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William James Minter

Male 1860 - 1950  (90 years)


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  • Name William James Minter 
    Born 2 Apr 1860  Rhyl, N Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID F715F3B90BB346519963A0E3CC9AA3F68B0A 
    Died Dec 1950  Thurrock RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1861 census: no trace
      1871 census: with parents.
      1881 census: William, 20, was a labourer (passenger) on the 'Six Sisters', counted at Sheerness, Kent. The ship's port of registry and lodging were given as his birth place.
      1891 census: with parents, unmarried.

      1901 census: in Leinster Villas, Wakering Avenue, South Shoebury, Essex, William J (40, railway storekeeper, born Rhyl, N Wales), Eliza (40, born Dunton, Essex).

      1911 census (supplied by Heather McVicar): at 53 Wakering Circle, Shoeburyness, Essex (6 rooms), William James (head, 51, married, railway storekeeper), Eliza (51, married 21 years, no children) and niece Evelyn DRAY (13, at school, born Shoeburyness).
      Form signed W J Minter.

      1939 Register: at 53 Wakering Avenue, Southend-on-Sea C.B., Essex
      Minter, William born 2 Apr 1860, married, storekeeper
      Minter, Eliza, born 26 Jan 1860, married, unpaid domestic duties

      The marriage in 1889 to Eliza BRADD is thought to refer to this William James but it's odd that it took place in Thanet, Kent. It's also strange that William appears in the 1891 census with his parents, shown as 31 and single.

      April 2010: email from Neville A Daniels:
      "William Minter was known the Newman families of Sheerness, Kent, England and would stay in one of their guest houses.
      He worked as a Shore Based Stoker at the Naval Ship yards there, as did his father Charles Minter from time to time.
      Both stayed with various Newman's.

      I will admit that William was a bit of a puzzle and hard to track.
      Apparently he could not read or write and worked with two Newman brother's, one of whom was blind.

      In 1881 he is listed on the motor vessel "Six Sisters" registered out of the port of Sheerness, Kent, England; with the port of registry and lodging given as his birth place. Incidently in the Orset District in which Thurrock lies.

      They would have taken the ferry from Shoeburyness Barracks old pier, the remains of which are at the end of "Barge Pier Road" Shoeburyness to Sheerness Naval Base.
      About Two Hours straight across the Thames."

      Neville found and provided details of the 1881 census which are noted above.
    Person ID I414  Canterbury, Kent
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 

    Father Charles Minter,   b. 18 Jul 1826, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1894, Rochford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Eliza COTGROVE,   b. 24 Jul 1838, Leigh, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1905, Rochford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1857  Leigh, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza BRADD,   b. Mar 1860, Dunton, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1944, Shoeburyness, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Dec 1889  Thanet RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] BMD index, Date from Paul Twyman, Mar 2010. (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1860 St Asaph 11b/380.

    2. [S14] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Possible death: Q4 1950 Thurrock 4a/780.

    3. [S14] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1857 Rochford 4a/?. Date from Lydia Freeman. Place from Paul Twyman, March 2010.

    4. [S14] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1889 Thanet 2a/1691.