Posts Tagged ‘Minster Lovell’

New Minster Lovell Book

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

The book on those who served in the military in the 20th century is now available. You can buy via this website (‘Buy’ section) or by contacting Graham Kew’s shop.Book cover War book small

Dore family

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Someone is interested in finding out more on the Dore family who lived in Minster Lovell in the 1920s-40s – related to Frank Dore born Hailey c 1877 and his wife Eliza Hurford from Bridgewater in Somerset (married 1897 in Bridgewater). Contact from any living relatives who are descendants of Frank’s siblings, children of Charles Dore (b 1834) of Hailey would be appreciated.


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People from Minster Lovell in WWI/WWII – do you have any information?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Do you have any information on any of these men? We are putting together a book for the upcoming centenary of the First World War on those from Minster Lovell who served in WWI/WWII (or any other conflict) not just those who died in war. Please contact us via the Contact section if you have anything you can share!

James Harold Abraham
Edward Alsopp
Frederick Baker
Mark Baker
Stanley N. Bayliss
Horace Arthur Blake
William George Lovell Blake
George Bowles
Ernest Broad
Edward/Edwin Broadist
William Samuel Bullett
Albert Edward Butler
Harold Vipond Butler
Ivan Brogden Butler
Reginald Henry Butler
Albert James Clapton
Douglas Reginald Clapton
Sidney Joseph Constable
Daniel Cross
James William Cross
Sidney Bernard Cross
Thomas Lovell Cross
E. Crutch
Cyril Job Dix
Harold George Dix
John Dix
John Whiting Dix
William Charles Longman Jarvis
John Jones
Harold William Jordan
Philip Belcher Jordan
Francis John Kinchin-Smith
Henry Percy Lay
(William Edgar) Arnold Lenderyou
Henry Lock
Herbert Lock
Horace Lock
Carl Lovedon Luckett
Harold W. Messenger
Leonard Messenger
W. Millin
A. Mott
Thomas Frederick Norridge
Thomas Charles Payne
Charles Lovell Phipps
Francis John Pratley
George Pratley
John Saunders
Lancelot Vivian Raymond Seeley
Clement Charles Stratford
Henry Charles Stratford
William Arthur Stratford
Cyril Viner
James Warner

Richard Potter of Charterville House

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Richard Potter, a well-known heather grower lived in Minster Lovell from about 1900 until his death in 1922. Does anyone know if he actually grew heathers on his property while he lived here? Minster Lovell doesn’t have the best growing conditions for heathers, but we would like to solve a mystery.

Minster Lovell family tree

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

We are working frantically on the family tree and now have nearly 10,000 people who lived in Minster Lovell or were in some one connected to them. Do please send in any more information you might have as we want to get it all finished by late spring 2012 to publish it online. Family stories are especially welcome.

Talk on Charterville 23rd January 2012

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Graham Kew will be giving a talk on the Charterville site at Minster Lovell on Monday 23rd January at St Kenelm’s village hall at 7:30pm. A small charge will apply. Hope to see you there!

Migration to/from Minster Lovell

Friday, December 9th, 2011

We are still gathering information on people who have come to live in the village, even for a short time, and those who have left to go somewhere else, so do contact us if you have any data. We’ve had two extra families added to our database this month from the website. Next year we hope to publish our full family tree for everyone to see. We’ve just got about 50 more surnames to complete then all the error correction to do!

Charterville in Minster Lovell and War Dead

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

We are hard at work on a map showing the whole of Minster Lovell (Old Minster, Little Minster and Charterville) with names of who lived in which house from the 1400s to 1950. Do send us any information you have. We are particularly trying to trace each owner of the original Charterville plots through the sale of them after the Chartist Land Company failed and up to the families in the 1950s. Although we have many names, the challenge is matching the names to specific plots. We want to have a big display in June 2012 for the village Jubilee celebrations.

The parish council has carved two extra names on the War Memorial for Minster men who were missed off originally and they will be honoured this weekend. There is one more – unfortunately too many people were named Lock in the village because there were two men called ‘H. Lock’  which is what is carved on the memorial. We have records of Horace Lock died 30/12/1917   and  Herbert Lock died  01/11/1918, so we just need to discuss what to do with their inscriptions. We are so grateful that these extra names are being added.

Lower Crescent in Minster Lovell – was it once a crescent?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

We have been looking at old maps so we can build our map of who lived where in the village. Both Upper Crescent and Lower Crescent come off the Burford Road. But Lower Crescent isn’t a crescent at all but a cul-de-sac road. Was it a crescent originally – maybe going through to Little Minster or looping back into the Burford Road? If not, why did it gets that name? All help appreciated.

War memorial

Monday, June 27th, 2011

We have heard that the Parish Council are arranging for 3 more minster Lovell names to be carved on the war memorial. Thanks especially to Peter Gough for his persistence in tracing the war dead. Ernest Greenaway still eludes us but we will find him – maybe in Canada having survived WWI?