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Captain James Skinner of
61st Bengal Native Infantry
James Skinner (1803-1842) was the son of Lieutenant-General John Skinner C.B.   He joined the 61st Bengal Native Infantry in 1825 as an ensign and was promoted to lieutenant the following year.
After several years of regimental service he was appointed a commissariat officer with the 2nd Division of the Army of the Indus and took part in the 1st Afghan War (1839-1842). Promoted to captain in July 1839, Skinner was killed in action at the Jagdalak Pass during the Retreat from Kabul in 1842.
A skilled linguist, Skinner was taken hostage prior to the British withdrawal. During his brief captivity he was forced by his jailers to translate letters into English from Persian and Pashtun.
The coloured lithograph is after Lieutenant Vincent Eyre, Bengal Artillery, 1842 (c).  
Captain James
Skinner
Rev. Thomas Skinner DD, born &
baptised at Great Milton 17 Jan
1727. He was was an 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; awarded  M.A.,1753;
Prependary of Exeter Cathedral
in 1768; Canon Residentiary of
Exeter and Archdeacon of
Totness 1769; D.C.L. 7 Mar
1772, Precentor of Exeter,
1775; he was also Rector of
Pinhoe, Devon; he was
Steward of the Westminster
Anniversary in 1784. On his
death a monumental inscription
was erected in the south aisle
of Exeter Cathedral.
John Skinner = Milborow
1681 - 1718       died 1761
of Underdown
Ledbury

