Huguenot family of MINETT in Oswestry

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oswestry minetts
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I am looking for ancestors who lived in Oswestry mainly between around 1780 and 1850. Their name was MINETT (MINNITT, MYNETT and similar). The first to arrive in Oswestry was Thomas MINETT who was born in Worcestershire around 1755. He married Mary GRIFFITHS in 1782 and had five children. He was a miller and owner of Sun Inn in Church Street and later the mill in Morda (registered as burgeress 1795). In particular I am interested in any information of where he came from in Worcestershire and/or anything regarding his Huguenot connection i.e. if there are other known Huguenots living in the area at this time and if so why they moved there?

grockee
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Hi, I wonder if your Thomas Minett is connected to my ancestors, MINETT from Gloucestershire.
I have traced my family line back to Gloucestershire where a lot of MINETT are congregated around the Toddington, Gotherington and Bishops Cleeve area.

oswestry minetts
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Thanks for contacting me. It is very possible that there is a connection between our families but unfortunately I can't find any information further back than the 1780's when Thomas MINETT got married in Oswestry. From a later obituary for a relative it says that he came from Worcestershire and was of Huguenot origin. I have found another cluster of MINETTs in and around Worcester and Evesham and even a street named Minett Avenue but nothing to connect with Thomas MINETT in Oswestry. Thomas ran a pub in Oswestry and his sons took over the pub and also the mill in Morda and were malsters, and was known for beer making before becaming a tee-totler. The sons were named Thomas and John, with the name William also appearing in the family. If you have anything that can link our families that would be great.Best regards, Gunnel Minett