Joseph Skinner

Male1738–13 May 1782

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Skinner was born in 1738, his father, John Skinner, was 30 and his mother, Anne Packer, was 31. He married Mary Honeywell on 15 November 1768, in Ilsington, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 6 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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Joseph Skinner
Mary Honeywell
Marriage: 15 November 1768
Joseph Skinner
Joseph Skinner
John Skinner
Elizabeth Skinner
Mary Skinner
William Skinner
Ann Skinner
Grace Skinner
Charity Skinner
Jonas Skinner
Richard Skinner

Sources (35)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1768Ilsington, Devon, England
  • Children (11)

    +6 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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.

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