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10701 The following probably relates to this person, although there's been a dramatic change of jobs!

1911 census: at 155 George Street West, Birmingham (6 rooms) (all WHEWAY), Francis Joseph (head, 34, asylum attendant, born Birmingham), Annie (wife, 31, married 9 years, 3 children all living, born Perry Barr, Staffs), Leslie Augustus (son, 9, born Birmingham), Francis (son, 7, born Birmingham) and Ernest George (son, 5, born Birmingham).

Francis's marriage appears in the BMD index under Frank Joseph WHEWAY. His death is shown as Frank J WHEWAY. 
WHEWAY, Francis Joseph (I3389)
10702 The following seems likely to refer to Dorothy, but the birth date is a year out and, more significantly, Dorothy was supposed to have married in 1911.

1939 Register: at Nursing Home, Elgin Road, Walton and Weybridge U.D., Surrey
TAILFORD (later Minter), Dorothy born 3 Sep 1885, single, partially trained nurse.

Probate Newcastle upon Tyne 2 Mar 1977 £689. 
TAILFORD, Dorothy (I471)
10703 The following suggests that Frederick went to Canada and joined the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force on 11 May 1915 at Winnipeg. The record is primarily under the name 'F Bedord' but has been endorsed 'Alias Minter, Frederick Albert'. It's unclear why next of kin was shown as Harriett Bedford (mother). The record is at
Name: F Bedford; Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England; Next of kin: Harriett Bedford (mother), 25 St Dunstans Rd, London, Eng; Date of birth: Aug 8 1885; Occupation: sailor; Previous military service: R G Artillery 2 ys; Apparent age: 29 yrs; Height: 5 ft 11 1/2 ins; Chest: 37 ins, range of expansion 2 1/2 ins; Complexion: light; Eyes: blue; Hair: l brown; Religion: Methodist.

Frederick Albert's entry from Canada (Vancouver) into the US (en route for Seattle) is recorded in a manifest at Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 . He was 25, a clerk, unmarried and gave a contact in Canada which looks like 'Guelph, Britain'.

Since the above was written Frederick's marriage and death in Canada have been found, confirming that he emigrated. He was 63 years 11 months and 3 days old when he died, spouse Alice Donnell CLARK, parents Herbert Minter and Harriet Pearce, birthplace Wadsworth (sic), England.

December 2011: email from Theo Minter:

My father BMJ Minter had often mentioned my great uncles, Herbert William Pearcy Minter and Frederick Albert Minter. They left England for America before the First World War and spent some time unsuccessfully prospecting for gold. They both stayed out there for the rest of their lives, Fred moving to Canada, where at the outbreak of WW2, he put his age down and joined The Calgary Tank Regiment. He died in the Veterans hospital Victoria British Columbia, Canada July 10th 1949.

[The remainder of Theo's email deals with Herbert Pearcy Minter and can be found on his Notes].
Minter, Frederick Albert (I16)
10704 The following US census 1900 record probably relates to William:
In Disrtict 46, Sangerfield, Oneida, New York, William (head, born Oct 1853, age 47, married 28 years, born New York of English parents, day labourer, Mary D(?) (wife, born Mar 1855, age 45, married 28 years, 2 children, 1 living, born England of English parents, immigrated to the US in 1856, and Bridget (Minter *) (mother in law, born Apr 1830, age 70, 3 children, 1 living, born England of English parents, immigrated to the US in 1856.
* if Bridget was William's mother in law, would her surname be Minter? 
Minter, William (I515)
10705 The following US census details were copied from, April 2012:

The 1850 Federal Census, Henry County, Virginia taken August 1, 1850 lists Marcella E. Minter (8/12 years old) with parents William (22) and Julia H. (20). The family is living next door to Julia's parents, Adam and Elizabeth [Letitia] Law.

The 1860 Federal Census, Henry County, Slave Schedule lists William Minter as having 4 slaves, 1 slave house, and employing 2 black men. The 1860 Federal Census, Henry County, Breckinridge P.O. page 39 records William Minter (35) with wife Julia (30) and children Marcella (9), Peyton (7), and David (3). William is a farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property at $4,000.

The 1870 Federal Census, Henry County, Leatherwood, page 76B records W. S. Minter (43-Farmer) with Julia A. (39) and children Peyton (17), David (13), James (10), and John (7).

The 1880 Federal Census, Henry County, Leatherwood, Dist 129, page 63A records William S. Minter (51-Farmer/Preacher) with Metty (27 - VA) and children David W. (21), James B. (19), and John (17). William and Metty indicate they were married during the census year.

The 1900 Federal Census, Henry County, Leatherwood, Dist 51, page 63A records William S. Whister [Minter] (Oct 1828-Farmer) with Lucinda (Jan 1836) and son Silas R. Minter (Dec 1886). Sons John (and his wife Mary), David, and James are living next door.

The 1910 Federal Census, Henry County, Leatherwood, Dist 67, page 63A records William S. Minter (81-Farmer) with Lucinda (72) and sons James (49) and Silas R. Minter (23). Son John M. Minter (46) and his wife Mary (41) with their children Vaura (6) and Doolie (3) live on one side and son David W. Minter (51) is on the other side of his listing on the census record.

By 1920 William Minter has passed away and his 3rd wife, Lucinda, is living with David W. and James G. Minter, William's sons by his 1st wife: The 1920 Federal Census, Henry County, Leatherwood, Dist 112, page 153A records the widow Lucinda Minter (82) living with James G. (58) and David W. Minter (60). Son John M. Minter (57) and his wife Mary A. (51) with their children Velma A. (16) and Dasia N. (13) live next door. 
Minter, William S. "Billy" (I213)
10706 The following US census details were copied from, April 2012:

The 1880 United States Federal Census for Wise Co., Texas, District 130 page 215B records P. W. Minter (25) with wife M. L. (18-Martha Lucy Foster) and daughters G. A. (1) and M.L. (5/12-Jan.) Since the census was taken in June 1880, I [Bo Hagen]believe the 1900 records for Minnie's birth to be Jan 1880 or Dec 1879, not Dec 1880 as listed in the 1900 census.

The 1900 Federal Census for Woodville, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory records Peyton Minter (June 1854-Virginia) with wife Lucy (Nov 1869-Texas) and children Minnie (Dec 1880), William (Dec 1882), Fannie (Nov 1885), Loula (Jan 1888), Kate (Feb 1890), Tabitha (Jan 1892), Gertrude (Apr 1894), and Ruth (Sept 1897). Minnie, William, and Fannie are listed as born in Texas while the other children born in Indian Territory which means that the family moved into the Oklahoma Territory ca 1887.

The 1910 Federal Census for Odell Township, Marshall Co., Oklahoma, District 194 page 232A records P. W. Minter (55) with wife M. L. (45) and children William (25), Lula (22), Kate (20), Tabitha (18), Gertrude (16), Ruth (12), Paul (10), John (9), and Coleman (6).

The 1920 Federal Census for Odell Township, Marshall Co., Oklahoma, ED# 164 page 76A records Wesley P. Minter (63 - VA) with wife Martha L. (49 - TX/TN/TX) and children WilliamW. (37 - TX), Ruth C.(19 - OK), Paul C. (18 - OK), John T. (17 - OK), and Coleman C. (14 - OK).

The 1930 Federal Census for Odell Township, Marshall Co., Oklahoma, District 8, page 65A, dated April 2, records a Peyton W. Minter, born ca 1859 in Virginia. He has been married 47 years to Martha (62). Living with Peyton and Martha are 45 year old son, William, 22 year old son, Coleman, and 20 year old daughter, Ruth, all listed as born in Oklahoma. 
Minter, Peyton Wesley (I910)
10707 The following US census entries probably refers to this Anthony Minter:

1850 United States Federal Census (done on 7th to 9th September 1850): in District 94, Shelby County, Missouri, Anthony MINTER (58, farmer, born Virginia), Druannah MINTER (45, born Virginia), Columbus MINTER (23, male, farmer, born Virginia), Monroe MINTER (17, male, farmer, born Virginia), Virginia MINTER (13, female, born Virginia)Victoria MINTER (11, female, born Missouri), Elizabeth MINTER (8, female, born Missouri). Also Elisha THURMAN (57, male, shoemaker, born Virginia) and John A DAVIS (26, male, physician, born Kentucky).

