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Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... church. Sir. Vincent Skinner's only son William Skinner, esq., of Thornton College, who died 7th Aug., 1627, set. 32, married Bridget, 2nd daughter of the celebrated Sir Edward Coke, Chief Justice of England, by whom he had,besides five daughters, three sons, viz: Edward, who died in 1657, having married Anne, daughter of Sir William Wentworth; William, baptised at Thornton, 30th April, 1626, regarding whom nothing that I am aware of has been ascertained further than that in his mother's will, 1648, she alludes to him as a " most undutiful son," and also that he was living in 1657, when he occurs as a legatee of 50Z. in his brother Edward's will; and Cyriack, born after his father's death in 1627, and hence so named probably as if he was peculiarly a gift from the Lord. He was entered of Trinity College, Oxford, in 1640, was an author and a man of letters, but appears to have settled down as a merchant in London, where he died in 1700. He was a friend and pupil of the immortal Milton. De la Pryme, in a previous part of his Diary (p. 160 MS.), has made an extract from the preface to the Eti/mologia Linjuce Angllcana, wherein, as he says, " the learned and ingenious Mr. Skinner, a great crittic himself, has thus excellently in short characterized a crittic." This, however, was Stephen Skinner, a physician, who died at Lincoln, 5th September, 1667. I suspect that Cyriack Skinner was the contributor to the Diarist of the inscriptions here mentioned, whilst probably on a visit at Brocklesby. ' Sic orig. But I am informed that this monument is on the north wall of the chancel. There were many coats of arms about this monument which he has not sent. On the south side of the chancel is a great altar tomb, all bannister'd about, and adorn'd with...
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