Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
Charlotte Skinner (167)
d. 13/12/1872

Charlotte Skinner (167)

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Charlotte Skinner (née Rolfe) was born in 1797 in Tring, the daughter of Richard and Mary Rolfe. In 1819, aged 22 she married John Skinner in Marylebone. He was a builder who appears to have moved to Berkhamsted in the 1820s, when the canal and coming railway were improving communications, and new houses were being built. They had at least 6 children, the younger five christened in Berkhamsted St Peters:
  • Alfred b 1824, bricklayer apprentice 1841, died Ware 1880
  • Mary Ann Charlotte born 1826. Married Frederick Miller (broker, later upholsterer of Berkhamsted) in Portsmouth in1852. They had 2 daughters, one Eliza Jane died aged 6 and is buried with them, the other Kate, never married and lived with her mother until 1907 when her mother died, then moved to a boarding house in Boscombe run by a lady from Berkhamsted.
  • Francis born 1829 builder moved to Hackney London, then to Essex
  • Sarah Jane 1831 married Charles Cook (son of George and Margaret b Gaddesden 1827) at St Peters Berkhamsted in April 1858. In 1871 he was a dairyman of Ashley Green. Charles Cook’s father was a miller of Water Lane, his sisters Sarah and Margaret Cook never married and are buried in plot 4 of RLC
  • John Joseph born 1833, estate agent in High St Berkhamsted
  • Henry 1837, probably died before 1851
  • William Albert b 1840 married Maria Agnes Cook, daughter of John Cook baker and farmer of Ashley Green, and wife Elizabeth. became freemason 1867. His daughter Ellen was born in Dalston 1873, by 1881 he had died and his widow was staying with their three daughters in Chesham with her father John Cook and sister Elizabeth in the 1881 and 1891 census ; another daughter Charlotte stayed with other relatives. then by 1901, 1911 they were living in Wandsworth. Elizabeth and Ellen were single and assistant teachers, there was a grandson Eric son of Charlotte who married a brushmaker of Chesham. Note: in 1871, William Albert had young baby, their nurse was this researcher’s 5 x great grandmother Millicent Hawes of Chesham who was 71 at the time and still working.
John died 26 August 1867 aged 70. Charlotte died in 1872, aged 74/75. She was living with her son John Joseph in High St in 1871 census.
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Charlotte Skinner (née Rolfe) was born in 1797 in Tring, the daughter of Richard and Mary Rolfe.

In 1819, aged 22 she married John Skinner in Marylebone. He was a builder who appears to have moved to Berkhamsted in the 1820s, when the canal and coming railway were improving communications, and new houses were being built.

They had at least 6 children, the younger five christened in Berkhamsted St Peters:

  • Alfred b 1824, bricklayer apprentice 1841, died Ware 1880
  • Mary Ann Charlotte born 1826. Married Frederick Miller (broker, later upholsterer of Berkhamsted) in Portsmouth in1852. They had 2 daughters, one Eliza Jane died aged 6 and is buried with them, the other Kate, never married and lived with her mother until 1907 when her mother died, then moved to a boarding house in Boscombe run by a lady from Berkhamsted.
  • Francis born 1829 builder moved to Hackney London, then to Essex
  • Sarah Jane 1831 married Charles Cook (son of George and Margaret b Gaddesden 1827) at St Peters Berkhamsted in April 1858. In 1871 he was a dairyman of Ashley Green. Charles Cook’s father was a miller of Water Lane, his sisters Sarah and Margaret Cook never married and are buried in plot 4 of RLC
  • John Joseph born 1833, estate agent in High St Berkhamsted
  • Henry 1837, probably died before 1851
  • William Albert b 1840 married Maria Agnes Cook, daughter of John Cook baker and farmer of Ashley Green, and wife Elizabeth. became freemason 1867. His daughter Ellen was born in Dalston 1873, by 1881 he had died and his widow was staying with their three daughters in Chesham with her father John Cook and sister Elizabeth in the 1881 and 1891 census ; another daughter Charlotte stayed with other relatives. then by 1901, 1911 they were living in Wandsworth. Elizabeth and Ellen were single and assistant teachers, there was a grandson Eric son of Charlotte who married a brushmaker of Chesham. Note: in 1871, William Albert had young baby, their nurse was this researcher’s 5 x great grandmother Millicent Hawes of Chesham who was 71 at the time and still working.

John died 26 August 1867 aged 70.

Charlotte died in 1872, aged 74/75. She was living with her son John Joseph in High St in 1871 census.

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