1860 United States Federal Census: in Shelbina, Shelby County, Missouri, Anthony MINTER (66, physician, born Virginia), Duanna MINTER (55, born Virginia), Elizabeth MINTER (17, born Missouri). Also Elberty(?) BAKER (17, female, born Virginia).

Anthony Minter appears to have died before the 1870 census of Shelbina, Shelby County, Missouri (done on 24 June 1870). In that census 'Duane MINTER', aged 65, born Virginia, keeping house, and Anthony MINTER (25, physician, born Virginia) appeared together. Also in the same household were Milly MINTER (age uncertain, could be 8, domestic, born Missouri) and Samuel WARRINGTON (37, wagon maker, born Ohio). 
Minter, Anthony (I136)
10708 The following was copied from in June 2015:

Mabel Montgomery, a daughter of William and Nancy [Red] Montgomery, was born on April 9th 1876 in Giddings, Texas. Her family moved to Abilene in 1881; where her father become the first U.S. Postmaster.

Mabel was valedictorian of her graduating class at Abilene High School. In 1893 she was graduated from Stuart Seminary in Austin, and returned to Abilene; where she taught school for several years at Central Ward. While a student at Stuart Seminary, Mabel kept a diary¹ between 1893 and 1894. This diary is now archived at the Texas State and Archives in Austin.

On August 1st 1901, Mabel Montgomery married William Adolphus "Will" Minter, a young merchant in Abilene in 1901. This union was blessed with the following known children:
Mabel Montgomery (1903-1962)
William Dunovant (1904-1976)
John Louis "Jack" (1908-1971)

While Will Minter ran the family dry good store located at 242 Pine Street; Mabel was active in various civic organizations, and was also a member of the Shakespeare Club, the Abilene Woman's Club, the Just-Sew Club. The Minter's were members of the First Presbyterian Church; where Mabel served as historian for many years.

On the September 20th 1956, Mabel Minter departed this life in the 80th year of her age. She was laid to rest beside her beloved husband at the city cemetery in Abilene.

Estate of Mrs. Mabel M. Minter
Mrs. Minter Estate Valued at $78,003
The estate of the late Mrs. W. A (Mabel Montgomery) Minter, Jr. 80, will go to her three children according to a report filed in County probate court. The estate is worth an estimated $78,003.34 with debts of $1,884.41.

Mrs. Minter, widow of the founder of Minter's Dry Goods, died September 20th. The preliminary inheritance report was the first action taken in beginning administration of th estate. It showed she died without leaving a will. The beneficiaries are Miss Mabel Minter, 58, of 340 Beech Street, Will D. Minter, 51, of 1201 Sylva Dr., and Jack L. Minter, 48, 1411 Tanglewood. Assets of the estate were shown as real estate, stocks, bonds, notes, accounts, petty cash, certificates and deposits, jointly own properly, and person property.

Published in The Abilene Reporter-News
Abilene, Texas
Thursday, November 29, 1956
Page 19

(1) Mabel Montgomery Minter, Diary, 1893, typescript, Texas State Library and
Archives, Austin.

Family links:
Henry Montgomery (1844 - 1897)
Nancy Red Montgomery (1850 - 1943)

William Adolphus Minter (1871 - 1935)*

Mabel Montgomery Minter (1903 - 1962)*
William Dunovant Minter (1904 - 1976)*
Jack Louis Minter (1908 - 1971)*

Pearl Eva Montgomery (1878 - 1915)*
Louis Montgomery (1882 - 1941)*
Nannie Lee Montgomery (1884 - 1884)* 
MONTGOMERY, Mabel (I6681)
10709 The following was extracted from
in February 2012

Granville County, NC - Will of John Gooch, 1793


John Gooch (born c1705; died 1793) is a native of Virginia. His name is found in Caroline County surviving records, but so little detail survives that we know very little about him and his connections. In 1756, his son Joseph is recorded as having paid John Gooch's bill in the Partridge's Store Ledger in neighboring Hanover County. In 1776 his name is coupled with that of his son-in-law James Terry and his son Gideon Gooch in a bond. John's son Joseph, John, William, and Rowland are all found in the record of Amelia County, Virginia starting around 1762. They may have been followers of Presbyterian dissenters who settled in that area about that time. His daughter Annamariah and her first husband Joseph Minter settled in the 96th District of South Carolina with a group of Presbyterians and the Gooch family of Granville were also associated with the Geneva Presbyterian Church. John's wife(s) is not named in any documents. John did not purchase land in Granville, but probably settled with one of his sons, as all of them purchased large tracts of land in Granville County around the time of the American Revolution of just after. Based on his will, John had issue: Gideon Gooch (died 1800) married Mary McGeehee; Elizabeth Gooch married James Terry; Joseph Gooch (1732-1810) married 1st Rachel, 2nd Anne Marshall, and 3rd Sarah Harris; Annamariah Gooch (died 1802) married 1st Joseph Minter and 2ndly in her old age to Capt. John Williams she settled in the 96th District later Edgefield County, South Carolina; John Gooch (1737-1814) married Judith Radford, he was a miller in Amelia County and settled in Person County, NC where he died; Rowland Gooch (died 1822) married 1st Lively Thweatt and 2nd Mary Walker, Rowland settled in Orange Co., NC; William Gooch married Henrietta Maria Irby, the daughter of the Sheriff of Amelia County, they had at least two children but the fate of William is unclear.


In the name of God Amen, I John Gooch of Granville County North Carolina Being in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the mortality of the Body I have thought proper to make this my last will and testament to wit (and fact)

My will and desire is that my just debts and funeral charges and such money as is to be raised to complete the legacies hereafter mentioned in my will be paid in equal proportion by each of my children

I give unto my son Gideon Gooch my land in Caroline County in the State of Virginia which he sold & recd. The profits arising from the sale thereof with a Negro man named Jack to him and his Heirs forever

I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Terry one Negro woman named Jude and a negro Girl named Amey and their increase to her and her Heirs forever

I give unto my Son Joseph Gooch one Negro boy named Lewis and a negro girl named Oney and her increase to him and his Heirs forever

I lend to my Daughter Annamariah Minter a Negro woman named Phillis and a Girl named Rose during her natural life and after her death they and their increase to be equally divided between all there children which slaves I give unto them & there Heirs forever

I give unto my Son John Gooch a Negro man named Ben and a negro Man named Frank and where there is dispute in the wright of the sd. Ben my will is that my son John shall be paid out of my estate all costs that he is at in suporting the wright of the sd. Ben and seventy pounds Virginia Currancy in case he looses him which said Negros &c I give to him and his heirs forever

I give unto my Son Rowland Gooch one Negro man named Martin and Sixty pounds fourteen Shillings Virginia Currency which be the sd. Rowland [illegible] of the hands of my Son Joseph Gooch which sd. [illegible] and money I give unto him and his heirs forever

I give unto my sons Joseph and John Gooch two Negroes Jeriah and her son Martin to them and there Heirs and assigns in Trust for the following uses. That is to say that they the sd. Joseph and John Gooch or their survivors shall furnish from year to year my son William Gooch during his life as much provisions or money the sd. Negroes and their increase shall reasonable be worth or permit the said Wm. To have the use of the aforesaid Negroes and their increase to assist in supporting his family during his life or they or there survivors of them shall that [illegible] for the interest of my sd. Son William and if both of my said sons shall die in the lifetime of my son Wm then there heirs or assigns to have full power to execute this trust and also at the death of my son Wm. and his present wife the sd. Joseph & John or there survivors or there Heirs &c or assigns shall cause the said Negroes with there increase to be equally divided between the Children of the sd. Wm but if any of the sd. Children should die in the lifetime of there Father Wm. leaving Issue then such Issue to have what he parent would have been intitled to and whereas the above wench Jeriah is become barren and will not be of so much value to the Children of the above sd. Wm Gooch therefore it is my desire after my death that my son Joseph & John Gooch they or there Heirs &c shall sell the same Jeriah for the best price they can get and layout the money in a young breeding wench or two young girls which they may think will be most to the advantage to the above sd. Children and the sd. Negroes give to my sons Joseph & John Gooch in trust for the Children of my son Wm in the manner I gave Jeriah which sd. Negroes I give to the sd. Joseph & John in Trust fot he use of the sd. Children and there Heirs forever

My will is that my stock and furniture be equally divided after my death between six of my children to wit Elizabeth Terry, Joseph Gooch, Annamariah Minter now Williams, John Gooch, Rowland Gooch & William Gooch. Also I appoint and constitute and ordain my sons Joseph & John Gooch my Executors of this my last Will & Testament Hereby Revoking and desannulling all other Wills as heretofore made. In Witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty five.

