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Geary or George Minter

Male Bef 1819 - 1897  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Geary or George Minter 
    Born Bef 13 Jun 1819  Butchery Lane, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 13 Jun 1819  St Andrews, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID F3970D9415334102BB937B6C99CA0C409A01 
    Died Mar 1897  Wimbledon, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 3 Mar 1897  St Mary, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Lived at Charing, Kent 1842 - 45, a farmer (Kelly's Post Office Directory, 1845), at Croydon, Surrey 1850 - 53, at Bisley, Surrey 1855 - 57, at Cheshunt in 1859 and at Fetcham, Surrey 1866 - 71. Living at Slyfield Farm, Great Bookham, Surrey 1874 - 78, at Nearles Farm, Havering atte Bower, Essex 1882 - 90 and at Old Farm House, Wimbledon, Surrey 1894 - 95.

      1841 census: at Broad Oak, Mersham, Kent, Geary (22, farmer) and his brother Filmer (16).

      1851 census: at Ditton Marsh, Thames Ditton, Surrey, George (30, farmer of 138 acres employing 3 labourers), Harriet (32), Geary W (7, scholar), Charlotte (5, scholar), Harriet (3) and Mary (1). William HOOK (10, born Great Chart, Kent) was a visitor.

      Kelly's Post Office Directory Home Counties 1852, lists Geary Minter, farmer, Fetcham near Leatherhead (see also 1870 & 1874/1878 entries below - Cliff Minter comments 'Slyfield Farm, Great Bookham, shown as in occupation of George King in this year).

      1861 census: at Old Park Farm, Theobalds, Cheshunt, Herts, Geary (41, farmer of 230 acres employing 8 men and 4 boys), Harriet (43), Geary Lee Warner (18), Harriet (13, scholar), Mary (11, scholar), Sarah Ann (9, scholar), Emma (7), Lavina [Lavinia] (4) and Sidney (2).

      Post Office Directory, Surrey 1870 has Geary Minter, farmer, Slyfield farm, Great Bookham, near Leatherhead.

      1871 census: at Cannon Court, Fetcham, Surrey, Geary (farmer of 575 acres employing 21 men and boys), Harriet (52, farmers wife), Geary L (28, farmers son), Sarah Ann (18), Emma (16), Lavinia (14, scholar), Sidney (12, scholar), Mary OLDER (daughter, 21) and her husband Owen OLDER (24, farmer, born Bramshott, Herts) and Frederick (Geary's brother, 33, dairyman).

      Post Office Directory, Surrey 1874 & 1878 has Geary Minter, farmer, Slyfield farm, Great Bookham, Leatherhead.

      1881 census: at Broadfield Farm, Burgh Green, Cheshunt, Herts, Geary (61, farmer of 150 acres employing 5 men and 2 boys), Harriet (63), Geary (38, farmer's son) and Emma (32(!)). Apart from Geary sen., others are listed only with initials.

      Post Office Directory, Essex, Herts & Middlesex, 1882 has Geary Minter, farmer, Neales Farm, Havering atte Bower.

      Post Office Directory, 1890 has Geary Minter, farmer, Neales Farm, Havering atte Bower.

