SKINNER, Simon (d.1417), of Chew Magna, Som. and Devizes, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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May 1413

Family and Education

m. Isabel, 1s.

Offices Held

Mayor, Devizes 1410.1


Little known about Skinner, but he stood surety for the attendance of William Coventre III at the Parliament of November 1414, and for that of John Peyntour at the Parliament of March 1416, both being burgesses-elect for Devizes. He probably originated outside Wiltshire, for his will, made in June 1417 and proved shortly afterwards, requested burial in the graveyard of the church of St. Andrew, Chew Magna (a few miles south of Bristol). The will, however, expressly stated that he lived in Devizes, and ordered 100 masses to be said for his soul in St. John’s church there. Moreover, he left four tenements in the town, which were to revert on his widow’s death to their son, Robert, who was also to receive £40 in cash.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly


  • 1. According to an anonymous Hist. Devizes (1859), which gives no source for the information.
  • 2. C219/11/5, 8; PCC 38 Marche.