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Robert Skinner

Birthplace: Herefordshire, England
Death: December 13, 1686
"The Reserve", Calvert County, Province of Maryland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Skinner and Ann Skinner
Husband of Alice Skinner and Ann Trueman
Father of Robert Skinner; Clarke Skinner; Mary Letchworth; Dr. William Skinner and Adderton Skinner

Occupation: Merchant, planter
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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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Robert Skinner's Timeline

Herefordshire, England
Age 34
Calvert County, Province of Maryland
Age 37
Calvert County, Maryland
December 13, 1686
Age 46
Calvert County, Province of Maryland
Calvert County, Maryland