Ralph Skynner

"Ralph Skynner (sometimes spelt Skinner) was a curate at the Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Sutton, Surrey, some mile and a half from Nonesuch. The wife of Ralph Skynner was a sister of Lady Temple, the wife of Sir William Temple (1555 -1627).provost of Trinity College, Dublin"

Miscellanies by Jewish Historical Society of England - Jews - 1962

Sir William Temple's wife was possibly either a Martha Harrington or Martha Harrison (dau of Robert Harrison of Derbyshire)

As early as 1624, Ralph Skinner, Rector of Sutton, made a translation of the Yad ha-Hazakah, the MS. of which is now in the library of Trinity College.

Moses Maimonides, 1135-1204: Anglo-Jewish Papers,
By Isidore Epstein, Maimonides Eighth, Centenary Committee Published 1935


There is a copy of a letter, signed Ralph Skinner, addressed to Usher, in which the position is defended "that the Israelites passed not over the Red Sea transversion," and two other letters from the same person, all of which are printed in the appendix to "The Life of Dr. James Usher, Archbishop of Armagh", by Dr. Richard Parr.

A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. Published 1838

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From "Alumni Oxonienses"

Skinner, Ralph (Skynner), of Devon, cler. fil. Broadgates Hall, matric. 10 May, 1616, aged 20, B.A. 30 June, 1617; vicar of Aston Rowant, Oxon, 1629. See Foster's Index Eccl.

For article on Aston Rowant in British History that mentions Skinner see: