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William Minchin (abt. 1820 - 1851)

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Capt William Minchin
Born about in Co Tipperary, Irelandmap
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Husband of — married 24 Dec 1850 in Templeharry, Kings Co, Irelandmap
Died in Slave Island, Columbo, Ceylonmap
Profile last modified 24 Jul 2018 | Created 27 Jul 2014
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William was born in about 1820. He was the second son of Charles Minchin and Amelia Wright.

He married his double first cousin Rebecca Minchin on 24 December 1850 at Templeharry, Kings County, Ireland.[1]

They had no children.

He was a captain in the 95th Ceylon Rifles. He succumbed to Consumption (Tuberculosis) soon after taking his new bride back to Ceylon with him. The Indian sub-continent was notorious for claiming the lives of many young "white militiamen and civilians". You can still visit the 19th Century colonial graveyards where the tombstones are so close together, you can hardly walk between them.

He passed away in 1851.

Probate Date: 11 September 1851
Event Place: King's Co, Ireland
Beneficiary's Name: Rebecca Maryanne Minchin Jeffers Gideon
Beneficiary 2 Name: George Vernon Gideon[2]


  1. "Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 January 2016), William Minchin and Rebecca M. Minchin, 24 Dec 1850; citing Templeharry, Kings, Ire, reference 2:3JZG81P; FHL microfilm 101,321.
  2. "Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), William Minchin, 11 Sep 1851; citing 00277, 005014893, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 100,979.
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William Minchin was the son of Charles Humphrey Minchin and Amelia Wright. He married Rebecca Maryanne Minchin, daughter of Reverend William Minchin and Mary Anne Wright. He died, without issue. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 95th Ceylon Rifles.
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