Ann Maclean

Ann Maclean

b: 12 DEC 1773
d: 16 JAN 1864
From Pedigree E - Epitome of the "Great Pedigree of the Chaplin and Skinner families" prepared by Alan Maclean Skinner QC:

Daughter of John Maclean and his wife Florance of Inverscadle - descended from Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, but no further detail is given in Pedigree E.

She lived at 8 Stratton Street Picadilly and also at Hampton Court Palace in the rooms assigned to her by Queen Victoria [in recognition of her husband's services] (see 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General John Skinner and his Sons.') When her husband died she was at first refused an apartment at Hampton Court, but Allan Maclean Skinner wrote, on page 69 of his book, mentioned below: "My father desired that his widow should enjoy one of those charming retirements, on the ground that his services entitled her to such favor, as his application, made in contemplation of death, clearly shows. This cherished object of my mother's wishes, after the lapse of seventeen years, and sorrows which she would have shuddered to contemplate, as the price of such preferment, Providence accorded to her.

The Queen, in the interest of the public service, recognised, in the loss of her three elded sons, a claim, which She graciously acknowledged by a message of condolence, and an offer to place her name on the list for apartments in Hampton Court Palace. My mother expressed honestly her consolation at the appreciation of the services of her children, and her gratification at the complimentary offer, (for it was no more, in her 71st year) to place her on a list, when, shaken as she was by grief, she could not expect to survive those who stood before her. The force of this suggestion was most gracefully recognized; for a few weeks after, Lady Harriet de Blaquiere resigned her apartments, which were forthwith assigned to my mother."


From 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons,' a copy of which is held by the British Library, London
From the dedication at the beginning of the book:

Brockton Lodge, Stafford. December 12, 1863

My Dearest Mother,

I have been thinking by what gift, appropriate to our long and firm friendship and entire sympathy, I could mark the advent of this your Ninetieth Birthday, when your two surviving children, and many grandchildren hail you nonogenarian, and it appears to me, that I can do so, by no better means than by giving you some account of the public services of my father and brothers, whose loss you unceasingly dplore, of whose merits you are daily reminded in that quiet home, which, for their sake, and in generous recognition of therir services, the Queen has given to you (some twenty years ago), and on whose honor and affection you fondly look back, as the highest earthly blessings which a kind but chastening Providence has bestowed upon you.
I propose no history of public interest, but merely a family narrative of private and home memories, which may hereafter be read with pleasure by your descendants. Before I refer to my father's family, I must take notice of your own. Being on both sides of your house of unbroken Celtic descent, your Highland instincts of regard for the binding claims of family ties, give enduring interest to genealogical details, and your own career presents peculiar features of interest, as connecting, in a singular way, past times with the present. Born December 12th, 1773, at Ardgour House, Argyleshire, then called Cooil House, Ardgour, the second daughter of John Maclean, of Arrihoolan (eldest son of Donald Maclean of Kilmalouairg in Tyree, by his wife Isobelle, daughter of Neil Campbell, of Dunstaffnage Castle, ancestor of the present Baronet, your father residing there, as guardian of the person and estates of his hereditary chieftain, and near kinsman (the late Colonel Alexander Maclean, 13th of Ardgour, then an infant), under the expressive local title of Factor Mohr, or the great manager, you were according to the custom of the time and to the great sacrifice of maternal feelings, put out to nurse in the house of a well-to-do tenant clansman, for the political object of gaining domestic allies in the persons of his children, who assuming the title of foster brothers and sisters were always to be relied upon in those wild times and those wild districts, as friends in need, ever exhibiting acts of devoted friendship and service to the person and family of the higher-born nursling.
This practice, of which you are perhaps the last surviving instance, has died out in these more quiet times, with the reasons for it, but had flourished from the time of your great ancestor King Robert Bruce, your descent from whom I will show by a few lines:

