Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Warrington has this on Skelton: "Afterwards agent in Holland for James II, who made use of him to inveigle over to England the Duke of Monmouth."
Warrington appears to have confused the person mentioned in the diary, a Fellow of Peterhouse per L&M, with the following:
Skelton, Bevil (c.1641–1696), diplomat and soldier, was the eldest son of the Yorkshire soldier Sir John Skelton (d. 1673), lieutenant-governor of Plymouth from 1660, and his wife, Bridget (d. 1681), daughter of Sir Peter Prideaux. ...
for additional details see ODNB entry
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