Signed & acknowledged John Gooch "his mark" seal
In the presence of
Daniel Gooch
William Gooch
James Terry
John Gooch
Granville County Nov. Session AD 1793
The execution of this the last will and testament of John Gooch deceased was duly proved in open court by the oath of Daniel Gooch & William Gooch two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on Motion ordered to be Recorded Then came Joseph Gooch and qualified as Executor an order to Law.

GOOCH, John (I238)
10710 The following was found by James Earley in The Surrey Advertiser of Saturday July 6 1940:
"Police Supt. H Minter of the Leatherhead --- Division, and Mrs Minter have been officially notified that their second son, -- Dennis Henry Minter, The Queen's Royal Regiment, who was with the B.E.F in France, is missing. He went into action on May 21st or 24th, and has not been heard of since. Supt. and Mrs Minter, who live at 83 Copthorne-road, Leatherhead, will be grateful to hear from any of their son's colleagues who may be able to give information about him. Before he was called up for service in January, Pte Minter, who is 20, was employed at the Hack--- Works, Hersham, as a draughtsman."

Dennis appears in the 2004 and 2007 Electoral Rolls.

October 2012: according to son Michael, Dennis is still alive and was an infantryman captured at Dunkirk. He remained a prisoner almost until the end of war and experienced the infamous long march from Poland. 
Minter, Dennis Henry (I27)
10711 The following was provided by Judith Kinnear in January 2007.

George Herbert's birth was attended by a doctor, Dr Boyd, and a nurse, Annie Bennett. This birth
was registered by the mother on 24 June 1867.

As an 8-year-old, George Herbert was admitted to Gravel Street School in Sandhurst.

George Herbert, aged 13, died accidentally in McIvor Road at about 5 o'clock on 21 November, 1880, as a result of an accidental kick by a horse that impacted on his chest over his heart (d#11261). A coronial inquest was held into George Herbert's death on 23 November 1880 at the Royal Oak Hotel, Back Creek, Sandhurst.

Two boys, 13-year-old George Herbert and 14-year old William Riley (the brother of Mary Ann nee Riley who was then married to James Minter II, the oldest surviving brother of George Herbert) had gone to fetch a horse belonging to George 's father from a paddock on the McIvor Road. The accident occurred near the Travellers Rest Hotel, and afterwards, the boy's body was taken to the parents' home in Sheepwash Road.

In his statement to the coroner, William described what happened to George Herbert:
'I got on to the horse's back without a saddle, bridle or halter of any kind and the deceased seized him by the tail. The horse commenced to trot and I was afraid to ride him and got off. We came a little further on and both of us took hold of the horse's tail when the animal kicked out and struck the deceased on the chest. He fell on his back - he got up and placed his hands on his chest and ran towards me crying "Oh Lee! Lee!" (which is my nickname). He then fell again. In two or three minutes, Mr Craike came up with a buggy and the deceased immediately expired. I have known the horse for some time. He is a very quiet animal and I have ridden him before'.

A report of this accident appeared in the Bendigo Advertiser of 23 Nov 1880 as follows:

- An inquest was held last evening by Mr. Strickland at the Royal Oak Hotel, Back Creek, upon the body of the lad George Herbert Minter, who was killed on Sunday evening on the McIvor Road through being kicked by a horse. The particulars elicited were precisely similar to those published yesterday. The
horse, which was supposed to be a very quiet one, kicked out when the deceased and another boy caught it by the tail. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. 
Minter, George Herbert (I324)
10712 The following was provided by Judith Kinnear in January 2007.

On 31 August 1880 at the age of 19 years, Elizabeth married 21-year old Alfred Gibson at St Paul's Church of England, Sandhurst. Elizabeth was courted by Alfred for about ten (10) months before their marriage (Source: Divorce affidavit)

Alfred Gibson was the son of Edward Gibson and Elizabeth Sawyers, and like his father, was a furniture dealer. After the death of his father on about 27 Sept 1879, Alfred Gibson had inherited property and money. His annual income was estimated at about two hundred and fifty pounds and would have been "very much more if he attended to his business and were not of such drunken and dissolute habits" (Source: Petition for Alimony dated 23 Sept 1882 and served on Alfred Gibson on 25 Sept 1882)

Initially the marriage was a happy one, but soon after moving to their own house, Alfred became violent towards Elizabeth. In February 1881, Elizabeth issued a summons against her husband for assault. The summons was returnable on 7 Feb, but Elizabeth did not appear because her husband expressed regret and promised to behave better in the future. She returned to live with him on
several occasions based on his promises of reform. Later, Elizabeth issued another summons heard in the Court of Petty Sessions at Sandhurst, on 28 March 1881, and Alfred Gibson was fined twenty shillings in addition to costs of twenty-three shillings and sixpence.

Because of continuing violence, drunkenness and adulterous behaviour by her husband, Elizabeth began divorce proceedings. Her sworn statement was made on 22 Aug 1882 and the Cause for Hearing was set down before the full Court without a Jury at the Supreme Court House, La Trobe St, Melbourne on 12 Dec 1882. Although Alfred Gibson had been served with a summons to appear, he did not appear apparently having left the colony. Elizabeth gained a divorce on grounds of adultery and cruelty, with the absolute decree being granted in December 1882. (Divorce Index Victoria 1861-1900: Reference 1861-84/491: Series 283, Unit no. 42). She also received alimony.

Obtaining a divorce was not easy. To obtain a divorce under the provisions of this 1861 Victorian Act, women had to have more substantial reasons for divorce than men. When Elizabeth Gibson nee Minter obtained her divorce in December 1882, it was under the provisions of this discriminatory 1861 Act, later amended (1889).

On 12 Jan 1897, Elizabeth re-married according to the rites of the Wesleyan Church. Her second husband was a 42-year-old widower, Thomas Robertson, born in Perthshire, Scotland. Thomas, a Post Office employee, had been widowed on 30 August 1894 and had four surviving children. Elizabeth had no children and she died at 10 Tivoli Road, South Yarra on 2 August 1900 when she was just 39 years old. The cause of her death was 'Sulfingo filioritis Meningitis'. 
Minter, Elizabeth (I321)
10713 The following was provided by Judith Kinnear in January 2007:

John was born on 14 April 1859 in Ballarat (b# 11105). His birth was registered on 4 July 1859 in Melbourne by his mother, Sarah. The certificate shows that no one was in attendance at the birth.

John married Emma Lammas on 7 August 1878 according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church. The marriage certificate gives John's age as 21, but he was in fact only 19 years old. He is identified on various certificates as a wood carter. In his spare time, he was also a cyclist of local note.

Emma Lammas is listed on the marriage certificate as the 18 years old daughter of Leonard Lammas and Phoebe Lammas nee Punchard. The witnesses to this marriage were James Minter and Mary Ann Minter, the groom's eldest brother and sister-in-law, and my [Judith Kinnear's] maternal great grandparents. (On her death certificate, however, Emma is listed as the daughter of Leonard Lammas Brock and Phoebe Lammas Brock, former name unknown. What was the source of the Brock?)

In the period 1891-1893, John and Emma Minter were living at 152 Bridge Street in Bendigo. John appears in the Bendigo Directory of 1891 as: Minter, John, carter, Bridge-st.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1903 for Bendigo, Sandhurst East, Victoria includes:
John Minter, Bridge Street, Bendigo, contractor
Emma Minter, Bridge Street, Bendigo, home duties

1909 Electoral Roll, Sandhurst East, Bendigo, Victoria:
John Minter, Bridge Street, Bendigo, contractor
Emma Minter, Bridge Street, Bendigo, home duties
Ethel Minter, Bridge Street, Bendigo, home duties
George Herbert, Bridge Street, Bendigo, carter.

1914 Electoral Roll, Sandhurst East, Bendigo, Victoria:
John Minter, 152 Bridge Street, Bendigo, contractor
Ethel Minter, Bridge Street, Bendigo, home duties [daughter]
[John's wife Emma had died in 1910].

1919 Electoral Roll, Sandhurst East, Bendigo, Victoria:
John Minter, 152 Bridge Street, Bendigo, contractor
William John Minter, 152 Bridge Street, Bendigo, temp. postal emp. [? listed twice - see William John's Notes]
Mary Minter, 152 Bridge Street, Bendigo, home duties [it's not clear who Mary was].

