John Skelton and Elizabeth Stabb
John Skelton was baptised 3rd July 1808 St Andrew Plymouth, son of John Skelton and
Elizabeth Stabb was baptised 4th February 1810 St Andrew Plymouth daughter of John
Stabb and Mary Tarring [FMP]
Marriage: 3rd February 1833 at St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon. Witnesses were Edward Craggs
and Emma Richards.
Beatrice Skelton baptised 29th December 1833. Father a carpenter of Basket Street. Married
John William Hooper 1856?
John Skelton baptised 10th June 1838, St Andrew Plymouth. Father a dockyard ?? of basket
Richard Skelton baptised 19th January 1840 St Andrew Plymouth. Father a joiner of Basket
Street. Richard was admitted to the Greenwich Hospital School [National Archives Kew
records search. No dates given] Married Mary Jane Hellings, 9th September 1860, St Andrew
James Williams Stabbs/Stibbs Skelton baptised 28th February 1841. Father a joiner of
Basket Street. Buried 6th November 1842 aged 1 year 9 months.
George Tallack Skelton born 7th August 1843 baptised 1st October 1843 . Father a joiner of
Duke Street. Married Emma Jane Irish 1869.
William Henry Bowden Skelton baptised 22nd April 1845 at St Andrew Plymouth. Father
John a joiner of Market Street, Devonport. Married Elizabeth Anscott 17th August 1873 [FMP]
Death: John Skelton aged 38 of Basket Street died and was buried on 13th December 1846.
1841: Basket Street. John Skelton aged 30 carpenter, Elizabeth aged 30, Beatrice aged 8,
John aged 3, Richard aged 2, James aged 3 months, John Thomas a mariner aged 17
[nephew], Henry Thomas aged 12, Mary Thomas aged 9.
1851: Elizabeth Skelton widow aged 40, needleworker is residing at 3 Basket Street, St
Andrews Plymouth with children Beatrice aged 17 dressmaker, John 13 servant, Richard 11
scholar, George 7 scholar, William 5, Beatrice, mother-in-law a laundress aged 67, John
Thomas, widower, lodger aged 52 Greenwich pensioner [her sister's husband] Mary Ann
Thomas aged 19 milliner, Samuel Stevens widowed shipwright, James Stevens aged 4.
1861: 4 Basket Street, Beatrice Skelton aged 80, former laundress is head and Elizabeth
aged 50, housekeeper, John Thomas brother-in-law aged 63, and sons John, George and
1871: 4 Holycross Lane, St Andrew Plymouth. Elizabeth aged 59, a lodging house keep.
1881: 2 Hoy Cross Lane. Elizabeth is aged 70 is a lodging house keeper.