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The Skrine Family

The history of the Skrines of Warleigh can be traced back in an unbroken line for five hundred years and 13 generations from their first arrival in Warleigh in 1446 until the death of Miss Dorothea Skrine, the lady of the manor, in 1956.

Fae Hall, Bathford Society President, produced a detailed history of the Skrine family of Warleigh in two parts. Click on the links to access these documents:

Part 1: Period 1446 to 1697
Part 2: Period 1691 to 1956.

Henry Langton Skrine

Henry Langton Skrine was born on the 12th November 1880, the only son of colonel Henry Mills Skrine and Lady Mary Skrine of Warleigh and Claverton Manors. Educated at Eton and Balliol, he was gazetted into the Somerset Light Infantry in 1906. On 7th October 1914 he married Ferdinanda Anna Josephine d'Orgeva. His father was a well-known local figure and JP, being at one time the chairman of Weston (Bath) Magistrates' Court. Upon his father's death in 1915 Henry (junior) inherited the Warleigh and Claverton properties, together with family possessions in Cookham and Maidenhead.

Henry Langton Skrine fought in WW1 as a Captain in the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He died in action at Railway Wood near Bellewaarde Farm, east of Ypres, on the 25th September 1915. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.

Click on "Henry Langton Skrine - An account of a visit in 2004 to his death site in Ypres" for James Cantello's paper presented to Bathford Sosiety in January 2004.

Sources include: "Skrine of Warley" by Dr. Edward William Ainley Walker D.M., D.Sc. (1936), Skrine Archive at Somerset Record Office, Bathford Society archives, Skrine family members. Henry Langton Skrine: Paper presented to Bathford Society by James Cantello, January 2004
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