I commence with Fergus 1st (Righ Alabinn), King of Scotland, whose descendant (being 12th in descent), Rath, AD 1123, had a son, Gillean-na-Tuoich, or Gillean of the Battle Axe. He fought at the battle of Largs under King Alexander 3rd, and died before 1300. In his honour his descendants have since borne, as crest, a Lochaber Axe erect between cypress and laurel, with a motto "Altera Merces," referring to those emblems, as indicating the alternative of death or victory, as the only termination of battle, recognized by the family which he founded in the person of Gillise, who assumed the name of Mac Gillean, written by some of his descendants Maclean, by others as it is pronounced, Maclaine. This Gillise fought under Bruce at Bannockburn. His great-grandson, Lachlan Maclean, surnamed Lubaneach, or "The Politic," (whose war-song as below [see the book, copy in the British Library], is to be found, translated from the Gaelic, in the Poems of Sir Walter Scott), married the Lady Elizabeth, daughter of John Lord of the Isles, by his wife the Princess Margaret, 4th daughter by his first wife Elizabeth (daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, Ayr) of King Robert 2nd, grandson and representative of Robert Bruce, and first sovereign of the House of Stuart.
The hand of the Lady Elizabeth Mac Donald was won by violent wooing, characteristic of that age. John Lord of the Isles, being captive to Lachlan Maclean, his feudal subject, obtained his freedom by conceding to Maclean the position of Hereditary Judge of the Council in peace, and Lieutenant-General of the Army of the Isles in war, with the privilege of being on the right hand of all the clans in battle. This concession he ratified by the gift of his daughter Elizabeth to Lachlan in marriage.
Lachlan's son Eachuiun Ruadh na'n Cath, or Red Hector of the Battles, commanding a squadron on the coast of Ireland, worsted the English Fleet, and laid under contribution the City of Dublin and, after many successes, died in single combat with Sir Alexander Irvine of Drum, his adversary being slain also by him, at the decisive battle of Harlaw, 1411, in which battle he held command as Hereditary Lieutenant-General of the Army of the Isles. His body was carried from the field by the Clans Innes and Mac Mhilmoire on their shields, and buried by them at I Collumkill. To cancel enmity between the families of Drum and Maclean on account of this mutual slaughter, it was agreed that every successor of each family should exchange swords, which was done for many generations. His son Lachlan, surnamed Bronich, or "The Burly," had by his first wife, who was daughter to the Earl of Douglas, a son, Lachlan Oig, or the Younger, from whom is descended Maclean Lord of Dhuart and of Morvern, now represented by Colonel Sir Charles Fizroy Maclean, Bart, and which Lachlan Oig's eldest son Hector was slain at Flodden Field.
I will not detail from this point your descent to be found in the pedigree of Maclean, but content myself with this additional fact, that through your mother Florance (daughter of John Maclean of Inverscadell), married at Kiel, in Ardgour, July 17, 1766, you are also descended from Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel; her grandfather, Allan, 10th Maclean of Ardgour, having married Ann Cameron of Lochiel, in whose honour you were christened Ann. Not only did Sir Walter Scott delight to relate the achievements of Lochiel, but in Macaulay's history we find the following account of him. Vol 3, p319:

"The ruler of the Camerons, Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel, surnamed the Black, was in personal qalities unrivalled among the Celtic princes, He was a gracious master, a trusty ally, a terrible enemy. His countenance and bearing were singularly noble. Some persons who had been at Versailles, and among them the shrewd and observant Simon Lord Lovat, said that there was, in person and manner, a most striking resemblance between Lewis XIV and Lochiel, and whoever compares the portraits of the two will perceive that there really was some likeness, In stature the difference was great. Lewis, in spite of high-heeled shoes and a towering wig, hardly reached the middle size. Lochiel was tall and strongly built. In agility and skill at his weapons he had few equals among the inhabitants of the Hills. He had repeatedly been victorious in single combat. He was a hunter of great fame. He made vigorous war on the wolves, which, down to his time, preyed on the red deer of the Grampians; and by his hand perished the last of the ferocious breed which is known to have wandered at large in our Island. Nor was Lochiel less distinguished by intellectual than by bodily vigour. He might indeed have seemed ignorant to educated and travelled Englishmen, who had studied the classics under Busby at Westminster and under Aldrich at Oxford, who had learned something about the sciences among Fellows of the Royal Society, and something about the fine arts in the galleries of Florence and Rome. But though Lochiel had very little knowledge of books, he was eminently wise in council, eloquent in debate, ready in devising expedients, and skilful in managing the minds of men. His understanding preserved him from those follies into which pride and anger frequently hurried his brother chieftains. Many, therefore, who regarded his brother chieftains as mere barbarians, mentioned him with respect. Even at the Dutch Embassy in St James's Square, he was spoken of as a man of such capacity and courage that it would not be easy to find his equal. As a patron of literature he ranks with the magnificent Dorset. If Dorset out of his own purse allowed Dryden a pension equal to the Laureateship, Lochiel is said to have bestowed on a celebrated Bard, who had been plundered by marauders, and who implored alms in a pathetic Gaelic ode, three cows and the almost incredible sum of fifteen pounds sterling. In truth, the character of this great Chief was depicted two thousand five hundred years before his birth, and depicted - such is the power of genius - in colours which will be fresh as many years after his death. He was the Ulysses of the Highlands. He held a large territory, peopled by a race which reverenced no lord, no King but himself." See his Memoirs, printed at Edinburgh, 1842, for Abbotsford Club.