1924 Electoral Roll, Sandhurst East, Bendigo, Victoria:
John Minter, 152 Bridge Street, Bendigo, contractor
Mary Minter, 152 Bridge Street, Bendigo, home duties [it's not clear who Mary was].

John Minter died at (152?) Bridge Street in Bendigo on 3 Aug 1924 at the age of 65 years (#8312). His death was due to cerebral thrombosis, cerebral softening, haemorrhage and heart failure. The informant for his death was his oldest son, G H Minter of Alma St, Murrumbeena, who was present at his father's death. John Minter was buried at White Hills Cemetery in the Church of England section in
the same grave as his wife. A headstone identifies Emma and John Minter as buried there, but none of their three infant children.
He died intestate, a widower, leaving no real estate but personal property not exceeding £201.6.8 in value. He was survived by his children, Phoebe Emma MORCOM, Rosetta CORR, George Herbert MINTER, Ethel May LYNCH and William John MINTER, 'his only surviving next of kin entitled by law to share in his property'. George Herbert (of Alma Street, Murrumbeena, a slate roof tiler, the elder son) sought Letters of Administration of his father's estate 
Minter, John (I320)
10714 The following was provided by Penny Minter, February 2010:

Ottawa Journal, Tuesday, March 2, 1976, p. 33
MINTER, Ella S.G. -- In hospital on Monday, March 1, 1976, Ella S.G. Minter, of 550 Minto Place, Rockcliffe Park, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Minter and dear sister of Mildred and George of Ottawa. Resting at Hulse and Playfair Central Chapel, 315 McLeod St. Service at St. Bartholomews Anglican Church, McKay St. Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment Beechwood cemetery. Friends desiring to send a memorial tribute may donate to the charity of one's choice.

Minter, Ella Susie G (I141)
10715 The following was provided by Ron Carter in December 2016. It was originally printed in the Hickory Daily Record, Hickory North Carolina (approx 11 September 1995):


CONOVER, N.C. - Harold Lee "Doc" Carter, 65, of Lee Cline Road, Conover, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 1995, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.

Born Oct. 5, 1929, in Martinsville, Va., he was a son of Kate Minter Carter and the late LeRoy Carter. He was a truck driver for Hickory Chair and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Barbara Jean Martin Carter of Conover; a daughter, Peggy J. Rufty of Hickory; a son, Ronnie L. Carter of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Barbara White of Martinsville; two brothers, Doug Carter and Roy Carter, both of Martinsville, and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2p.m. today at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home chapel in Newton. The Rev. John McMahan will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 352 2nd St., Hickory , N.C. 28601. 
CARTER, Harold Lee "Doc" (I480)
10716 The following was supplied by Stephen Hunsley (it comes from the U.S., Adjutant General Military Records, 1631-1976 at Ancestry):
Name: Lindell Admiral Hunsley
Navy #: 1,713,680
Registrant: yes, Middlesex county, Mass.
Birth Place: Edinburg, Ill.
Birth Date: 10 Apr 1897
Parent's Origin: of American parents
Occupation: chauffeur
Comment: enlisted in the Navy at Boston, Mass., on Aug. 17, 1918; served at Naval Training Camp, Gulfport, Miss., to Nov. 11, 1918. Grade: Landsman Machinist's Mate, Aviation, 149 days. Relieved from active duty at Gulfport, Miss., on Dec. 31, 1918, as a Landsman Machinist's Mate, Aviation.

1920 US Federal Census: in Watertown, Middlesex Counrt, Massachusetts (both HUNSLEY), Lindell A (head, 22, born Illinois, machinist helper, US Arsenal) and Ruth (wife, 22, born Pennsylvania). Also 2 roomers William JACKSON (21) and Irving L ANDREWS (24).

1930 US Federal Census: in Watertown, Middlesex Counrt, Massachusetts (all HUNSLEY), Lindell (head, 33, married at 20, born Illinois, machinist, bakery), Ruth (wife, 33, married at 20, born Pennsylvania), Doris (daughter, 9, born Massachusetts) and Lindell Jr. (son, 1 year 2 months, born Massachusetts).

1940 US Federal Census: in Edinburg, Christian County, Illinois (all HUNSLEY), Lindel (head, 43, works in court house in Taylorville), Ruth (wife, 41, born Ohio) and Lindel Jr (son, 10).
HUNSLEY, Lindell Admiral (I704)
10717 The following was supplied by Stephen Hunsley, April 2015:

«i»Originally printed on May 14, 2010 in the Grimsby and Scunthorpe Telegraph.«/i»
BINNS Audrey (nee Hunsley) Suddenly but peacefully on 10th May 2010 at Scunthorpe General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Audrey aged 87 years, wife of the late Eric, loving mum of Malcolm, Sue and Jo, dear mother-in-law of Sheila, Graham and Steve, loving grandma and great-grandma and dear friend to many. Would friends please meet at Woodlands Crematorium, Scunthorpe on Wednesday 19th May 2010 at 2.00pm for service and committal. Family flowers only please but donations if desired may be sent for "Pink Rose Suite" of Diana Princess of Wales Hospital c/o J. Naylor Funeral Directors, Comforts Avenue, Scunthorpe.

HUNSLEY, Audrey C (I1683)
10718 The following was supplied by Stephen Hunsley:

Obituary: The Star Press Feb 1, 2004
Hunsley, Lyle W.
January 31, 2004
Lyle W. Hunsley, 88, of Indianapolis, formerly of Mishawaka, died Friday, January 30, 2004 at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove. He was born November 27, 1915 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. His parents were Glenn W. and Faye O. (King) Hunsley. He married Flora Moore Hunsley on April 13, 1947. She preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Rev. Lindell E. (Janice) Hunsley of Statham, GA, Rev. Ellery (Regina) Hunsley of Indianapolis; two daughters, Linda (Roy) Carroll, Karol A. (William) Griffin, all of Mishawaka; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan Hunsley. Mr. Hunsley retired from Proof Co-Essex Wire Co. in Goshen as a Security Guard in 1980 after 23 years of service. He was a member of Indianapolis Baptist Temple and previous member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in South Bend and the Twin City Baptist Church in Mishawaka. Rev. Greg A. Dixon will conduct a service at 11 a.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola, IN. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home, State Road 135 Chapel, Greenwood and from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Baptist Temple, P.O. Box 11, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or to the Highway Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 266, Bogart, GA 30622.
HUNSLEY, Lyle W (I697)
10719 The following was written by Gail Gniewosz and explains how convicts fit into the Australian family tree.

Martin George Minter (1838-1923) married Rosanna Devlin, illigitimate daughter of William Small ( 1828-1905) and Margaret Devlin (Irish Orphan Scheme).
(Interestingly,'s collection Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980 gives the name of the mother of Martin & Rosannah's son Ernest Minter as Rose Ann KERRISON.

William Small's parents were Thomas Small (1788-1863) and Priscilla Mason Squire (1792-1862).

Thomas Small was the son of John Small (1761-1850). He was on the First Fleeter. Arrived on the Charlotte 1788. His mother was Mary Parker (1758-1824). First Fleet also. Arrived on the Lady Penrhyn.

Priscilla Mason Squire was the daughter of James Squire 1754-1822). First Fleet. Arrived on the Friendship/Charlotte. And Elizabeth Mason (1759-1809). She arrived on the ship Mary Ann (3rd Fleet). Priscilla Mason Squire had previously been married to a Arthur Devlin - a political prisoner from Ireland. There could have been some relationship between Margaret Devlin and Arthur Devlin but we don't know. Margaret and her sister worked for Thomas and Priscilla Small.

The Small family became wealthy farmers in the Kempsey district - they were the first cedar getters and sailed the first ship up the Clarence river. William Small married a young lady shortly before Rosanna's birth. Margaret Devlin was taken to a home in Sydney by the Irish Orphan Assoc to give birth, meanwhile William Small married a girl from the "Upper Class". Margaret was paid 50 pound to cover her costs in Sydney. She had previously had a son to this William Small but the child died shortly after birth in an orphanage in Sydney. 
DEVLIN, Rosannah (I2272)
10720 The following was written in May 2014 by Leslie's son Daryl:
"Details are a little sketchy but I think they [Leslie and first wife Marjorie] owned a pub together. By the time he got back from the war she was with another man and they never got back together. There should be divorce/annulment records around 1945.

