Husband: Thomas Skinner, Sergeant (1 2 3)
Born: 1617 in Chichester, Sussex, England
Married: about 1644 in England
Died: 02 Mar 1702/1703 in Malden, Middlesex, Mass
Spouses: Lydia Shepardson
Wife: Mary Gould (4 5)
Died: 09 Apr 1671 in Malden, Middlesex, MA
01 (M): Thomas Skinner, Deacon
Born: 25 Jul 1645 in Subdeanerie Parish, Chichester, England
Died: 26 Mar 1722 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut
Spouses: Mary Pratt
02 (M): John Skinner (6)
Born: 19 Apr 1647 in North Mundham, England
03 (M): Abraham Skinner (7)
Born: 29 Sep 1649 in Pallant Parish, Chichester, England
Died: 1693
Additional Information

Thomas Skinner, Sergeant:


from findagrave: married 1st Mary (?) before 1645 in England. Mary was born in 1621 Chichester Eng. died April 9, 1671 in Malden, MA. Mary was also originally buried in Bell Rock Cemetery and later moved. After Mary's death Thomas married 2nd Lydia Shepardson Call about 1680 in MA.
immigrated between 1649-1651.
1680 - Served as a Sgt. in the Malden Co., 1st Regiment under Maj. Gookin.
Buried originally in Bell Rock Cemetery in Malden, MA, but was moved to cemetery either in Charlestown or Cambridge. Location unknown.
sons: Thomas b. 1645, John b. 1647, and Abraham b. 1649 all in England

Family links:
Lydia Shepardson Skinner (1637 - 1723)
Mary Skinner (1617 - 1671)*

Thomas Skinner (1645 - 1722)*
Abraham Skinner (1649 - 1694)*

Created by: Jim Easom
Record added: Apr 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88134731

  1. Skinner, Glenn R. of Marlborough, Mass 01752, LostBowyer (<>).
  2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,, Pedigree Resource File.
  3. FunwithFamilyHistory (, p. 7.

    "No known ancestral line of Thomas Sinner has been established though the name Skinner is common in areas of England. Thomas and his wife resided in Chichester, Sussex England. The surname is like a large class of English trade and business names adopted aobut the twelfth century when a man's occupation became the family name... . Skinner simple means a dealer in furs and hides. ...

    'Sergeant Thomas Skinner, immigrant ancestor, was born in 1617, in England, and died March2, 1703/4, in Malsen, Massachusetts. He came from Chichester, county Sussex, England, bringing with him his wife and three sons. He lived at one time at Subdearery and parish Chichester...' (he's here quoting some unknown source)"

    The third son, John, is believed to have died in England as he is never mentioned in AQmerica. The other two sons were Thomas, Jr. (b. 1645) and Abraham (b. 1649)

    This source goes on to describe the beautiful Sussex countryside, and the history of Chichester.

    cites Natalie N. Fernald, "The Skinner Kinsman" further info: Family came to America 1649-1651. settled in Maldsen by 1652, Thomas was a victualler (grocer), innkeeper, dispenser of 'strong waters and wines.' Was elected canstable of Malden (1678-1680). This job is thought to have given him the title Sergeant. Also served as church tithingman.

  4. Skinner, Glenn R. of Marlborough, Mass 01752, LostBowyer (<>).

    [This source says Thomas Skinner Jr.s wife was Mary Gooden.]

  5. FunwithFamilyHistory (

    Benjamin Apthorp Gould made a study of the Gould ancestry and his printing of "The Family of Zaccheaus Gould' gives the link that establishes Mary Gould as the daughter of Thomas Gould; the Mary Gould that was Thomas Skinner's first wife and mother of our ancestor, Thomas Jr. (p. 341)

  6. Skinner, Glenn R. of Marlborough, Mass 01752, LostBowyer (<>).
  7. Ibid.
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