      Although the court record shows his name as Jerry Minter, it would appear that Geary and his son Sidney appered as witnesses in the Old Bailey trial on 23 June 1884 of 12 men accused of 'unlawfully conspiring together to cheat and defraud divers persons of their goods'. Geary and Sidney's part in the trial was as follows:
      MINTER . I live at Upper Bedford Farm, Bowen, Essex-in April, 1882, I advertised in the «i»Stratford Express«/i» to sell milk-I got some letters, among them one from Owen, St. Ann's Place, Stamford Hill, who said he would meet me at Liverpool Street Station-I met him there and spoke about a reference, and Johnson passed by, and Owen said "This gentleman, to whom I am well known, will give me a reference"-Johnson said he was a general agent, and said something about dealing in butter-he said "Mr. Owen is a decent man who will pay you for the milk," and that he had dealings with him himself-about 15 or 16 gallons, or two churns full a day was agreed on at 1«i»s«/i». 8«i»d«/i». per gallon, or 1«i»l«/i». a day or a little more; there are eight barn gallons of eight quarts each in a churn-I concluded Owen had had general goods of Johnson, as he was a general dealer-Johnson spoke to Owen about having a lot of butter over from Belgium, and it would be a good thing-I sent the milk to 2, Caroline Terrace, St. Ann's Place, Stamford Hill, for six days in succession, when he owed me 7«i»l«/i». 17«i»s«/i». 6«i»d«/i».-I sent my son and he got 1«i»l«/i».-I then sued Owen in the Edmonton County Court; he admitted the debt and asked for time, as he had been hardly pressed by other creditors, and would pay 1«i»l«/i». a month-I waited some time and then went and found he had moved away-I got nothing.
      «i»Cross-examined by Johnson.«/i» It was in May, 1882, that I saw you at Liverpool Street-I don't suggest there was any collusion that you should be there-you said you were traveller for a wholesale butter firm, and gave me your card with your name and address; the name of the firm was not on that-you merely said you found Owen a respectable man and believed he would pay me.
      «i»Cross-examined by«/i» MR. BAYLISS. Owen wrote that he wanted milk and I made the appointment at Liverpool Street-I have no knowledge that Owen wrote to me after one or two days, telling me not to send any more milk-if he had I should have said "You must keep to your bargain"-Stapleton was mentioned in the conversation; I believe Owen said he had been in his service some years-I do not know whether Owen has been carrying on business in that neighbourhood for ten years.
      «i»Re-examined.«/i» The contract was to run till either side gave a week's notice-I stopped because I heard I should not get my money.
      SIDNEY MINTER . I am the last witness's son-I saw Owen on the Tooting side of Garrett Lane, Wandsworth, about February this year, in a baker's cart with the name of Owen on it-I stopped him and told him who I was, and asked where was the money for my father that he ought to have paid into the County Court; the next thing would be to have a judgment summons against him, and he would be locked up-he said he was unfortunate, and it would be no use throwing good money after bad, as all his things were taken care of, and I left him judging that he had a bill of sale.
      «i»Cross-examined by«/i» MR. BAYLISS. He said nothing about a partner named Smith, but I heard my father say he had had one-he gave no reason for not being able to pay.
      The proceedings were lengthy: at the end of the trial all the accused were found guilty and given various sentences up to 5 years penal servitude.

      1891 census (indexed by ancestry.com under MINKE): at 11 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, Harriet (73) and her daughter Emma (37) were staying with Harriet's married daughter Harriet BEACH (43) and her children Anna (18), Elizabeth (16), Kate (8) and James (4). Although both Harriets are shown as married, there is no trace of their husbands.

      Post Office Directory, Court Section, 1894 has Geary Minter, Old Farm House, Richmond Road, Wimbledon.

      Buried aged 77 of Wimbledon as Geary Minter.
    Person ID I8  Canterbury, Kent
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2011 

    Father John Minter,   b. Bef 8 Sep 1793, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1864, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Mary KENNETT,   b. 1796, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1848, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1817  St Mildred's, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by banns to Mary Kennett of St Margarets, Canterbury.
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet HOOK,   b. Abt 1818, Pluckley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Oct 1899, Wimbledon, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1841  [3
    Children 
     1. Geary Lee Warner Minter,   b. 24 Dec 1842, Charing, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1889, London Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. Harry Minter,   b. Sep 1844, West Ashford RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1847, Wandsworth RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
     3. Charlotte Elizabeth Minter,   b. Jun 1846, Charing, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Aug 1851, Kingston RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     4. Harriet Minter,   b. Mar 1848, Clapham, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1897, Wandsworth RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     5. Mary Minter,   b. 26 Dec 1849, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1925, Cobham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Sarah Ann Minter,   b. Sep 1852, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Emma Minter,   b. Bef 20 Aug 1854, Wisley, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1934, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     8. Lavinia Minter,   b. Bef 1 Mar 1857, Wisley, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1932, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     9. Sidney Minter,   b. 27 Mar 1859, Cheshunt, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1937, Kingston Hospital, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 13 Jun 1819 - Butchery Lane, Canterbury, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar 1897 - Wimbledon, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Aged 77, Q1 1897 Kingston 2a/201.

    2. [S58] London Metropolitan Archives at Ancestry.co.uk, September 2009 and later.

    3. [S4] IGI (Reliability: 3).
      The IGI says that Geary married 'about 1841' but there is no marriage index record to confirm this.