap. 25 April 1676 bur. 12 Jun 1676 (the same year)
Grace bap, 3 Feb 1677
Margaret & Patience (twins) bap. 2 Sep 1679 (Margaret was buried 3 Aug 1695)
Mark Skinner born 15 April = 1945 in Farnborough Hants. Various roles within the Uk Oil and Gas Industry 1965 -
2012. Mark researched and compiled this family tree.
Denzil Skinner born 15 Sep 1958 in = Aldershot Hants. 1977 - 1988 16/5th The Queens Royal Lancers, MBA Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh followed by a career in Bespoke
Retail Jewellery and Silverware
1987 in St Albans Sarah born 5 June 1961, daughter of Edmund
Leo Skinner born 14 Jan 1968 in Aldershot = Hants. BA (Hons) and AKC, Kings College University of London, College of Law Chancery Lane London, admitted to Solicitors’roll 1994, Partner Freeths LLP.
1995 in Pewsey, Wiltshire, Sarah born 26 May 1967 in London, daughter of Derrick Walker TD, Major in The Honourable Artillery Company
Geoffrey Skinner born 4 Jan 1942 in Farn- = borough Hants. Marine engineer ImarEST, remained in charge of the Riyadh Saline Plant during the 1st Gulf War 1991-2 whilst
most went of his colleagues went home.
1980, Jenny Bick
1979 in Bridgwater Somerset Josephine, always known as Jo, born in Sidmouth, Devon 15 November 1945, daughter of
Imogen born 12 May 1997 in
James Skinner, born 18 Oct 1999
Venetia born 13 Aug 1990
Thomas Skinner, born 22 Sep 1992
Rory Skinner, born 9 Sep 1996
1935, 1st wife, Eleanor = Myrtle daughter of John Benn Lt Col in the Indian Army. An expert polo player who kept a pair of ponies in India. Myrtle died on 9th
1957, 2nd wife, Elizabeth daughter of Lt Col Arthur Scragg MC and bar of the Royal Army Service Corps. As a more junior officer he was award the Military Cross for gallantry at the Evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 during WW2.
General Sir Hugh Gough VC, GCB, KCB, C.B, GCMG, KCVO of 1st Bengal European Light Cavalry (later 19th Hussars)
Acts of Bravery, 12th November 1857 and 25th February 1858 during the Indian Mutiny.
Lieutenant Gough was awarded the VC at the age of 23, when in command of a party of Hodson's Horse, near Alumbagh, on the 12th of November, 1857; particularly distinguished himself by his forward bearing in charging across a swamp, and capturing two guns, although defended by a vastly superior body of the enemy. On this occasion he had his horse wounded in wo places, and his turban cut through by sword cuts, whilst engaged in combat with three Sepoys. Lieutenant Gough also particularly distinguished himself, near Jellalabad, Lucknow, on 25 February 1858, by showing a brilliant example to his Regiment, when ordered to charge the enemy's guns, and by his gallant and forward conduct, he enabled them to effect their object. On this Occasion he engaged himself in a series of single combats, until at length he was disabled by a musketball through the leg, while charging two Sepoys with fixed bayonets. Lieutenant Gough on this day had two horses killed under him, a shot through his helmet, and another through his scabbard, besides being severely wounde d
General Sir Charles Stanley Gough VC, KCB, C.B of 5th Bengal European Cavalry.
Acts of Bravery during the Indian Mutiny, 15th and 18th August 1857, aged 26 and 27th January and 23rd February 1858 for which he was awarded the VC.
First for gallantry in an affair at Khurkowdah near Rhotuck on the 15 August 1857: While serving with Hodson's Horse, in which he saved his brother Hugh, who was wounded and then killed two of the Enemy. Secondly for gallantry on 18 August, when he led a Troop of the Guide Cavalry in a charge and cut down two of the Enemy's Sowars, with one of Whom he had a desperate hand to hand combat. Thirdly for gallantly on 27 January 1858 at Shumshabad where, in a charge, he attacked one of the Enemy's leaders and pierced him with his sword, which was carried out of his hand in the melee. He defended himself with his revolver and shot two of the Enemy.
Fourthly for gallantry on 23 February at Meangunge where he came to the assistance of Brevet-Major O. H. St. George Anson, and killed his opponent. Immediately afterwards cutting down another of the Enemy in the same gallant manner.
Brigadier General Sir John Gough VC, KCB, CB, CMG of The Rifle Brigade
Acts of bravery on 22 April 1903 during the Third Somaliland Expedition.
