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William Minter

Male 1855 - 1943  (87 years)


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  • Name William Minter 
    Born 16 Feb 1855  Sheldwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 23 Mar 1855  Sheldwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 2428 
    _UID F19BFD784B6747489B61DDD9C0AB26EA6F73 
    Died 6 Jan 1943  Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Margate Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Post Office Directory, Surrey 1878 has William Minter, silk mercer, draper, hosier & glover, 3 & 4 Oakfield Terrace, London Road, Croydon.

      1881 census: at 3 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, William (26, draper employing 2 men, 1 boy and 12 young women), Adelaide P (28), Millicent M (1).

      February 2014: Kake Pugh features 32 London Road (which used to be number 3) on her website 'The Past and present of Croydon's London Road'. The web address is www.london-road-croydon.org/history/0032-sun-travels.html.

      Appeared in Kelly's Directory of Kent, 1882 as William Minter, draper, Station Road, Westgate on Sea.

      Appeared in Directory and Guide to the Isle of Thanet, 1884 - 85, Hutchings and Crowley Ltd as William Minter, draper, 11 & 21 Station Road, Westgate on Sea.

      1891 census: at 21 Station Road, Margate, William (36, draper), Adelaide P (38), Millicent M (11, scholar), Daisy K (8, scholar), Adelaide M (7, scholar), Thomas C (5, scholar), Eva M (1) and Henry (3 months).

      Appeared in Kelly's Directory for Kent, 1895 as William Minter, draper, 21 Station Road, Westgate.

      Appeared in Kelly's Directory & Guide, Isle of Thanet, 1898 - 99 as William Minter, draper, 21 Station Road, Westgate.

      Appeared in Kelly's Directory of Kent, 1899 as William Minter, draper, 21 Station Road, Westgate.

      1901 census (indexed as MISTER by ancestry.com): at 21 Station Road, Westgate-on-Sea, William (46, general draper), Adelaide P (48), Eva M (11), Henry (10) and William L (8). Daughter Daisy (18) was a pupil at Welland Hall College in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Daughter Millicent (21) was a visitor at 16 Fellows Road, Hampstead, London with Edgar W BRINSMEAD, a pianoforte manufacturer, and his family (the census entry is indexed as MENKE by ancestry.com). A census entry for daughter Adelaide has not been found. Son Thomas (15) was a 'Child of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal', a boarder at 345 Clapham Road, Lambeth.

      Appeared in Kelly's Directory of Kent, 1909 as William Minter, 26 Prices Avenue, Margate, Kent

      1911 census: at 26 Price's Avenue, Margate, Kent (9 rooms), William (head, 56, widower, collector of taxes and insurance broker, born Sheldwich, Kent), Millicent Maude (daughter, 31, single, born Croydon, Surrey), Daisy Kathleen (daughter, 28, single, teacher of music, born Westgate on Sea, Kent), Eva Murton (daughter, 21, single, violinist & teacher of violin, born Westgate on Sea, Kent), Henry (son, 20, single, electrical engineer, out of employment, born Westgate on Sea, Kent) and a servant, Lily MANTLE (18, born Sittingbourne, Kent).
      Form signed Wm Minter.

      There's an entry in Commercial Section of Kelly's Directory of Isle of Thanet between 1911 and 1914 for William Minter, insurance broker & assessor & collector of King's Taxes, 14 Northdown Road, Cliftonville. There's also an entry in the Private Residents section for William Minter, 'Springfield', 26 Prices Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate.

      Feb 2009: Suzannah Foad came across the following advertisement in the Keble's Gazette (Thanet) for 2nd Feb 1889:
      WILLIAM MINTER
      WESTGATE-ON-SEA
      Begs to announce his
      ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE
      IS NOW PROCEEDING.
      The WHOLE STOCK is REDUCED in PRICE
      And there are SPECIAL BARGAINS
      in all Departments.

      The Stock amounts to about £3,000,
      And consists of a General Assortment of
      DRESSES, FURS,
      DRAPERY AND FANCY GOODS.

      W.M. has a highly-experienced DRESSMAKER
      and a large staff, and will make-up Dresses, &c.,
      bought from Stock, at very SPECIAL PRICES during
      the Sale.
      MILLINERY ORDERS will also be executed
      without Charge for Trimming.
      Terms for Sale Prices, STRICTLY CASH.

      In 1881 William and Adelaide had staying with them Mary G. MURTON, unmarried, 26, sister-in-law, born Faversham; and Mary F. DIXON, unmarried, 56, aunt, born Kennington, Middlesex.
      Mary was also with William and Adelaide in 1901 (but not 1891).

      Lived at 26 Briers Avenue, Margate in 1914 (per Cliff Minter, April 2008).