I am uncertain as to when he [Leslie] came to Australia but I know he paid his own passage (i.e. not on any assisted scheme because he would have had to wait 6 months for the next boat and he thought he might change his mind in that time.)

I have a postcard sent to him at "Merry Hills Hotel" Bramley Road, Southgate N.14, London England stamped 29/7/ 1951.
And another sent to 92 Westbourne Gve, Northcote N.16, Melbourne Victoria Australia dated 6/9/52.

I take it from these that his passage to Australia was somewhere in that 14 months.

At one stage he boarded with my mother's [Moira's] parents and they took the train together to work. They were married November 8, 1958.

He died at home 64 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East, Victoria, Australia on 10 March 1984 from cancer."

Australian Electoral Roll, 1954 for Hawthorn, Yarra, Victoria includes at 20 Evansdale Road:
Leslie Henry Minter, technician.

1958 Electoral Roll for Mitcham, La Trobe, Victoria, at 20 Koonung Street, Nunawading:
Leslie Henry Minter, clerk.

1963 Electoral Roll for Mitcham, La Trobe, Victoria, at 22 Koroit Street, Nunawading:
Leslie Henry Minter, clerk
Moira Margaret Minter, stenographer. [evidently Leslie re-married]

1968 Electoral Roll for Blackburn, Deakin, Victoria, at 22 Koroit Street, Nunawading:
Leslie Henry Minter, clerk
Moira Margaret Minter, stenographer.

1972, 1977 Electoral Rolls for Blackburn North, Deakin, Victoria, at 22 Koroit Street, Nunawading 3131:
Leslie Henry Minter, clerk
Moira Margaret Minter, stenographer.
Also listed in 1977 for Blacburn North, Nanawading, same details.

1980 Electoral Roll for Tunstall, Casey, Victoria, at 64 Blacburn Road, Dcstr:
Leslie Henry Minter, retired
Moira Margaret Minter, retired
Amanda Moira Minter, student [presumably daughter]. 
Minter, Leslie Henry (I1432)
10721 The following web address indicates that Harry was in Canada in 1914:
The record is of Attestation papers on joining the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force on 26 October 1914:
Name: Harry Minter, Birthplace: Herne Bay, Kent, England, Next of kin: John Minter, 11 Sunnyside, Herne Bay, Kent, Eng., Date of birth: 10 June 1890, Occupation: plumber, Married: no, Previous military service: East Kent Regiment, Age: 22 years 5 months, Height: 5ft 8 ins, Chest 36 ins, range of expansion 2 ins, Compexion: fair, Eyes: blue, Hair: brown, Religion: Church of England.

It's possible that Harry returned to England and married in Q3 1915, Hannah E DAY (Hertford 3a/2199) but we have no positive confirmation. Almost certainly not - see below.

March 2012: email contact from Debbie Minter Enstedt in Canada.
Following on from the above, I found a Public Member Tree at ancestry owned by Denstedt1, who is surely Debbie. This tree shows Harry marrying and having one child, Ronald Harrison Minter, who married and had 4 children whose names are shown in Debbie's tree as Private. 
Minter, Harry (I1426)
10722 The following «u»may«/u» refer to this person but see entry below re appearance in The World Book of Minters c. 1992.
Australian Electoral Roll, 1980 for Dundas, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia includes at 20 Saltbush Road, Kambalda W:
Barry William Minter, miner
Christine Mary Minter, home duties.
Also listed for 1980 for Yilgarn, Kalgoorlie at Lot/34 Lennenbury Street:
Barry William Minter, miner
Christine Mary Minter, home duties.

Appeared in The World Book of Minters c. 1992, at 71 Edgar Street, Frederickton, NSW. 
Minter, Barry William (I4813)
10723 The following, from the National Archives of Australia, suggest that Albert was in Australia and enlisted there:
MINTER Albert James : Service Number - 12881 : Place of Birth - London England : Place of Enlistment - Sydney NSW : Next of Kin - (Mother) MINTER Martha.

Records relating to Albert's WW1 service in the Australian Imperial Force can be found at the National Archives of Australia.

1939 Register: at "Canberra" Cute Park, Bristol C.B., Gloucestershire
Albert J Minter born 28 May 1888 Commercial Traveller Married
Nancy M Minter born 24 Aug 1898 Unpaid Domestic Duties Married
Francis P Minter 31 Aug 1924 At School Single
Fanny A Tripe 03 Jul 1867 Unpaid Domestic Duties Widowed
Maurice Young 11 Dec 1916 Air Traffic Control Officer Air Ministry Married

Probate Oxford 9 Jun 1980 £39,638. 
Minter, Albert James (I149)
10724 The following, from the Sydney Morning Herald 28 September 1929 probably relates:
CASINO, Friday.
A fire which broke out In the residence of Sid Minter, at Doubtful Creek, last night, destroyed his residence and butcher's shop, also the bakery of Moss Bros., who lost flour valued at £200.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1930 for Kyogle, Richmond, NSW includes at Wiamgarie:
Sidney Ellis Minter, butcher.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1933 for Kyogle, Richmond, NSW includes at Lynch's Creek:
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1936 for Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales includes at 60 Mayfield Street, Cessnock:
Sidney Ellis Minter, labourer
Marrian Edith Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1937 for Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales includes at 60 Mayfield Street, Cessnock:
Sidney Ellis Minter, labourer
Marrian Edith Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1943 for Woodburn, Richmond, New South Wales includes at Wardell:
Sidney Ellis Minter, slaughterman
Marrain Edith Minter, h.d.
Another entry for Marrain Edith Minter for Kyogle, Richmond, NSW, at Wiangarie, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1949 for Widgee, Fisher, Queensland includes at Pomona:
Sidney Ellis Minter, no occupation stated
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1954 for Nambour, Fisher, Queensland includes at Bruce Highway, Kulangoor:
Sidney Ellis Minter, slaughterman
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1958 for Nambour, Fisher, Queensland includes at Crescent Road, Eumundi:
Sidney Ellis Minter, slaughterman
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1963 for Nambour, Fisher, Queensland includes at Kenilworth Road, Eumundi:
Sidney Ellis Minter, labourer
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties.
A second 1963 entry for Nambour has, at 26 Mount Pleasant Road, Nambour:
Sidney Ellis Minter, labourer
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1968 for Nambour, Fisher, Queensland includes at Kenilworth Road, Eumundi:
Sidney Ellis Minter, labourer
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1972 for Margate, Petrie, Queensland includes at 30 Bradley Road, Clontarf:
Sidney Ellis Minter, no occupation shown
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties
Elaine Joan Minter, clerk.

Australian Electoral Roll, 1977 for Margate, Petrie, Queensland includes at 30 Bradley Road, Clontarf 4019:
Sidney Ellis Minter, no occupation shown
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties
Elaine Joan Minter, clerk
Anne Narelle Minter, clerical assistant
Christopher Martin Minter, clerk.
There are two listings like this.