I mention these matters not so much to glory in your distinguished ancestors - Maclean, King Robert Bruce, The Lord of the Isles, Colin first Earl of Agyle, and Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, - the Douglas - as to enable those who follow me to reflect with more intelligent appreciation -
Upon the high qualities which characterize and dignify your old age - the greatness of your courage who (save in the loss of health on your own partl or of character on the part of those dear to you), have known every form of misfortune which loss of means and loss of friends can inflict, for of your own generation but one remains to congratulate you on your 90th birthday, your affectionate cousin and friend Captain Ronald MacDonald of Glencoe, grandson of the baby who by the fidelity of his nurse was - alone of his race - rescued from the burning house of his slaughtered family on the occasion known as the massacre of Glencoe, and yet with Christian power and unshaken hope you have in gentleness and tenderness, regretting those you have lost, accepted gratefully the substituted blessing of affection heartily offered by the children still left to you, your grandchildren and friends -
Upon the goodness of your heart which still sympathizes with genial zest in the wants and pleasures of others, ever ready to obtain employment or enjoyment for the young, as many can gratefully testify - ever ready to serve the unfortunate or friendless - ever ready to rejoice with the happy from a freshness of spirit which shows that it is possible for old age to obtain an active triumph over selfishness -
Upon the soundness of intellect which still makes your counsel to be anxiously sought, and your advice the ground for successful action to many -
Upon your memory, which not only recalls and vividly depicts the past state of Argyleshire as it was in your childhood, when your parents were contrained to send their own vessel four times a year for supplies to Glasgow, round what was then a lonely coast, though now incessantly supplied by passing steamboats, and of times when shelter might be required and as surely given, under such circumstances as those under which your father gave hospitality to Sir Allan Cameron of Erach, pursued by the emissaries of the law when with strong hand, in family feud, he had slain three men, cleaving them with his heavy sword, finding refuge in the house till the observation of the servants and the children - of whom you were one - made it discreet to remove the mysterious stranger to a recess in the hillside, screened by a fall of water, your parents stealthily taking him food and comforts, till flight to America preserved him to receive from William Pitt a pardon, and to make atonement, by raising (in England's troubles), at his own expense and by his hereditary influence, in August 1793, the 79th Highlanders, called the Cameronians, and other incidents peculiar to that period and district, with the more peaceful recollection of the Poet Burns's playful patting of your head, but also, upon your powers of observation and memory perhaps more remarkably preserved at your age, to detail with accuracy the events of the day as they arise, and also to bear in mind the wishes of young friends, or their anxieties, so as to fulfil or remove them if the opportunity should be given to you.
With a lively hope that the occasion for offering congratulation on your birthday may recur again and again, and in the spirit of the warmest affection.
I am, your affectionate son
ALLAN MACLEAN SKINNER

To my Venerable Mother
Mrs Ann Skinner
Hampton Court Palace.


And later, as an example of her diligence and energy, Allan Maclean Skinner wrote that his mother dictated to him a letter to HRH the day before she died, urging the promotion of her grandson Henry Ferrars Huntley - and on 28 October 1864 he was gazetted a Lieutenant in the 5th Fusiliers.

Allan had written his book 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons', quoted above, for his mother's 90th birthday but she died before he could get it printed, so he added on page 64 a dedication to his children, with an appreciation of his mother.

NB: Ann Maclean had a nephew, Alexander Campbell Maclean of Haremere Hall, who was very fond of her - but the name does not appear amongst her brothers' children - so which brother's son was he?

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Biography
From Pedigree E - Epitome of the "Great Pedigree of the Chaplin and Skinner families" prepared by Alan Maclean Skinner QC:

Daughter of John Maclean and his wife Florance of Inverscadle - descended from Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, but no further detail is given in Pedigree E.

She lived at 8 Stratton Street Picadilly and also at Hampton Court Palace in the rooms assigned to her by Queen Victoria [in recognition of her husband's services] (see 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General John Skinner and his Sons.') When her husband died she was at first refused an apartment at Hampton Court, but Allan Maclean Skinner wrote, on page 69 of his book, mentioned below: "My father desired that his widow should enjoy one of those charming retirements, on the ground that his services entitled her to such favor, as his application, made in contemplation of death, clearly shows. This cherished object of my mother's wishes, after the lapse of seventeen years, and sorrows which she would have shuddered to contemplate, as the price of such preferment, Providence accorded to her.

The Queen, in the interest of the public service, recognised, in the loss of her three elded sons, a claim, which She graciously acknowledged by a message of condolence, and an offer to place her name on the list for apartments in Hampton Court Palace. My mother expressed honestly her consolation at the appreciation of the services of her children, and her gratification at the complimentary offer, (for it was no more, in her 71st year) to place her on a list, when, shaken as she was by grief, she could not expect to survive those who stood before her. The force of this suggestion was most gracefully recognized; for a few weeks after, Lady Harriet de Blaquiere resigned her apartments, which were forthwith assigned to my mother."


