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Jessie Alice KNOWLER

Female 1878 - 1968  (89 years)


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  • Name Jessie Alice KNOWLER 
    Born 5 Mar 1878  Barnsole, Staple, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Jan 1968  Buckland Hospital, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cremated 31 Jan 1968  Barham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID ED873CD994564722AFB2BBE4F1697A8C3C4B 
    Notes 
    • 1939 Register: at 14 Wyndham Road, Dover M.B., Kent,
      Minter, Jessie A born 3 Mar 1877, widow, unpaid domestic duties
      Minter, Ernest born 16 Dec 1905, single, general labourer electricity Dover -- ARP Corporation ----

      Jessie's death certificate gives: age 90, of 14 Wyndham Road, Dover, widow of George Minter labourer/driver (Corporation), causes of death cerebral vascular insufficiency and acute chronic bronchitis, informant A L Matticks, daughter of 1 Northbourne Avenue, Dover.

      April 2014: email from Sheila Kilvington, granddaughter of Jessie Alice, saying she believes the Knowler family goes back to Mary Knowler, daughter of John Knowler, who married Lord Digby, became the Countess Digby and died in 1794.

      Lord Digby's family goes back to Sir Everard Digby (c. 1578 - 30 January 1606), a member of the group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Digby was captured and taken to the Tower of London. He was tried on 27 January 1606. Despite an eloquent defence, he was found guilty of high treason, and three days later was hanged, drawn and quartered.

      Comment of the above by John Minter: Such evidence as I can find on the web suggests that the Mary Knowler who married Lord Digby was one of the two daughters of John Knowler, the Recorder of Canterbury. I've been unable to find any evidence that John Knowler had any male heirs.
      What looks like the best informed public member tree at Ancestry (the Gnot/Knowler Family Tree 2nd Edition) gives John Knowler's dates as July 1686 - 7 July 1763 and has no mention of any sons. However, Jessie Alice Knowler is in the same tree as John Knowler and so it appears from this that she was indeed related to the Digby family.
    Person ID I1945  Ickham, Kent
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2016 

    Father Thomas KNOWLER,   b. Abt 1837, Chillenden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1912, Union Infirmary, Eastry, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Hannah LAWS,   b. Abt 1840, Swingfield, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1912, Eastry RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Dec 1861  Dover RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Minter,   b. 14 Mar 1864, High St, Milton nr Sittingbourne, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1929, Dover Union, 200 Union Road, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 28 May 1898  Staple, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Married by banns. George Minter, 32, bachelor carter of Charlton by Dover, father George Minter, labourer; Jessie Alice Knowler, 21, a spinster of Barnswell, Staple, the daughter of Thomas Knowler (and Hannah nee Laws), labourer. George marked, Jessie signed. Witnesses Thomas Knowler (mark) and Hannah Fagg (sign).

      Witness at Charlton by Dover on 9 September 1925.
      Living at 14 Wyndham Road, Dover in 1932. Died as the widow of George Minter. a labourer/driver (Corporation).
    Children 
     1. Alice Lilian Minter,   b. 29 Oct 1898, 11 Pleasant Row, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1991, St Camillus Nursing Home, Taswell Street, Dover Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Annie Elizabeth Minter,   b. 22 Sep 1899, 10 Tower Street, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1992, Dover Court, 91- 93 Folkestone Road, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. George Minter,   b. 24 Sep 1900, 10 Tower Street, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1968, 41 Lowther Road, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Jessie Alice Minter,   b. Dec 1902, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Feb 1903, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Emily May Minter,   b. 28 Jun 1904, 10 Tower St, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1969, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Ernest Minter,   b. 16 Dec 1905, 24 Tower Street, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1942, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     7. Edith Maria Minter,   b. 26 May 1907, 24 Tower Street, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 2003, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     8. Charley Minter,   b. 28 Feb 1910, 24 Tower St, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1981, Ashford, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Elsie Eva Minter,   b. Bef 7 Apr 1915, 14 Wyndham Rd, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1915, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     10. Alfred Thomas Minter,   b. 11 Dec 1917, 15 Wyndham Road, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1976, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 20:07:00 
    Family ID F443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Mar 1878 - Barnsole, Staple, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 May 1898 - Staple, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 31 Jan 1968 - Barham, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Jessie Alice Minter nee Knowler
    Jessie Alice Minter nee Knowler
    Press cuttings relating to death in 1968

  • Sources 
    1. [S218] Certificate held by Lynn Harris, Jan 2014.

    2. [S3] BMD index, aged 90, Q1 1968 Dover 5f/550. (Reliability: 3).
      Aged 90 Q1 1968 Dover 5f/550. Date from Cliff Minter.

    3. [S217] Lynn Harris, Jan 2014.

    4. [S22] Free BMD, July 2009 (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1861 Dover 2a/1313.

    5. [S29] Marriage certificate (copy) (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1898 Eastry 2a/1989.