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William Skinner (d.1780)

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William Skinner (c1700-1780)

1780 Died. '18. At Greenwich, in the 81st year of his age, Lt-Gen. William Skinner, chief engineer of Britain. He served sixty-one years as an engineer, twenty-three which as chief.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Scots Magazine - Friday 01 December 1780