Sidney died in 1979:
Australian Electoral Roll, 1980 for Margate, Petrie, Queensland includes at 30 Bradley Road, Clontarf:
Marrain Edith Minter, home duties
Elaine Joan Minter, clerk.
Appearing on a different page but at the same address:
Anne Narelle Minter, beauty therapist. 
Minter, Sidney Ellis (I3335)
10725 The forename appears clearly in the marriage register as Richardson but the registration of the death of Richard at age 42 in Q4 1860 almost certainly refers to this person. BUNN, Richardson (I1564)
10726 The gravestone in Woodbridge Municipal Cemetery is in the form of a book. On the left it reads:
"In loving memory of a dear wife and mother Maggie Minter who passed away 11th October 1977 aged 65 years"
On the right:
"Also of a dear husband and father Mick Minter who passed away 7th December 1992 aged 80 years"
Mick was presumably Nathan's nickname. 
Minter, Nathan (I86)
10727 The gravestone inscription is 'Mother of Harley Jr., and Frank Minter', according to HALE, Frankie Douglas (I3467)
10728 The Heather Holland Family Tree. at shows Heman and Lean with 5 children, 4 girls, including Barbara Jean and Susan Jane, and 1 boy. Minter, Heman Earl (I6960)
10729 THE HENRY BULLETIN, Martinsville, Va., Tue., April 21, 1931, p. 6, col. 1. Funeral services for the late J. F. Eggleston, who died Saturday at his home here, were conducted from the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon by Elder Wilson of Danville and Elder D. P. Helms of Bassett. Interment was made in the Bassett cemetery. The active pall bearers were John Hawkins, Sam Johnson, Charlie Eggleston, Joe Minter and Russell Johnson. The decease, who was 72 years of age, had been in declining health for a number of years, and his death, which was due to a complication of diseases, was not entirely unexpected. He was a native and lifelong resident of this community, where he was held in the highest esteem by his many friends. Surviving are his widow, who was Miss Mary Lacy of the Oak Level neighborhood, two sons, J. A. Eggleston of Bassett, and Frank M. Eggleston of Danville: two daughters, Mrs. Ezra Tuttle of Winston-Salem, and Mrs. G. S. Nunn of West Virginia: a brother, N. B. Eggleston, of Lexington, N.C., and four sisters, Mrs. John Bowles of Pearsiburg; Mrs. George Minter and Mrs. John Winn of Martinsville, and Mrs. Martha Shumate of Leaksville, besides a number of nieces and nephews. Among the relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Thompson and Mrs. R. D. Hurd, all of Roanoke.
A tribute written "written by a son" appeared in the paper dated 4/21/1931, p. 6, col. 3, and added that he was married in 1880 to Mary J. Lacy.
[Ref. FOLLOW THE PERIWINKLE, VOL. II, p. 122, Bassett Cemetery, Bassett, Va.: John F. Eggleton (notice difference in spelling), 12/14/1858 - 4/18/1931; Mary Jane Lacy Eggleton, 11/6/1862 - 5/16/1946.
Ref. Anne Vestal-Miller: THE MARRIAGE REGISTER OF HENRY COUNTY VIRGINIA, VOL. II, 1879-1893, pp. 10-11, #95, 3 Nov. 1880: Jno. F. Eggleton, 22, Single, B. Henry Co., Son of Jno. A. & B. Eggleton, married Mary Lacy, 18, Single, B. Henry Co., Dau. of F. & N. Lacy]. 
EGGLESTON, John Francis "Johnny" (I61)
10730 The identity of George as the senior member of this group was established in February 2011 by Cliff Minter.

George's date of birth is a guess based on the idea that he would have been, say, 25 when his first son was baptised. He was buried in 1657: ' Mintor an old man of Ellmstoan Coort but formarly of Ash was buryed in Ash'. If he was indeed born about 1577 he'd have been 80 when he died.

George was a sideman at Ash next Sandwich during 1617. He held 5 acres of marsh land in the Kent parish of Chislet in 1630. He gave bond as a yeoman of Ash, Kent on 1 October 1635 at the issue of the license for marriage of Henry Minter (his son) at St Mary Magdalene, Canterbury.

The name of George's wife hasn't been found by Cliff Minter. The Ash Family Reconstitution Forms supplied by Cally Schneider in December 2012 have George marrying Ellener or Helene (surname not given) in about 1602, but this has not been otherwise verified.

The Ash Family Reconstitution Forms include the following comments. It's not clear what some of the comments mean.
- M name not given on any of the childrens' baptism entries.
- George was bondsman for marriage for son Henry. [This confirms the statement contained in paragraph 1 above].
- Henry and (second) son George: 1642/protestation
- Wife: Canterbury Consistory Court J.J.20.81/excom
- George: Canterbury Consistory Court J.J.39.179
- George: Churchwarden's accounts/1625/27acres and tenement/1635/nil
- George:Churchwarden's accounts/Hoden/1640/37acres/1645/24acres/1649/25acres/1653/nil.
- George at burial "formerly of Ash"
- Wife Helen Ellener/Canterbury Cathedral Archives X.11.15.f97v.f139/25.May.1616/deposition/test David Hole
Minter, George (I33)
10731 The identity of Rees' wife is not certain. It is likely that Rees married Ann in Q3 1843 but there were 3 Anns married in that quarter, Harris, Thomas and Lewis. A search of the 1841 census suggests it was Ann Thomas who married Rees - an Ann Thomas aged 20 (+/- 5) was living with her parents in Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, the place of Ann's birth according to later censuses..

1851 census: in Bryn Sion Street, Dowlais, Glamorganshire (all ROBERTS), Rees (head, 32, shoemaker, born Llangadog, Carmarthenshire), Ann (wife, 25, born Lanboidy, Carmarthenshire), Gwenllion (daughter, 6, at home, born Merthyr, Glamorgan) and Genett (daughter, 4 months, born Merthyr, Glamorgan).

1861 census: at 34 Bryn Sion Street, Dowlais, Glamorganshire (all ROBERTS), Rees (head, 43, shoemaker, born Tangatoc(?), Carmarthenshire), Ann (wife, 36, born Lanboydy, Carmarthenshire), Elizabeth (daughter, 8, scholar, born Dowlais, Glamorganshire), Abigail (daughter, 6, born Dowlais, Glamorganshire) and David (son, 1, born Dowlais, Glamorganshire).

1871 census: at 34 Bryn Sion Street, Dowlais, Glamorganshire (all ROBERTS), Rees (head, 50, shoemaker, born Llangadock, Carmarthenshire), Ann (wife, 45, born Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire), David (son, 11, scholar, born Dowlais, Glamorganshire), Simon J (son, 6, scholar, born Dowlais, Glamorganshire) and Abigail (daughter, 3, born Dowlais, Glamorganshire).

1881 census: at 34 Bryn Sion Street, Dowlais, Glamorganshire (all ROBERTS), Rees (head, 61, shoemaker, born Llangadock, Carmarthenshire), Ann (wife, 57, born Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire), David (son, 21, collier, born Dowlais, Glamorganshire), Simon (son, 16, collier, born Dowlais, Glamorganshire) and Abigail (daughter, 13, scholar, born Dowlais, Glamorganshire). 
ROBERTS, Rees (I479)
10732 The identity of Rosie's father isn't known and I haven't found any details of her birth or baptism. In the 1881 census she was identified as the adopted child of Sarah SIMMONS/MINTER/KNIGHT. KNIGHT, Rosie Sarah (I1086)
10733 The identity of Thomas's wife is unknown. They appear to have had two children in Little Horkesley and one in West Bergholt. PEACHEY, Thomas (I2844)
10734 The identity of Thomas's wife isn't known for sure. She may have been Elizabeth SURRIDGE: a marriage between Thomas Minter (bachelor of this parish) and Elizabeth Surridge (spinster of this parish) took place at St Paul, Shadwell on 17 May 1809. The register entry appears on the London Metropolitan Archive at and bears Thomas's signature. An 1809 marriage would be just right for the 1810 birth of Thomas Henry Dickerson Minter, Thomas & Elizabeth's supposed first child, and the church is in roughly the right place.
An Elizabeth SURRIDGE, 23 days old, was baptised at St Dunstan, Stepney on 27 August 1786, father Edward of Poplar, waterman, mother Elizabeth. This might have been the Elizabeth who married in 1809. The birth year, 1786, compares well with the age of Elizabeth Minter as shown in the censuses below.

1841 census: in Church Street, St Nicholas Deptford, Greenwich, Kent, Thomas (55, shipwright), Elizabeth (55), Robert (25, waterman), David (25, waterman), Henry (20, carpenter), Charlotte (19) and Elizabeth (14). All born in Kent.

1851 census: at 9 Queen Elizabeth College, Greenwich, Thomas (66, almsperson - shipwright, born St Lawrence, Kent, noted as being deaf) and Elizabeth (65, born Deptford, Kent).

1861 census: still in Queen Elizabeth College, Greenwich Road, Greenwich, Thomas (76, formerly boat builder, born Isle of Thanet, Kent, noted as being deaf.) and Elizabeth (76, born Deptford, Kent).

Both died in the 1860s.

November 2010: Bob Gamble contacted the at Draper's Hall to see if the records of Queen Elizabeth College in Greenwich held any reference to Thomas Minter and his wife Elizabeth. He received the following reply:
"Dear Mr Gamble
Thank you for your enquiry concerning your ancestors Thomas and Elizabeth Minter. The principal extant source of information about residents at the almshouse for the period in question are the minutes of the Court of Wardens, the Company's committee responsible for the almshouses. Within these I have traced the following:

21 November 1850 Court of Wardens minute - Thomas (and his wife though this was not minuted) Minter was admitted to Queen Elizabeth's College on the presentation of the Parish of Deptford one of the parishes who were authorised to present people for admission.
28 July 1868 Court of Wardens minute - Thomas Minter had died (date not given and it is not stated what happened to his widow though she did not remain at the almshouse).

I have attached a brief history of the almshouses for your information.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries.

