John Skinner

Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Skinner was born in 1814, in Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Skinner, was 43 and his mother, Mary Easterbrook, was 44. He married Sarah Rendell on 5 May 1837, in Ashburton, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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John Skinner
Sarah Rendell
Marriage: 5 May 1837
Sarah Louisa Skinner
Mary Jane Skinner

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Rendell


5 May 1837
Ashburton, Devon, England, United Kingdom


    Sarah Louisa Skinner


    Mary Jane Skinner


Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)


Age 1

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 19

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 40

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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)

  • John Skinner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Skinner in the 1841 England Census
  • John Skinner, "MyHeritage Family Trees"

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