Father: John SKINNER

Family 1: Jane \ Jenny BARROW
  1. Betty SKINNER
  2. Mary SKINNER
  3. Jenny SKINNER
  4. John SKINNER
  5. William SKINNER
  6. Alexander SKINNER
  7. Henry SKINNER
  8. James SKINNER
  9. Ann SKINNER
  10. Mary SKINNER
  11. Francis SKINNER

                                       _Alexander SKINNER _
                  _Alexander SKINNER _|
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 _John SKINNER __|
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|                |_Margaret WARREN ___|
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|--Thomas SKINNER 
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!.....Michael K Skinner GEDCOM (8/96) 1800-1815 Tennant Farmer at Hobbs's Bradbury 1816-1835 Tennant Farmer at Mockham 1800-1835 Tennant farmer for Sir Hugh, Earl Fortescue 1821-1835 Churchwarden at Charles Parish *Thomas was the fourth, and only surviving son of John and Ann Skinner. He was born June 10, 1777 at the same time the American Colonies were struggling to win their independence. Thomas was also a farmer like his father. He grew up on the farm and married a local girl by the name of Jenny "Grace" Barrow in 1795. In the same year they gave birth to their first child a daughter. In 1793 the French Revolution poured out of the French border and England soon found itself at war with France. As a Yeoman Thomas was above being pressed into service as a private soldier but would probably have been hard pressed to buy an officer's commision (Hobb's Bradbury was on the small side of farms in those parts). However, many volunteer units were formed and Thomas was probably in the Royal Devonshire Yeomanry, a volunteer cavalry unit. These units were not expected to serve outside of England and only met about once a week, they were very much a social club and drafted strict rules. By 1801 Thomas was listed as the primary renter of Hobb's Bradbury. He continued on with this status until 1815. Thomas was not content with farming a small farm, he dreamed of something bigger. In that year he moved his family, several miles away, to Charles Parish and farmed one of Sir Hugh's largest farms, Mockhom. Thomas did very well at Mockhom and soon became a well known man in Charles Parish. From 1821 until 1835 he served as a Church Warden. Mockhom was a fairly large farm, at one time employing eight laborurs and servants in addition to the family. In 1832, when his wife Grace died, he erected a monument in the church cemetery for her. The exact date of Thomas' death is unknown as of now, but it was betwen the years of 1835-1841.

Created by Sparrowhawk 1.0 (4/17/1996) on Mon Sep 3 21:05:36 2001