      1939 Register: at High Street, Bridge-Blean R.D., Kent
      Minter, William born 16 Feb 1855, widower, insurance agent & collector of taxes (retired)
      BELLERBY, Daisy K born 2 Jul 1882, married, unpaid domestic duties

      The following appeared in the Isle of Thanet Gazette 15th January 1943. Thanks to Suzannah Foad for this.
      "A GRAND OLD MAN"
      TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MR. W. MINTER
      A grand old man who radiated happiness and goodwill was the tribute paid to the late Mr. Wm. Minter, of 2, Madeira-road, Margate, at the funeral service held at Holy Trinity Church, Margate, on Saturday morning.
      Mr. Minter, who was for thirty-three years collector of taxes in Margate and an ardent chess player, died at Canterbury the previous Wednesday in his eighty-eighth year. The service was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. J. B. Cowell) and included the hymn, " For all Thy Saints, 0 Lord," the twenty-third Psalm, and the reading of a passage from the Wisdom of Solomon. The organist (Mr F Wake) played "Hear my Prayer " (Mendelssohn) and "O rest in the Lord " (Mendelssohn). Paying tribute to Mr. Minter, the Vicar said they had come there to salute and give thanks for a noble life. It should be a service of praise and thanksgiving, for William Minter had gone triumphantly to his rest. No words of his could do justice to the tribute which those present and many others unable to be present would like to pay to such a grand old man. He could only speak from slender experience, but he knew that throughout his long life, whether as a public servant, as a husband or father, or as a friend, he endeared himself to all who met him or knew him. He radiated happiness and goodwill. That church was very dear to him, and he worshipped there very regularly for a great many vears. Its work and life and interests were ever his. He (the Vicar) supposed that in his contact with the church laid the secret of his joyous personality.
      Mourners present were : Mrs. Morphy, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. Bellerby and Mrs. Hook (daughters), Mr. F. Hook (son-in-law), Miss Bellerby and Mrs. H. C. Doughty (granddaughters), Mr. Edward Minter (brother), Miss Murton (niece), Mr. John Rolle (nephew), and Mrs. Duss-Baker.
      Among others in the church were the Mayor (Councillor F. J. Cornford), Alderman F. L,. Pettman, J .P., C.C. and Mrs. Pettman, Councillor H. G. Pedder, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hodges, Mr. G. C. Golder, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Doughty, Mr. B. J. Garraway, ].P., Mr. N. V. Morgan, Mr. F. Bywater., Mr. H. Waters, Mr. W. L. Langston, Mrs. M. Venner, Mr. A. J. Vicary, Mrs Griffiths, Mr. Pyle, Mrs. Murton and Mr. R. McConnell, Mr. C. Murton and Mr. W. J. Withers (representing the Inland Revenue Department).
      The interment followed at Margate Cemetery.

      The Advertiser & Echo (Kent) of 12 Jan 1943 carried a brief report of William's death which noted his lifetime hobby of chess. He was a pioneer of Margate Chess Club and brought many famous players to the town to take part in open chess tournaments.

      From England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 at Ancestry.com:
      Minter William of 2 Madeira Road Margate died 6 January 1943 at 46 St Stephens Road Canterbury Probate Oxford 15 March to Adelaide May Atkins widow. Effects £1288 7s 6d.
    Person ID I2428  Ash, Kent
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2017 

    Father Thomas Minter,   b. 17 May 1827, Faversham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1903, Sheldwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Anna DIXON,   b. Abt 1824, Kennington, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1911, Faversham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1851  East Ashford, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adelaide Pratt MURTON,   b. Dec 1852, Faversham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Thanet RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1878  St Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • William Minter, 23, bachelor draper of Croydon, Surrey, father Thomas Minter farmer and Adelaide Poatt (sic) Murton, 25, spinster of Faversham, father William Murton grocer, by banns, sign/sign (signs Adelaide P Murton). Thomas Gillett (sign), Thomas Minter (sign), Jn H Murton (sign), H Minter Jnr (sign), H Minter (sign), Thomas (Dixon) senr (sign) witnesses.
    Children 
     1. Millicent Maud "Maudie" Minter,   b. 5 Aug 1879, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1955, Thanet RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Louisa Minter,   b. 13 Oct 1880, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1880, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Mary Minter,   b. 13 Oct 1880, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1880, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Daisy Kathleen Minter,   b. 2 Jul 1882, Westgate on Sea, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1978, Ashford RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     5. Adelaide May Minter,   b. 25 Jan 1884, Westgate on Sea, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1963, Thanet RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Thomas Cecil Minter,   b. Mar 1886, Westgate on Sea, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Cairo, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     7. Eva Murton Minter,   b. 23 May 1889, Westgate on Sea, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 89 years)
     8. Henry Minter,   b. Mar 1891, Westgate on Sea, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1915, WW1 casualty at Gallipoli Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     9. William Leslie Minter,   b. 26 Dec 1892, Faversham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1979, Pluckley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 6 May 2010 
    Family ID F218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1855 - Sheldwich, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1855 Faversham 2a/539.

    2. [S11] Cliff Minter.

    3. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Aged 87, Q1 1943 Canterbury 2a/1807.

    4. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1851 E Ashford 5/14.

    5. [S173] Cliff Minter, from St Mary of Charity, Faversham PR, April 2010, Q4 1878 Faversham 2a/1361. (Reliability: 3).