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Thomas Minter

Male Bef 1785 - 1857  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Thomas Minter 
    Birth Bef 26 Oct 1785  Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening 26 Oct 1785  Folkestone, SS Mary & Eanswyth, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 157 
    _UID 7B6BB2C525FE4A91A115CD4E32896B7ACCF7 
    Death 21 Nov 1857  Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Burial 28 Nov 1857  Christchurch, Folkestone Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 1803: seaman of Dover Street, Folkestone and sea fencible aged 18.

      Thomas was evidently in Holland in 1811: a Thomas Minter, aged 26, born about 1785 in Folkestone lived in Brouwershaven. He had lived there since 1807. His son Thomas Leendert was born in Holland in 1818. And Thomas may have had a mortgage in Vlissingen in 1831.

      It seems likely that Thomas was one of the eleven men captured, locked up in Dover jail and released by a mob in 1820. The full story is recounted in 'Reminiscences of Old Folkestone Smugglers'., a free copy of which is at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951002374858n&view=1up&seq=1.

      1841 census: it's possible that the entry for 'Agaha' Minter, 50, independent means, born 'in foreign parts' living in Kings Place, Commercial Road, St George, The Tower Hamlets, London, refers to Thomas Minter's wife Agatha. In the same household were Elizabeth KENSIT (14, female servant, born Middlesex) and Susannah WOOLASTON (15, female servant, born Middlesex).

      Appeared in the History & Directory of the County of Kent by S Bagshaw, 1847 as Thomas Minter Esq. of Sandgate Road, Folkestone.

      1851 census: in Upper Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Thomas (65, retired captain, merchant navy), Agatha M (60) and Henry J W GEHLO (grandson, 10, born Norwood).

      Appeared in the 1852 Post Office Directory of Kent (Kelly's) under Gentry, Mr Thomas Minter, Dandgate Road, Folkestone.

      Appeared in the Directory of Kent, Melville & Co, 1858 under Gentry, Thomas Minter Esq., Sandgate Road, Folkestone. The Directory must have been compiled before Thomas's death.

      Will proved 1858.

      1861 census: now a widow, Agatha (71, independent) was lodging at Boyle Street, St Mary Eanswythe, Folkestone.

      1871 census: Agatha was living with her 'grandson in law' and his wife and other members of the family at 1 Medium Road, Devonshire Terrace, St John Hackney, London.
    Person ID I157  Folkestone, Kent
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father John Minter,   b. Bef 17 Feb 1764, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Aug 1840, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Ann GOLDER,   b. 6 Dec 1765   d. 28 Aug 1846, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 1 Nov 1783  Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • John, a minor, mariner son of John, Gent. and Ann GOLDER, minor.
      From original St Mary and St Eanswyth Folkestone Parish Register, examined by Cliff Minter February 2006, John Minter batchelor and Ann Golder spinster both of this parish, by license. John signed. Ann made her mark. Witnesses Abraham ....daney and Chr Stredwick both signed.
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agatha Maria MOOLENBURGH,   b. Abt 1790, Island St Moen, Holland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Apr 1871, Clapton, London Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Marriage 19 Jun 1809  Rotterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Ann Minter,   b. 3 Feb 1810, Brouwershaven, Holland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Apr 1810, Brouwershaven, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
     2. Wouterina Minter,   b. 14 Aug 1811, Brouwershaven, Holland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Jan 1878, Utrecht, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years)
     3. Anne Minter,   b. Abt 1812, Brouwershaven, Holland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Mar 1888, Newton Abbot Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 76 years)
     4. John Moolenburgh Minter,   b. 1 Apr 1815, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Dec 1891, Plympton St Mary, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
     5. Mary Minter,   b. 13 Dec 1816, Brouwershaven, Holland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Feb 1886, London Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years)
     6. Thomas Leendert Minter,   b. 6 May 1818, Brouwershaven, Holland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Nov 1854, At sea, off Scutari, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 36 years)
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Bef 26 Oct 1785 - Folkestone, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 26 Oct 1785 - Folkestone, SS Mary & Eanswyth, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 19 Jun 1809 - Rotterdam, Holland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 21 Nov 1857 - Folkestone, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 28 Nov 1857 - Christchurch, Folkestone Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Cliff Minter.

    2. [S36] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1857 Elham 2a/462. Date from Cliff Minter.

    3. [S136] Cliff Minter, from Christchurch Folkestone PR, January 2011.

    4. [S13] IGI & Cliff Minter.

    5. [S25] Gemeentearchief, Rotterdam (on-line).