Richard Skinner

Male 1671 - 1758  (86 years)


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  • Name Richard Skinner 
    Born 16 Aug 1671  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1758  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2336  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2015 

    Father Joseph Skinner,   b. 1643, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Filley,   c. 3 Aug 1651, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1711, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1666  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Gaines,   b. Abt 1681, of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1753, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 23/25 Dec 1702  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. The Stiles book quoted below has Richard as the child of John (Jr.) and grandson of the original John Skinner. This is contrary to my placement of this Richard as the son of Joseph, the brother to John Jr. I have no good reason for this placement with Joseph except that is how I originally received it from now an unidentified LDS based family group sheet. Further work is needed on this.

      2. Richard not listed in the following family grouping by Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 688: "Joseph Skinner (son of John), m. 5 Apr 1666, Mary (dau. Wm.) Filley of Windsor (O.C.R.); bought land in Windsor 1666, west side of Broad St., abt. midway of which he was possessed 1684, and prob. res. there. There was an affirmative vote passed by the Windsor Church on his application to receive baptism on owning the cov't, 1679, as follows (O.C.R.): 'Feb. 16, (16)78 (79), Joseph Skinner having never been baptized, desired that he might be baptized, and ye Church granted it, so (i.e. on condition that) he would be tried (examined) concerning his knowledge and blameless life, and own ye Ch. Cov't, and come under dissipline to be owned as a (church) member, and so any others might come in, in like manner, man or womankind. On ye 2 of March there was none that lay any blame on him in point of his conversation, so he owned ye Ch. Cov't and was baptized.' His wife d. 13 Apr 1711 (East Windsor Church Records); resided East Windsor. Children:
      A. Mary, b. 22 Sep 1667. - O.C.R.
      B. John, who d. 1704. - 'Loomis Geneal.' [Kerry's note: this appears to be a misprint of 1740 for death date - confirm from Loomis book.]
      C. Elizabeth, b. 23 Jun 1669. - O.C.R.
      D. Joseph, b. (prob.) about 1673.
      E. Isaac, b. 16 Aug 1691.
      F. Thomas, s. Joseph, bp. 23 Dec 1677. - O.C.R."

      3. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 687: "Richard Skinner (son of John, g.son of John), m. Sarah Gaine 23 (25) Dec 1702; she d. 18, bu. 19 Nov 1753, 72nd year (E.W.O.); he d. 20 Jun 1758, age 78 (E.W.O); the East Windsor Church Records gives date of his death as 17 Jul. Children:
      A. Richard, b. 3 Jan 1703; (per 'Loomis Genealogy': m. had a son Richard; resided Windsor).
      B. Samuel, b. 4 Dec 1705.
      C. David, b. 21 May 1707.
      E. Jonathan, b. 30 Jun 1709.
      F. Sarah, b. 9 Apr 1711.
      G. Jerusha, b. 19 May 1714; m. Peleg Bill, 1 Jan 1755.
      H. Martha, b. twin to Jerusha.
      I. Benjamin, b. 20 Jul 1716.
      J. Rachel, b. 20 Nov 1718.
      K. Mary, b. 12 Jul 1721."
      [Kerry's note: Richard's age of 78 at death would make his birth in 1780, which does not fit with my purported birth of 1671.]

      4. From the book "The Descendants (by the Female Branches) of Joseph Loomis, who Came from Braintree, England, in the Year 1638 and Settled in Windsor, CT, in 1639," by Elias Loomis (Yale Professor), 1880, v. 1, p. 108:
      A. "Mary Loomis, daughter of Joseph Loomis, m. John Skinner of Hartford, who d. in 1650. She d. 19 Aug 1680. Children:
      a. Mary, b. 1637, m. Robert Reeve.
      b. Ann, b. 1639, m. John Colt.
      c. John, m. Mary ___. He d. 15 Sep 1690. She d. 18 Jun 1695.
      d. Joseph, b. 1643, m. Mary Filley of Windsor 5 Apr 1666. She d. 15 Apr 1711.
      e. Richard, b. 1646."
