Skinner, Robert, Dd
Skinner, Robert, D.D.
an English prelate of the 17th century, was born at Pisford, Northamptonshire, where his father was a clergyman. He became a fellow of Trinity College, Oxford; was rector at Launton, Oxforlshire; bishop of Bristol in 1636, translated to Oxford in 1640 and to Worcester in 1663, and died June 14, 1670. He is said to have been an eminent preacher. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 2:507.