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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
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.
James Skinner DRCS (Diploma Royal College =
of Surgeons, Edinburgh) born 17 Oct 1781
Ardnamurchan, Scotland (source Fasti
ecclesiae Scoticanae); died 15 Sep 1836
Pictou, Nova Scotia,Canada (newspaper The
Bee 21 Sept 1836 p 142; alt. 20 Sept 1836;
buried 23 Sept 1836 Laurel Hill Cemetery,
Pictou). 1803, emigrated to Canada from
Edinburgh, on the brig Aurora, with brother
Hugh Beaton Skinner. First university-taught
Doctor of Medicine to practice in Nova Scotia,
James’ mother was Mary McLean, the eldest
daughter of Hugh McLean 9th of Kingairloch
and Elizabeth MacLachlan.
6 Dec 1804, Elizabeth      =
McCormack born 1783,
James’ first cousin on his
mother’s side. Elizabeth’s
Mother was Jane McLean,
4th daughter of Hugh
McLean 9th of Kingairloch
and Elizabeth MacLachlan.
Elizabeth died 25 Dec 1831
New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova
Scotia, CANADA.
after 1832,
2nd wife
Agnes Taylor
1816 - 18456
Elizabeth
born 25
Sep 1778
in “Ard.”
Margaret
born 19
Oct 1779
in “Ard.”
Hugh Skinner
born 9 April 1784, “Ard.”, lighthouse
keeper Cape
Cape Breton
CANADA, died
1877, Ponds
Inverness, Cape
Breton, Nova Scotia
Mary born
19 Aug
1786 “Ard”
died C.1788
In “Ard.”
“Ard.” = Ardnarmurchan,
Scotland
“Ard.” = Ardnarmurchan,
Scotland
                                     SLAVE OWNERSHIP

In 1833 Parliament finally abolished slavery in the British Carribbean,
Mauritius and the Cape.  It granted £20 million in compensation, to be
paid by British Taxpayers to the former slave-owners.

On 19th Sep 1836 compensation of £522 13s 4d, split between Rt Rev
William Skinner, John Robert Skinner, Mr Forbes and Mr Henderson, was granted.

