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Percy James Minter

Male 1875 - 1935  (60 years)


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  • Name Percy James Minter 
    Born 29 May 1875  Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    _UID F8A3CA0FC4E64459A1F0CCD856DB378BE331 
    Died Dec 1935  Thanet RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 1891 census: Percy, age stated as 13, was an inmate at the Philanthropic Society's Farm School at Reigate, Surrey. He was baptised there on 9 March 1890 along with 26 other boys. Nothing beyond the boys' names and their school house was recorded - Percy was in Waterlands House. In every case, the ceremony was performed by the warden, the Reverend Canon M G Vine.
      The Philanthropic Society's Farm School was officially a reformatory. An index of admissions (downloadable from https://www.surreycc.gov.uk) shows that Percy was admitted on 23 February 1889. His birth date is shown as 29 May 1875. I haven't discovered why Percy was at the School.

      1901 census: not found.

      1907: living in Albert Street, Ramsgate, a fisherman.
      1909: living at 6 Alexander Terrace, Seafield Road, St Lawrence, Thanet, a mariner.

      1911 census (1): Percy was the master of the 'Alessie', a fishing boat, counted at St Columb, Cornwall. He was 35, married 6 years with 2 living children. Also aboard were a mate and two hands.
      1911 census (2): Percy's family was at 8 Seafield Road, Southwood, Ramsgate, Kent (5 rooms), Susannah (wife, 33, married 6 years, 2 children both living, housewife, born St Lawrence, Ramsgate), James Edward (son, 4, born Christ Church, Kent), Jack George (son, 2, born St Lawrence, Ramsgate) and a visitor, Blanche Caroline GIBBLING (39, single, domestic matron, school, worker, born Colchester, Essex).
      Form signed Susannah Minter.

      Kelly's Directory of Isle of Thanet:
      1911 - 12, Percy J Minter, 8 Seafield Rd, St Lawrence, Ramsgate, Kent

      Percy enlisted to the East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) on 26 October 1914. He was 39 years 5 months old, a fisherman (skipper). Service no. 389477. Next of kin wife Susannah, 42 Bloomsbury Road, Southwood Road, Ramsgate.
      Traveled through France to Marseilles, thence Alexandria, thence Salonika in October/November 1915, where he spent the rest of his service.
      At the request of the Admiralty, he was discharged for service in the Trawler Section Royal Naval Reserve on 19 August 1918. (This transfer gave rise to a large amount of paperwork, all of which has been preserved).
    Person ID I18  Canterbury (3), Kent
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2018 

    Father George Minter,   b. 20 Jun 1838, Rosemary Lane, St Mildred, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1878, Milton RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Frances Emma HOWE,   b. Bef 27 Aug 1848, Wild Hill, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Jan 1869  Union Chapel, Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Details from copy marriage certificate provided by Suzanne Minter, January 2007:
      George, 31, butcher, Fanny, 21, spinster, both of 2 Iron Bar Lane, Canterbury. Fanny's father was Henry Howe (gardener). George's father was George Minter (shoemaker) deceased. Married in the Watling Street Chapel according to the rites and ceremonies of the Independents by certificate by me Valentine Ward, Minister and Herbert Dunn Registrar.
      The Witnesses were John Green and William Chapman Curry.
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah SAYER,   b. 12 Oct 1877, Minster, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1954, Ramsgate, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1904  St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Percy James Minter 29 bachelor mariner of Lord of the Manor, St. Lawrence father George Minter deceased and Susannah Sayer 26 spinster of Lord of the Manor, St Lawrence father George Joel Sayer labourer, by banns, sign/sign. Edward George Sayer (sign), Elizabeth Ellen Potts (sign) witnesses.
    Children 
     1. James Edward Minter,   b. 8 Dec 1906, Ramsgate, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1994, St Pauls Cray, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Jack George Minter,   b. 27 Mar 1909, Ramsgate, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1992, Thornton Heath, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Kathleen Margaret Susannah Minter
     4. Leslie Victor Minter,   b. 2 Jun 1920, Thanet RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Photos
    Percy James Minter
    Percy James Minter
    born 1875, Canterbury. With Susannah (Sayer), wedding photograph 1904.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1875 Canterbury 2a/722.

    2. [S13] https://www.surreycc.gov.uk - index of admissions to Royal Philanthropic School at Redhill.

    3. [S4] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      aged 60, Q4 1935 Thanet 2a/1368.

    4. [S4] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1869 Canterbury 2a/817. Suzanne Minter has a copy of the marriage certificate.

    5. [S4] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1904 Thanet 2a/2096.