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Henry Minter

Male Bef 1712 - 1791  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Henry Minter 
    Born Bef 10 Mar 1712  [1
    Christened 10 Mar 1712  Ickham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID B79AAA5FDA524579814A58401DA808B82CD8 
    Died 1 Mar 1791  [2
    Buried 7 Mar 1791  Ickham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Lived at New Place Farm, Ickham and had tenament with malthouse, hop oast, barn stable, oasthouse and garden at Littlebourne and two small tenaments near Bramling Street, also arable and marshland in Ickham and Wickhambreaux and cottage with land at Ickham.

      A witness at Ickham on the 17 May, 1764 and at Chillenden on the 23 Oct 1769.

      Advertised the loss of a black gelding from New Place Farm, Ickham in 1771:
      Kentish Gazette Tues 4th to Sat 8 Jun 1771:
      "Stolen or Strayed - Last Sunday night'
      or early on Monday morning from a meadow at New Place
      Farm in the parish of Ickham belonging to Henry Minter
      the elder. A black gelding full aged upwards of fifteen
      hands high of the draught kind blind of his near eye
      which is sunk in, his head and very near blind of his off
      eye, a white slip in his face, white legs behind and one
      white leg before, low back and short tail. Five shillings
      reward will be given to any person who can give
      intelligence of the above horse so that he may be had
      again and half a guinea reward for information of the
      person who drove him out of the field so that the
      offender may be brought to Justice."

      and of a black mare at Ickham in 1782. Owner of property and a mare stolen from Ickham in 1784.
      An outdweller of Wingham with land at Wingham with annual rental of ten pounds between 1758 and 1784 and of fifteen pounds in 1790.
      Died at age 78. Will dated 15 March 1788 and codicil dated 30 October 1790, proved April 1791 at Canterbury Consistory Court. Recorded in Canterbury Consistory Court Act Books (PRC 22/27 1773 - 1802), folio 152 - noted by Cliff Minter February 2007.

      A copy of the Will has been provided by Enid Minter who kindly gave permission to reproduce its contents here:

