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John Moolenburgh Minter

Male 1815 - 1891  (76 years)


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  • Name John Moolenburgh Minter 
    Born 1 Apr 1815  Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 28 Apr 1815  Folkestone, SS Mary & Eanswyth, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 145 
    _UID 36759638BFC4482388F97E48FB7C321269F3 
    Died 15 Dec 1891  Plympton St Mary, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Plympton St Mary, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Inspector General to Royal Navy hospitals and ships; Royal Physician; Surgeon Extraordinary to the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) on Indian tour; served on the Royal Yacht during Queen Victoria's time.
      Found on the Navy List: in 1859 on ship no. 519, entitled to wear medals; in 1870 a Medical Officer.

      The Dictionary of Modern National Biography (seen at Reading Public Library in June 1971) gives:
      MINTER, John Moolenburgh, b. 1815; L.S.A. 1836; M.R.C.S. Eng. 1837; F.R.C.S. 1857; M.D., St Andrews, 1862; F.K., Q.C.P., Ireland, 1868: Surgeon R.N. 30 Dec 1837; Surgeon in "Implacable" on coast of Syria 1840; Surgeon in the field during Burmese War 1851**; Deputy Inspector-General 18 April 1859; Inspector-General 22 March 1872; Hon. Physician to the Queen to death; Surgeon Extraordinary to Prince of Wales, travelled with him in Egypt and the Holy Land 1861-2; travelled with Prince and Princess of Wales on the Continent; Deputy Inspector of Naval Hospital, Malta: Inspector-General Naval Hospital Plymouth 1 April 1873; retired 2 April 1875; d. Mount Priory, Plympton, Devon, 15 December 1891.

      ** The London Gazette of 31 May 1852 carried a letter dated 16 April 1852 from Rear Admiral Charles John Austen to the Governor-General of India in Council. It contains the following:
      "I was an eye-witness to the indefatigable exertions of Dr. Minter, Surgeon of the Fox, at the hospital on shore and on board the Tubal Cain. Dr. Montgomery, Superintending Surgeon, expressed himself to me as being under the greatest obligations to him for his assistance. In addition to the duties performed by Dr. Minter at the hospital, he had those of his own ship to attend to, where the cholera had broken out with some virulence. Mr. Seccombe, Assistant-Surgeon of the Hermes, was also employed at the hospital on shore."

      Eva Lassing has found (and translated) the following in the (Dutch) Zierikzeesche Courant dated 15 Sep 1860;
      royal yacht «i»Victoria and Albert«/i», that transported the empress of Austria to Madeira, has returned to Portsmouth. The empress had not fallen ill, allthough the weather was rough. She was met in Madeira by Portuguese authorities, with great respect.
      Before leaving the yacht, she gave to captain Denmon [I think this is Joseph Denman, 1810-1874] a box for snuff (tobacco), ornated with brilliants, with a portrait of the Austrian emperor.
      The commander Christien and dr.«i» Minter«b»«/i» «/b»got a massive ring with brilliants. The crew received 500 p.st. to be divided among them."
      passport, number 36824, was issued to a John M Minter on 21 September 1860 - possibly to John Moolenburgh.

      1861 census: at Denbigh Lodge, The Thicket, Portsea, Hants, John M (46, deputy inspector general of hospitals, MD), Harriet (40), Kate W (5), John S (4), Ernest D (3) and Magdelene H (1). Also in the house were Elizabeth CLARENCE (visitor, unm., 25, born Moreton, Essex), Thomas HANKINS (visitor, married, 48, MROS ....., born Faversham, Kent) and a cook, a house servant and a nursemaid.

      London Gazette 17 Feb 1863:
      Buckingham Palace February 16, 1863..
      His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has been pleased to make the following appointments in His Households -
      To be Surgeon Extraordinary :
      John Minter, Esq., R.N., M.D., F.R,C.S.

