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William Banks Skinner

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William Banks Skinner (1847-1914) of Lilley and Skinner

1847 Born in Rushden, Northants, the son of George Skinner, a Butcher and Farmer, and his wife Hannah Banks

1871 June 6th. Married(1) at Rushden, Northants, to Jane Lilley the daughter of Thomas Lilley

1873 Birth of son George Herbert Skinner

1881 Living at 12 Cromwell House, Fellows Road, Hampstead: William B. Skinner (age 35 born Rushden), a Shoe Manufacturer, Junior Partner. With his wife Jane Skinner (age 31 born Southwark) and their two children George H. Skinner (age 8 born Wellingboro) and Emily J. Skinner (age 7 born Wellingboro). Also a visitor and two servants. [1]

1881 Joined his father-in-law's business which became Lilley and Skinner

1882 Birth of son Thomas Carlyle Skinner

1884 Birth of son John Hershell Skinner

1892 Married(2) in Guildford to Annie Buick Rea

1911 Living at Flinton House, Woodside Park and Avenue, North Finchley, London: William Banks Skinner (age 63 born Rushden), Leather Merchant. With his wife Emma Florence Skinner (age 36 born Mold, North Wales) and their two children Margaret Elanis Skinner (age 24 born Ealing) and William Banks Rea Skinner (age 14 born Ealing). Two servants.[2]

1914 June 22nd. Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1911 Census