      This is the last will and testament of me Henry Minter, the elder, of the Parish of Ickham, in the County of Kent, Yeoman, published and declared this 15th day of March in the year of our Lord 1788. I give and devise one Annuity or yearly rent, charge or sum of £20.00 of lawful money of Great Britain, free and clear of and from all taxes, charges and deductions whatsoever, unto my daughter Elizabeth Augusta Minter and her assigns, for and during the term of her natural life to be issuing and going out of ALL that my one full equal, undivided moiety or half part (The whole into two equal parts to be divided) and all other my parts, purparts and shares of and in ALL that messuage, Tenement or farm commonly called or know by the name of New Place and of and in all and every the buildings, lands and hereditaments there unto belonging situate laying and being in the said Parish of Ickham, in the said County of Kent, and now in my own occupation To be paid unto my said daughter, Elizabeth Augusta Minter and her assigns upon the foremost usual Feasts or days of payment in the year, (That is to say Feasts of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary, the nativity of St. John the Baptist, St. Michael the Archangel and the Birth of our Lord Christ by even and equal portions Quarterly, the first payment thereof to begin and to be made on the 1st of the said Feast Days that shall next happen after my decease and my Will is and I do hereby order and direct that if shall happen the said annuity or yearly rent charge or sum of £20 or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by the space of thirty days next after either or any of the said Feast Days of payment on which the same ought to be paid as aforesaid, then and so often it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Daughter, Elizabeth Augusta Minter, and her assigns into and upon my said one full equal undivided moiety or half part and all other my said parts purparts and shares of and in the said messuage, tenement or farm lands and premises or into and upon any part thereof to enter and there distrain for the said annuity or yearly rent charged or sum of £20 or for any part thereof so being behind and unpaid as aforesaid and the distress and distresses then and there found from thence take lead drive amove carry away impound or otherwise detain and keep and also to sell and dispose of the same for and towards satisfaction of all arrears of the said annuity or yearly rent charge or sum of £20 and also of all costs and charges of taking such distress or distresses returning the overplus if any shall happen to be to the owner or owners of the goods and chattels so distrained. I Give and devise one annuity or yearly rent charge or sum of £8 of like lawful money free and clear of and from all taxes charges and deductions whatsoever unto my son Henry Minter and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life to be issuing and going out of all that my messuage or tenement malthouse Hop oastes Barn Stable outhouses Gardens Backsides and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying and being in the Parish of Littlebourne in the said County of Kent and now or late in the several tenures or occupations of Robert Quested and John Neame -- or one of them their or one of their assigns to be paid unto my said son Henry Minter and his assigns upon the said four most usual Feasts or Days of payment in the year by even and equal portions Quarterly. The first payment thereof to begin and to be made on the first of the said feast days that shall next happen after my decease and my will is and I do hereby order and direct that if it shall happen the said annuity or yearly rent charge or sum of £8 or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by the space of Thirty Days next after either or any of the said Feast Days of payment on which the same ought to be paid as aforesaid then and so often it shall and maybe lawful to and for my said son Henry Minter and his assigns into and upon my said messuage or tenement malthouse Hop-oastes and premises last mentioned or into and upon any part thereof to enter and there to distrain for the said annuity or yearly rent charge or sum of £8 or for any part thereof so being behind and unpaid as aforesaid and the distress and distresses then and there found from thence to take lead drive and move carry away impound or otherwise detain and keep and also to sell and dispose of the same for and towards satisfaction of all arrears of the said annuity or yearly rent charge or sum of £8 and also all costs and charges of taking such distress or distresses returning the overplus if any shall happen to be to the owner or owners of the goods and chattels so distrained. I GIVE and devise the said one full equal undivided moiety or half part and all other my said parts purparts and shares of and in the said messuage tenement or farm commonly called or known by the name of New Place and of and in all and every the buildings, lands hereditaments and premises herein before mentioned to be situate laying and being in the said Parish Ickham (charged and chargeable with the said annuity or yearly rent charge or sum of £20 unto my said Daughter, Elizabeth Augusta Minter for her life as aforesaid) and also the said messuage or tenements, malthouse, hop-oasts and premises hereinbefore mentioned to be situate lying and being in the said Parish of Littlebourne (charged and chargeable with the said annuity or yearly rent charge or sum of £8 unto my said son Henry Minter for his life as aforesaid) and also all that my small messuage or tenement with the yard garden and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate laying and being in the said Parish of Ickham at or near a certain street there called Brombling Street and now in the occupation or charge of George Steadman and also that my one full equal undivided third part (the whole in three equal parts to be divided) and all other my parts purparts and shares of and in all those several pieces or parcels of arable and marsh land lying and being in the several Parishes of Ickham aforesaid and Wickhambreux in the said county of Kent and now in my own occupation unto my sons and daughter, William Minter, Thomas Minter and Ann Minter equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their several heirs and assigns for ever PROVIDED always and my will and mind is and I do hereby will devise order and direct that my said sons and daughter, William Minter Thomas Minter & Ann Minter and there several heirs and assigns shall permit and suffer my said son Henry Minter to hold and enjoy the said small messuage or tenement yard garden and the appurtenances now in the occupation of the said George Steadman from and after my decease for and during so long time of the term of his natural life as he shall think fit to dwell and reside therein gratis and without requiring any rent to be paid or other satisfaction to be made by him my said son Henry Minter for the same and they my said sons and daughter, William Minter Thomas Minter & Ann Minter their several heirs and assigns shall at their or some or one of their own proper costs and charges keep the said messuage or tenement and premises in good and sufficient repair and pay and discharge the Land Taxes and quitrents to be charged thereon anything in this my will contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. I GIVE and devise all that my other small messuage or tenements with the yard garden and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying and being in the said Parish of Ickham at or near the said street there called Brombling Street and now in the occupation of my said son Henry Minter unto my said daughters Ann Minter and Elizabeth Augusta Minter equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their several heirs and assigns for ever. I GIVE and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Minter the sum of £200 of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my executor and executrix hereinafter named out of my personal estate within six calendar months next after my decease. I GIVE and forgive unto my said son Henry Minter all such sum and sums of money which he shall owe and stand indebted unto me at the time of my decease as well on specialties as simple contracts. I GIVE and bequeath unto my said son William Minter my silver tankard marked with the letters HMH or howsoever otherwise marked I GIVE and bequeath to my said daughter Ann Minter my silver pint mug my bedsted hangings feather bed bolster pillows and appurtenances in my best chamber one of my mahogany double chests of drawers and my large chest in the old chamber. I GIVE and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Augusta Minter my silver milk pot and silver benders or sugar tongs the bedsted hangings feather bed bolster pillows and appurtenances she now lies on the other of my mahogany double chests of drawers and the large chest in the chamber I now lie in. I GIVE and bequeath unto my said daughter Sarah Minter my mahogany drawers on a frame. I GIVE and bequeath all and every my household linen whatsoever unto my said sons and daughters William Minter, Thomas Minter, Sarah Minter, Ann Minter and Elizabeth Augusta Minter equally to be divided between them share and share alike All the rest and residue of my goods chattels effects debts due and owing unto me, monies, securities for monies and other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same shall consist and be at the time of my decease not hereinbefore by me otherwise disposed of after payment of my debts funeral expenses and the charges of proving and executing this my will and all other incident charges. I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said sons and daughter William Minter, Thomas Minter and Ann Minter equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to their several executors, administrators and assigns forever to and for their own proper use and benefits. AND I do hereby order and direct that my said son William Minter (if he shall think proper) may use and occupy the said farm and lands called New Place he paying one moiety of the yearly rent to the owner of the other moiety of the said farm and lands and also paying unto the said Thomas Minter and Ann Minter (after discharging the said annuity or yearly rent charge or sum of £20) their shares and proportions of the yearly rent of the moiety of the said farm and lands hereinbefore given and devised and also taking the stock and crop on the said farm and lands on a fair valuation and appraisement to be made thereof and paying unto the said Thomas Minter and Ann Minter their shares and proportions of the amount of such valuation and appraisement AND I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my said son and daughter William Minter and Anne Minter executor and executrix of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and make void all former wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made and I do hereby publish and declare this only to be my last will and testament IN WITNESS whereof I the said Henry Minter the Testator have to every sheet of this my last will and testament in five sheets of paper contained set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid

