Born: February 1707, Derriaghy, County Antrim, Ireland.
Died: May 4, 1787, Dublin, Ireland.
Buried: Near the west door of St. Peter’s Church, Dublin, Ireland.
Philip was the son of Richard Skelton, a farmer, gunsmith and tanner, and Arabella Cathcart.
He attended a Latin school at Lisburn, starting in 1717. In June 1724 he entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a sizar, Dr. Patrick Delany being his tutor. He was elected a scholar in 1726, and graduated BA in July 1728.
After teaching in the endowed school of Dundalk, Skelton was nominated curate to Dr. Samuel Madden of Drummilly, County Fermanagh, and ordained deacon by Bishop Sterne of Clogher in 1729.
In 1732, he became curate at Monaghan. In 1750 Skelton was given the living of Templecarn, a large parish in the counties of Donegal and Fermanagh, consisting of wild moorland surrounding the Lough Derg.
If you know where to get a good picture of Skelton (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?