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Thomas Minter

Male Bef 1679 - 1769  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name Thomas Minter 
    Born Bef 25 Nov 1679 
    Christened 25 Nov 1679  Preston next Wingham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID AA78169723674BC59FC9B16F99D3CE67921B 
    Died 23 Nov 1769  [1
    Buried 29 Nov 1769  Ash next Sandwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • A yeoman of Ash. Churchwarden of Ash in 1717/18 (signed the Parish Annual Return on Ladyday 1718) and 1725/26 (signed the Parish Annual Return in March 1726).

      On 28 November 1717, as Churchwarden, he signed a Settlement Order for Richard Dixon to take to Deal with his family in November 1717.

      Probably a witness to Will of Thomas Price on 22 March 1723/24. Diarist 1696 to 1718.

      Died 'late of the Moat'. Buried at age 90. Will dated 17 August 1769 proved 10 March 1770 at Canterbury Consistory Court before the Rev John Tucker, by oath fo Robert Minter (ref Consistory Court Book 65, No. 424). The Will was seen by Sidney Kirkham Minter at Maidstone on 28 June 1954; he made the following notes:
      Will of Thomas Minter of Ash next Sandwich, Yeoman
      To daughter Anna, wife of Richard Motton of Ash, Glover, £500, to be paid within 12 months of testator's decease.
      To grand-children William Tomlin, Robert Tomlin, Henry Tomlin, Thomas Tomlin & John Tomlin, the sum of £50 apiece, to be paid on their attaining the age of 21. If any of these grand-children should die before attaining the age of 21, their legacies shall remain in the hands of the executor.
      To daughter-in-law [thought to be actually a reference to step-daughters] Elizabeth ?Mount, Mary Wise, Ann Childs & Margaret Rigden, the sum of £5 apiece, to be paid within six month of testator's decease.
      To the poor widows of the parish of Ash, the sum of £5, to be distributed at the discretion of the executor.
      To son, Robert Minter, all testator's messuages and tenements, lands, heraditaments and privileges, whatsoever and wheresoever.
      Also to so, Robert Minter, all the rest and residue of the testator's personal estate.
      Sole executor: son, Robert Minter
      Witnesses: Henry Wellard, Joseph Stewart, W Philpott.

      From Cliff Minter: tombstone at Ash next Sandwich reads:
      To the memory of Mr Thomas Minter late of the Moat in this parish who died the 23rd November 1769 aged 90 years. Thomas's wife's headstone is next to Thomas.

      June/July 2015:
      Stella Herbert phoned to say she had found in the British Library a journal maintained by Thomas Minter. In it Thomas recorded details of his daily life and that of some of his relatives. For example it has an entry which reads "nklue ergeg intersm arem asw utp evro orseh" - this employs a simple code in which the first letter of each word is moved to the end. So this is a reference to Thomas's uncle George. The journal also records the birth of five children to 'sister Bear', a reference to Thomas's sister Elizabeth. The children's names aren't given but the sex of 3 of them are as stated below.
      - a boy on 19 October 1703
      - possibly a boy on 22 November 1704
      - a girl on 19 October 1705
      - a boy on 11 March 1706/7
      - sex not clear on 21 March 1708/9
      Interestingly, the book was used by someone else, Elizabeth Wentworth, as an account book, before Thomas acquired it.
    Person ID I16  Preston, Kent
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2015 

    Father Robert Minter,   b. 25 Mar 1654, Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1716  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Hannah FRIEND,   b. Abt 1655,   d. Bef 24 Jan 1725  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1679  St Mary Bredman, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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].
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary SOLLY,   b. Abt 1684,   d. 1 Feb 1765  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1716  Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Married by license* as a bachlor of Ash; Mary a widow of Ash.

      * according to the Ash Family Reconstitution Forms supplied by Cally Schneider in December 2012, the license was dated 1 March 1716.
    Children 
     1. Robert Minter,   b. Bef 9 Jan 1717, Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1786  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. Hannah Minter,   b. Bef 20 Mar 1722, Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2012 11:53:00 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Mar 1716 - Ash, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Nov 1769 - Ash next Sandwich, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Thomas Minter 1679 - 1769
    Thomas Minter 1679 - 1769
    Headstones in St Nicholas, Ash churchyard. The one on the left is for Thomas, the one on the right is for his wife Mary nee Solly

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Cliff Minter.