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Stephen Minter

Male Bef 1805 - 1873  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Stephen Minter 
    Born Bef 3 Feb 1805  Goodnestone next Wingham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Feb 1805  Goodnestone next Wingham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 65BBD16BFFA442CCB377BE0E1CDC3DC0F8B3 
    Died Sep 1873  Eastry RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1841 census: in Spring Place, St Mary Dover, Stephen (30, publican), Susannah (25), Harriet (9), Sarah (5) and Jane (3).

      Appeared in the 1845 Post Office Directory (Kelly's) at the Regent Tap, Dover.

      The following was found on Ancestry in November 2012, posted by Paul Silk:
      the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 5 January, 1850. Price 5d
      DOVER PETTY SESSIONS
      FRIDAY - Before the Mayor, and C. B. Wilkins, W. P. Elsted, and G. Graham Esqrs.
      Barzillai Birch (Lord Warden), Thomas Hobday (Ancient Druids), and Stephen Minter (Royal Arms), were each charged upon information with three several offences:- 1st for selling beer, 2nd for selling spirits, and, 3rd for selling tobacco, in booths upon a certain ground on which a fair was recently held without being licensed so to do. John Lewis, Esq. Collector of the license, attended to watch proceedings; and the prosecution was conducted by Mr. S. Chalk, the defendants being supported by Mr. Tapley. Birch was first arranged, on the charge of selling beer. Mr. Goodall, of the Excise, supported the information, and the evidence adduced being satisfactory to the Bench, defendant was convicted on this charge in the mitigating penalty of £5. The charge of selling spirits was then proffered against Birch. Mr. Tapley took an objection to the information, on the ground that the charge was not made either in the words or substance of the Act, and that the negative exceptions had not been distinctly enumerated. Several cases were cited in support of the objections; to which Mr. Chalk replied by adopting citation in support of the information. The Bench ultimately ruled that the objection was fatal, and the charge was quashed. The charge for selling tobacco being about to be proceeded with, Mr. Tapley stated that his client would admit the charge; that the other defendants admitted the charges against them, and the whole threw themselves upon the mercy of the court, and praying that the magistrates in addition to conviction in the mitigating penalty on all the offences, would recommend to the Board of Excise a further mitigation, so as to reduce the penalty to £6 upon each defendant, as had been suggested by the prosecution.
      The Bench assented to the proposition, and judgement being taken on all the cases the defendants were severely fined in the mitigated penalty of £30, with the understanding that a recommendation would be forwarded for a further mitigation as suggested."


      1851 census: at the 'Royal Arms', Council House Street, Dover, Stephen (40, licensed victualler), Susanna (39), Harriet (18, dress maker), Sarah A (16) and Jane (13). All are shown as born Ash.

      Appeared in the 1852 Post Office Directory of Kent (Kelly's) at the Royal Arms, Council House Street, Dover.

      1861 census: in Ash Street, Ash, Stephen (46, ag lab), second wife Mary A (35), Mary's three children (shown incorrectly as 'in - law') Ann E SPINNER (12), Mary A SPINNER (7) and James SPINNER (5) and an unnamed infant son 6 days old. There is no sign of the registration of a marriage between Mary Ann and a Mr Spinner and Mary Ann's first child Ann was probably fathered by someone else, possibly an Edward Cowell with whom Mary was living as a servant in 1851 at Garlinge, St John the Baptist, Margate. At that time Mary was recorded as Mary Ann PIERCE, 24, born Birchington and Ann was recorded as Ann Elizabeth PIERCE, 2, born Minster. The name PEARCE was given as Mary's previous name when she married Stephen in 1861, which also lends weight to the idea that she did not marry Mr Spinner.

      1871 census: in New Street, Ash, Stephen (60, ag lab), Mary Ann (43), Mary Ann (19), James (16, ag lab), Sarah A (10, scholar), Eliza J (7, scholar), Ellen J (4, scholar) and grandson John H (1 month). Sarah A must be the child who was entered in 1861 as a male infant. The identity of John H is unknown.

      1881 census: Mary Ann, now a widow age 54, was living in Bishopbourne with her brother in law Robert Minter (qv).
    Person ID I11  Goodnestone, Kent
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2012 

    Father George Minter,   b. Bef 23 Jul 1775, Woodnesborough, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Sep 1820  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth KEMP,   b. 1777, Ash or Woodnesborough, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1871, Eastry RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1798  Goodnestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • George Minter of Goodnestone and Elizabeth Kemp of this parish, banns called on the 16th, 23rd and 30th September 1798 at St Peter, Sandwich.

      Married by banns as a bachelor of Goodnestone; Elizabeth a spinster of St Peter Sandwich, born 1777 at Ash/Woodnesborough.
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Sarah Ellen HARRISON,   b. 1812, Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1854  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1829  Woodnesborough, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Married by banns as a bachelor of Woodnesborough; Susannah a spinster of Preston born 1812 at Ash.
    Children 
     1. George Minter,   b. Bef 6 Feb 1831, Woodnesborough, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 May 1831, Woodnesborough, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Harriet Minter,   b. Bef 10 May 1832, Woodnesborough, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Ann Minter,   b. Bef 26 Jul 1835, Woodnesborough, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jane Minter,   b. Bef 20 May 1838, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann PEARCE,   b. Abt 1826, Birchington, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1887, Bridge RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1861  Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Married by banns as a widower labourer of Ash; Mary Ann a widow of Ash, the daughter of Robert Pearce.
    Children 
     1. Ann Elizabeth PIERCE\MINTER,   b. Bef 7 Jan 1849, Minster, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Ann SPINNER\MINTER,   b. Bef 12 Mar 1854, St Nicholas, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James SPINNER\MINTER,   b. Bef 26 Oct 1855, St Nicholas, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sarah Ann Minter,   b. Jun 1861, Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1873, Eastry RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)
     5. Eliza Jane Minter,   b. Mar 1864, Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1927, West Ashford RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     6. Ellen J Minter,   b. Abt 1867, Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 3 Feb 1805 - Goodnestone next Wingham, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 Feb 1805 - Goodnestone next Wingham, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1829 - Woodnesborough, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Mar 1861 - Ash, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      aged 68, Q3 1873 Eastry 2a/449.

    2. [S2] Cliff Minter.

    3. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1861 Eastry 2a/806.