Authorised form of nameSkippon; Sir; Philip (1641 - 1691); army officer and politician
Dates1641 - 1691
Dates and placesBirth:
Hackney, Middlesex, England, Europe (28 October 1641)
7 August 1691
Ketton, Suffolk, England, Europe (14 August 1691)
Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1660); Gray's Inn (admitted 1663)
Travelled abroad with John Ray (FRS 1667) (1663-1666); Commissioner for Assessment for Suffolk (1677-1680), for Dunwich (1679-1680), for Suffolk and Dunwich (1689-1690), and for Norfolk (1690); MP for Dunwich (1679, 1681, 1689-1691)
Kt 1675
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
John Wilkins
Other RSActivity:
Communicated some papers to the Society, e.g. on Saxon coins (1687);
Acted as an occasional correspondent (1660s);
Contributed towards the building of a Society college (1668/9)
RelationshipsParents: Philip Skippon and Maria Comes
Married: 1) Amy Brewster; 2) Ann Barnardiston
Children: Philip Skippon
General contextThroughout the Interregnum, Skippon held high military and civil offices. As a member of parliament, he was fairly active and was appointed to multiple committees.
Bulloch's Roll; DNB (father's entry); Venn; Hunter; Henning
Susan McMahon, 'John Ray (1627-1705) and the Act of Uniformity 1662' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 153-178
G C R Morris, 'On the Identity of Jaques du Moulin, FRS 1667' in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 1-10
A Cook, 'Rome and the Royal Society, 1660-1740' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 3-19
Le Neve states that he died in 1692 and was knighted in 1674.
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5658
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/S1/30Philip Skippon to Henry Oldenburg15 March 1669
EL/S1/29Philip Skippon to Henry Oldenburg16 February 1669
CLP/16/25Account of Saxon coins found at Honeden, Suffolk, communicated by Philip Skipponnd
MS/390/56Bond of Philip Skippon to the Treasurer of the Royal Society17 December 1674
EL/S1/28Extract of a letter from Philip Skippon, dated at London, to John Ray1662
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