      B. "Children of Joseph Skinner, Windsor:
      a. Mary, b. 22 Sep 1667.
      b. John, b. ___, d. June 1704.
      c. Joseph, b. ___, m. 1st Dorothy Hosmer 1 Jan 1696, who d. Mar 1702; m. 2d. Elizabeth Olmsted 28 Jan 1707-8.
      d. Isaac, b. 16 Aug 1691, m. hannah Moore 5 Dec 1716. He d. 31 Oct 1762.
      e. Deac. John, b. 1675, m. Sarah ___. Removed to Colchester and d. 27 Aug 1740.
      f. Richard, b. ___, m. Hannah Pratt 24 Nov 1708. Colchester.
      g. Ebenezer, b. ___."

      4. FHL publication "The Skinner Kinsmen. The Descendants of John Skinner of Hartford, Connecticut," compiled by Mrs. Natalie R. Fernald (The Pioneer Press; Washington, D.C.):
      "Richard Skinner (3) Joseph (2) John (1) was born about 1673 and married in Windsor, Dec. 25, 1702, Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Anna (Burnham) Gaines. She died Nov. 18, 1753, aged 72. He died June 20, 1758.
      Children:
      -Richard (4), b. Windsor, Jan. 3, 1703-4, d. July 8, 1772, m. Windsor, Sept. 5, 1727, Mary Gillet; she d. Aug. 4, 1789, aged 87.
      -Samuel (4), b. Windsor, Dec. 4, 1705, m. Windsor, Mar. 24, 1741, Sarah Ward; he d. abt 1788.
      -David (4), b. Windsor, May 21, 1707, m. Windsor, Nov. 20, 1728, Elizabeth Ellsworth, she b. Nov. 18, 1706.
      -Jonathan (4), b. Windsor, June 30, 1709, m. July 25, 1735, Joanna Loomis; he d. Feb. 20, 1796; she d. Apr. 29, 1800. aged 88.
      -Sarah (4), b. Windsor, Apr. 9, 1711.
      -Jerusha (4), b. Windsor, May 19, 1714, d. before 1758, m. Seymour, Conn., Nov. 9, 1734, Luke Day, of West Springfield, Mass., b. July 2, 1706, d. 1791-2.
      -Martha (4), b. Windsor, May 19, 1714, m. Apr. 26, 1732, Jonathan Benton, of Tolland, Conn.; she d. before Nov. 2, 1747.
      -Benjamin (4), b. Windsor, July 20, 1716, m. 1st Deborah ___, 2d, Windsor, Nov. 8, 1747, Prudence Easton; he d.. Dec. 15, 1768.
      -Rachel (4), b. Windsor, Nov. 20, 1718.
      -Mary (4), b. July 12, 1721, probably d. unmarried.
      -Eunice (4), b. July 12, 1721, m. Windsor, Jan. 25, 1750, Thomas Drake, of East Windsor; she d. Mar. 23, 1786.
      CONTEMPORARY Records .
      From probate records at Hartford, Conn.
      "I, Richard Skinrer, of Towne of Windsor, ... to my wife Sarah Skinner ye use & Improvements of 1/2 of ye Lott of Land on which I now Live, with ye use of1/2 of ye old House for & During ye Tenner of Her Natural Life. I also give Her sufficient Provisions to support her 6 months after my desise comfortably. I have already Given my Sons Richard, Samuel. David & Jonathan their full Portions … Item, I give to my Son Benjamin all my lands ... To my daughters, Sarah, Rachel, Eunice, Jerusha, & to the children of Martha now dec'd.
      Benjamin apptd. Sole Executor. Signed, Nov, 2, 1747. Witnesses: Roger Wolcott, Jonah Loomis, Maria Wolcott. Proved July 1, 1758.
      From Windsor, Conn., land records,
      May 1, 1743. Layout of Equivelent land; Lot 77 in First tier to Richard Skinner, 6-3/4 acres; East & West on highways, South on Jonathan Gullet, North on Richard Buckland (vol. 7, p. 235).
