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John Henry Christian Minter

Male 1891 - 1973  (81 years)


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  • Name John Henry Christian Minter 
    Born 25 Dec 1891  Plymouth Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 155 
    _UID 757EBE46712141F4A0E4EBDEE6F4C3973F1E 
    Died Mar 1973  Chichester RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • National School Admission Registers & Log-books 1870-1914 at findmypast.co.uk:
      John born 25 Dec 1891 started at Bedford Grammar School in May 1900. Fees were paid until he left in 1904.

      1911 census: John Henry Christian (19, single, born Plymouth, Devon) was a Midshipman on HMS Duncan, a first class battleship, postioned at Grand Harbour, Malta on 2 April 1911. John's religion was Church of England.


      London Gazette 1 Mar 1912: Admiralty, 29th February, 1912.
      The undermentioned Midshipmen have this
      day been promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant
      in His Majesty's Fleet: '97
      John Henry Christian Minter.

      A J H C Minter, age not stated, departed from London for Malta in 1911. A J H Minter departed from London for Malta in 1926. It's not clear that these were the same person or that the details relate to John Henry Christian Minter but the initials 'J H C' seem to point in his direction.

      Ancestry.com.au - UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 has:
      arriving on 7 February 1928 at London from Malta on the 'Domala', John Henry C Minter, 36, Lt. Cmdr, Royal Navy, address RN Barracks, Portsmouth.

      As Lt. Comdr. J H C Minter, RN, appears in the 1933 telephone directory at Flowerdown Cottage, Littleton, telephone number Winchester 1044.

      1939 Register: at Stentaway House, Stentaway Road, Plympton St Mary R.D., Devon
      Minter, John H C born 25 Dec 1891, married, commander RN retd (signal officer) Resaployed on staff of CinC WA
      Minter, Heloise M born 20 Dec 1904, married [no occupation given]
      --- 2 closed records ---
      ROSLING, Heloise M born 9 Feb 1876, widow, private means
      ROGERS, later COOPER, Edith V born 4 Nov 1906, single, childrens nurse
      --- 2 closed records ---
      Minter, Margaret born 22 Jan 1909, married, unpaid domestic duties
      --- 2 closed records ---
      Minter, Edward A born 5 Jan 1896, married, lieut. commander RN retd & reemployed

      Ancestry.com.au - UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 has:
      arriving on 10 March 1960 at Southampton from Madeira on the 'Venus' (First Class), John Minter, born 25 Dec 1891, retired and Heloise Minter, born 20 Dec 1904, housewife. Address Rithe End, Bosham, W Sussex.

      July 2009: found in the on-line catalogue of medals for sale by a dealer, Philip Burman of Kings Lynn, Norfolk:
      787. Group of Six
      1914-15 Trio. Lieut. J.H.C. Minter R.N.
      Defence and War Medals. Both named Comdr. J.H.C. Minter R.N.
      Silver Jubilee Medal 1935. Lieut. Comdr. J.H.C. Minter R.N.
      Recipient was serving on HMS "Royal Oak" during the Battle of Jutland. Commissioned Midshipman on
      15-1-1909 & promoted Junior Lieutenant on 28-2-1914, & Lieut. Commander 20-2-1922. He was appointed HMS Warspite as Fleet W/T Officer on 7-8-1926, & was promoted Commander on 28-5-1936. Mounted as worn. (NEF) £350
    Person ID I155  Folkestone, Kent
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Jane Frances Mary JACOB,   b. 29 Jun 1861, Chester, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1945, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1890  St Margaret in the West, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Married after banns. Ernest Denman Minter, 33, bachelor, surgeon, Royal Navy of 299 Vauxhall Bridge Road, father John Moolenburg Minter, inspector general Royal Navy. Jane Frances Mary Jacob, 29, spinster of 121 Victoria Street, father John Jacob (deceased), gentleman. Both signed full names (Jane signed with surname Minter, a mistake later corrected to Jacob). Witnesses H J Holder(?) Hogg, Elinor A Jacob, T Barnett, John Surtees Minter, H Jacob all signed.

      Marriage announced in London Daily News, 9 October 1890:
      MINTER-JACOB - 7th Oct, at St Margaret's, Westminster, by the Ven Archdeacon Farrar, DD, assisted by the Rev E M Phillipps-Treby, Rector of Forrabury and Minster, Cornwall, brother-in-law of the bridegroom Ernest Denman Minter Surgeon RN, second son of J M Minter, MD, RN, Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets (retired), Honorary Physician to the Queen and Surgeon-Extraordinary to HRH the Prince of Wales, of Mount Priory, Plympton St Mary, Devon, to Jane Frances Mary Jacob, step-daughter and adopted child of H J Holder Hogg, Victoria-street, Westminster.
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Heloïse Marion ROSLING,   b. 20 Dec 1904, Nawalapitiya, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1981, Bosham, West Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1932  Bosham Church, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • John and Heloise's engagement was announced in The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Sep 02, 1931; pg. 15; Issue 45917. Heloise (Ella) was the only child of the late Mr Albert Rosling of Imboolpitiya, Nawalapitiya, Ceylon and Mrs Rosling, 76 Chelsea Park-gardens, SW3 and Tideways, Bosham, Sussex.

      The marriage was announced in The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 29, 1932; pg. 1; Issue 46172:
      "On June 25 1932, at Bosham Church, Sussex, by the Ven. Archdeacon W K Knight-Adkin, CB, Chaplain of the Fleet, assisted by the Vicar, the Rev. George Street, LIEUT-COMM JOHN H C MINTER RN, eldest son of the late E D MINTER, Staff Surgean RD and Mrs Minter, to HELOISE MARION, only child of the late ALBERT ROSLING, of Ceylon, and Mrs Rosling of Bosham."
    Children 
     1. Christopher John Withers Minter
     2. Michael J. R. Minter
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S36] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1892 Plymouth 5b/257. Date from Valerie Page, May 2007.

    2. [S36] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1973 Chichester 5h/2005.

    3. [S36] BMD index, Q4 1890 St George's Hanover Square 1a/887. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S198] Marriage register at findmypast.co.uk, June 2014.

    5. [S169] The Times Digital Archive, September 2012, The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 29, 1932; pg. 1; Issue 46172. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S36] BMD index, Q2 1932 Westbourne 2b/905. (Reliability: 3).