When he was 32 years of age Gough was in command of a column on the march which was attacked by an enemy force in superior numbers led by Mohammed Abdullah Hassan near Daratoleh, British Somaliland. After conducting a successful defence, then a fighting withdrawal, Gough came back to help two captains (William George Walker and George Murray Rolland). The captains were helping a mortally wounded officer. They managed to get the wounded officer onto a camel, but then he was wounded again and died immediately. The two captains won the VC for their actions. However, Gough played down his own part in the event. It was not until late in the year that the true story came out in dicating that Gough was equally deserving of recognition . He was subsequently awarded the VC in January 1904. The King presented the medal to him at Buckingham Palace on 29 February 1904. He was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the King in August 1907.
Rev John Skinner
Rev John Skinner = MA (1772 - 1839) born in Claverton near Bath, educ- ated at Cheam and Trinity College Oxford. He was a student at Lincoln’s Inn, Rector of Camerton, Somerset from 1800 to 1839 and an antiquarian and amateur archaeologist, his Journals are preserved in the British Museum
1805 Anne daughter of Joseph Holmes
Marianne 1774-1815 buried at Clerken- well Burial Ground
Eliza 1776 to 1823 buried at Hert- ord
Edward Skinner 1775 - 1792, killed by a fall from the cross- tree whilst he was serving as midshipman aboard the frigate Iphigenia. Edward was buried at Milford Haven South Wales
William = North Skinner 1777 to 1823 buried at Minchin- hampton, Glouces- tershire
Charlotte Jane dau of Lieut. Colonel Parslow
Laura 1778- 1828 buried at Camerton Somerset
Henry Skinner 1780 - 1801, Lt. in H.E.I.C. Military Service died on voyage from India
Emma 1783 - 1812 buried at Hert- Ford
Fitzowen George Skinner 1782- 1810 Post Captain R.N.,
See Ref (iii)
See Ref (iii)
Alice = daug- ter of Smith
Col Edmund = Skinner CMG. Chief Ordnance Officer in
Amy Lottie daugh- ter. of Thomas
Russell Morland Skinner III = 1872 - 1962 rubber planter Kual Lumpur, Federated Malay States. Died Redhill
Emmie George Lindsay
Edmund Skinner = born 1906 some- time Fl Lt Royal Australian Airforce
Dorothy dau of Thomas Horsfall, she died in 1967
Ernest = Skinner
Diana dau of George
Bruce Morland = Skinner 1858 - 1932, Major General RAMC
Monica dau of Whiteside
Evelyn Colin Skinner 1860 - 1887
= 1) = 2)
Col R.B. Skinner
Reggie Skinner in Captain’s uniform in early 1917
. . . . .and Squadron Leader’s uniform circa 1940.
Geoff C.1993 Saudi Arabia
Mark & Jo Langford 1988
Leo & Sarah Pury End 1999
Denzil & Mark Germany 1987
. . . . 2nd Lt DR Skinner in 1928/29
Captain & Regiment ADC to HM Queen for the 16/5th Lancer Guidon parade July 1983 and below Denzil and Sarah’s wedding day.
Robert Skinner, Benedictine Monk attached to Malvern Priory, in 1440 and being unmarried settled land in Hereford on his brother John of the House of Bolingbroke (this was recorded in the memorial window of Little Malvern Church)
Marmaduke Skinner = eldest son
Daughter of Bromley of Slyford Esq
John Skinner of = Surrey 1446-1517 youngest son
Joane 1443 - 1470, daughter of Caldicote of Reigate
Sir Thomas Skinner of Ledbury purchased = Castle Cambs, Cambs. from the Earl of Ox- Ford 1580, Master of Clothworks, Alderman of Bishopsgate 1557, Lord Mayor of London 1596 - 1598. (Confirmed in a letter from the Librarian of the Guildhall, London in 1978)
John = Joane Skinner
Stephen Skinner of Hereford, = lived in Le Burtons, Ledbury, 1507 - 1557, buried in the Chancel of Ledbury Church, Worcestershire
Joan daughter of Bradford of Dymock Gloucestershire, Buried in Ledbury in 1557
1553 Elizabeth daughter of Newdigate of Warwick- shire. Buried at Pitsford in 1611.
Sir Thomas Wyatt 1503 - 1542, Anne Boleyn’s lover until her favours were sought by King Henry VIII. Extensive and chequered court life, imprisoned in the Tower, knighted etc.
Anne Wyatt who in 1536 accompanied Anne Boleyn to the scaffold and from her had received:- “Her Little Prayer Book”
Margaret Wyatt 1490 to 1537
Henry Wyatt 1500 to 1544
William Skinner = of Bolingbroke
Robert Skinner = of Bolingbroke
The daughter of Sir Robert Turvill Knight
The daughter and heir of Sir William Braybroke Knight
Thomas Skinner of = Bolingbroke Esq
The daughter of Audham of Audham Esq
John Skinner of = Bolingbroke Esq
The daughter of Sir Will Malerely
Robert Skinner = of Bolingbroke
The daughter of Sir William Traford Knight
John Skinner of = Bolingbroke Esq
The daughter of Sir Thomas Conyeres
Robert Skinner of = Bolingbroke Esq
The dau of Sir William ....?
