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John Skinner

Birthplace: Braintree, Essex, England
Death: Died in Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Skinner and Ann Skinner
Husband of Mary Skinner
Father of Mary Skinner; Ann Colt; John Skinner, Jr.; Joseph Skinner and Richard Skinner

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About John Skinner

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"....John Skinner (1590–1650) was an early Puritan settler in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut. Skinner was a member of Thomas Hooker's party and probably came to New England from Braintree, Essex, England.He married Mary Loomis, daughter of Joseph Loomis. She later married Owen Tudor.

Skinner's homesite in Hartford was originally (in 1639) "on the west side of Main St., a little below the present [at 1886] corner of Pearl St." However, Skinner traded this lot with Richard Olmsted for a lot on the highway (later Trumbull St.)..."


An original proprietor of Hartford; his home lot in 1639 was on the west side of Main St. a little below the present corner of Pearl St. but this was given to Richard Olmsted, he receiving in exchange a lot on the highway now Trumbull St.; juror in 1639.

John Skinner (son of William Skinner and Margarie Skinner) was born 1590 in Braintree, Essex, England, and died 30 Oct 1650 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He married Mary Loomis on 1638 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, daughter of Joseph Loomis and Mary Loomis.

Date of birth has also been (erroneously?) reported to be:

  • 1609 (at Braintree, Essex, England)
  • April 8, 1612 (at Braintree, Essex, England)
  • 1617
  • circa 1626


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John Skinner's Timeline

Braintree, Essex, England
December 1, 1637
Age 47
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
Age 48
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 49
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 51
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
July 25, 1645
Age 55
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
Age 56
Hartford, Hartford, CT
October 30, 1650
Age 60
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
March 1, 1930
Age 60
March 1, 1930
Age 60