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John Skinner

Male - Bef 1651


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  • Name John Skinner  [1, 2, 3
    Born of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1650  [4
    Died Bef 23 Oct 1651  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I22359  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2020 

    Family Mary Loomis,   d. 19 Aug 1680 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Skinner,   b. Abt 1633,   d. Between 14 Jul 1663 and 1665  (Age ~ 30 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In Hartford by 1639; his name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford. Removed to Windsor at some point not known.

      "It is not known when John Skinner removed from Braintree, Essex, England, but it is certain that he was the grandson of William Skinner and Margerie Trotter of Braintree, and that their daughter Anne married John Talcott, father of Hartford Founder John Talcott, whose sister Rachel married Hartford Founder John Steele, and whose sister Sarah married Hartford Founder William Wadsworth. That John Skinner was the son of John, son of William and Margerie, is uncertain. The will of Anne (Skinner) (Talcott) Wall (whose second husband was Moses Wall), shows that her brother Richard had a son John, and that her brother John had a son John. The will of William also specifies that he had a son Richard who had a son John, and that he had a son John who had a son John. It is through the naming pattern of the sons of Hartford Founder John Skinner that the probability of him being son of John arises: His first son was named John, the second Joseph, and the third was Richard. This does not constitute proof, but points in that direction." [Timothy Lester Jacobs at the Founders of Hartford site]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2254] Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut by Lucius Barnes Barbour. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977.

    2. [S2974] Gale Ion Harris, "John Edwards of Wethersfield, Connecticut." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 145:317, 1991.

    3. [S1651] Gale Ion Harris, "John1 Colt of Hartford and Windsor, Connecticut: Review and Reconciliation." The American Genealogist 80:81, Apr 2005.

    4. [S2748] The Descendants [By the Female Branches] of Joseph Loomis, Who Came from Braintree, England, in the Year 1638, and Settled in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1639, Volume I, by Elias Loomis. New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1880.

    5. [S3896] Gale Ion Harris, "The Skinner Wives of Robert1 Reeve and John1 Colt of Hartford and Windsor, Connecticut." The American Genealogist 74:97, 1999.