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William Daniel Minter

Male 1811 - 1867  (55 years)


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  • Name William Daniel Minter 
    Born 16 May 1811  Colchester, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 30 Jun 1811  Colchester, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 08D9ABC1F5AC4495A92E6192EAD00D035B02 
    Died 11 Mar 1867  Brightlingsea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 15 Mar 1867  All Saints, Brightlingsea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • 1841 census: in Ridgewell, Essex, William (30+/-, shopkeeper), Rhoda (30+/-), William (5), Rhoda (3) and Elizabeth (1).

      Appeared in the 1845 Kelly's Post Office Directory of the six home counties as William Daniel Minter, shopkeeper & beer shop, Ridgewell.

      Appointed to the British Postal Service at Brightlingsea in 1847 (British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 at Ancestry.co.uk, August 2011)

      1851 census: in North Street, Brightlingsea, William (39, grocer & draper), Rhoda (43), Rhoda (13, scholar), Elizabeth (11, scholar), Mary Ann (8, scholar), Eleanor (5) and Samuel (1).

      Kelly's Post Office Directory Home Counties 1852, lists W D Minter, grocer, Brightlingsea, Colchester.

      Appeared in Kelly's Directory 1855 as W D Minter, grocer & tea merchant, Brightlingsea.

      1861 census: in High Street, Brightlingsea, William (50, grocer & draper, employing one man), Rhoda (56), Mary Ann (18, assistant), Eleanor (15, scholar) and Samuel (11, scholar). Daughter Rhoda (23) was a draper's assistant in Silver Street, Ilminster, Somerset.

      England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 (at Ancestry.co.uk, Nov 2010):
      25 April 1867 Effects under £300. The Will of William Daniel Minter late of Brightlingsea in the County of Essex Grocer deceased who died 11 March 1867 at Brightlingsea aforesaid was proved at Ipswich by the oath of Rhoda Minter of Brightlingsea aforesaid Widow the Relict one of the Executors.

      1871 census: at the Post Office, High Street, Brightlingsea, Rhoda (63, widow, postmistress), Eleanor (24, assistant in post office) and Samuel (21, shipwright).

      1881 census: at the Post Office, High Street, Brightlingsea, Rhoda (73, widow, sub-postmistress), son-in-law William F PATTISON (32, sailmaker and ship's chandler employing 2 men), granddaughters Rhoda N PATTISON (5, scholar) and Eva PATTISON (1) plus a female domestic servant. William PATTISON's wife Eleanor (35) was staying with her sister Elizabeth, her husband Henry MEDCALF and their family in High Street, Balshaw, Cambridgeshire.

      1891 census: in Queen Street, Brightlingsea, Rhoda (83, widow, retired postmistress), son-in-law George RICHES (52, joiner) and his wife (Rhoda's daughter) Rhoda RICHES (53) and their son Arthur (18, butcher). Rhoda senior's birthplace was given as Great Bromley, Essex.

      From the History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Essex, William White, 1848
      (at www.archipel.demon.co.uk/Tendring/brightlingsea.html):
      POST OFFICE at W.D.Minter's. Letters despatched 5 evening via Colchester, by foot post.
      At same site, for St Osyth:
      CARRIERS. To Colchester, Tu, Thur & Sat. Franklin James Minter Ruth
    Person ID I3  Ridgewell, Essex
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2017 

    Father Daniel Minter,   b. Abt 1785, Colchester, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah,   b. Abt 1789, Colchester, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1810  Colchester, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rhoda COOPER,   b. 1808, St Osyth, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1895, Brightlingsea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1834  Ardleigh, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • William Daniel Minter of the parish of Ridgewell in the county of Essex, bachelor and Rhoda Cooper, spinster of this parish, by license. Both signed. Many witnesses (all signed): John Cooper, Saml. Absey, M A Cooper, Emily Minter, W G Blake, W Elmes, H B Blake.
    Children 
     1. William Cooper Minter,   b. 25 Dec 1835, Ridgewell, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1856, Brightlingsea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. Rhoda Minter,   b. Sep 1837, Ridgewell, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1923, Brightlingsea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     3. Elizabeth Minter,   b. Mar 1840, Ridgewell, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Ann Minter,   b. Dec 1842, Ridgewell, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ebenezer Minter,   b. Dec 1844, Halstead RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1844, Halstead RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Eleanor Minter,   b. 2 Jan 1846, Ridgewell, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1928, Brightlingsea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Samuel Elvin Minter,   b. Mar 1850, Brightlingsea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1914, Brightlingsea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1811 - Colchester, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 30 Jun 1811 - Colchester, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Nov 1834 - Ardleigh, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Mar 1867 - Brightlingsea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Mar 1867 - All Saints, Brightlingsea, Essex Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] IGI.

    2. [S15] England & Wales Non-conformist baptisms at findmypast, June 2014.

    3. [S3] BMD Index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1867 Lexden 4a/195.

    4. [S6] National Burial Index.

    5. [S13] Ardleigh parish registers at SEAX, July 2011.