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Thomas Minter

Male 1785 - 1868  (83 years)


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  • Name Thomas Minter 
    Born 14 Feb 1785 
    Alt. Birth 14 Feb 1785  Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 1 May 1785  St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 668092AB2F0E4178914C2546D581A1A6FEB2 
    Died Jun 1868  Greenwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • The identity of Thomas's wife isn't known for sure. She may have been Elizabeth SURRIDGE: a marriage between Thomas Minter (bachelor of this parish) and Elizabeth Surridge (spinster of this parish) took place at St Paul, Shadwell on 17 May 1809. The register entry appears on the London Metropolitan Archive at Ancestry.co.uk and bears Thomas's signature. An 1809 marriage would be just right for the 1810 birth of Thomas Henry Dickerson Minter, Thomas & Elizabeth's supposed first child, and the church is in roughly the right place.
      An Elizabeth SURRIDGE, 23 days old, was baptised at St Dunstan, Stepney on 27 August 1786, father Edward of Poplar, waterman, mother Elizabeth. This might have been the Elizabeth who married in 1809. The birth year, 1786, compares well with the age of Elizabeth Minter as shown in the censuses below.

      1841 census: in Church Street, St Nicholas Deptford, Greenwich, Kent, Thomas (55, shipwright), Elizabeth (55), Robert (25, waterman), David (25, waterman), Henry (20, carpenter), Charlotte (19) and Elizabeth (14). All born in Kent.

      1851 census: at 9 Queen Elizabeth College, Greenwich, Thomas (66, almsperson - shipwright, born St Lawrence, Kent, noted as being deaf) and Elizabeth (65, born Deptford, Kent).

      1861 census: still in Queen Elizabeth College, Greenwich Road, Greenwich, Thomas (76, formerly boat builder, born Isle of Thanet, Kent, noted as being deaf.) and Elizabeth (76, born Deptford, Kent).

      Both died in the 1860s.

      November 2010: Bob Gamble contacted the at Draper's Hall to see if the records of Queen Elizabeth College in Greenwich held any reference to Thomas Minter and his wife Elizabeth. He received the following reply:
      "Dear Mr Gamble
      Thank you for your enquiry concerning your ancestors Thomas and Elizabeth Minter. The principal extant source of information about residents at the almshouse for the period in question are the minutes of the Court of Wardens, the Company's committee responsible for the almshouses. Within these I have traced the following:

      21 November 1850 Court of Wardens minute - Thomas (and his wife though this was not minuted) Minter was admitted to Queen Elizabeth's College on the presentation of the Parish of Deptford one of the parishes who were authorised to present people for admission.
      28 July 1868 Court of Wardens minute - Thomas Minter had died (date not given and it is not stated what happened to his widow though she did not remain at the almshouse).

      I have attached a brief history of the almshouses for your information.

      Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries.

      Yours sincerely

      Miss Penelope Fussell
      Archivist

      The Drapers' Company
      Drapers' Hall
      Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DQ"

      The 1851 and 1861 entries are believed to relate to this couple and point to Thomas being a member of the Whitstable Minters. May 2006: Cliff Minter agrees, so what was originally the Charlton family has been merged with the Whitstable Minters.

      February 2007: the inclusion of Thomas Henry Dickenson Minter (1810) and John Minter (1813) as the first two sons of Thomas and Elizabeth is speculative and may turn out to be incorrect. The justification for including them is outlined in their individual Notes.
    Person ID I33  Whitstable, Kent
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2012 

    Father Henry Minter,   b. Bef 28 Aug 1757,   d. Bef 16 Jul 1837, Thanet RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Mary YOUNG,   b. Abt 1760,   d. Bef 25 Sep 1844, Thanet RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1783  St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Henry Minter of Margate batchelor and Mary Young of this parish spinster by banns, his mark/her mark. Robert Young (sign), John Hales (sign) witnesses.
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1786, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1866, Greenwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Henry Dickinson Minter,   b. Abt 1810, Rotherhithe, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1895, Greenwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     2. John Minter,   b. Abt 1813, Rotherhithe, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1868, George Tavern, Somerset Street, Aldgate, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     3. Robert Minter,   b. 10 Apr 1815, Charlton by Woolwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1904, 17 Beresford Road, Northfleet, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. David Minter,   b. 10 Sep 1817, Charlton by Woolwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. 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)
     6. Charlotte Minter,   b. Bef 12 May 1822,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Daniel Minter,   b. 18 Dec 1824, Deptford, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Elizabeth Minter,   b. Bef 12 Nov 1826,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Caroline Minter,   b. Bef 27 Dec 1829,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 20:22:00 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Queen Elizabeth College, Greenwich, London
    Queen Elizabeth College, Greenwich, London
    A brief history

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] BMD index.
      aged 83, Q2 1868 Greenwich 1d/458.

    2. [S49] Cliff Minter from St Lawrence Thanet PR.