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Leslie Powell Minter

Male 1920 - 1962  (42 years)


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  • Name Leslie Powell Minter 
    Born 18 Oct 1920  200 Union Road, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 628875E3D87D474FB4CA94FC9C92BFFE263D 
    Died 28 Oct 1962  Royal Victoria Hospital, Dover Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • He was the son of Cissie Minter and, because she wasn't married, Jessie Alice brought him up. Died from gunshot wound to the head. Assailant convicted of manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsiblity.
      The National Archives gives the following brief information (the full record is closed for 95 years): MINTER, Christopher Leslie: murder of Leslie Powell MINTER (father) on 28 October 1962 in Dover, Kent by shooting with a shotgun. Convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
      The Times (London, England), Monday, Oct 29, 1962; pg. 6; Issue 55534 carried the following report:
      BOY OF 15 CHARGED WITH MURDER
      DOVER, Oct 28
      A fitter's mate, aged 15, was charged here today with the murder of Leslie Powell Minter, aged 42, dock worker, of Tower Hamlets Street, Dover. He will appear before the magistrates in the juvenile court tomorrow.
      Police found Mr Minter lying on the floor of his living-room early today. He was taken to hospital with svere head injuries and died an hour later.
      The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Oct 30, 1962; pg. 7; Issue 55535:
      BOY OF 15 REMANDED ON MURDER CHARGE
      A boy, aged 15, was remanded in custody for seven days at Dover juvenile court yesterday accused of murdering Leslie Minter, aged 42, dock worker, of Tower Hamlets Street, Dover, early on Sunday.
      Police-inspector J A Lewis said that he went to Mr Minter's home and saw him on a camp bed in the living room with severe head wounds. Mr Minter was taken to hospital where he died an hour later. The inspector said tha he saw the boy with a shotgun in his right hand. "I asked him who did this and he replied 'I did'".

      At the juvenile court on 5 November it was revealed that the accused boy was Leslie's son Christopher, age 15, a fitter's mate. He was remanded until November 13.
    Person ID I1957  Ickham, Kent
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2014 

    Father William Richard RILEY,   b. Jun 1904, Barnet, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1992  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married Dec 1926  Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pamela Winifred PAUER,   b. 22 Jun 1921, Exeter RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1970, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Sep 1942  Kings Lynn, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Christopher Leslie Minter
     2. Gillian Antoinette Minter
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Oct 1920 - 200 Union Road, Dover, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Sep 1942 - Kings Lynn, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Birth certificate (copy) (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1920 Dover 2a/2089.

    2. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Aged 42 Q4 1962 Dover 5b/593. Date from Cliff Minter.

    3. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1926 Dover 2a/2643

    4. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Possible marriage: Q3 1942 Kings Lynn 4b/871