From 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons,' a copy of which is held by the British Library, London
From the dedication at the beginning of the book:

Brockton Lodge, Stafford. December 12, 1863

My Dearest Mother,

I have been thinking by what gift, appropriate to our long and firm friendship and entire sympathy, I could mark the advent of this your Ninetieth Birthday, when your two surviving children, and many grandchildren hail you nonogenarian, and it appears to me, that I can do so, by no better means than by giving you some account of the public services of my father and brothers, whose loss you unceasingly dplore, of whose merits you are daily reminded in that quiet home, which, for their sake, and in generous recognition of therir services, the Queen has given to you (some twenty years ago), and on whose honor and affection you fondly look back, as the highest earthly blessings which a kind but chastening Providence has bestowed upon you.
I propose no history of public interest, but merely a family narrative of private and home memories, which may hereafter be read with pleasure by your descendants. Before I refer to my father's family, I must take notice of your own. Being on both sides of your house of unbroken Celtic descent, your Highland instincts of regard for the binding claims of family ties, give enduring interest to genealogical details, and your own career presents peculiar features of interest, as connecting, in a singular way, past times with the present. Born December 12th, 1773, at Ardgour House, Argyleshire, then called Cooil House, Ardgour, the second daughter of John Maclean, of Arrihoolan (eldest son of Donald Maclean of Kilmalouairg in Tyree, by his wife Isobelle, daughter of Neil Campbell, of Dunstaffnage Castle, ancestor of the present Baronet, your father residing there, as guardian of the person and estates of his hereditary chieftain, and near kinsman (the late Colonel Alexander Maclean, 13th of Ardgour, then an infant), under the expressive local title of Factor Mohr, or the great manager, you were according to the custom of the time and to the great sacrifice of maternal feelings, put out to nurse in the house of a well-to-do tenant clansman, for the political object of gaining domestic allies in the persons of his children, who assuming the title of foster brothers and sisters were always to be relied upon in those wild times and those wild districts, as friends in need, ever exhibiting acts of devoted friendship and service to the person and family of the higher-born nursling.
This practice, of which you are perhaps the last surviving instance, has died out in these more quiet times, with the reasons for it, but had flourished from the time of your great ancestor King Robert Bruce, your descent from whom I will show by a few lines:

I commence with Fergus 1st (Righ Alabinn), King of Scotland, whose descendant (being 12th in descent), Rath, AD 1123, had a son, Gillean-na-Tuoich, or Gillean of the Battle Axe. He fought at the battle of Largs under King Alexander 3rd, and died before 1300. In his honour his descendants have since borne, as crest, a Lochaber Axe erect between cypress and laurel, with a motto "Altera Merces," referring to those emblems, as indicating the alternative of death or victory, as the only termination of battle, recognized by the family which he founded in the person of Gillise, who assumed the name of Mac Gillean, written by some of his descendants Maclean, by others as it is pronounced, Maclaine. This Gillise fought under Bruce at Bannockburn. His great-grandson, Lachlan Maclean, surnamed Lubaneach, or "The Politic," (whose war-song as below [see the book, copy in the British Library], is to be found, translated from the Gaelic, in the Poems of Sir Walter Scott), married the Lady Elizabeth, daughter of John Lord of the Isles, by his wife the Princess Margaret, 4th daughter by his first wife Elizabeth (daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, Ayr) of King Robert 2nd, grandson and representative of Robert Bruce, and first sovereign of the House of Stuart.
The hand of the Lady Elizabeth Mac Donald was won by violent wooing, characteristic of that age. John Lord of the Isles, being captive to Lachlan Maclean, his feudal subject, obtained his freedom by conceding to Maclean the position of Hereditary Judge of the Council in peace, and Lieutenant-General of the Army of the Isles in war, with the privilege of being on the right hand of all the clans in battle. This concession he ratified by the gift of his daughter Elizabeth to Lachlan in marriage.
Lachlan's son Eachuiun Ruadh na'n Cath, or Red Hector of the Battles, commanding a squadron on the coast of Ireland, worsted the English Fleet, and laid under contribution the City of Dublin and, after many successes, died in single combat with Sir Alexander Irvine of Drum, his adversary being slain also by him, at the decisive battle of Harlaw, 1411, in which battle he held command as Hereditary Lieutenant-General of the Army of the Isles. His body was carried from the field by the Clans Innes and Mac Mhilmoire on their shields, and buried by them at I Collumkill. To cancel enmity between the families of Drum and Maclean on account of this mutual slaughter, it was agreed that every successor of each family should exchange swords, which was done for many generations. His son Lachlan, surnamed Bronich, or "The Burly," had by his first wife, who was daughter to the Earl of Douglas, a son, Lachlan Oig, or the Younger, from whom is descended Maclean Lord of Dhuart and of Morvern, now represented by Colonel Sir Charles Fizroy Maclean, Bart, and which Lachlan Oig's eldest son Hector was slain at Flodden Field.
I will not detail from this point your descent to be found in the pedigree of Maclean, but content myself with this additional fact, that through your mother Florance (daughter of John Maclean of Inverscadell), married at Kiel, in Ardgour, July 17, 1766, you are also descended from Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel; her grandfather, Allan, 10th Maclean of Ardgour, having married Ann Cameron of Lochiel, in whose honour you were christened Ann. Not only did Sir Walter Scott delight to relate the achievements of Lochiel, but in Macaulay's history we find the following account of him. Vol 3, p319:

