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William Honeywood Minter

Male Bef 1821 - 1899  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name William Honeywood Minter 
    Born Bef 30 Sep 1821  Butchery Lane, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 30 Sep 1821  St Andrew's, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 7DD3D82374214236B28B9670737EAE84BE50 
    Died 11 Mar 1899  Bowes Park, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Aft 11 Mar 1899  Southgate Cemetery (possibly) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Living at Butchery Lane with parents in 1841.
      Admitted as a freeman of Canterbury on 29 Jul 1844 by copy of his father as a butcher. A butcher of Butchery lane in 1845 (Kelly's Post Office Directory). Listed in the Canterbury Poll of 1848 as of St Mary Northgate. A pork butcher of 42 Biggin Street, Dover in 1849 (listed in the Williams Directory of that year). Appeared in the 1852 Post Office Directory of Kent (Kelly's) as a pork butcher of Biggin Street, Dover. Jury service at Dover in 1853. Appeared in the Directory of Kent, Melville & Co, 1858 as William H Minter, butcher, Market Place, Dover. A cowkeeper at Brixton between 1862 and 1870 and at Epsom in 1874. Had dairy business later in Westbourne Grove, London before selling to the Express dairy Co. Retired to live at Twickenham and later at Bowes Park.

      The London Gazette of 2 December 1845 carries notices in which William and his brother Filmer are "hereby required to appear in Court before Edward Holroyd, Esq. the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition, on the llth day of December instant, at one. of the clock in the afternoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Basinghall-street, in the city of London, for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be furth'er dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes'
      A later edition announced that Edward Holroyd would make a final order on 22 December 1845.

      1851 census: at 42 Biggin street, St Marys, Dover, William (29, pork butcher), Mary (24), Charles (3) and Lavinia (1), together with brother Robert (22, grocer) and 2 servants.

      Appeared in Kelly's Directory 1855 as a pork putcher of Market Place, Dover.

      1861 census: at Camberwell Lane, late Jackson House, Camberwell, Surrey, William (39, cowkeeper) Mary (32), Charles (13), not stated [Lavinia] (11), John (9), Amelia (7), Edward K (5), Kate (1), Sarah BARTLETT (28, sister in law) and Mary (26, sister).

      Listed in Post Office Directory, Surrey 1862 & 1866 as W H Minter, dairyman, corner Sussex Road and Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.

      In 1863 William was the victim of embezzlement by his servant Alfred Schofield. Schofield was tried at the Surrey Quarter Sessions on 5 June 1865 for 'Feloniously embezzling divers sums of William Minter, his master.' There were three separate charges, the sums involved being 11 shillings and eight pence halfpenny; 1 penny and 2 pence. After pleading guilty on all three charges, Schofield was given 6 months hard labour in Wandsworth prison.
      The above came from Paul Marsh in March 2013. Paul's wife is Alfred Schofield's 4x granddaughter. The court report appears a document found by the Surrey History Centre, original document ref. QS2/7/1865 - Indictments, 1865.

      Listed in Post Office Directory, Surrey 1870 as William Minter, cowkeeper, 5 Marys Place, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.

      1871 census (indexed as MENTER): at Epsom Court Farm, Epsom, Surrey, William (49, farmer of 327 acres, 12 men and 6 boys), Mary (42), Amelia (16), Kate J (11), Walter (8) and Florence A (2).

      Listed in Post Office Directory, Surrey 1874 as William Honeywood Minter, cowkeeper, Court Farm, Epsom.

      Listed in Post Office Directory 1880 as William Minter, dairyman, 49 Tavistock Crescent, Westbourne park, London W.

      1881 census (indexed as MINTERS): at 49 Tavistock Crescent, Kensington, London, William J (sic) (59, dairyman), Mary (52), Kate (21), Walter (18) and Florence A (12).

      1891 census: at Cyfel(?) Cottage, South Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, William (69, retired dairyman), Mary (62), and Florence A (22).

      Listed in Post Office Directory 1894 as Wm H Minter, 20 South Road, Twickenham.

      Listed in Post Office Directory 1898 as William Honeywood Minter, 21 Whittington Road, Bowes Park, London N.

      Will proved on 12 April 1899.
    Person ID I10  Canterbury, Kent
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2013 

    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 Mary BARTLETT,   b. Abt 1829, Upper Hardres, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1897, Bowes Park, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1845  St Andrews, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Charles Minter,   b. 1847, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lavinia Minter,   b. Jun 1850, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Minter,   b. Sep 1852, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Amelia Minter,   b. Mar 1855, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Edward Kennett Minter,   b. 1856, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1928, Thornton Heath, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Kate Jane Minter,   b. 1859, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Walter Minter,   b. Dec 1862, Lambeth RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1940, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     8. Florence Ada Minter,   b. 1868, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1955, Wokingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 19:53:00 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 30 Sep 1821 - Butchery Lane, Canterbury, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Mar 1899 - Bowes Park, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S21] Cliff Minter, from St Andrews Canterbury PR, May 2008.

    2. [S14] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Age 77. Q1 1899 Edmonton 3a/253

    3. [S14] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1845 Canterbury 5/85