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Wim van der Meij  •  Link

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."

Michael Robinson  •  Link

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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