      1871 census: at Denbigh Lodge, Thicket, Portsea, Hants, John M (56, deputy inspector general of hospitals & fleets, MD St Andrews FRCS, LR2CT, LSA & practising as consulting physician), Harriet (50), Catherine Holman (15, scholar), Ernest Denman (13, scholar) and Magdalen H (11, scholar). Also in the house were a cook/domestic servant and a housemaid.

      London Gazette 26 Mar 1872:
      Admiralty, 22nd March, 1872.
      The undermentioned promotions have this day taken place:'97
      Dr. John Moolenburg Minter to be Inspector- General of Hospitals and Fleets in Her Majesty's Fleet.

      London Gazette, 6 April 1875:
      Admiralty, 2nd April, 1875.
      In accordance with the provisions of Her Majesty's Orders in Council of the 22nd February, 1870, and 4th February, 1875, the undermentioned Officer has been placed on the Retired List of his rank, from this date :'97
      Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets
      John M. Minter, M.D.
      By Her Majesty's command Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets John M. Minter,
      M.D., is appointed (Additional) Honorary Physician to Her Majesty.

      1881 census: at Mount Priory, Plympton St Mary, Devon, John M (66, Inspector General of Hospitals), Harriet (59), Catherine (25), Magdalen (21) and two female domestic servants.

      1891 census: at The Priory, Plympton St Mary, Devon, John M (76, Inspector General of Hospitals), Harriet (70, born Whitechapel, London), Catherine H (35), Magdalen H P TREBY (daughter, 31) and her daughter Mary D P TREBY (4, born Boscastle, Cornwall) and three female domestic servants.

      An obituary appeared in The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 16, 1891; pg. 5; Issue 33509.

      England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 (at Ancestry.co.uk, Nov 2010):
      MINTER John Moolenburg of Plympton St Mary Devon a retired inspector-general of hospitals and fleets in the Royal Navy died 15 December 1891 Probate London 3 February 1892 to Harriet Minter widow Effects £3723 2s 7d resworn March 1892 £4093 2s 7d..
    Person ID I145  Folkestone, Kent
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 

    Father Thomas Minter,   b. Bef 26 Oct 1785, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1857, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Agatha Maria MOOLENBURGH,   b. Abt 1790, Island St Moen, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1871, Hackney RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1809  Rotterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet WITHERS,   b. 11 Mar 1821, Whitechapel, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1899, Plymouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 14 May 1846  St Paul's, High Beech, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Edward Withers Minter,   b. 16 Aug 1847, West Ham RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1870, London Fever Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     2. Catharine Holman Minter,   b. 16 Jul 1854, Southsea, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1943, Plympton St Mary, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. John Surtees Minter,   b. 23 Jun 1856, Portsea, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1902, Plymouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. Ernest Denman Minter,   b. Abt 1858, Southsea, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1898, Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     5. Harriet Minter,   b. Sep 1858, Portsea Island RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1858, Portsea Island RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Alice Minter,   b. Abt 1859, Southsea, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Magdalen Helen Minter,   b. 17 Mar 1860, Southsea, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2012 14:44:00 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1815 - Folkestone, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 28 Apr 1815 - Folkestone, SS Mary & Eanswyth, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1891 - Plympton St Mary, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Plympton St Mary, Devon Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    John Moolenburgh Minter
    John Moolenburgh Minter
    Monument in Plympton St Mary graveyard
    John Moolenburgh Minter
    John Moolenburgh Minter
    Tombstone in Plympton St Mary, detail

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] Valerie Page, May 2007.

    2. [S15] IGI.

    3. [S36] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Age 76 Q4 1891 Plympton St Mary 5b/175. Date from Cliff Minter.

    4. [S25] Gemeentearchief, Rotterdam (on-line).

    5. [S36] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1846 Edmonton 3/123.

    6. [S169] The Times Digital Archive, September 2012, "Marriages." Times [London, England] 16 May 1846: 9. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 13 Sep. 2012. (Reliability: 3).