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James Minter

Male Abt 1843 - 1921  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name James Minter 
    Born Abt 1843  Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID A1ED322C77634D23AA30C7B19010C9F5E6B3 
    Died 8 Jun 1921  Bosham, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 11 Jun 1921  Holy Trinity, Bosham, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 1861 census: James a private in the army, at Colchester, Essex.

      James and Maria had a son baptised in Dublin in 1869 - probably explains why I can't find him in the 1871 census - he was serving in Ireland. This son, James Nugent Minter, died within 3 months and was buried at the Arbour Hill Barracks in Dublin

      1871 census: probably in India.
      When sons Alfred George, Frederick Henry and Arthur Albert were baptised James was a colour sergeant in the 56th Regiment

      In 1888 James must have been serving in Ireland - his son Arthur Albert started school there at age 11 years 11 months,

      1881 census: Serving in the 56th Regiment, based at North Camp, Aldershot, James (38, sergeant major), Marie (31), Marie E (13), Teresa J (9), Alfred G (7), Arthur A (6), Frederick H (5) and Charles H (5 months). Teresa, Alfred and Arthur were born in India so James may have been serving overseas at the time of the 1871 census.

      John J Minter has found a record at findmypast.com's Chelsea Pensioner collection which appears to refer to James:
      ROBERT MINTER born c1858 Petersfield, Hants.
      Attested aged 22, on the 19th January, 1880 40th Brigade.
      WO97/3476/76.
      John subsequently added:
      James Minter - born 1842, Kensington, London; who joined the 56th Foot in 1860. Just by chance I found his medals for sale on the net! He attested in 1860 - then--
      Corporal 1866
      Sergeant, 1867
      Colour Sergeant, Dec. 1870
      Sergeant Major, Feb., 1879
      Discharged, 12th January, 1886. From the 2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment.
      Died about 1922
      He was awarded -
      Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-1889 (Clasp: THE NILE)
      Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (with gratuity of £5, 1879)
      Meritorious Service Medal (with Annuity of £10, from the 8th of December, 1912)
      Khedive's Star 1884-1886


      1891 census: at the Britannia Public House, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, James (48, inn keeper & pensioner), Maria (38), Maria E GROVES (married, 23), Louisa I SHINGLER (19, soldier's wife) [ evidently Teresa J as was] and her daughter Florence G SHINGLER (1 month) and Charles H (10, scholar).

      1901 census: at 167 Beecham Road, St Mary, Reading, Berkshire, James (58, retired sergeant major) and Maria (48).

      1911 census: at 161 Regina Road, Southall, Middlesex (5 rooms), James (head, 68, married, Army pensioner, retired Warrant Officer, born Kensington, London) and Maria (wife, 58, married 44 years, 11 children, 3 living 8 died, born Cork, Ireland).
      Form signed James Minter

      England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 (at Ancestry.co.uk, Nov 2010):
      MINTER James of 1 Williams-road Bosham Sussex died 8 June 1921 Administration (with Will) London 21 June 1921 to Maria Holmes Minter widow. Effects £260 8s 5d.
    Person ID I33  Rochford, Essex
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 

    Father George Minter,   b. Bef 29 Jun 1817, Rochford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Hannah,   b. Abt 1815, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1857, Pancras RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Holmes WILLIAMS,   b. Abt 1850, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1924, Southampton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1867  St Michael the Archangel, Aldershot, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Married after banns. James Minter, full age, bachelor sergeant 56th Regiment of Aldershot, father George Minter, carpenter. Maria Williams, full age, spinster of Aldershot, father James Williams, chief of Coast Guards (deceased).
    Children 
     1. Maria Elizabeth Minter,   b. 1868, Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Nugent Minter,   b. Bef 21 Aug 1869,   d. 1869, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Teresa Isabella Minter,   b. 1871, Poona, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1949, Uxbridge RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Alfred George Minter,   b. 15 Jul 1873, Hyderabad, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1948, Southampton RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Frederick Henry Minter,   b. 21 Feb 1875, Kurrachee, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1906, Greenwich Union Infirmary, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     6. Arthur Albert Minter,   b. 24 Mar 1876, Kurrachee, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1899, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     7. James Reuben Minter,   b. Sep 1879, Fareham RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1880, Weymouth RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     8. Charles Herbert Minter,   b. Bef 3 Nov 1880, Portland, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1898, Isle of Wight RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     9. Florence May Minter,   b. Jun 1882, Hartley Witney RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1851 census.

    2. [S2] BMD index, aged 79, Q2 1921 Westbourne 2b/446. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S7] National Burial Index.

    4. [S2] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1867 Farnham 2a/108.

    5. [S3] London Metropolitan Archive at Ancestry.co.uk, October 2009 and later.