      signed Henry Minter Senr

      Signed sealed and published and declared by the said Henry Minter testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses

      signed Jno Cumming
      Eliz Cumming
      Saml Giles
      THIS IS A CODICIL to be annexed to and to be part of the last will and testament of me Henry Minter the elder of the Parish of Ickham in the County of Kent, Yeoman, WHEREAS I have made and published my last will and testament bearing date on or about the 15th day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Eight and since the making thereof I have purchased to me and my heirs of and from Thomas Southee of the Parish of Patrixbourne in the said county of Kent Yeoman all that messuage or Cottage and one parcel of land to the same belonging containing by estimation one rood of land more or less with the appurtenances situate and lying and being in the said Parish of Ickham in the said County of Kent sometime in the tenure or occupation of John Williams or his assigns since of William Taylor or his assigns and now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Fryer or his assigns NOW I do hereby give and devise the said messuage or Cottage land and premises unto my Daughter Elizabeth Augusta Minter and to her heirs and assigns for ever IN WITNESS whereof I have to this my codicil set my hand and seal the 30th day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety

      Signed HENRY MINTER SENr

      Signed sealed published and declared by the said Henry Minter as and for a codicil to be annexed to and to be a part of his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses
      Signed Jno Cummings
      Eliz Cummings
      Marsh Piddock

      Enid Minter also provide a copy of an inventory of Henry Minter's good and chattels done on 12 October 1790. The total value was nearly £679 (about £58,000 today).

      The Will was proved on 20 April 1791 before Rev. Joshua Dix of Canterbury Consistory Court by oths of William Minter and Anne, now wife of John Rigden, daughter of the deceased. The Will was seen by Kirkham Sidney Minter at Maidstone on 28 June 1954. Ref Consistory Court Book 66, No. 542.

      Cliff Minter, from a tombstone at Ickham:
      Henry Minter senior who died 1 March 1791 age 78 years
      also of Sarah his wife who died October 2- 1774 age 56(?) years.
    Person ID I1486  Ickham, Kent
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2012 

    Father Henry Minter,   b. Bef 11 Nov 1675,   d. 2 Aug 1730, Ickham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Ann NEAME,   b. Abt 1679, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1746, Ickham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1707  [2
    • Married by license as a yeoman bachelor of Ickham on 30 Sept 1707; Anne a spinster of Littlebourne.
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah WANSTALL,   b. Abt 1718,   d. Oct 1774, Ickham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1748  Waldershare, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Married by licence as a bachelor of Ickham; Sarah a spinster of Ickham.
    Children 
     1. Henry Minter,   b. Bef 4 Jul 1749,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Minter,   b. Bef 17 Jul 1750, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ann Minter,   b. Bef 7 Apr 1752, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Apr 1833, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     4. John Minter,   b. Bef 2 Mar 1753, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1770, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     5. William Minter,   b. Bef 22 Jul 1754, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1837, New Place Farm, Ickham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     6. Thomas Minter,   b. Bef 21 Apr 1757,   d. 30 May 1833, Bramling Hill, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     7. Catherine Charlotte Minter,   b. Bef 26 Dec 1762, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1775  (Age ~ 12 years)
     8. Elizabeth Augusta Minter,   b. Bef 18 Dec 1763, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1798  (Age ~ 34 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 20:07:00 
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Mar 1712 - Ickham, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jun 1748 - Waldershare, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Mar 1791 - Ickham, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Henry Minter 1711/12 - 1791 and his wife Sarah nee Wanstall 1718 - 1774
    Henry Minter 1711/12 - 1791 and his wife Sarah nee Wanstall 1718 - 1774
    Headstone in Ickham churchyard.

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] John Gordon Minter (Reliability: 3).
      Baptised 10 Mar 1711.

    2. [S5] Cliff Minter.