"The ruler of the Camerons, Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel, surnamed the Black, was in personal qalities unrivalled among the Celtic princes, He was a gracious master, a trusty ally, a terrible enemy. His countenance and bearing were singularly noble. Some persons who had been at Versailles, and among them the shrewd and observant Simon Lord Lovat, said that there was, in person and manner, a most striking resemblance between Lewis XIV and Lochiel, and whoever compares the portraits of the two will perceive that there really was some likeness, In stature the difference was great. Lewis, in spite of high-heeled shoes and a towering wig, hardly reached the middle size. Lochiel was tall and strongly built. In agility and skill at his weapons he had few equals among the inhabitants of the Hills. He had repeatedly been victorious in single combat. He was a hunter of great fame. He made vigorous war on the wolves, which, down to his time, preyed on the red deer of the Grampians; and by his hand perished the last of the ferocious breed which is known to have wandered at large in our Island. Nor was Lochiel less distinguished by intellectual than by bodily vigour. He might indeed have seemed ignorant to educated and travelled Englishmen, who had studied the classics under Busby at Westminster and under Aldrich at Oxford, who had learned something about the sciences among Fellows of the Royal Society, and something about the fine arts in the galleries of Florence and Rome. But though Lochiel had very little knowledge of books, he was eminently wise in council, eloquent in debate, ready in devising expedients, and skilful in managing the minds of men. His understanding preserved him from those follies into which pride and anger frequently hurried his brother chieftains. Many, therefore, who regarded his brother chieftains as mere barbarians, mentioned him with respect. Even at the Dutch Embassy in St James's Square, he was spoken of as a man of such capacity and courage that it would not be easy to find his equal. As a patron of literature he ranks with the magnificent Dorset. If Dorset out of his own purse allowed Dryden a pension equal to the Laureateship, Lochiel is said to have bestowed on a celebrated Bard, who had been plundered by marauders, and who implored alms in a pathetic Gaelic ode, three cows and the almost incredible sum of fifteen pounds sterling. In truth, the character of this great Chief was depicted two thousand five hundred years before his birth, and depicted - such is the power of genius - in colours which will be fresh as many years after his death. He was the Ulysses of the Highlands. He held a large territory, peopled by a race which reverenced no lord, no King but himself." See his Memoirs, printed at Edinburgh, 1842, for Abbotsford Club.

I mention these matters not so much to glory in your distinguished ancestors - Maclean, King Robert Bruce, The Lord of the Isles, Colin first Earl of Agyle, and Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, - the Douglas - as to enable those who follow me to reflect with more intelligent appreciation -
Upon the high qualities which characterize and dignify your old age - the greatness of your courage who (save in the loss of health on your own partl or of character on the part of those dear to you), have known every form of misfortune which loss of means and loss of friends can inflict, for of your own generation but one remains to congratulate you on your 90th birthday, your affectionate cousin and friend Captain Ronald MacDonald of Glencoe, grandson of the baby who by the fidelity of his nurse was - alone of his race - rescued from the burning house of his slaughtered family on the occasion known as the massacre of Glencoe, and yet with Christian power and unshaken hope you have in gentleness and tenderness, regretting those you have lost, accepted gratefully the substituted blessing of affection heartily offered by the children still left to you, your grandchildren and friends -
Upon the goodness of your heart which still sympathizes with genial zest in the wants and pleasures of others, ever ready to obtain employment or enjoyment for the young, as many can gratefully testify - ever ready to serve the unfortunate or friendless - ever ready to rejoice with the happy from a freshness of spirit which shows that it is possible for old age to obtain an active triumph over selfishness -
Upon the soundness of intellect which still makes your counsel to be anxiously sought, and your advice the ground for successful action to many -
Upon your memory, which not only recalls and vividly depicts the past state of Argyleshire as it was in your childhood, when your parents were contrained to send their own vessel four times a year for supplies to Glasgow, round what was then a lonely coast, though now incessantly supplied by passing steamboats, and of times when shelter might be required and as surely given, under such circumstances as those under which your father gave hospitality to Sir Allan Cameron of Erach, pursued by the emissaries of the law when with strong hand, in family feud, he had slain three men, cleaving them with his heavy sword, finding refuge in the house till the observation of the servants and the children - of whom you were one - made it discreet to remove the mysterious stranger to a recess in the hillside, screened by a fall of water, your parents stealthily taking him food and comforts, till flight to America preserved him to receive from William Pitt a pardon, and to make atonement, by raising (in England's troubles), at his own expense and by his hereditary influence, in August 1793, the 79th Highlanders, called the Cameronians, and other incidents peculiar to that period and district, with the more peaceful recollection of the Poet Burns's playful patting of your head, but also, upon your powers of observation and memory perhaps more remarkably preserved at your age, to detail with accuracy the events of the day as they arise, and also to bear in mind the wishes of young friends, or their anxieties, so as to fulfil or remove them if the opportunity should be given to you.
With a lively hope that the occasion for offering congratulation on your birthday may recur again and again, and in the spirit of the warmest affection.
I am, your affectionate son
ALLAN MACLEAN SKINNER

