James Alexander Minty

6 July 1853–14 October 1927 (Age 74)
Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James Alexander

When James Alexander Minty was born on 6 July 1853, in Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Minty, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Logie, was 31. He married Mary Laing Webster on 14 November 1878. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. In 1901, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as foreman. He died on 14 October 1927, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 74, and was buried in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Alexander Minty
Mary Laing Webster
Marriage: 14 November 1878
Allison Mitchell Dalrmyple Minty
William Grant Minty
James Alexander George Minty
Mary Laing Webster Minty
Elizabeth Christina Minty
Ellen Hislop Minty
Fredris Marion Powdrell Minty

Spouse and Children

14 November 1878


    Allison Mitchell Dalrmyple Minty


    William Grant Minty




    Elizabeth Christina Minty


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Minty


    Elizabeth Logie




    Elizabeth M. Minty


    Mina De Le Tour Minty


    William Cooper Minty



    Jane Logie Minty


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 1

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 4

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 21

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: perhaps a variant of Minto .2 English: locative name from Minety (Wilts).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James A Minty, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • James A Minty in entry for James S Stormont and Alice Minty, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • James Alexander Minty in entry for William Grant Minty, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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