Robert Skinner his son Now at Lincolns Inn
Transcribed from certified College of Arms Pedigree date 15 March 1633
Stephen Skinner = of Hereford born in 1481
Robert Skinner = 1470 - 1554 (will, Lincolns Inn 1535)
daughter of Sir Robert Pourvil of Kent who lived 1410 - 1452
Daughter of Chambers of Elstowe (issue recorded in CT Robinson’s History of the Families of Herefordshire)
Anne Skinner =
1485 at Ardleigh in Essex to Sir Henry Wyatt of Allington Castle, Kent. Son of Richard Wyatt of South Haigh, Mexborough, York- shire. Born in 1460 and died in 1536. He was made knight bannerat for services at the gloriously successful Battle of Spurs near Bomy with King Henry VIIIin 1515
See Ref: (vii)
Little Malvern Church, dedicated to St
Giles and in the village of Little Malvern
near Malvern, Worcestershire, was a
Benedictine monastery c.1171-1537. It
was founded from Worcester Cathedral.
Little remains of the 12th century
church, which was rebuilt in 1480-1482.
ARMS OF SIR ROBERT SKINNER Three Griffins in silver, gold chevron on a blue Crest and muntle in white and magenta feathers. Motto:- “SANGUIS ET VULNERA” (Blood and wounds)
The Name of Skinner is a Name in the Kingdom of England (that came) with a Norman baron Sir Robert Skinner, Kinsman of William Duke of Normandy. Sir Robert Skinner was invited by William to return to England with his army and be established at Bolingbroke in Lincolnshire. In 1066 “William the Conqueror” landed at Hastings with his army , accompanied by Sir Robert Skinner. At this battle Sir Robert lost his right hand and when the grant of arms was made, the Armorial bearings depicted the right hand in the beak of a griffin.
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GENEALOGICAL TREE OF THE FAMILY OF SKINNER (and other connected families)
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Margaret = dau of John Stallard, Gentleman, died in 1574
Richard Skinner = of Le Burtons, Ledbury 1536 - 1608
Mary dau of Thomas Clynton, Castell-ditch
John Snr Skinner b. 1540
John Jnr Skinner
Edward Skinner = 1544 - 1631. A memorial to him, his wife & children stands in south side of Ledbury Church chancel.
Edmund Skinner/Bridget Radcliffe of Warwickshire ? :- 1982 Skinner Pedigree from College of Arms Records, Conrad Swan York Herald of Arms; A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by John Burke; A Few Memorials of the Right Rev Robert Skinner DD Bishop of Worcester by Alastair Maclain Skinner QC; A History of the Church of St Giles’ Northampton by The Rev RM Serjeantson MA, FSA dated 1911. HOWEVER the will of Humphrey Radclffe of Northamptonshire, her father, makes it absolutely certain as it contains the words:- “Also I give unto Bridgett Skinner my daughter the wife of Edmund Skinner of Pitsford”
Edmund Skinner BA Oxford, = born 1554, 1587 Vicar of St Sepulchre and St Giles, Nottinghamshire; 1594 appointed Rector of Pitsford, Northamptonshire where he died 1628 and succeeded by his son Robert.
Bridget, daughter of Humphrey Radcliffe of Northamptonshire born in 1570, died and buried in 1629 at Pitsford.
Julia Skinner =
John Skinner son and heir of Sir John, owner of Castle Camps Cambridgeshire
All Saints Church, Castle
Robert Skinner was buried 7 Sep 1684
(Extracted from Hartlebury Parish records 1540-1812)
John Skinner of Conyngsyard St Andrews 1636 - 1704, youngest son of Bishop Robert described in the Archives of St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews as “John Skinner of Conyngsyard”, St Andrews, which properly (now 1830) belongs to that college. After his marriage in England he wandered north via Lincoln, York, Durham and Edinburgh to St Andrews famous for its university, St Andrews founded in 1410 by Bishop Wardlaw.