Yours sincerely

Miss Penelope Fussell

The Drapers' Company
Drapers' Hall
Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DQ"

The 1851 and 1861 entries are believed to relate to this couple and point to Thomas being a member of the Whitstable Minters. May 2006: Cliff Minter agrees, so what was originally the Charlton family has been merged with the Whitstable Minters.

February 2007: the inclusion of Thomas Henry Dickenson Minter (1810) and John Minter (1813) as the first two sons of Thomas and Elizabeth is speculative and may turn out to be incorrect. The justification for including them is outlined in their individual Notes. 
Minter, Thomas (I33)
10735 The identity of Walter Minter hasn't been firmly established (no record of his birth has been found). It's possible that he was the illegitimate son of Rebekah THROWER, who appeared in the 1891 census but hasn't been found subsequently. It seems likely that Walter was he who married in 1926, giving his age as 23 (which would tie up with his being 3 in 1911 - see 1911 census for grandfather), and his father's name as 'Minter (deceased)'. For the time being it is being assumed that Walter was Rebekah's son but if more evidence comes to light it may be necessary to change this assumption.

1939 Register: at Hall Farm Cottage, St Faith's and Aylsham R.D., Norfolk
Minter, Walter born 21 May 1902, married, cowman
Minter, Mildred M born 25 Sep 1906, married, unpaid domestic duties
Minter, George W born 27 Jun 1931, at school
--- 2 closed records --- (it's unclear which family these belong with)

Administration Ipswich 23 Jan 1974 £543. 
Minter, Walter (I711)
10736 The IGI gives Frederick's second name as William but Cliff Minter has consulted the original Parish Register for St Andrew Canterbury which confirms that the second name was VILLIERS.

1861 census: at 1 Stockwell Grove, St Mary Lambeth, London, Frederick (32, milkman) and Ellen (28).

1871 census: Frederick was staying with his brother Geary at Cannon Court, Fetcham, Surrey. Ellen, age shown as 25!, was head of a one-person household (among others) at 8 Sussex Place, Priory Grove, Lambeth. Their daughter Ellen (10) was staying with her uncle Filmer and aunt Lydia in Wood Street, Walthamstow.

From Jon Cochrane, email October 2009. Jon has obtained copies of court records which show that Frederick appeared in court twice, charged with embezzlement. On 5 June 1871 at the Adjourned General Quarter Session of the Peace at Newington his trial was postponed until the next session and he was bailed. On 27 June 1871at the General Quarter Session of the Peace at Guildford he was sentenced to twelve calendar months hard labour and ordered to pay £10 costs.

Listed in Post Office Directory, 1880 as Frederick Villiers Minter, cowkeeper, Beal Street, North Plaistow.

1881 census (indexed under WINTER): at 1 Beale Street N, West Ham, London, Frederick (43, dairyman) and Ellen (42), together with their married daughter Ellen (19) and her husband William Henry MALTWOOD (19, plumber).

Listed in Kelly's Directory of Essex, Hertfordshire & Middlesex, 1886 as Frederick V Minter, dairyman, Beale Street, North Plaistow, London E.

1891 census: at 53 Redhill Street, St Pancras, London, Frederick (54, dairyman) and wife Rosina (37) plus step-daughter Lilly BOWLEY (6, born Poplar, London). There is no sign of Frederick's second marriage having been registered *. Lily Annie A BOWLEY's birth was registered at Poplar in Q1 1885 (1c/657); in 1901 she was living (16, cartridge stabbing) with her uncle Benjamin MOORE (34, born Greenwich) and his wife at 54 Selcroft Road, Greenwich.
Rosina's daughter Rosina (17) was a kitchen maid at Marston House Convalescent Home, Cheriton, Kent.

* January 2008: it turns out that the second marriage, to Rosina BOWLEY, took place on 20 April 1890. See marriage notes for details from the marriage certificate. There is a discrepancy between the copy marriage certificate, which shows the groom's name as Edward Minter, and the original marriage register entry (at which shows the groom as Frederick Minter. It looks as if the person who made the copy marriage certificate made a mistake. Rosina's first husband was Charles Alfred Bowley; he died aged 34 in Q3 1885.

1901 census: no trace, and no trace of the deaths of either Frederick or Rosina. 
Minter, Frederick Villiers (I38)
10737 The IGI gives Mary's age at marriage as 26; her birth year is extrapolated from this - no baptismal record found. BUNDOCK, Mary (I476)
10738 The IGI gives Sarah's age at marriage as 18. BUNDOCK, Sarah (I3147)
10739 The IGI gives Sarah's age at marriage as 20. BUNDOCK, Sarah (I484)
10740 The IGI gives Thomas's age at marriage as 23. BUNDOCK, Thomas (I482)
10741 The IGI gives Thomas's age at marriage as 25; birth year extrapolated from this. BUNDOCK, Thomas (I478)
10742 The IGI has 4 records for Francis' birth. All say Sandwich, one says specifically St Mary's, Sandwich; 3 say 1652 or about 1652, one says about 1650. None say who his parents were. One recoerd gives his burial details. BUNDOCK, Francis (I487)
10743 The IGI has a record for a Mrs Elizabeth Minter, wife of William Minter, which gives a birth year of 1682. There's also a record for a Mrs Elizabeth Minter, wife of William Minter, which gives a baptismal date of 25 Feb 1667 at Eye. TEROLD, Elizabeth (I398)
10744 The IGI has Thomas's birth as 'about 1778', Alphamstone. The IGI has another Thomas Minter of Alphamstone born about 1775, wife 'Mrs Mary Minter'. Neither of these has been found in the Alphamstone register of baptisms online at SEAX. However, it seems likely that Thomas was the son of Thomas Minter and Sarah (Montague), who had 5 other children baptised at St Barnabas, Alphamstone.

1841 census: in Crockleford Road, Ardleigh, Essex, Thomas (60, ag lab), Susan (50), Henry (25, ag lab) and Thomas (15, ag lab).

The Mary Minter (20, independent) living at Water Mill House, Ardleigh with some Tuke children must have been Henry's wife.

1851 census: in Crockleford Heath, Ardleigh, Essex, Susan (widow, 68, 'pauper ag lab wid'), Henry (son, widower, 39, ag lab) and Thomas (son, 30, ag lab).

As Susannah, Susan probably died in Q4 1855. 
Minter, Thomas (I10)
10745 The IGI has two birth records for a Henry Smith Minter, neither of which tally with the birth/baptism record found at in Feb 2011. For the record, the IGI entries are:
1. Henry Smith Minter born 1843 of Ballycotton, Cork, Ireland, father Henry Minter.
2. Henry Smith Minter born about 1858 St Michael's, Blackrock, Cork - no parental details.
The IGI also has the 1883 marriage of Henry Smith Minter but doesn't show any other details.

It would seem, although the evidence is circumstantial, that Henry left his wife in Ireland and sought a new life in Australia. The evidence is mainly the name, Henry Smith Minter, which is unusual but additionally, in 1901 Henry's wife Elizabeth Charlotte was living without a husband but with her children, in Cork, and 10 years later was still living in Cork but now described as a widow (this would have been factually correct since Henry Smith Minter died in Australia in 1905 but would Elizabeth Charlotte have known this? Legally though, after the lapse of 7 years she could declare herself as being widowed.). It's a great pity that there are no surviving Irish census records for 1891.

If Henry Smith Minter did abandon his family, and didn't divorce his wife, the 1892 marriage to Margaret HAMMOND nee STAPLETON in South Australia was bigamous. The marriage took place at the Presbytery, Port Adelaide and Henry gave his age as 36, status single and father as Henry Minter.

It's not clear what became of Margaret Mary after her claim for divorce in 1902 in Adelaide (see below) but in 1903 the birth of Thomas Henry Minter was registered in Albany, Western Australia - father Henry Smith Minter, mother Mary Jane HALL. The 1903 Electoral Roll for Short Street (this is today re-named Grey Street East), Albany, Swan WA includes Henry Minter, labourer and Mary Minter, housewife. The couple also appear in the 1906 Electoral Roll for Albany, now in Stirling Terrace, which is difficult to understand since Henry Smith Minter died in 1905, but presumably the Roll was prepared before he died. There is no trace of the couple after 1906. It was originally thought that Mary Jane may have appeared in 1943 in the Electoral Roll for Northern, Swan, at 404 Fitzgerald Street, West Northern, but research by Geoff Hayes in June 2015 suggests that in fact Mary Jane returned to Adelaide it would seem shortly after the death of Henry Smith Minter and re-married on 17 March 1906 to Henry Hammant Turner.

