|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1675|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1740|
New London County
Children: Sarah Skinner Loomis***, Ann Skinner Dean, John Skinner Jr, Daniel Skinner, Joanna Skinner Loomis, Joseph Skinner, Aaron Skinner, Mary Skinner, Elizabeth Skinner Sexton, and Noah Skinner.
*** NOTE: This John's daughter, Sarah, did not marry Isaac Blake. See the will below.
Will: dated 12 February 1739-40, proved 18 September,1740:
I, John Skinner of Colchester, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Sarah Skinner (whom I make sole executrix to this my last will and testament) 1-3 part of all my moveable estate after my just debts be paid out of the whole, then she to take ye third part for herself clear forever; and also half the use of my dwelling house and barn so long as she remains my widow; and also 1-3 of all my orcharding and improved lands during the term of her natural life. Nextly, to my son John Skinner I have given him several tracts of land by deed, which makes his full portion of my estate which belongs to him; also to my son Daniel Skinner, and to Joseph Skinner, and to Aaron Skinner, and to Noah Skinner, I have given them their portions by deed. It is to be understood that when I was in health I considered the state of my lands, and with advice and to the satisfaction of all my sons I give them each one his portion of my estate, and my will is that they shall not have any more. But the remaining part of my estate my will is that my wife shall have 1-3 part clear as is above written, and the remaining part to be paid out by my executrix in manner following, that is to say, to be divided into five equal parts according to the number of my daughters, but considering my daughter Sarah wt married to Nathaniel Loomis is dead and left three children, one daughter and two sons, my will is that the two sons shall each of them have 10 shillings paid to them by my executrix out of the 1-5 part of the whole, and the remainder of that 1-5 part to be paid to Sarah Loomis, daughter to my sd. daughter Sarah deceased. And my will is that the other four equal parts be paid out to my other four daughters now surviving, namely, Ann Dean, Joanna Loomis, Mary Kilbourn and Elizabeth Sextone, to be paid to each of them out of my estate as it shall be apprised, at the discretion of my executor. I make my wife Sarah my sole executrix.
Witness: Nathaniel Foot, Ebenezer Kellogg, Israel Foot.
John Skinner, ls.
Joseph Skinner (1643 - 1724)
Mary Filley Skinner (1651 - 1711)
Sarah Porter Skinner (1677 - 1748)*
Daniel Skinner (1705 - 1787)*
Joannah Skinner Loomis (1706 - 1801)*
Joseph Skinner (1710 - 1773)*
Aaron Skinner (1713 - 1766)*
Elizabeth Skinner Sexton (1718 - 1790)*
Noah Skinner (1725 - 1813)*
John Skinner (1675 - 1740)
Richard Skinner (1680 - 1758)*
Colchester Burying Ground
New London County
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Frank Grimes
Record added: Nov 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6951537