John Skippon

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John Skippon

Birthplace: Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England
Death: February 12, 1882 (88)
Brooklyn, New York
Place of Burial: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
Immediate Family:

Husband of Lucy Wake
Father of Robert Skippon; Esther C. Skippon; Belinda Bridget Skippon; Elizabeth Wynn Skippon; John Skippon and 4 others

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About John Skippon


Birth and marriage in Swanton Novers parish register. 1854 carptenter at Adams Street, corner York, Brooklyn. March 3, 1793: John Skippon was born in Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England to John Skippon and Winn Hall. March 1, 1814: John Skippon married Lucy Wake, daughter of John Wake and Lucy Spooner in the Swanton Novers parish church. Witnesses to the marriage were John Maris and Rebecca Wake. Birth and marriage in Swanton Novers parish register. November 29, 1816: According to the Phila., 1800-1950 Passenger & Immigration Lists, Reel 23 List 292 John Skippon, age 23 was listed as a Steerage "Pafenger" with one trunk and Bedding, aboard the ship, "John Watson". The family immigrated to New York on the Thomas Bennett, arriving June 1836, listed under the name of Jno Skippe. 1840 Census: Reel 299 Page 71 (132 on right of reel) 2nd ward NYC John Skippon (40-50) employed in mfg & trades Lucy (40-50) Male (20-30) John 26 Male (15-20) Robert 18 Female (15-20) Lucy 20 Females - 2 (10-15) Mary 15 Ester 13 Females - 2 ( 5-10) Martha 8 Belinda 6 Samuel Giles (20-30) employed in mfg & trades Ann (20-30) Male (under 5) Samuel 2 1850 Census: Reel 517, Page 517 (261 on right of reel) 2nd Ward Brooklyn. John was a carpenter, age 55, and it was noted that he could neither read nor write. Also listed are his wife, Lucy and five of his children, John, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha & Malinda. 1854 Brooklyn Census: 2nd Dist. 2nd Ward. John was a carpenter, residing at Adams Street, corner York, Brooklyn. 1858: Need to research the Brooklyn Eagle (6/29, 7/8, 7/20, 8/3, 8/30 and 8/31). According to the following web-site, John Skippon and John Skippon, Jr. were plaintiffs against Abraham Ibbotson (summons for money demand on contract): 1860 Census: Reel 763 Page 103 (279 on right of reel) Dist. 2, 2nd Ward Bklyn. John "Skelpin" age 66 was a carpenter with net worth of $500, living with his wife "Laura" age 66, son John, age 45 and one servant, age 16. Their daughter, "Linda" Humphrey and her family were also living with them. April 25, 1863 - Brooklyn Eagle, page 3 DeForrest - On Friday, 24th inst. Mattie, daughter of Lieut. John H. and Martha R. DeForrest, aged 15 months and 11 days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral at the residence of her grandfather, John Skippon, Esq, No. 112 Nassau Street, Brooklyn, on Sunday, the 26th inst.. 1870 Census: Last name is noted as "McHarding". Henry, a 37 year old merchant Tailor from Maine w/personal property valued at $1000. His wife's name is Malinda, age 31 and son Francis, age 3. John Skippon and his wife, Lucy, both age 77 and servant, Ella, age 25 are also living with their daughter's family. 1880 Census: It appears that there perhaps was a second visitation to the McHarg family residence for this census, once on June 2nd and then July 3rd. H.T. McHarg is a 52 year old cutter of clothing, his wife, Belinda M. 40, housekeeper, son Frank S. 12, in school and Belinda's father, John Skippon, age 87. February 12, 1882: Brooklyn Death Certificate #1917 John Skippon died at 321 Monroe Street, Brooklyn - 23rd Ward February 13, 1882: Monday's Brooklyn Eagle, page 3, column 2 reported the death of John. The funeral was being held at the residence of his son-in-law, John H. de Foreest (spelled as such), 321 Monroe Street on the 14th at 3 P.M. February 14, 1882: Interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Sect. 91, Lot 5914 - no headstone located.

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John Skippon's Timeline

March 3, 1793
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England
March 3, 1793
November 21, 1814
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England
February 16, 1817
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England
November 1819
Swanton Novers, Norfolk
August 25, 1822
Swanton Novers, Norfolk
July 16, 1825
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England
October 28, 1827
Swanton Novers, Norfolk
March 27, 1830
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England