      Nov. 2, 1741. Richard Skinner of Windsor to son Benjamin Skinner of the same town. Meadow land bounded West on the ditch that lies next East of the land called the Husk, East on Joseph Skinner, South on Joseph Newberry and Hezekiah Porter, junr. North on my own land, ALSO land 12 rods wide North & South, West on Country road, East on Joseph Skinner, South on Joseph Newberry, North on my own land. ALSO land 6 rods wide North & South, West on Joseph Skinner, East on Commons and undivided land, South on Joseph Newberry, North on my own land (vol. 7, p. 368).
      Oct. 21, 1743. Layout of town commons on East side of Great River. Lot 251 to Richard Skinner, 54 acres; South on Jeremiah Diggins, junr. East & West on highway, North on Samuel Brown (vol. 8, p. 21).
      Feb. 13, 1748-9. Richard Skinner to son Samuel Skinner both of Windsor, 20 acres East side Conn. River; West on said Samuel, South on Samuel Grant, East on Capt. Ebenezer Grant, North on Alexander Gaylord & Daniel Rockwell (vol. 8, p. 143).
      July 8, 1752. Joseph Skinner to David Reed, both of Windsor, 6-3/4 acres laid out to me in the Equivelent lands; North on said David Reed, East & West on highways, South on Samuel Brown (vol. 9, p.130),
      Sept., 1752. Layout of the Sequestered land East side Conn. River. Lot 76 to Richard Skinner, 14-1/2 acres 28 rods in two pieces; 1 acre 8 rods in rear of his homelot; South on Joseph Newberry heirs, West on his own land, North on Joseph Skinner, Last on Steadman farm; 13-1/2 acres East of Rockwell pond, North on Mrs. Hannah Wolcott, East & West on Highways, South on Erastus Wolcott (vol. 3, p. 7).
      Dec. 4, 1721. Layout of Town Commons. Lot 254 to Richard Skinner, 14-1/2 rods broad containing 14-1/2 acres; North a Jonathan Bissell, East on highway, South on heirs of Benajah Holcomb, West on Simsbury (town line) (vol. 6, p. 23).
      April 9,1733. Richard Skinner of Windsor to Daniel Stoughton of same town Lot 254 in the Mile & Half Division (vol. 6, p. 142).
      From Stiles' Ancient Windsor.
      1711. A memorial dated 27 Mar., addresses to the General Assembly signed by 34 persons including Richard Skinner, Thomas Skinner, and Joseph Skinner, says they are severall of the prop'r's of the Wett Lands on the East side of the Great River in Windsor, and they recite that Oct. 14, 1686, the Generall Assembly ordered a ditch or drain to be made through all the lots from Podungue River, and nothing was done, but so someone Interested at their own charge made two ditches, one between Samuel Tudor on the North and Henry Wolcott on South, which if they were finished and cross ditches dugg thru the Lots would doubtless effect the thing intended, wherefore they pray that all the inhabitants of Wett lands from South part of Samuel Tudor, of Scantick River be compelled to make a five foot drain (vol. 1, p. 540).
      Taxed in Windsor, 1729, Joseph Skinner, £75, 14s; Thomas Skinner, £60, 15s; Richard Skinner, £52, 11s (vol. 1, p. 563).
      Feb. 11, 1722-3. The meeting house was reseated. Second Seat: Deacon Skinner, Jos. Drake, Samuel Osborn, Thomas Skinner, Wid. Hannah Gaylord, et al. The pew adjoining the three pews: John Rockwell, Richard Skinner, John Stiles, et al.
      A letter was signed, 11 Aug. 1741, by Hezekiah Porter, Joseph Skinner, Roger Wolcott, Jos. Ellsworth, Samuel Bancroft, Jeremiah Bissell, Jos. Newberry, Richard Skinner, Abiel Abbot, Josiah Rockwell, Mathew Rockwell, Daniel Skinner et al, (vol.1, p. 564)."

