Richard Skilton 1622-1693

Richard Skilton was born in Betchworth, Surrey around 1622 to parents Israel Skelton (1577-1647) and Jane Humphrey (1580-1646).

St Michaels Betchworth

Richard was baptised on 16 May 1622 at St Michael, Betchworth, Surrey, England and was one of four children born to the couple.

Betchworth is a village in the Mole Valley district of Surrey, England. The village centre is on the north bank of the River Mole almost 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Dorking and 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Reigate. London is 19.5 miles (31.4 km) north of the village.

Richard married around 1647, probably in Betchworth and had the following children –

  1. Agnes b 1648 Betchworth
  2. Bartholomew b 1649 Betchworth d 1732 Betwchworth
  3. James b 1651 Betchworth d 1727 Effingham, marr Mary, 7 children.
  4. Elizabeth b 1653 Betchworth
  5. Richard b 1654 Betchworth
  6. Israel b 1657 Betchworth d 1732 Betchworth, marr Mary, 11 children.

Richard died aged 71 in February 1693 in Dorking, Surrey, three miles from Betchworth. He was buried on 10 February 1693 in Dorking.

St Martins Dorking Surrey