1654 - 1716 (62 years)
||Robert Minter |
||25 Mar 1654
||Ash, Kent 
||31 Aug 1716 
||4 Sep 1716
||Ash, Kent 
- A yeoman of Ash. Had barns and stabling at Preston.
Overseer of the poor at Ash in 1692, signed the register giving parish relief at Ash in 1696. Churchwarden at Ash between 1689 and 1712.
Petty sessions Wingham, 1709: highways, 1 day 1 team: 10s.
1705 Present H/W/3children/5+3servants
Land Tax, 1705, 118 acres
Febry ye 1st 1710: Recd of Gilbert Tappenden his first five pounds of ye fifteen pounds that I am to have with Nathaniel Simmons. P me Robt Minter
29.Dec.1709: that R. Minter take the boy that is mr. Small's Prentice until he be twenty years old and the parish to pay him 15s. that is 5s. per year for the first 3years and that the parish find him cloaths at the time of his taking him fiting for an apprentice and the said Robt Minter to find him cloath ye time of his Apprenticeship and also shall Release him, sufficiently well cloethed at the end of the said term
Will dated 9 October 1714 proved on 17 October 1716 at Canterbury Consistory Court. The Will was seen by Kirkham Sidney Minter at Maidstone on 12 April 1954 (ref. Consistory Court Book 59, No. 178). K S Minter made the following note:
To brothers, George and Thomas, all his old clothes, and to each of them a pair of shoes and stockings and two shirts.
To grandson Robert ?Bear, the sum of twenty shillings, within six months of the testator's decease.
To grand-daughters, Elizabeth Bear, Ann Bear, Jane? and Anne Bear [Cliff Minter has questioned this apparent duplication], the sum of ten shillings each, within six months of the testator's decease.
[Note added in July 2015. It appears from the list of the children of Elizabeth Minter and Joseph BEAR that at the time Robert wrote his Will, the following 'Bear children' were alive: Elizabeth, Anna, Mary, Jane, Ann and Joseph. It's not clear why Mary and Joseph received no bequest. More importantly, there's no evidence that Elizabeth and Joseph BEAR had a son named Robert, which makes me think that the statement above, 'To grandson Robert ?Bear' was miscopied by K S Minter and that the grandson Robert was in fact Robert's grandson Robert Minter. I have now deleted Robert Bear from the list.]
To Robert Minter, son of said brother, Thomas, the like sum of ten shillings.
All residue of estate of whatever description bequeathed to loving wife, Anna [KS Minter appears to have added "(? Hannah, nee Friend)"] Minter and loving son Thomas Minter to be divided equally between them.
Executors wife Anna Minter and son Thomas Minter.
Also bequeathed to wife, for the period of her natural life, house, barns, stabling etc at Preston, near Wingham, then occupied by Henry Bradley. After wife's death this property bequeathed to son Thomas Minter.
Witnesses Christopher Bradford, John Paramor, John Maynard Junior.
From Cliff Minter (and seen by me): tombstone at Ash next Sandwich reads:
Here lieth intered the body of Robert Minter of this parish who departed this life 31 August 1716 in the 63rd year of his age.
There's a tombstone next to it which is probably for Robert's wife although the name on it is clearly 'Anna his wife', died 1725 (no surname is showing). As can be seen from the Will details above, Robert's wife was known as Anna. The burial recorded at Ash on 24 January 1724/25 was probably of Anna/Hannah.
||13 Jul 2015 |
||Hannah FRIEND, b. Abt 1655, d. Bef 24 Jan 1725 (Age ~ 70 years) |
||27 Feb 1679
||St Mary Bredman, Canterbury, Kent 
- Married by license* as a husbandman bachelor aged 25; Hannah aged 24 of Ash.
* according to the Ash Family Reconstitution Forms supplied by Cally Schneider in December 2012, the license mentions Thomas Minter of Wingham, yeoman, bondsman. [Thomas was Robert's brother].
||14 Dec 2012 19:31:00 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Robert Minter 1654 - 1716|
Headstone in St Nicholas, Ash churchyard. The stone on the right is Robert's; the one on the left bears no surname and may be for Robert's wife although the name on it is 'Anna his wife' and the date appears to be 1725.