      5. FHL publication "The Skinner Kinsmen. The Descendants of John Skinner of Hartford, Connecticut," compiled by Mrs. Natalie R. Fernald (The Pioneer Press; Washington, D.C.), pp. 9-12:
      "Deacon Joseph Skinner (2) John (1) was born in 1643 married in Windsor, Conn., April 5, 1666, Mary, daughter of William and probably Elizabeth Filley, not Margaret as on p. 1. It is certain that William Filley left a widow Elizabeth. Mary was born in 1647 and died in Windsor, August 26, 1734. They settled in Windsor, removed to Simsbury, Conn., in 1670, and evidently came back to Windsor about 1690. He died, in Windsor, May 31, 1724.
      Children:
      -Mary(3) b. Windsor, Sept. 22, 1687, m. 1st Suffield, Conn., Nov. 19, 1685, Nathaniel Harmon, he b. Springfield, Mass., Mar. 13, 1654, d. 1730, m. 2d John Hanchett.
      -Elizabeth (3) b. Windsor, Jan. 25, 1669, m. 1st Windsor, June 5, 1690, John Grant. He b. Apr. 24, 1664, d. July 19, 1695. She m. 24 May 12, 1697, Capt. Joshua Willis, Jr. She d. Oct. 9, 1707.
      -Deacon Joseph (3) b. abt. 1671, in. 1st Windsor, Mar. 13, 1694, Mary, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Porter) Grant, b. Jan. 23, 1675, d. Windsor, Apr. 15, 1711, m. 2d Windsor, Aug. 21, 1718, Esther Drake, she d. Dec. 28, 1755. He d. Jan. 19, 1756.
      -Richard (3) m. Windsor, Dec. 25, 1702, Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Anna (Burnham) Gaines, b. 1681, d. Nov. 18, 1753. He d. June 20, 1758.
      -John (3) m. Sarah, dau. of John and Joanna Porter, d. Aug. 27, 1740, Colchester.
      -Thomas (3) b. Nov. 15, bp. Dec. 23, 1677, m. Windsor, July 19, 1703, Sarah. dau. of Samuel and Grace (Minor) Grant. Thomas not mentioned in father's will.
      -Anne (3) b. 1684, m. John Rockwell, b. May 31, 1671 or 73, d. Aug. 6, 1746; she d. April 1, 1756.
      -Isaac (3) b. Windsor, Aug. 16, 1691, in. Windsor, Dec. 5, 1716, Hannah, dau. of Capt Thomas and Deborah Moore; he d. Oct 31, 1762.
      CONTEMPORARY Records .
      From Manwaring, Digest of the Early Conn. Probate Records.
      Deacon Joseph Skinner, Windsor. Invt. of real estate, ₤-02-09. Taken June 30, 1724 by Matthew Allyn, Thomas Marshall, and Henry Allyn. Will dated 13 January, 1715-16.
      I, Joseph Skinner of Windsor, doe make this my last will and testament: I give unto Mary my wife the use and improvement of all my estate, both real and personal, for her subsistence during her natural life. I give to my eldest son Joseph, his heirs and assigns forever, besides what I have already given him, half of my meadow on the east side of the Great River in Windsor. Item. I give unto my son Richard the other half of my sd. meadow on the east side of the great River besides what I have already given him. I give unto my son Isaac my dwelling house and barn in Windsor, with the home lot on which it standeth, being about 4 acres of land given to me and my wife by our father William Filley, also about 4 acres of land at a place called Swamp Field. Also a paire of looms and tacklin which I have already given him to carry on his trade. It is to be understood that the abovesd. lands as they are given are to be injoyed by each of them from and after the death of my sd. wife now, and not before. And further, my will is that all my personal or moveable estate that remains after the death of sd. wife, my just debts and funeral expenses being paid, shall be divided as followeth: To my grandson John Grant, son of my daughter Elizabeth deceased, 20 shillings in money; the rest is be equally divided among my now surviving children or to their legal representatives, viz. Joseph, John and Richard, and Isaac Skinner, Mary Hammond and Ann Rockwell. Finally, I do make and ordain my son Joseph Skinner sole executor.
      Signed: Joseph Skinner. Witness: Matthew Allyn, Josiah Allyn.