Star (        ) denotes more information /picture

Elizabeth

1763 -

1767

William Skinner  =
BA, LL.D. 1593 -
1647, Brasenose
College, B.C.L.
All Souls
College Oxford,   
1831 Canon,
Chancellor of
Hereford
Cathedral
Richard Skinner =
1588-1659,manor
of Cofton Hacket,
Worcestershire
Margaret
daughter
of Sir
Edward
Lyttelton
of    
Pillaton
Mary, the
daughter
of Edmund
Styles of
Kent
Edward Skinner
born in 1590 of
Hill House
near Ledbury
Thomas
Skinner
born 1608
merchant
John Skinner =
1599 - 1655
High Sheriff
of  Hereford-
shire
1627 Constance
daughter of
Ambrose Elton
of the Hazel.
Anne =
1593
John
Cocks
May
Susanna
Joane
Elizabeth
Clifton Newman
Skinner b. 1834,
became High
Bailiff of the
Wolverhampton
County Courts
Anne    =
Cordelia
Willy
John Edwin Hilary Skinner 1839-94,   =
LL.D. London University. 1839 called
to the to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn. War correspondent, attached to the Crown
Prince of Russia’s Staff. 1881 Assis-
tant Judicial Commissioner in
Cyprus. Auther of four learned books
Rev
Parkes
Caroline
Rachel
Florence =
Marion
b. 1842
d. 1918
Walter
Holden
Stewart
esq
Katherine =
Louise
Ashley
George
Westby,
Captain in
8th King’s
Regiment
Maud Elizabeth =
1844 - 1904
Euphemia =
Isabella
1847
To
1939
Known as
“Effie”
1870 Holroyd
Chaplin,
solicitor
Allan Maclean Skinner =
1846- 1901. Became
Colonial Secretary of
the Straits settlements
(based in Singapore)
Ellen dau of
Rev WH Shelford
Rector of Preston
St Mary, Suffolk
Henry
Constance
Emma
Elsa Skinner
born 1899
Wilfred E J Skinner
born 1902
Winnifred M Skinner
born 1905
John Skinner
born 1909
Edwin Skinner =
1875 - 1958
Alice Maud Williams
1879 - 1960
Anne Skinner =
born in 1798.
Assigned a
Hampton
Court Palace
Apartment,
died in Bath,
buried in the   
cemetery of
Bath Abbey
In 1855
1832 Capt Sir Henry Huntley Verde, R.N.
(1795 - 1654). Son of Rev R Huntley of
Boxwell Court, Gloucestershire. In 1839  
he was appointed Lieutenant Governor
of the settlements on the river Gambia &
repelled an irruption made into Carabar
by the barbarous chiefs of Dunkasseen.
He was 11th Governor of Prince Edward
Island from 1840 to 1841 and knighted for
assisting Capt R Craigie R.N. In negotia-
tons with the King & Chiefs of Bonny
Lt Col Thomas Skinner =
C.B. born in Edinburgh
In 1800, died 1843
at Missouri, East
Indies. Lt Col Skinner
Commanded 31st
Regiment of Foot
Capt James
Skinner
1803 - 1842  
61st Bengal
Bengal
Native
Infantry
Ensign John Thomas
Skinner born in 1802
H.M. 58th Regiment
of Foot died 1821 of
yellow fever in
Kingston,Jamaica
Sophie
dau.
of  
Rashoo
Allan Maclean Skinner QC    =
b. 1800 at 9 Cadogan Place
Chelsea d. 1885, educ. at  
Eton & BA at Balliol College
Cambridge, 1859 Magistrate
Counties of Worcester and
Stafford. He produced the
A Few Memorials of the Rt    
Rev Dr Robert Skinner DD,
Bishop of Worcester” - now in
the Bodliean Library, Oxford
1837
Caroline
Emily  
dau. of
Rev John
Harding
Allan Strachen
Skinner, MA
barrister on the
Oxford Circuit
Marianne
Skinner
1801
to
1839
Charles H Skinner =
1847 - 1914
Mary Ann Hollister
1847 - 1931
W.
Sleigh
Sarah  =
d.1771
Lt Gen John Skinner 1752 - 1827 =
Chesterfield St.,Mayfair, died at
Richmond Hill, Surrey
1795 Ann dau of John Maclean of Ardgour
House. After John died  she was assigned
an apartment in Hampton Court Palace
Thomas Skinner
1747 - 1821
Anne
1748
-1795
Elizabeth
died 1750
in infancy
Elizabeth
died 1755
in infancy
Richard
died 1759
in infancy
Samuel, mid-
shipman died
in China Seas
Jeremiah Skinner =
1826 - 1890
Mary Ann
Melson
1826- 1882
Martha Frederica, =
only child of Sir
John, died 1821
1790 at Lambeth Palace
by the Archbishop of
Canterbury John Moore
to the Rt. Hon. Richard
Ryder, MP for Tiverton
1795-1830, Home
Secretary from 1809 to
1812 under Spencer
Perceval and brother of
Dudley Ryder, the Earl
of Harrowby
Hannah Britain
1799 - 1863
Job Skinner =
1798 - 1871
Anne
1735-
1775
Milly   =
730-
1808
John Miles
1737-1812
The Right Honourable Sir John =
Skinner, 1725 - 1805.   After  
education at Westminster,  
Oxford and Lincoln’s Inn, his
career included Sergeant at  
Law, Chief Judge, 3 terms
as MP for Woodstock, Lord  
Chief Baron and a member of
the Privy Council. Sir John
John retired to Witley Court,
Great Milton where he was
buried at 80 years  of age.
Elizabeth,
daughter
of John
Smyth
esq and
Elizabeth  
Gundry.  
She died
in 1769
Joseph Skinner =
1721 - 1797
Hestor Thomas
died 1794
Joseph Skinner
born 1689
Thomas Skinner
1691 - 1770
Anne Skinner
1684 - 1728
Richard Skinner =
1680 - 1736 of  
The Knapp,
Pixley
1708, Elizabeth
daughter of
John Kidley,
Pixley
Sarah =
William
Edwards
of
Whitfield
Margaret
born
1692
John Skinner
born
1693
Mary
born
1695
Sarah
born
1698
Elizabeth
born
1702
Anne
born
1704
“John Skinner, esquire, son of  =
Edward Skinner of Ledbury
and of Margaret Browne, died
May 18, 1729” -  This is engraved
on brass tablets on the floor of
the north isle of the church of  
Great Milton, Oxfordshire
Margaret
Browne
Edward Skinner
1634 - 1672
John Skinner
1621 - 1642
Thomas Skinner
1642 - 1643
Frances
