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Sir Frederick Albert Minter

Male 1887 - 1976  (89 years)


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  • Name Frederick Albert Minter 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born 11 Jul 1887  Wandsworth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 28 Aug 1887  St Philip, Battersea, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 150119843F8D479CA97DE9FB31263D8282F8 
    Died 12 Jul 1976  Warnford, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • 1901: pupil at Albert Memorial College, Framlingham, Suffolk

      As F A Minter, was in the 1929, 1930, 1931 and 1939 telephone directories at Rivers Hall, telephone Boxted 6 (206 in 1939).
      As Sir F A Minter KCVO, JP, was in the 1951, 1955, 1956 and 1957 telephone directories at Rivers Hall, telephone Boxted 206.

      Became a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1931 (London Gazette 31 Dec 1930), then Sir Frederick Albert Minter, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order on 3 June 1935 (in the King's Birthday Honours list, announced in the London Gazette on 3 June 1935) and a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (announced in London Gazette 1 January 1959). Chairman of F G Minter, the builders, which was wound up in 1994..

      Ancestry.com.au - UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 has:

      Mrs Greeta Constance Minter, 37 of Old Trees, The Green, Wimbledon Common, SW and her sister-in-law and nephew, Mrs Dorothy May Patterson, 27, and Mast. Norman Patterson, 3, of Greystock, Peek Crescent, Wimbledon Common, SW, arriving on 18 August 1924 at Southampton from Algoa Bay, South Africa, on the 'Walmer Castle' (Second Class).

      Frederick Albert and Constance Greet appeared in the 1929 Register of Electors for Boxted (copy at Essex Records Office), lving at Rivers Hall, Boxted.

      Frederick Albert and Greeta C arriving at Southampton on 5 March 1934 on the Balmoral Castle, First Class, from Durban, South Africa. Occupation contractor, address Greystones, Wimbledon Common, SW.

      Sir Frederick Minter, 50, building cont. and Lady Greta Minter, 50, housewife, arriving on 14 March 1938 at Southampton from New Tork on the 'Queen Mary'. Address Greystock, Peek Cres., Wimbledon Common, London.

      In August 1938 Sir Frederick visited New Zealand as a delegate at the British Coomonwealth Relations Conference. A report in the Auckland Star of 22 August 1938 said:
      "[Sir Frederick] has a special interest in visiting New Zealand for a week, since he was an engineer at Otira, Canterbury, during the construction of the Otira Gorge Tunnel in 1908. He was responsible for the restoration of the famous King's Beasts at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle."
      Source: http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19380822.2.111&srpos=2395&e=-------50--2361----0minter--

      1939 Register: at Rivers Hall, Boxted, Essex
      Minter, Frederick A born 11 Jul 1887, married, building contractor
      Minter, Greeta C born 2 May 1887, married, unpaid domestic duties
      MinterFrederick G born 12 Feb 1916, builders manager (trained architect cam. uni.)
      --- 1 closed record ---
      Hooper John J born 9 Mar 1920, single, general fruit farm worker
      Barclay, Anthony born 23 Feb 1894, married, butler
      Barclay, Vera born 15 Jan 1907, married, cook housekeeper
      --- 4 closed records ---
      Lewsey, Albert S born 25 Oct 1931, at school

      Frederick Minter born 11 July 1888, engineer and Greeta Minter born 2 May 1888, h/wife, arriving at Southampton from Capetown on the 'Stirling Castle' (First Class). Address 23 Kings House, St James Court, Buckingham Gate, London.

      Frederick Minter, born 11 July 1888, chairman and Greeta Minter, born 2 May 1888 arriving on 18 February 1957 at Southampton from Santa Cruz, Tenerife on the 'Venus' (First Class). Address 23 Kings House, St James' Court, Buckingham Gate, SW1.

      Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists 1820 - 1957 has:
      Greeta C Minter, 59, housewife, arriving at New York on the 'Queen Elizabeth' on 7 April 1947. Last permanent address, Boxted, England. Place of birth Southbank, England.

      London Gazette 1 Sep 1977 gives address at time of death as Old Ford Cottage, Warnford, Hampshire,
      Company Director (Retired).

      Death announced in The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 14, 1976; pg. 26; Issue 59755:
      On 12 July at Warnford, Sir Frederick Minter, GCVO. Loved father of Fred John and Robert, president of F G Minter Ltd. Funeral private. No flowers but gifts instead to Royal Alexandra and Albert Schools, Reigate would be appreciated.
      Sir Frederick's obituary appeared in The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 15, 1976; pg. 19; Issue 59756.
      A memorial service in the form of Evensong was sung at St George's Chapel, Windsor on Thursday September 30th at 5 pm. (The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 20, 1976; pg. 24; Issue 59787).

      Probate London 8 Sep 1976 £74,776.
    Person ID I19  Ipswich, Suffolk
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2017 

    Father Frederick George Minter,   b. 31 May 1859, Washbrook, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1927, 26 Norfolk Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Sarah GREGORY,   b. Abt 1860, Prittlewell, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1926, Guildford, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Sep 1884  Guisborough, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lady Greeta Constance WEST,   b. 2 May 1887,   d. 17 Jul 1973, Warnford, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Sep 1912  Middlesbrough RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Frederick George Minter,   b. 12 Feb 1916, Greystock, Wimbledon Common, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1998, Lower Belgrave Street, London SW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. John Minter,   b. 9 Mar 1922, Kingston RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 2007, Colchester RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Robert Heame Minter,   b. 4 Oct 1925, Kingston RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 2008, Hampshire RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1887 Wandsworth 1d/665. Date from 1957 shipping record.

    2. [S24] London Metropolitan Archives at Ancestry.co.uk, October 2009 and later.

    3. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1976 Droxford 20/194. Date & place from London Gazette 1 Sep 1977.

    4. [S38] The Times Digital Archive, September 2012, The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 14, 1976; pg. 26; Issue 59755 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1884 Guisborough 9d/648.

    6. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1912 Middlesbrough 9d/1241.