To my Venerable Mother
Mrs Ann Skinner
Hampton Court Palace.


And later, as an example of her diligence and energy, Allan Maclean Skinner wrote that his mother dictated to him a letter to HRH the day before she died, urging the promotion of her grandson Henry Ferrars Huntley - and on 28 October 1864 he was gazetted a Lieutenant in the 5th Fusiliers.

Allan had written his book 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons', quoted above, for his mother's 90th birthday but she died before he could get it printed, so he added on page 64 a dedication to his children, with an appreciation of his mother.

NB: Ann Maclean had a nephew, Alexander Campbell Maclean of Haremere Hall, who was very fond of her - but the name does not appear amongst her brothers' children - so which brother's son was he?

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Facts
  • 12 DEC 1773 - Birth - ; Ardgour House (Cooil House), Kilmallie, Argyleshire, Scotland (IGI gives date as 1 December)
  • 21 JAN 1864 - Burial - ; the family vault with her husband and his parents in the nave of Heston Church
  • 16 JAN 1864 - Death - ; 8 Stratton Street, Picadilly, London, of bronchitis
Ancestors
   
Donald Maclean
ABT 1687 -
 
   
  
  
 
Ann Maclean
12 DEC 1773 - 16 JAN 1864
  
 
  
 
 
Florance Maclean
ABT 1744 - 17 JUL 1815
  
  
  
