Felix James Henry Skene

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Felix James Henry Skene

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Twickenham
Cause of death: Prostatic abscess, senile decay
Place of Burial: Send, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of James Henry Skene and Rhallou Skene
Husband of Jane Elizabeth Huddleston Hossack Skene
Father of Felix George W Skene; William Forbes Skene; Ethel "Mimi" Skene; James "Hener" Henry Skene; George "Doddy" Skene and 6 others
Brother of Zoe Thomson; Jane Bruce; James Aleco William Skene; Adla Skene; Bernardine Skene and 1 other

Occupation: Chief Clerk, Judicial Office, House of Lords
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About Felix James Henry Skene

Son George (Doddy) was present at his fathers death.

Felix lived part of his life in Broadmead House, Send, Surrey. His wife Jane and his son Robin (killed flying) are buried in St Mary's church cemetery in Send. Here is a Google Maps pointer to Broadmead House: http://tinyurl.com/3v5njbp (you can get a street-view). The autumn of 1919 census has Felix living in Brookmeadow, Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey, and is retired. The Electoral Register between 1918-1922 had the cu[couple living at BrookMeadow Dorking, Surrey with Zoe's father, Felix Courtney would have been 43-47 years old and, Zoe 34-37. Had they fallen on hard times?

Felix wrote, translated and edited works, including papers of the House of Lords.

His sister-in-law, Mary Agnes (and her husband John Kemp) named one of their children "William Felix Skene Kemp" so he was apparently admired in that part of the family.

Felix and Jane named their first son "William Forbes" after Felix's uncle, the famous Scottish historian and author of the Memorials of the Family of Skene of Skene, with whom Felix had a good relationship. The correspondence between Felix and his uncle William Forbes is in the National Library of Scotland.

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Felix James Henry Skene's Timeline

1844
1844
1870
December 6, 1870
Age 26
Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
1871
December 1871
Age 27
Scotland
1873
August 5, 1873
Age 29
Twickenham, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1875
October 1875
Age 31
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1877
December 3, 1877
Age 33
1880
July 6, 1880
Age 36
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1882
1882
Age 38
1884
July 1884
Age 40
1886
1886
Age 42
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom