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James Skinner
Birth: 1778
Death: Dec. 4, 1841

British Army Officer. He was the founder of the famous regiment known as Skinner's Horse, which was a part of the Indian Army under colonial British India and still exists today as part of the Indian army. Born of a Hindu Rajpat princess and a Scot, he lived much of his life like a Moghul and mercenary. He began his career as a mercenary soldier with the Indian princes. He founded St. James Church on Old Delhi but also had a hand in founding a mosque and a Hindu temple. Skinner commanded his own mercenary force of irregular cavalry, with whom he had fought both for the Marathas and the Moghuls, before finally taking service under the Union flag. Skinner's Horse enabled the East India Company to secure great chunks of Northern India for Britian. (bio by: Rob Leverett) 
Saint James Church
New Delhi
Delhi Capital Territory, India
Plot: Within the church
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rob Leverett
Record added: Jun 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11212052
James Skinner
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James Skinner
Added by: Rob Leverett
James Skinner
Added by: Rob Leverett
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- elaine bailey
 Added: Dec. 4, 2016

- poddop
 Added: Dec. 4, 2016
Remembering you today, James...
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014
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