b. 1630/1
Elizabeth
b/d 1628
Elizabeth
b. 1631
Mary =
1637-
1691
John
Tryft
of
Northampton
Constance =
born 1635
Francis Hall
of Ledbury
1649 - 1708
Rev William Skinner
MA, 1656 - 1729,
Oriel College, Oxford
Rector of Sherston,
Wiltshire
John      =
Skinner
1654
to
1702
Anne
Bray
died
1723
Edward
Skinner
1657
to
1728
Charles
Skinner
born
1660
Thomas
Skinner
born
1661
Ambrose
Skinner
born
1663
Richard
Skinner
born
1664
Constance
born
1658
Mary
born
1662
Sarah
born
1670
Richard Skinner   =
1657 - 1707 of
the Knapp, Pixley
1678, Sarah daughter
of Rev W Adams of
Walford
Stephen
Charles
Skinner
Elizabeth =
Parke
(2nd wife)
Joseph Skinner died  =
1676, of the Castle,
Aylton, Herefordshire
Rebecca =
1656, Mary dau
Of H Jones of
Putley Cort
(1st wife)
Richard
Clarke
Elizabeth =
John
Jones
Elizabeth =
1616 - 51
1) Herbert Jenkins
2) Edward Littleton
Margaret =
1619 - 56
Thomas
Joliffe
Mary  =
b.1618
William
Colmane
Theodosia
1622 - 47
Richard Skinner =
1577-1662 Pixley
baptised at
Ledbury
1605 Margery
daughter of
Edward Alye,
Tewkesbury
Ledbury in
1647  
Edward Skinner
born at Ledbury
in 1582
John Skinner
of Ledbury  
1581-1636
Martha
Margaret
John Skinner =
b. 1559 of Le
Burtons,
Ledbury
Elizabeth    Wil . . .
daughter     bap
of JohnT     156
Trovell
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
William
Skinner
John Jnr
Skinner
Edward Skinner    =
1544 - 1631.  A
memorial to him,
his wife & children
stands in south
side of Ledbury
Church chancel.  
Elizabeth
Hill
Thomas
Skinner
Alice =
born
William
Hall
Joane
born
1548
(Ledbury Skinners)
Stephen Skinner 1622 - 1669
William Hall     Alice
Rev William Skinner
MA, Pembroke College,
Oxford, Rector of 1st.
Brasted, Kent and 2nd.
Eastnor, Herefordshire
(Anne and Milly were
co-heirs to the estate
of their Uncle William.)
Elizabeth   Dorothy   Sarah
see Ref (v)  
Alice born in
Afghanistan,
In 1842
Constance
1717-1756
mrd. John
Bouch
William Skinner =
of Underdown,
Ledbury died in
1764.
Osborne = Sarah
Skinner
1714 to
1749
Judith
daughter
of John
Moreton
Anne =
1695
to
1768
Revd
Richard
Hallings
Milborow
Skinner dau
1707-1750
Elizabeth
1710-
1734
Job Skinner =
1762 - 1828
Hannah Rolph
1765 - 1814
John Skinner of
Worcester, died 1770
Richard Skinner
died 1739
Harry Skinner died 1747 = Elinor
of the Knapp, Pixley
Rev Thomas Skinner , Vicar in Monmouth,   =
clerk at St James’s, Westminster died 1775
1746, Ann Moore
who died in 1784
Captain Robert
Spencer Huntly
RN
Henry Ferrars
Huntley  of 5th
Fusiliers
ENGLAND 2
England 1 Contacts/Credits England 3
William Skinner 1632-1674  =
2 sons:- John, William, Edmond, Thomas, Ambrose,
Richard and I daughter,
Constance survived him.
1653
margaret
Skipp.
She died 1684
Caroline Skinner (nèe Harding)
Colonel Allan
Chaplin of the
Madras Infantry
John Harding
Skinner born 16 Sep 1876 at Singapore
Caroline
Emily born
18 Sep
1877 at Singapore
Clifton Maclean Skinner
born 19 Feb 1879
Louisa Sarah
daughter of
John Chaplain
Willy Esq. of The
Elms, Tunbridge
John Allan Cleveland Skinner born 19 Sep 1865
Caroline Louisia Marianne born 28 Feb 1873
Hillary Cifton Wyndham
Skinner born 26 Mar 1880
Lt Cdr Alan Leonard Dorney
Skinner RNVR, born 2 Nov 1880. Mentioned in Dispatches for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol and Minesweeping btween 01 Jan and 30 Jun 1918.   He was
married to Ina and they ran a
private school in Eastbourne
where he died on 4 April 1961. They did not have any children. Mark Skinner was a pupil there for 2 terms.
Sir Edward O’Bryen Hoare,
7th Baronet Hoare, of
Anabella, co. Cork
Nina Mary Hope- =
Wallace
1905 - 1995
Philip Adrian Hope-
Wallace CBE educated
at Charterhouse School
& Balliol College, Oxford
Sir Timothy Edward Charles =
Hoare OBE 8th Baronet
1934 - 2008
1969, Felicity
Anne
Boddington
Catherine =
Mary  Hoare
born 1937
1963, David
James Clerk
Sir Charles James =
Hoare 9th Baronet
born 15 Mar 1971
17 Jun 2000
Hon. Eleanor
Filumena Flower
Kate Annabella =
Hoare born 13
Oct 1972
1997,
Philip Chitty
Edward Harry William
Hoare born 13 Feb 2006
Eliabeth Louisa Hoare
born 19 Oct 2009
Louisa Hope =
Hoare born
13 Oct 1972
1999,
Paul Lott
Dorothy
Jacqueline
born 1909
Emilly Zoe Hoare
born 29 April 2007
Gwendoline Maud Katherine born  03 Sep 1871
Lilian Grace Caroline born 07 Apr 1870
Florence Mary born 10 Sep, died then buried 14 Oct 1866 at Malvern Abbey
Walter John Wyndham Steward
Henry Allan Holden Steward born 07 Jun 1865
Mabel   =
Chaplin
Allan Wyndham born 12 Nov 1872
Charles Nugent
Hope-Wallace
1877 - 1953.
son  of John
Hope-Wallace
& Mary Bethune
Allan Nugent
Chaplin born
08 Jun 1871
Irene Kate  = born 01
Mar 1873 - 22 Jun
1962
Matilda Effie born 20 Jun 1874, died 20 Dec 1874
Phyllis Effie born 07 Jun 18791
Mary Florence born 02 Nov 1877, bapt. 25 Aug 18781 at St Anns Bucks Mill
Ashley Thomas Westby
John William Ernest Pearce 04 Apr 1864 - 25 Jan 1951
Effie Irene Pearce = 18 Aug 1899 - 26
Jan 1996
1926, Raymond Ray-Jones R.E. A.R.C.A. 31 Aug 1886 - 26 Feb 1942
Anna Coates
Holroyd Anthony Ray-Jones =
07 Jun 1931 - 13 Mar 1972
The Right Honourable Sir John Skinner

