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Thomas Minter

Male 1847 - 1900  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Thomas Minter 
    Born Sep 1847  Deptford, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 776AE3F065674E8AA7F55DB6A03F026C54A3 
    Died 1900  Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • The following appeared in The Queenslander on 22 February 1873 under 'Persons advertised for':
      If this should meet the eye of JOHN THOMPSON, or WILLIAM COOPER, or MICHAEL MORIARTY, who arrived in Brisbane of the Ship Southern Ocean, in the year 1866 or 1867, they are earnestly requested to write home, or send their address to Thomas Minter at Morayfield, Caboolture.
      There is no doubt that this advertisement was placed by Thomas - Caboolture was where he was living when he married in 1872. The advert might suggest that the three men mentioned were on the same ship as Thomas when he came to Australia.

      September 2008: Julie Furey provided the following.
      "...one of my great aunts is still alive who is Charlotte Minter's daughter Joyce.
      Charlotte had Auntie Joyce in her early 40's and she is aged 91 now.
      I rang her and she gave me some information on the Minter children but the part i must tell you is that Thomas used to disappear for weeks on end then turn up and then disappear again and Elizabeth Jane would have another baby. After she had Ivy Minter she threw Thomas out of the house and know one saw or heard from him again!!"
      Later: "Auntie Joyce said that Elizabeth Jane Phillips became a Midwife so she could support the children."
      "My Auntie said that Thomas worked as a malais distiller at the sugar cane fields in northern Queensland. He also worked on boats at times."

      No trace of Thomas's death has been found.

      April 2009: Chris Horgan confirms what Julie said: no trace of Thomas Minter has been found after 1893 (when his last child was born).
      Chris's website (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hanhorg) contains a lot of information about Thomas and Elizabeth Jane's children.

      July 2009: Chris Horgan again: Thomas Minter was reported to have died during 1900 in Western Australia. This source came to me from a Margaret Wigney who is researching her fathers side (Wilson) and who had married one of the Thomas Minters daughters Susan Jane Minter. Source taken from the marriage certificate of Susan Jane. This is understandable as Thomas Minter worked on the water front and worked on ships, which explains his long absences from home and his wife (Elizabeth Jane Phillips) kicking him out after 1893 when Ivy Cecilia their last child was born.
    Person ID I313  Whitstable, Kent
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2011 

    Father Henry Minter,   b. 12 Dec 1819, Charlton by Woolwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1898, Orsett RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Susan BARKER,   b. Abt 1820, Deptford, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Jul 1889, Greenwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1842  St James Church, Bermondsey, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Henry of full age, bachelor, ship's carpenter of Wellington Street, father Thomas Minter, shipwright. Susan BARKER, of full age, spinster of Wellington Street, father James BARKER, labourer. Witnesses Joseph WHEELER and W GROOMBRIDGE Junr.
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Jane PHILLIPS,   b. 1854, Fortitude Valley Queensland Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1916, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1872  South Brisbane C of E, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • From the marriage certificate per Julie Furey:
      Marriage Certificate registration number 1872/3596 Queensland Australia.

      Thomas Minter married Elizabeth Jane Phillips on 11 June 1872 South Brisbane
      Church of England Queensland Australia.
      The minister W.J. Harte and witnesses John Phillips & Eliza Phillips.

      It states that Thomas Minter was born London - Middlesex - England.
      Elizabeth Jane Phillips born Fortitude Valley Queensland Australia.

      At the time Thomas's occupation was a distiller he was 24 years old and lived at
      Caboolture Queensland at the time of his marriage.

      Thomas's father name is Henry Minter - Carpenter
      Thomas's mother name is Susan Barker.
    Children 
     1. Susan Jane Minter,   b. 7 Jun 1873, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Burwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Charlotte Hannah Martha Minter,   b. 26 Jan 1875, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1945, Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Ellen Ada Minter,   b. 1877, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1935, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Florence Maude Minter,   b. 21 Feb 1880, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1949, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Joseph Henry Minter,   b. 13 Feb 1882, Paddington, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1946, St George District Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. Eliza Louisa Minter,   b. 1884, Paddington, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Paddington, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Arthur James Minter,   b. Mar 1887, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1887, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     8. Rose Alice Minter,   b. 1889, Waterloo, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1971, Wyong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Ruby Minter,   b. 24 Nov 1891, Redfern, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1892, Redfern, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Ivy Cecilia Minter,   b. 1893, Redfern, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Rockdale, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Thomas Minter
    Thomas Minter
    born 1847, Deptford, Kent with wife Elizabeth Jane Phillips

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1847 Greenwich 5/189.

    2. [S44] Chris Horgan, July 2009.

    3. [S17] Marriage certificate (copy).

    4. [S41] Julie Furey, from marriage certificate, August 2008 (Reliability: 3).
      Queensland reg no. 1872/3596.