Karpova: Information on Arthur Bolland Skipworth:
From the British censuses (there's also a picture):
<"1861 census": Arthur B. Skipworth, age 30. Born in Laceby, Lincolnshire. Address: Priory, illegible [township near Stokesley]. Occupation: Perpetual Curate. Married. Child: George P. Skipworth (son, age 7 months). Other household members: Thomas Apcey (age 50), servant; Martha Apcey (age 51), servant; Harry Apcey (age 13), scholar; Emma Sharp (age 17), nurse maid.
"1881 census": Arthur B. Skipworth, age 50. Born in Laceby, Lincoln. Address: Glebe House, Tetford. Occupation: rector of Tetford & Farming 291 Ac Land Under Lane. Employ 8 men, 1 woman & 2 boys. Married. Other household members: Mary Audiss [?] (age 71), housekeeper; William Parish (age 18), farm servant indoors; David Porters (age 21), farm servant indoors; James Wilkinson (age 28), farm servant indoors.
"1891 census": Arthur B. Skipworth, age 60. Born in Laceby, Lincolnshire. Address: Holbeck Hall, Ashby Puerorum. Occupation: clerk in holy orders (rector of Tetford) & Farmer. Married. Other household members: Percy H. Robbs (age 17), boarder and farm pupil; Francis Bennett (age 52), farm bailiff; Sarah H. Bennett (age 42), housekeeper; Francis H. Bennett (age 19), lodger and auctioneers clerk; Eva Harrison (age 19), general servant (domestic).>
A Skipworth vs Cuthbertson, 1868 may be the first recorded game with 1.b4
Where he lived:
<Skipworth, A.B.: Glebe House, Tetford, England (1881 British census*).
Skipworth, A.B.: Tetford Rectory, Horncastle, England ("Chess Player’s Annual and Club Directory, 1889", page 39).
Skipworth, A.B.: Holbeck Hall, Ashby Puerorum, England (1891 British census*).>
The conclusion of an offhand game is given in Edward Winter's "A Forgotten Showman" (1999) on Samuel Rosenthal: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Samuel Rosenthal – A.B. Skipworth, Bilsdale, 1871
42.Ra7 Rb8 43.Ka4 Bf4 44.Ka5 g4 45.Kb6 g3 46.Kc7 Re8 47.Kxb7 g2 48.Ra1 Rg8 49.Kc7 g1=Q 50.Ra6 Rc8+ 51.Kxc8 Qg8+ 52.Kc7 Qf8 53.b6 Qe8 54.b7 Qd7+ 55.Kb6 Qd8+ 56.Ka7 Qd7 57.Ka8 and wins.
From "The Chess Players’ Quarterly Chronicle", 1871, pages 300-301.