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The Minterne Family


Samuel Minterne (1825-1879) = Mary Ann Spencer (1821-1902)


Samuel Minterne was born at East Stoke, Dorset. He married Worbarrow-born Mary Ann Spencer on 28 November 1847. The family lived at Holme Bridge near East Stoke, Dorset where Samuel worked as a shoemaker.

Samuel and Mary had five children:

1. Ann Mintern (1848-?)born at East Stoke – worked in service in London and married John Clements

2. Charles Spencer Mintern (1851-1910)born at Worbarrow and married Ann Squibb (1846-1911), living first at Wareham then later Parkstone near Poole

3. Elizabeth Mintern (1856-1929) born at East Stoke and married George Elford and moved first to Tuckton, near Christchurch, and later Sway in the New Forest

4. Mary Jane Mintern (1860-1875)born at East Stoke, baptised at Tyneham, sadly Jane died aged just 15

5. William Thomas ‘Tom’ Minterne (1862-1925)see below for more information

Samuel spent time in Dorchester Prison from September 1873.

Samuel died in 1879 and Mary died in 1902.


William Thomas ‘Tom’ Minterne (1862-1925) = Sarah Ann Sansom (1867-1939)


Tom Minterne Tyneham

Tom was born at East Stoke and baptised at Tyneham. He was a gamekeeper and married Sarah Ann Sansom on 30 April 1892 at Tyneham. Sarah was born at Coombe Keynes.

Tom and Sarah had six children:

1. Ethel Mary Mintern (1893-1960)Ethel was baptised at Tyneham on 14 May 1893 – she married William Henry Wood from Polesworth, Warwickshire at Tyneham on 9 June 1919 – Ethel moved with her husband to Polesworth and had nine children – after her husband’s death in 1946 she married John T A Spencer in 1947 – she died in 1960 aged 68

2. Jessie Mary Mintern (1895-1982) Jessie was born at Worbarrow and baptised at Tyneham on 12 January 1896 – she married David Mills (1895-1980) at Tyneham on 21 April 1919 – twenty years later David and Jessie were living in Padiham, Lancashire with their son Derrick Mintern Mills (1923-2009).

3. Rosa Jane Mintern (1898-1961)Rosa married Ephraim Moore in 1918 and moved to Warwickshire. They had five children.

4. Winifred Elizabeth Mintern (1901-1973)Winnie remained a spinster living with younger sister Beattie at Worbarrow until the evacuation in December 1943 – they were driven by Margaret Bond to a requisitioned house at Upwey but ‘cried out in horror’ when they saw it was next to the Station Hotel

5. Beatrice Ann Minterne (1904-1966) like her sister Winnie, Beattie remained a spinster

6. William Robert Mintern (1908-1923)sadly Willie, 15 and his cousin Ernest Rose drowned in Worbarrow Bay in June 1923

Mintern’s Cottage at Worbarrow

The family lived at Mintern’s Cottage at Worbarrow.

Tom died in 1925 and Sarah died in 1939.

Tiles spelling Minterne in Tyneham Church

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Minterne Family

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1906: Tyneham School

SCHOOL CHALLENGE SHIELD. – This school has won the challenge shield for the East Dorset Division this year. DR. BARNARDO’S HOMES. – A collection box has been made by the school children in aid of Dr. Barnardo’s Homes with the following results: – Irene Knight, 13s 7d; Lizzie Restreux, 11s… Continue reading

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1906: Tyneham School

SCHOOL CHALLENGE SHIELD. – This school has won the challenge shield for the East Dorset Division this year.

DR. BARNARDO’S HOMES. – A collection box has been made by the school children in aid of Dr. Barnardo’s Homes with the following results: – Irene Knight, 13s 7d; Lizzie Restreux, 11s 6d; Lizzie Cleall, 6s 10d; Reggie Bascombe, 3s 6d; Ethel Minterne, 1s 4d; Harry Dart, 1s 7d; Harry Kellaway, 1s 3d; Lucy Dart, 1s 5d; Jessie Minterne, 3s.  This, with 8s from the school box, to which Queenie Pittman and Bertie Taylor subscribed regularly, made a total of £2 12s.

Published in Western Gazette, Friday 21 December 1906