      Court Record, pp. 52-4. August, 1724. Will exhibited by Joseph Skinner - Proven (vol. 2, p. 27).
      From Windsor land records.
      May 29, 1666. Joseph Skinner hath purchased of Tahan Grant 2 acres more or less; North on land that was Thomas Newel dec'd, South and West by John Moore senr, East by the common way.
      June 3, 1684. These may certify that the above specified parcel of land recorded to Joseph Skinner he stands possessed of in his own right and it may be confirmed to him according to law. Signed: Benjamin Newberry, Commissioner, Henry Wolcot, Register, Thomas Stoughton, Townsman (vol. 1, p. 188).
      April 3, 1683. Timothy Halls of Southfield, Ma to Joseph Skinner of Windsor land on East side of Great River in Windsor 10 rods broad at river and runs Easterly three miles; West on the Great River, East on the commons, North by George Phelps, and South on John Porter (vol. 2, p. 91).
      Mar. 27, 1705. Joseph Skinner senior of Windsor for valuable sum paid by Jonathan Filley of the same town to my son John Skinner of Colchester; Land In Windsor near Messengers Farm (vol. 3, p. 8).
      Jan. 9, 1707. Agreement about settlement of estate of William Filley of Windsor Between Samuel Filley and Joseph Skinner, senr of Windsor and Elizabeth Filley widow of said William and Samuel Filley to have 1/2 of estate (vol. 3. p. 85).
      Feb. 19, 1707-8. Joseph Skinner senr of Windsor to Jonathan Filley of same all interest in estate of William Filley under the foregoing agreement (vol. 3, p. 86).
      March 5, 1711-2. Joseph Skinner senior to son Joseph both of Windsor Land on East side of Conn. River "where he has built his house" (vol. 3. p. 144).
      March 5, 1711-2. Joseph Skinner senr to son Richard Skinner both of Windsor. Land on East side of Great River where he has built his house; West on highway, North on Joseph Phelps, South on land my sons bought of Hezekiah Porter, East on land I made over to my two sons, Joseph and Richard. Also 1/2 of land from foot of hill which I have given to my son Joseph to run West to the plain meadow known by the name of the Husk. The whole of the land is bounded North on Joseph Phelps, South on Hezekiah Porter, East on land I have given my son Joseph, West on my own land. Also 1/2 of land on East side of Country road besides what I have given him as above. The whole of the land bounded North on Joseph Phelps, South on lands my sons bought of Hezekiah Porter, West on land I have given my son Richard as above, East on the commons (vol. 3, p. 144).
      Oct. 17, 1728. Mary Skinner, widow of Deacon Joseph Skinner of Windsor dec'd, in consideration of twenty shillings per annum for life secured to me, quit claims to her son Isaac Skinner also of Windsor all interest in the homestead of said Deacon Joseph Skinner bounded East on country road, West on Josiah Moore, North on Thomas Allyn, South on Benoni Bissell, also 4 acres North on Country road, South on Hez. Parson, East on Josiah Filley, West on Jonathan Filley (vol..5, p. 204)."
      CORRECTIONS. [KP note: even though the following note was attached by the compiler to the descendants of John2 (John 1), it also concerns the children Joseph2 (John1). In regards to Joseph, the compiler believed the wives of Joseph 3 were of Joseph son of John2; however, I am currently of the opinion that the pertain to Joseph son of Joseph 2 - more research is needed to confirm.]
      A study of the original records of Windsor, Conn., has convinced me that the early genealogists whose work has heretofore been widely accepted, fell into some errors concerning the marriages of the children of Corporal John2 Skinner (John1). There is credible evidence that:
      Deacon Joseph married 1st Dorothy Hosmer, 2nd Elizabeth Olmstead, and did not marry Mary Grant.
      Richard did not marry Sarah Gaines. She was the wife of Richard (3) Joseph (2).
      Thomas. Some doubt is thrown on the identity of his wife by the fact that Thomas (3), Joseph (2) married Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Grace Grant on July 19, 1705."