A black edition of “The Bible printed in London in 1562 which belonged to John Skinner (1636 - 1704)’s father was handed down in 1885 to William Skinner W.S. of Corra, City Clerk of Edinburgh. In 20th century the bible was sold to a buyer in USA
David Skinner (born = C. 1670) Provost of Montrose 1713-1714
Katherine, dau. of Robert Tailyour of Borrowfield, Montrose. They had six sons
Conyngsyard is derived from Coneyguard and means rabbit warren.There was an area of St Andrews which had this designation, down by the East Sands. Part of this land came into the possession of the university as ‘Priory Acres’ post-reformation, circa 1559/1560. (Confirmed by Dr. Rachel Hart, University of St Andrews, 2nd March
Susanna John Bridget Elizabeth Edmund Anne born/died born born in born in born in born in 1614 1615/6 1620 1623 1625/26 1627/8
Robert Thomas Phillip Robert b/died born in (dau) born in 1632/34 1634 1637/38 1640
Very Rev Thomas = Gough Dean of Derry 1777-1860
1800 Charlotte Bloomfield of Tipperary
Field Marshal Viscount Hugh = Gough, KP, GCB, GCSI, PC, 1779-1869 C-in-C China then C-in-C India where he led the British Forces to a decisive Defeat of the Mahrattas
1807 Frances Maria daughter of General Edward Stephens
Hugh Gough commanded the 2nd Battalion of the 87th Regiment of Foot Royal (Irish Fusiliers) during the Peninsula War. After serving as commander-in-chief (C-in-C) in China, he became C-in-C India where he led the British Forces in a decisive defeat of the Mahrattas at the conclusion of the Gwalior Campaign. Then he commanded the troops that defeated the Sikhs during both the First Anglo-Sikh War and the Second Anglo-Sikh war for which he became known as the “hammer of the Sikhs”
Daquerreotype of Hugh Gough wearing the Army Gold Cross
Above:- On 13 January 1849, near the village of Chilianwala, north- west of Lahore, General (later Field Marshal) Viscount Hugh Gough, (1779-1869), Commander-in-Chief India, led his army into the first major battle of the 2nd Sikh War (1848 - 1849).
Equestrian bronze statue of Viscount Gough at Chillingham Castle in Northumberland. It was moved from Dublin in 1990 where it was severely damaged
Captain Charles John Stanley Gough, 5th [Bengal] European Cavalry winning the VC at Khurkowhah, Indian Mutiny, 15th August 1857.
Haig (far left) was commander of the British 1 Corps. He is seen conferring with Major General Sir Charles Monro (second from left) commander of the 2nd Division. They are accompanied byHaig's chief of staff Brigadier-General John Gough (second from right)and Brigadier General Edward Perceval, commander of the 2nd Division's artillery.
The final action of the 2nd Sikh War (1848-1849) was fought at Gujerat, about 120 kilometres north of Lahore, on 21 February 1849. Sir Hugh Gough assembled an army of some 24,000 with which to attack a Sikh force estimated at 60,000. After an artillery duel lasting some two and a half hours, Gough ordered his infantry forward in a general advance. Although Sikh resistance was fierce, they were eventually forced to give ground, and the retreat soon became a rout. On 14 March, the remains of the Sikh army surrendered at Rawalpindi. The Punjab was annexed to British India, and the Sikh state lost its independence.
General Sir Hubert de la Poer Gough C.B.
Hubert Gough was born in 1870 in Co Waterford, Ireland. He married Louisa Nora Lewis, daughter of Maj Gen Henry Colebrook Lewis, on 22 December 1898. He died on 18 March 1963. He was educated at Eton College and after attending RMC Sandhurst joined the 16th Lancers then he studied at the Staff College. He fought in the Boer War between 1892 and 1902, where he was mentioned in dispatches and severely wounded, the Tirah Expedition between 1897 and 1898. He fought in the First World War, where he commanded the British Fifth Army. In March 1914, he led 57 fellow officers of Third Cavalry Brigade to deliver an ultimatum to Gen Paget, declaring that they would accept dismissal “if ordered north” to put down the UVF. Called to Whitehall, Gough and his colonels requested a written assurance that they would not be ordered to enforce Home Rule in Ulster and Secretary of State for War JE Seely agreed to their demands, but Prime Minister Herbert Asquith could not allow army officers to dictate policy and Seely resigned. During the Second World War he commanded the Chelsea Branch of the Home Guard. Gough received the following appointments:- Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1912. Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1916. Knight Commander, Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) in 1917. Knight Grand Cross, Order of St. Michael and St. George (G.C.M.G.) in 1919. Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) in 1937. He received these decorations:- The award of the Order of the Crown and Sword of Sweden. The award of the Croix de Guerre (Belgian). The award of the Chevalier, Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur. The award of the Grand Officer, Order of Leopold of Belgium. The award of the Grand Officer, Order of the White Eagle of Russia (with swords). The award of the Order of Charles III of Spain
Above:- The Relief of Ladysmith - 28th February 1900. Sir George White welcomes the leader of the first relief column, with these words “Hello Hubert, how are you?” Shortly afterwards, moved by the ovation given him by his soldiers and townsfolk, he acknowledged their support and ending with these words “Thank God we have kept the flag flying”. Painting oil on canvas by John Frederick Bacon (1868-19140) purchased by the National Army Museum at Sotheby in 1996.
LEFT - Bishop Skinner’s Chair which is currently in the Red Lodge, Bristol Museum. Photos courtesy of Bristol Culture.