Robert Skinner (1640 - 1686)

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Birthplace: of, Bristol, England
Death: Died in Calvert, Maryland
Occupation: Merchant, planter
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Robert Skinner

Robert Skinner (?-1686), who immigrated ca. 1658 from Bristol, a merchant and large landowner.

Stein, Charles Frances. A HISTORY OF CALVERT COUNTY MARYLAND, published by the author in cooperation with the CALVERT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1960,pp 311-312.:

Robert Skinner settled in Calvert County during the Puritan era, probably about 1658. Robert Skinner married Ann, widow of James Truman. His plantation ,called the RESERVE, originally Truman's Reserve, is situated on the road leading from Prince Frederick to Dare's Wharf. He also secured grants of adjacent tracts called Border and Scrapp.

Robert's first wife was named Alice with children Robert and Mary; children with Anne Storer: Clarke, William, and Adderton.

The present plantation house at The Reserve was rebuilt after 1812. During the Civil War Col. Levin Skinner organized a a company of soldiers for the Confederacy. Union soldiers visited The Reserve and strung up the overseer by his thumbs, in order for him to reveal the whereabouts of Col. Skinner.

The Reserve is still in possession of the descendants of the original Robert Skinner.


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Bristol, England
Age 20
Age 33
Calvert , Maryla
Age 34
Calvert, Maryland
Age 36
December 13, 1686
Age 46
Calvert, Maryland