Joseph Skinner

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

The Life Summary 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 15 November 1768, in Ilsington, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Devon, England in 1782. He died on 13 May 1782, in Ashburton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Skinner
1738–1782
Mary Honeywell
1744–1812
Marriage: 15 November 1768
Joseph Skinner
1770–
John Skinner
1771–
Elizabeth Skinner
1772–
Mary Skinner
1773–
William Skinner
1775–1816
Ann Skinner
1776–
Grace Skinner
1778–
Charity Skinner
1779–1833
Jonas Skinner
1780–1843
Richard Skinner
1782–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1768Ilsington, Devon, England
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 Middle English skinner ‘skinner’, an agent derivative of Middle English skin(n) ‘hide, pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Shiner
    Shinners

    Sources (35)

    • Joseph Skinner in entry for Mary Skinner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Joseph Skinner, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
    • Joseph Skinner, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"

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