Skelton, Bevil, Sir N/A
Sir Bevil Skelton was the second son of Sir John Skelton, Lieutenant Governor of Plymouth, and Bridget, daughter of Sir Peter Prideaux. He was appointed Page of Honour to Charles II in 1660, but sold the post within the year. On 27 July 1666 he received the commission of Cornet, to serve with the Earl of Rochester, and on 20 November 1668 was promoted to the rank of Captain in the 1st Foot Guards. On 8 January 1672 he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the new English regiment raised for service in France. He was British envoy to the courts of Vienna, Amsterdam and Versailles under James II, and Lieutenant of the Tower in 1688. At the Glorious Revolution he accompanied James II into exile, and died a Roman Catholic. Sir Bevil married twice, firstly Simona (d. 1687), daughter of Sir Ferdinando Cary; and secondly in 1692, Marie, daughter of Daniel O'Brien, 3rd Viscount Clare.