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Anne Skivington Russell (1739-1779)

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Life events
 
Baptised 24 Apr 1739 • Shillingstone, Dorset, England1Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue
Married 15 Feb 1760 • Shillingstone, Dorset, England6Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue
Buried 11 Dec 1779 • Shillingstone, Dorset, England2Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue


Biography
 
Anne was the daughter of John Skivington (1709-1779) and Jane Pit (-1778). She was baptised on 24 April 1739 within the parish of Shillingstone and probably in the Church of the Holy Rood.3Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue Shillingstone was also known as Shilling Okeford.
 
Anne married Thomas Russell on 15 February 1760 at Shillingstone when she was approximately 20. Thomas was a Carpenter and from the parish but there are no records of his baptism or burial. They were married by banns. Thomas signed his name but Anne signed with her mark.4Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue They had the following known children:5Other children may exist. Their baptisms or births may not have been recorded or the records may ...continue

  1. Thomas Russell (bur.1763)
  2. Mary Russell (bap.1766)

Information about Anne’s family has been difficult to come by. She had two known children in Shillingstone: Thomas, who was buried on 24 July 1763 and Mary who was baptised on 31 March 1766.7Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue 8Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue Nothing is known of the fate of Mary and it is highly likely that Anne had other children. Nothing is known of her husband, Thomas, beyond what was stated at the time of their marriage.
 
Anne’s father John died in 1779. In his will dated 10 June 1779 she was bequeathed the leasehold property ‘Fords’ which contained a house and orchard and she was also to receive five pounds from her sister, Mary, and the sum of one shilling per week from her sister, Jenny. Her husband, Thomas, received John’s clothing.9Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of John ...continue
 
Anne may have been buried at Shillingstone on 11 December 1779. If this is the correct burial record for Anne she would have been around 40 years of age at the time of her death and she would have only lived for six months after the bequest.10Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue Given the absence of records at Shillingstone it is possible that the family were residing in another parish and Thomas may have gone on to remarry. Furthermore, by 1781 there is no record of Thomas paying land tax within the parish.11Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Returns for Shilling Okeford, ...continue
 
The search continues…12This profile will be updated when more evidence comes to light.
 


External links
 
Anne Skivington at FamilySearch13The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Anne Skivington’, FamilySearch, n.d., ...continue


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1, 3. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of Anne Skivington, 24 April 1739, Shillingstone, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/SHI:RE1/3, p. not recorded, line 4, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2243/, accessed 29 April 2020.
2, 10. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Burial of Ann Russell, 11 December 1779, Shillingstone, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/SHI:RE:1/4, p. not recorded, line 18, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2243/, accessed 29 April 2020.
4, 6. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Marriage of Thomas Russell and Ann Skivington, 15 February 1760, Shillingstone, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/SHI:RE3/1, p. 3, No. 12, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2243/, accessed 29 April 2020.
5. Other children may exist. Their baptisms or births may not have been recorded or the records may not have survived.
7. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Burial of Thomas Russell, 24 July 1763, Shillingstone, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/SHI:RE1/3, p. 56, line 9, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2243/, accessed 6 July 2020.
8. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Baptism of Mary Russell, 31 March 1766, Shillingstone, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/SHI:RE:1/4, p. not recorded, line 5, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2243/, accessed 6 July 2020.
9. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858”, Will of John Skivington, 10 June 1779, Probate Court, Dorset Archdeaconry; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference Number: Ad/Dt/W/1779, Event Record Number: 36, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2119, accessed 3 May 2020.
11. Anon., ‘Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832’, Land Tax Returns for Shilling Okeford, 1781, Shilling Okeford, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorset, England; Call Number: Qde(L)17/1-21, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2166, accessed 10 July 2020.
12. This profile will be updated when more evidence comes to light.
13. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Anne Skivington’, FamilySearch, n.d., updated 29 April 2020, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K4KT-QTX, accessed 29 April 2020.