Mary Maclean
ABT 1704 -
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Maclean
Birth
Death
Marriage17 JUL 1766to Florance Maclean at Kiel, Ardgour
FatherDonald Maclean
MotherIsobelle Campbell
PARENT (F) Florance Maclean
BirthABT 1744
Death17 JUL 1815
Marriage17 JUL 1766to John Maclean at Kiel, Ardgour
FatherJohn Maclean
MotherMary Maclean
CHILDREN
MJames Maclean
Birth5 FEB 1769Date of christening, at Kilninian, Argyll
Death
Marriageto Emma Hartley
MDonald Maclean
Birth
Death
Marriageto Jane Brown
FBarbra Maclean
Birth20 APR 1777Kilmalie, Argyll
DeathFEB 1809Barbados
Marriage4 JUN 1807to Mathew Mahon , Major General
MHugh Maclean
Birth9 MAY 1779Kilmallie
Death
MCharles Maclean
Birth
Death
Marriageto Mary Campbell
MJohn Maclean
Birth
DeathNOV 1837London, Middlesex
FIsabel Maclean
Birth29 MAR 1769
Death27 AUG 1843
Marriage2 APR 1791to John Maclean at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland - an Isobella Maclean married John Lieutenant Maclean [NB: Ann was also
FAnn Maclean
Birth12 DEC 1773Ardgour House (Cooil House), Kilmallie, Argyleshire, Scotland (IGI gives date as 1 December)
Death16 JAN 18648 Stratton Street, Picadilly, London, of bronchitis
Marriage18 DEC 1797to John Major Skinner , Lieut General at St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland by the Rev Dr Mudie (additional source: IGI)
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Major Skinner , Lieut General
Birth16 FEB 1752(Date of baptism at Bishopsgate Church). His father was curate there, as well as evening lecturer there and at the chur
Death10 OCT 1827 Richmond, Surrey. His brother-in-law Donald Maclean of 37 Brunswick Sq London was joint executor with Ann, to whom he l
Marriage18 DEC 1797to Ann Maclean at St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland by the Rev Dr Mudie (additional source: IGI)
FatherThomas Skinner
MotherAnn Moore
PARENT (F) Ann Maclean
Birth12 DEC 1773Ardgour House (Cooil House), Kilmallie, Argyleshire, Scotland (IGI gives date as 1 December)
Death16 JAN 1864 8 Stratton Street, Picadilly, London, of bronchitis
Marriage18 DEC 1797to John Major Skinner , Lieut General at St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland by the Rev Dr Mudie (additional source: IGI)
FatherJohn Maclean
MotherFlorance Maclean
CHILDREN
FAnne Skinner
Birth14 NOV 1798Edinburgh
Death27 MAR 1855Bath
Marriage20 SEP 1832to Henry Vere Huntley , RN at Bolney Church, Sussex
MThomas Skinner , CB
Birth22 FEB 1800Edinburgh
Death5 MAY 1843Mussoorie, in Himalayas, of dysentry
Marriageto Sophia Raikes
MJohn Skinner
Birth23 AUG 1802
Death28 NOV 1821Jamaica, of yellow fever
MJames Skinner
Birth27 SEP 1803Kinsale, Ireland
Death12 JAN 1842Afghanistan
MAllan Maclean Skinner , Q.C.
Birth14 JUL 18099 Cadogan Place, Chelsea, London, christened there 22 August 1809 (Parish of St Luke)
Death23 MAY 1885Reading, Berkshire
Marriage20 DEC 1837to Caroline Emily Harding at Nolton Chapel, Bridgend, Glamorganshire
FMarianne Skinner
Birth1 AUG 1801
Death20 DEC 18855 Ashley Place, buried in Brompton Cemetary
Evidence
[S16279] 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons'
[S12758] Ann Gregory (Mendell)'s copy of 'A short account of the Families of Chaplin and Skinner........' with annotations by Ayrton Chaplin & others
Descendancy Chart
Ann Maclean b: 12 DEC 1773 d: 16 JAN 1864
John Major Skinner , Lieut General b: 16 FEB 1752 d: 10 OCT 1827
Anne Skinner b: 14 NOV 1798 d: 27 MAR 1855
Henry Vere Huntley , RN b: 12 FEB 1795 d: 7 MAY 1864
Robert Spencer Huntley d: 15 FEB 1869
Henry Ferrers Huntley b: 5 JUL 1842 d: 13 JUN 1873
Thomas Skinner , CB b: 22 FEB 1800 d: 5 MAY 1843
John Skinner b: 23 AUG 1802 d: 28 NOV 1821
James Skinner b: 27 SEP 1803 d: 12 JAN 1842
Allan Maclean Skinner , Q.C. b: 14 JUL 1809 d: 23 MAY 1885
Caroline Emily Harding b: 22 OCT 1812 d: 12 JAN 1901
Euphemia Isabella Skinner b: 7 JUN 1847 d: 10 SEP 1939
Holroyd Chaplin b: 17 MAR 1840 d: 23 DEC 1917
Irene Kate Chaplin b: 1 MAR 1873 d: 22 JUN 1962
John William Ernest Pearce b: 4 APR 1864 d: 25 JAN 1951
Edward Holroyd Pearce , Lord b: 9 FEB 1901 d: 27 NOV 1990
Erica Priestman b: 1906 d: DEC 1985
Richard Bruce Holroyd Pearce b: 12 MAY 1930 d: 1987
