Joseph Skinner

1738–13 May 1782 (Age 44)
Ashburton, Devon, England

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Skinner was born in 1738, his father, John Skinner, was 30 and his mother, Anne Parker, was 30. He married Mary Honeywell on 23 October 1769, in Ashburton, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 13 May 1782, in Ashburton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 44.

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Joseph Skinner
Mary Honeywell
Marriage: 23 October 1769
Joseph Skinner
John Skinner
Elizabeth Skinner
Mary Skinner
William Skinner
Ann Skinner
Grace Skinner
Charity Skinner
Jonas Skinner

Spouse and Children

23 October 1769
Ashburton, Devon, England


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Skinner



    Samuel Skinner



    Thomas Skinner


+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 14

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 16

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 32

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals, to be used in the production of fur garments or to be tanned for leather, from an agent derivative of Middle English skin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Skinner in entry for William Skinner, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • Joseph Skinner in entry for Jonas Skinner, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • Joseph Skinner in entry for Jonas Skinner, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"

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