(The Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership)
William Skinner
1836 - 1883 BA
Oriel College,t
Oxford and an
James Skinner
estate agent in
NEW SOUTH
WALES
David Skinner
H.M. Commis-
sioner for
Northern
Province of
Trinidad
Sir Alexander Skinner
Senior Partner Skinner
& Co. Merchants.
High Sheriff of Calcutta
Charles
Skinner
died
young
John Skinner BA St Catherine’s
College, Cambridge. In 1872
appointed incumbent of Christ’s
Church, Kincardine O’Neil.  1876
successor to his father at  All
Saints, Woodhead, Fyvie. 1885  
incumbent of St. George’s Chapel,
Edinburgh.
Johanna =
eldest
daughter
1861 RevJenkins
incumbent of St.
Peter’s Church
Galashiels.
Mary
died
in
infancy
Elizabeth
unmarried
Grace
unm-
arried
Alice    =
Gordon
1881
George
Grant
merchant
Trinidad
William Henry  
Kirk Skinner
Born in 1856 at
George Square
Edinburgh
Robert Riddell kirk
Skinner 1852 - 1895
Edin. Acad. 1863-66
Trinity Hall, Camb,
then Edin University,
finally rancher, USA
Charles
Skinner
Manaager
of Jardine
Skinner  & Co.
of Bombay
Blanche =
Leonora
daughter
Hugh Handyside born 1844,  
educated Edinburgh Acadamy.
1857 - 1859, sheep farmer in  
N.S.W. & Queensland. In 1866
to N.Z. there J.P., Chairman of
the Hawkes Bay Rabbit Board,
& member of the Patangata C.C.
John Skinner =
born 1837
1862, Caroline
daughter of   
Sir Albert de
H.Larpent, Bart
Percy Alexander Skinner MA
born 1882, educated at The
Edinburgh Academy 1891-98
Edmund Hall Oxon, C of E,
Holy Trinity, Carlisle. Lived
at no. 3 City Walls Chester
Nora
born
1883
Margaret
b. 1799
John Skinner =
of Calcutta,
1800 - 1844
Mary dau of
Hope Stuart
of Ballechin
Mary
Robertson
b. 1802
George Ure Skinner  (1804 - 1867)
Naturalist, Guatemala for 30 years,
introduced almost 100 new
skinneri’ orchid species to Britain
William Skinner b. =
8 Aug 1806. Adv-
cate and also died
In Aberdeen 1861
Charles
Binny
Skinner
born in
1808
Ann
Strachan
born in
1810
Alexander
Skinner
born in
1813
Rev James
Skinner born
In 1818, died
1881 at the Paragon,Bath,
England
Mary Skinner =
only child
1806 - 1864
1832 Very Rev
David Wilson
Dean of Aberdeen
who died in 1880
William Skinner = 1)
of Corra, 1823 -
1901 educated at
Edinburgh Acad-
emy, W.S., J.P. &
Town Clerk of
Edinburgh 1874
To 1895
Ann   =   2)
Kirk of
Drums-
tenshall,
Kirkb-
right
shire
Charlotte
Warren of
Longford,
Market
Drayton,
Shrop-
shire
Doctor   =
Thomas
Skinner
born in
1825
1859,
Hannah
Hilton
Reverand  =
Robert
Skinner
born 1827
Annie
Sangster
Right RevWilliam Skinner DD =
1778 - 1857, Wadham College  
Oxford. Elected in 1816 Bishop
o Aberdeen, in 1841 Primus
Johanna, daughter
of  James Brand,
Cashier to the
Aberdeen Banking
Company
Very Rev John       =
Skinner MA, born
21 Aug 1769 Forfar,
Deacon of Dunkeld
and Dunblane, died
Forfar, buried St
John’s, Forfar
Elizabeth daught.
of Provost Ure of
Forfar, born 6 Dec 1780 Forfar, died 23 April 1872, bur. Newland, Malvern Link, Worcs.
Alexander
Skinner
born 1775
lost at sea
emigrating
to America
Rt Rev John Skinner DD 1744 - 1816, Bishop    =
of Aberdeen  &  Primus of the Scottish
Episcopal Church. One of three bishops who,
consecrated Bishop Seabury of Connecticut in
1784. In 1789 made Hon. Burgess of Aberdeen
Mary daughter
of Rev William
Robertson,
Episcopal
Clergyman,
Dundee
John Robert =
Skinner W.S.
of Edinburgh
1786 - 1849
1814 Anne daughter
of William Black
W.S. of Brechin,
Forfashire who died
in 1868
Grizel
daughter
of Rev John
Hunter,
Episcopal
Clergyman
Rev John Skinner 1721 - 1807 of       =
Unshart, Aberdeenshire, Dean of
Aberdeen, author of the Tullochgorum,
imprisoned in Aberdeen jail for
officiating at the disestablished
Episcopal Church of Scotland
Rev Donald Skinner MA, educated at Kings College and Aberdeen =
University.  Born at Echt, Aberdeenshire in 1747, he died in 1787.
He was Parish Minister of Ardnamurchan and Eilean Finain.
1777 Mary, 1755 - 1831,
dau. of Hugh Maclean
9th Laird of Kingairloch
Thomas
Skinner
b. 1736,
1753 MA
at St Andrews
William Skinner
1779 Janet
daughter of  
Rev William
Forbes
Col James Skinner  =
1751 - 1840
W.S. Edinburgh
Robert
Skinner
1745-67
Daughter of Taylor of
Pennington House,
Hampshire  
Alexander Skinner =
moved to Jamaica
Elizabeth
Cattanach
Who died
in 1775
John Skinner MA of St Andrews,1696 -1776 = 1)
burgess of St Andrews and schoolmaster
of the Parish of Echt, Aberdeenshire
Jean Gillanders = 2)
relict of Donald
Farquharson of
Balfour. Jean
died in 1723
James and Janet;
John and Anne
were buried in the
Family Vault at
Inveresk
Hilton Skinner   Agnes
son born 1862   
Malcolm Skinner
born in 1863  
John Skinner of Conyngsyard  St Andrews 1663 - 1704, 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.
orchid
Barkeria
skinneri  
Lycaste
skinneri im
Orchideengatren
karge  
Lycaste
Skinneri
alba
(Margaret to James inclusive all
born in Forfar, Angus, Scotland)
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. (Conf-
irmed by Dr. Rachel Hart, University of St Andrews, 2nd March
Emily
Forsyth
John Skinner,
merchant in
Calcutta
SCOTLAND
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From the book  -  MILITARY MEMOIR of LIEUT.-COL JAMES SKINNER, C.B. By J.BAILLIE-FRASER

“A grandson of Edmond Skinner, John (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 (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)
A black edition of “The Bible printed in London in 1562
which belonged to John Skinner  (1636 - 1704)’s  father
Rt Rev Robert Skinner Bishop of Bristol, Oxford and
Worcester, was handed down in 1885 to William Skinner
W.S. of Corra, City Clerk of Edinburgh. In the 20th century
the bible was sold on to a buyer in USA