December 2023

Exciting news! After selling the family business last year, both of us have now officially left Bolney Wine Estate, although I will continue being involved for a short time. Sam is now Director of Wine at Plumpton College, as well as Chairperson at Wine GB, whilst I am now semi-retired, which means I finally have some leisure time to deveote to family history. This site will slowly start to evolve/expand, but I will add a few snippets in the meantime (scroll down to the bottom of this page for the latest additions).

January 2018

I am often being asked, usually by my children, when I'm going to get around to updating this website and so I decided to finally make a start.

I have amassed a wealth of material on the name Linter over the years since first becoming interested in my ancestors back in 1976 but, having made a lot of progress in the years before family and then work commitments took over most of my time, most of that research has been sitting in boxes in the loft of each successive house - we have moved a lot as many of you will know!

I will try and add something to the site at least once a month so please come back to see what's new.

Whilst I do this and until I decide the best way to structure everything, all the old pages will still be accessible via these links:
Family Trees
Index of People
Help Wanted

New Pages created/updated in 2018:
Robert Harold Linter
Winifred Kate Linter
This is the front cover of a publication of sheet music composed by Ricardo Linter, a distance relative of mine who was a prolific producer of quadrilles for the pianoforte.

A quadrille is a dance that was fashionable in late 18th- and 19th-century Europe and its colonies. 

Ricardo was Richard Linter's professional name. He was born in Kenton, Devon in 1818 and was one of a very musical family (more on that in future articles).

I have built up a fair collection of his sheet music over the years and some of the covers are works of art in themselves.
Juliana Emma Linter was another member of the Devon Linter family. She was an avid collector of shells and a large part of her collection is now held at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter. Click here to visit the page devoted to Juliana on the museum's website.