James Edward Holroyd Pearce b: 18 MAR 1934 d: 11 JUN 1985
Phyllis Margaret Pearce b: 8 FEB 1910 d: 6 JUN 1973
Edward Douglas Eade b: 7 FEB 1911 d: 24 DEC 1984
John Allan Chaplin Pearce b: 21 OCT 1912 d: 15 SEP 2006
Helen Nugent Pearce b: 22 NOV 1917 d: 6 APR 1920
Effie Irene Pearce b: 18 AUG 1899 d: 26 JAN 1996
Raymond Ray-Jones R.E., A.R.C.A. b: 31 AUG 1886 d: 26 FEB 1942
Holroyd Anthony Ray-Jones b: 7 JUN 1941 d: 13 MAR 1972
Allan Nugent Chaplin b: 8 JUN 1871 d: 1917
Son Chaplin b: 29 NOV 1900 d: ABT 29 NOV 1900
Matilda Effie Chaplin b: 20 JUN 1874 d: 20 DEC 1874
Phyllis Chaplin b: 7 JUN 1879 d: 27 JUL 1924
Philip Herbert Cowell b: 1870 d: 1949
Theodoric Chaplin b: 14 FEB 1881 d: 29 OCT 1906
Daphne Grace Chaplin b: 6 SEP 1884 d: 16 FEB 1964
Daphne Grace Chaplin b: 6 SEP 1884 d: 16 FEB 1964
Cecil Arbuthnot Gould b: 1883 d: 1917
John Edwin Hilary Skinner b: 11 JAN 1839 d: 20 NOV 1894
Louisa Sarah Chaplin b: 23 APR 1838 d: 9 JUL 1897
John Allan Cleveland Skinner b: 19 SEP 1865 d: 8 SEP 1925
Hilary Francis Cleveland Skinner b: 10 OCT 1889 d: 25 JUL 1916
John Adrian Dudley Skinner b: 2 SEP 1891 d: 30 MAY 1965
Bruce Allan Maclean Skinner b: 29 AUG 1927 d: 2002
Caroline Louisa Marianne Skinner b: 22 FEB 1873 d: 20 JUN 1936
Roandeu Albert Henry Bickford-Smith b: 3 MAY 1859 d: 13 DEC 1916
William Nugent Venning Bickford-Smith b: 14 MAY 1892 d: 3 SEP 1975
Amy Evelyn Holme b: 6 SEP 1906 d: 21 JUL 1979
Leslie Evelyn Bickford-Smith b: 1928 d: 1990
Leonard James Jacob b: 1928 d: 1989
John Allan Bickford-Smith Capt RN b: 23 APR 1895 d: 8 MAY 1970
Joan Angel Allsebrook Simon b: 8 AUG 1901 d: 13 APR 1991
Norman Kennedy d: 1926
Aubrey Louis Bickford-Smith b: 4 FEB 1902 d: 9 JUL 1975
Roger Bickford-Smith b: 1939 d: 1997
Clifton Wyndham Hilary Skinner , R.F.A. b: 26 MAR 1880 d: 17 FEB 1908
Caroline Rachel Skinner b: 14 JUL 1840
Anna Cordelia Skinner b: 14 JUL 1840
Parkes Willy , Rev b: ABT 1827
Bertie Willy b: 1870
Alexander Cavendish Willy b: 19 JUL 1864
Marion Caroline Willy b: 7 APR 1866
Ada Arabella Willy b: 15 NOV 1869
Catherine Anna Willy b: 15 NOV 1869 d: 16 NOV 1869
Florance Marion Skinner b: 13 AUG 1842 d: 12 APR 1918
Walter Holden Steward b: 1832 d: 1913
Henry Allan Holden Steward b: 18 MAY 1865
Georgiana Rosalind Steward b: 15 JUL 1896
Florance May Steward b: 10 SEP 1866 d: 29 MAR 1917
Lilian Grace Caroline Steward b: 7 APR 1870 d: 1940
Adolfo Arturo Burlamacchi b: 18 FEB 1869 d: 7 JUN 1905
Francesco Adolfo Gualtiero Burlamacchi b: 25 OCT 1892 d: 1939
Maria Fede Burlamacchi b: 25 OCT 1892
Gualtiero Arturo Burlamacchi , Marchese b: 4 OCT 1896 d: 12 SEP 1947
Giulia Bevilacqua b: 1902 d: 1990
Adolfo Burlamacchi b: DEC 1925 d: 1933
Maurizio Burlamacchi b: 14 MAY 1930 d: November 2016
Gualtiero Burlamacchi b: 11 MAR 1954 d: 1957
Gwendoline Maud Catherine Steward b: 3 APR 1871 d: 1956
Gerio Massimiliano Strozzi b: 29 JAN 1898 d: 5 APR 1976
Uberto Georgio Alessandro Strozzi b: 4 JAN 1900 d: 13 NOV 1982
Katherine Louisa Skinner b: 17 OCT 1843 d: 1920
Ashley George Westby b: ABT 1835
Mary Florance Westby b: 2 NOV 1877
Ashley Thomas Westby , R.N.R. b: 21 JUL 1879 d: 14 JAN 1900
Wilfred George Westby b: 5 MAY 1881
Edwin John Westby b: 21 JAN 1883
Ernest Ashley Bramall , Sir b: 6 JAN 1916 d: 10 FEB 1999
Maud Elizabeth Skinner b: 25 OCT 1844 d: 24 JUN 1904
Allan Chaplin , Col b: 20 JUN 1844 d: 19 AUG 1910
Wyndham Allan Chaplin , Mus. Bac. Oxon., Rev b: 12 NOV 1872 d: 29 AUG 1914
Mabel Florance Ida Chaplin b: 7 OCT 1875 d: 1970
Charles Nugent Hope-Wallace b: 3 FEB 1877 d: 15 OCT 1953
Philip Hope-Wallace b: NOV 1911 d: 1979
Nina Mary Hope-Wallace b: 14 DEC 1905 d: 1995
Edward O'Bryen Hoare , Sir b: 29 APR 1898 d: 1969
Maud Dorothea Fanny Chaplin b: 23 JUL 1880 d: 6 NOV 1899
Allan Maclean Skinner , C.M.G. b: 20 MAR 1846 d: 14 JUN 1901
John Harding Skinner b: 16 SEP 1876
Caroline Emily Skinner b: 8 SEP 1877
Alan T Boggis b: 18 NOV 1912 d: 1973
Clifton Maclean Skinner b: 19 FEB 1879 d: 20 NOV 1918
Allan Leonard Dorney Skinner b: 2 NOV 1880 d: 1961
Ina
Ellen Florance Skinner b: 13 JUL 1884
William Shelford Skinner b: 19 DEC 1886
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Mildred Skinner b: 10 SEP 1890
Marianne Skinner b: 1 AUG 1801 d: 20 DEC 1885