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The Mingays' At Cambridge University


Reference: J.Venn, Biographical History of Gonville and Caius College Vol. 1. 1349-1713 (CUP, 1897)

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Mingay, John : of John Mingay, gent. (formerly of the college, 1652), of Tasburgh, Norf. Born in Norwich. School, Wootton, under Mr. Buxton, for one year and a half; and Worstead, under Mr. Wharton, for three years. Age 17. Admitted pensioner to the bachelors’ table, May 20, 1679. Surety, Mr. Ellys.

Brother of William, of 1683—4. Died without issue (Davy).


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MICHS 1683—Mich 1684.

Mingay, William : son of John Mingay, gent. (formerly of the college; 1652), of Tasburgh, Norf. Admitted pensioner to the bachelors’ table, Feb. 22, 1683—4. Surety, Mr. Ellys. Re-admitted, as fellow-commoner, a few months later. Brother of John, of 1679. Died without issue.

Page 330

Mingay, William : son of Henry Mingay. Born at Shotesham, Norfolk. Schools, Tacolneston, six years under Mr. Marjerie. and Norwich, under Mr. Loveringe, a year and a half. Age 17. Admitted to the scholars’ table, Mar. 2, 1637—8. Surety, Mr. Blankes.

B.A. 1641-2 : M.A. 1645. Scholar Mich* 1639 to Mich* 1645. Ordained deacon & priest (Linc.) July 2 1646. Rector of Burpham Ulph, Norf. Rector of Chilton, Suff. 1649 : signs BP Hall’s subscription book. July 27, 1649 Lito preach in the diocese, Oct. 14 1662.

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Mingay, John (matriculated ‘Thomas’) : son of John Mingay, gent., of Arminghall, Esq. Born there (bapt. Nov. 27, 1636). School, Norwich, under Mr. Lovering, over six years. Age 16. Admitted to the scholars’ table, April 13, 1653. Surety, Mr. Bagge.

Admitted at Lincoln’s Inn, Nov. 6, 1655. Of Arminghall, Esq. Married Anne, daughter of John Strawbery, of Bury. Died Ap. 16, 1684:

M.I. at Saxlingham Nethergate.

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MICH* 1652-MICH* 1654

Mingay John : of Anthony Mingay, gent., of Norwich. Born there. At school under Mr. Lovering, four years. Age 18.Admitted fellow-commoner, Nov 2,1652. Surety, Mr. Barker.

Scholar, Mich* 1653 to L. Day 1656 (probably this student). Admitted at Gray’s Inn, Nov. 26, 1655. Of Gimingham, gent. Married Elizabeth, daughter of John Tuthill of Saxlingham (see above). Described as ‘of Norwich,’ in the Vis. of 1664.

This is from Caius College Cambridge 1997. John Mingay born 1661.Admitted,age 17,May .20 1679,son of John of Tasburgh Norfolk, he went to Wootton Schoo1, teacher Mr. Buxton. & Worstead schoolmarm Wharton. Died without a family.

William admitted, Caius, 22 Feb 1683,01 Tasburgh Norfolk. dsp 1716.

Mary born 1665 died 1707.married John Powle. Elizabeth daughter & co-heir married John Burkin. And Susan co-heir, died 1753 age 80,married Dr John Bacon, Dean of Norwich 1704.

They were the family of John Mingay, admitted to Caius 2 Nov 1652 and Grays Inn 26 Nov 1655,of Gimingham, Norfolk, and died 1684. He married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of John Tuthill of Rainthorpe Hall she died 1716.


William Myngaye as they spelt it then, was born 1520 at Shotesham, the son of Robert Myngaye a Norwich Cordwainer, who married Joane Turner, of Shotesham. William administered family Notary and Mercer of Norwich. He was Principal Registrar to the Bishop of Norwich, Alderman and Sheriff 1554,then Mayor in 1561.He married 1st Dorothy daughter of Alderman Robert Greene Mayor.

He married 2nd Elizabeth daughter of Alderman Edmund Wood, and widow of Alexander Mather. It was during his year of Mayoralty, that he lay on this extravagant feast. He then invited the Duke of Norfolk, The Earl of Northumberland, and other Lords with their retinues to the Civic feast at the New Hall, now St. Andrews Hall. They expressed a great deal of satisfaction, with their generous reception. William died in 1564 and buried in St. Stephen Church Norwich.


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