Sir John was born in 1725, son of John Skinner Esq of Ledbury and Margaret Browne, and he, like his kinsman Matthew, Chief Judge of Chester and Recorder of Oxford, was a scholar at St Peter’s College, Westminster where he was admitted in 1738.  He was elected in 1742 a student of Christ Church, Oxford and in 1750 took his degree, B.C.L.  He was  admitted a student of Lincoln’s Inn, called to the bar by that society and joined the Oxford Circuit. In 1757 he was one of the counsel present when a stack of chimneys fell through the roof killing many but the 5 members of the counsel saved themselves by taking refuge under the stout table and of these, four - Aston, Nares, Ashurst and  Skinner - later became Judges.

In 1768 he was elected Member of Parliament for Woodstock, in 1771 he became a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, on being made a King’s Council.  1772 saw him appointed a Puisne Judge (regular member of a court) for Chester, Mongomery, Flint and Denbigh also re-elected member for Woodstock .  The same year he was acting as steward of the Westminster Anniversary.   At the 1774 general election he was again elected to the same seat. In 1776 he was elected  Recorder of Oxford.  On this occasion Sir John gifted a soup tureen, cover and ladle on which was engraved the Skinner Arms as they now appear on the walls of Lincoln’s Inn dining hall.

According to custom Sir John left the Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1776 on taking the degree of Sergeant at Law and on 1st December of that year was made Lord Baron of the Exchequer and received the honour of  knighthood.  The following year he resigned the post and in 1778 was sworn in as a member of the Privy  Council.  After he resigned the office of Lord Chief Baron he retired to the seat inherited from his mother at  Witley Court, Great Milton, Oxfordshire.

Sir John died at Bath in 1805 aged 80 and was buried in the vault of his mother’s family in the church of Great  Milton, Oxfordshire.
Lieutenat Colonel Thomas Skinner C.B. of 31st Regiment of Foot
Born about 1800, he was son of Lieutenant General John Skinner. He entered the army on 25 January 1816 as an ensign in the 16th Foot; he became lieutenant on 6 August 1819, captain on 9 October 1823, and exchanged into the 31st Foot on 25 March 1824.
Skinner went with his regiment to India shortly before 1826, and was stationed at Hardwar, in the North-West provinces, near the foot of the Himalayas. He made expeditions into little-known mountainous districts, and wrote up his explorations in 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. He travelled 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 November 1835 Skinner attained the rank of major, and in 1842 he joined the force assembled at Jalalabad under Sir George Pollock for the relief of Kabul. He commanded the 31st Foot in the campaign, and on 26 July 1842 was present at the conflict of Mazeena, near Jalalabad. He accompanied Pollock's advance, and was given the task of clearing the hills on the left of the valley of Tezin in the engagement there on 13 September.
Skinner received for his services the Cross of the Order of the Bath and the Cabul medal, and was gazetted on 23 December to the brevet rank of lieutenant-colonel. He died at Landaur on 6 May 1843, in bad health from the campaign.
           Edward Skinner           Elizabeth (wife)
              1544 - 1631
Sons: Richard, William, Edward, Thomas, John,

Daughters: Anne, Mary, Susanna, Joane, Elizabeth

      Skinner Family Memorial, Ledbury Church
References

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.
Lieutenant General John Skinner of 16th Regiment of Foot
Born on 16th February 1752 Lieutenant General John Skinner served in the army for fifty five years including the American Campaigns of 1779, 1780 and 1781.
In 1795, reducing the revolting Maroons into submission, he saved Jamaica from the fate of St.Domingo.
In 1804 he commanded the 16th Regiment in the expedition against Surinam; and afterwards, while Major General, acted as Governor, in succession, of St Martins, Sainta Cruz and Guadaloup, in the West Indies, at the capture of which latter island, in 1810, he commanded a brigade, and for that service received a gold medal.
Lt Gen John
Skinner
and
his wife, Ann  
Allan Maclean Skinner QC