There are no official records to indicate that Henry Smith Minter and Mary Jane Hall ever married, in South Australia, Western Australia or Victoria. At the time of her marriage to Henry Hammant Turner on 17th March 1906 in Port Adelaide, Mary Jane stated her age as 33 and her status as single. Henry Hammant Turner was age 25 years and single.

June 2015: a partial answer to the question, what happened to Margaret Mary Minter, has come to light, thanks to Geoffrey Hayes, a relative. The key facts are in the following newspaper article found at Trove by Geoffrey:
"Kalgoorlie Miner (Western Australia), Thursday 8 May 1902
To-day Margaret Mary Minter applied for a divorce from her husband, Henry Minter, on the grounds of adultery and cruelty. The respondent did not appear.
The petitioner stated that she had married Minter, who was a sailor, at Port Adelaide in 1892. She was compelled to leave him in 1899 on account of his cruelty to her. She said that he had endeavored to take her life several times. Evidence was given that the respondent had lived with a woman named Mary Hall, and that she had since accompanied him to West Australia. The Chief Justice said that he would report the charge of adultery as proved."

One final oddity is that the West Australia index record of Henry Smith Minter's death in 1905 gives his father's name as Henry «u»Smith«/u» Minter and birthplace as Newfoundland. The latter is surely a mistake or a deliberate obfuscation.
Later: thanks to Geoff Hayes, we now have a copy of the Western Australia death certificate. It contains the following detail:
Names: Henry Smith Minter
Place of death: Govt Hospital, Albany, Western Australia
Date of death: 5 September 1905
Occupation & Sex: Seaman Male
Age: 51 years
Place of birth: Newfoundland
Years lived in each State: South Australia 14 years, Western Australia 3 years
Father's surname, given names, usual occupation: Minter, Henry Smith, Pilot
Mother's maiden surnam, given names: Unknown
Marriage pariticulars
Place of marriage - South Australia. At what age -. To whom married -
Place of marriage - South Australia. At what age -. 46 years. To whom married - Mary Jane Lowe o/w Hall *
Names and ages of children: Thomas Henry 2 years
Cause of death: Cirrhosis of liver, Dropsy (4 months)
Name of doctor, date last seen: T H Robinson MD, 4 September 1905
Place of burial or cremation: Wesleyan Cemetery, Albany
Date of burial, cremation or transportation: 6 September 1905
Person certifying: C F Layton
Officiating minister: T A James
Religious denomination of minister: Wesleyan
Witnesses: M Cull, A Roberts
Informant's name, address, description: M J Minter, Albany, Wife
Registered on 5 September 1905 by J P Nairn
* correspondence in June 2015 between Geoff Hayes and the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages reveals that 'Mary Jane Lowe o/w Hall' should have been recorded as 'Mary Jane Lowe nee Hall'.

In relation to the name 'Lowe', Geoff Hayes comments "... search of all the Australian States has not shown the marriage of a lady named HALL to any persons named LOWE.
I am assuming here, and one should not assume, that as she was never married to HS Minter, and she would have been 31 when young Thomas Henry was born; she perhaps indicated to him she had been previously married for some reason. Otherwise I have no idea why this name appears in the records. Her father's name Thomas Charles HALL is clearly marked on the record of her marriage to Henry Hammant Turner in 1906 & her name is Mary Jane Eveline Hall on her birth records in South Australia."

30 June 2015: Geoff Hayes has received the following email from the Albany History Collection, City of Albany, WA. This is in reply to Geoff's enquiry about Henry Smith's burial:
" can confirm that Henry is indeed buried at the Memorial Park Cemetery on Middleton Road in Albany, though unfortunately the location of his grave is unknown.
The record lists that he died on the 5th September 1905 aged 51, cause of death noted as cirrhosis of the liver. The index also lists that his occupation was that of a Seaman."
Geoff adds the comment " The authorities have his [Henry Smith Minter's] age at death as being incorrect, but that is not their fault, as the information he offered in his time here in Australia was often clouded, and whilst we do not know of his exact location within the cemetery in Albany, at least we know his final resting place."

July 2015: Geoff Hayes has concluded that there is some compelling evidence that perhaps Henry Smith Minter fathered a child to Mary Jane Hall prior to his marriage on the 21st January 1892, to Margaret Mary Hammond. The child in question was:

Ivy Mildred Hall. - Born 2 April 1891, at Queenstown, Adelaide, SA. - Book 475, Page 399. - Parents, Mother; Mary Jane Hall, Father; (Not Recorded).
At a later date, when this child was married on the 26th December 1914, to Thomas Patrick Shiels, the records state the following:-
Thomas Patrick Shiels, aged 27 years, single.
Ivy Mildred Hall, aged 23 years, single.
Groom's father; Thomas Patrick Shiels.
Bride's Father; HENRY Hall.
Geoff comments:
"… a researcher could be forgiven for assuming, since all parties were in the same place at the same time, that Henry Smith Minter was in fact the birth father of this child. History has now shown us the definite connection between them as there was an ensuing divorce between Henry and his wife Margaret Mary Hammond in 1902, and furthermore the eventual birth of his son Thomas Henry Minter in 1903 in Albany, Western Australia.
If this is how it all appears, there are some more questions to answer; who looked after and raised this young child Ivy Mildred Hall? Was she adopted out, or fostered by another family?" 
Minter, Henry Smith (I498)
10746 The IGI includes Robert but under the name of Robert Thomas rather than Torrens.

Admitted as a freeman of Canterbury on 20 July 1852 as a butcher by copy of his father.

1851 census: aged 22, a grocer, living at 42 Biggin Street, St Marys, Dover with his brother William and family.

1861 census: at 13 Fair Street South, Mile End Old Town, London, Robert 33, customs officer), Mary (28). Amelia (7, scholar), Madeline (6, scholar) and Eliza (4, scholar).

1871 census: at 5 Woolmore Street, Mile End Old Town, Robert (42, customs officer), Mary (37), Amelia (17), Madeline (16) and Ernest (6). Although registered as MINTON, it seems that Eliza (14) was a domestic servant at 8 White Lion Street, Norton Folgate, London.

1881 census: at 41 Walker Street, Limehouse, London, Robert (53, customs office, HMC), Mary (47) and Ernest (16, butcher).

1891 census: at 27 Harcombe Road, Stoke Newington, London, Robert T (65, customs office, HM Customs), Madeline M (57). In the same house but a separate household, Ernest (26, manager, unreadable) and Rosa (20).

Post Office Directory 1894 & 1898 has Robert Minter, 27 Harcombe Road, Stoke Newington, London.

1901 census: at 27 Harrowbeck(?) Road, Stoke Newington, Robert Torrens (72, pensioner, HM Court(?!) Office) and Madeline Mary (67).

1911 census: living with son Ernest (qv).

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 (at, Nov 2010):
MINTER Robert Torrens of 6 Union-road Walthamstow Essex died 13 December 1925 Probate London 16 January 1926 to Ernest Minter warehouseman. Effects £472 15s 6d. 
Minter, Robert Torrens (I25)
10747 The IGI record gives the names as Elitha Curtis and Robert CONEY - probably a mis-transcription of Cossey.

February 2016: Linda Ferguson, Alithea Curtis's gt gt gt granddaughter, has a copy of the Rackheath, Norfolk parish register in which the marriage is recorded. The details are:
Robert Cossey of this parish single man and Elitha Curtis of this parish single woman were married in this church by banns with consent of [blank] this twenty third day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty four. Both parties marked, as did the witnesses Edward Stone (who witnessed other marriages around this time) and William Waters. 
Family F82
10748 The IGI record of Martin's marriage gives 18 as his age when he married.
When his children were baptised Martin was a carpenter or builder of Margate. 
BUNDOCK, Martin (I452)
10749 The IGI shows two Daniel Chambers baptised in Boyton with parents James & Rachel. One has date 9 Aug 1830, the other 19 Jan 1834. The former is chosen as it agrees with census entries. CHAMBERS, Daniel (I389)
10750 The image of the baptismal record is rather indistinct but while Youany is known as that in her family, the name on the baptismal record looks like Andrenne Youani. The Hitchcock Family Tree at Ancestry has 'Youany Adrienne' - I have adopted this. WILTON, Youany Adrienne (I5114)

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