1878 - 1968 (89 years)
||Jessie Alice KNOWLER |
||5 Mar 1878
||Barnsole, Staple, Kent 
||25 Jan 1968
||Buckland Hospital, Dover, Kent [2, 3]
||31 Jan 1968
||Barham, Kent 
- 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.
||30 Apr 2014 |
||Thomas KNOWLER, b. Abt 1837, Chillenden, Kent , d. 14 Apr 1912, Union Infirmary, Eastry, Kent (Age ~ 75 years) |
||Hannah LAWS, b. Abt 1840, Swingfield, Kent , d. Mar 1912, Eastry RD (Age ~ 72 years) |
||Dover RD 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||George Minter, b. 14 Mar 1864, High St, Milton nr Sittingbourne, Kent , d. 3 Feb 1929, Dover Union, 200 Union Road, Dover, Kent (Age 64 years) |
||28 May 1898
||Staple, Kent 
- 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).
| ||1. Alice Lilian Minter, b. 29 Oct 1898, 11 Pleasant Row, Dover, Kent , d. 6 Nov 1991, St Camillus Nursing Home, Taswell Street, Dover (Age 93 years)|
| ||2. Annie Elizabeth Minter, b. 22 Sep 1899, 10 Tower Street, Dover, Kent , d. 10 Nov 1992, Dover Court, 91- 93 Folkestone Road, Dover, Kent (Age 93 years)|
| ||3. George Minter, b. 24 Sep 1900, 10 Tower Street, Dover, Kent , d. 15 Jan 1968, 41 Lowther Road, Dover, Kent (Age 67 years)|
| ||4. Jessie Alice Minter, b. Dec 1902, Dover, Kent , d. Bef 7 Feb 1903, Dover, Kent (Age ~ 0 years)|
| ||5. Emily May Minter, b. 28 Jun 1904, 10 Tower St, Dover, Kent , d. 30 Aug 1969, Dover, Kent (Age 65 years)|
| ||6. Ernest Minter, b. Jan 1906, 24 Tower Street, Dover, Kent , d. 28 Aug 1942, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex (Age ~ 36 years)|
| ||7. Edith Maria Minter, b. 26 May 1907, 24 Tower Street, Dover, Kent , d. 27 Dec 2003, Kent, England (Age 96 years)|
| ||8. Charley Minter, b. 28 Feb 1910, 24 Tower St, Dover, Kent , d. 17 Aug 1981, Ashford, Kent (Age 71 years)|
| ||9. Elsie Eva Minter, b. Bef 7 Apr 1915, 14 Wyndham Rd, Dover, Kent , d. Dec 1915, Dover, Kent (Age ~ 0 years)|
| ||10. Alfred Thomas Minter, b. 11 Dec 1917, 15 Wyndham Road, Dover, Kent , d. 4 Dec 1976, Dover, Kent (Age 58 years)|
||8 Sep 2009 20:07:00 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [S218] Certificate held by Lynn Harris, Jan 2014.
- [S3] BMD index, aged 90, Q1 1968 Dover 5f/550. (Reliability: 3).
Aged 90 Q1 1968 Dover 5f/550. Date from Cliff Minter.
- [S217] Lynn Harris, Jan 2014.
- [S22] Free BMD, July 2009 (Reliability: 3).
Q4 1861 Dover 2a/1313.
- [S29] Marriage certificate (copy) (Reliability: 3).
Q2 1898 Eastry 2a/1989.