Minnie (Hills) Barnett

Minnie Rose Clinton (Hills) Barnett (1903 - 1957)

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Minnie Rose Clinton Barnett formerly Hills
Born in 50, Hermit Road, Canning Town, Greater London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 28 Sep 1924 in St. Margarets Church, Barking, Essexmap
Mother of , , [private daughter (1930s - unknown)] and
Died in Barking, Greater London, Englandmap
Profile last modified 12 Feb 2020 | Created 22 Aug 2014 | Last significant change: 18 Jan 2020
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Minnie (Hills) Barnett has Jewish Roots.
Minnie (Hills) Barnett is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.

Minnie Rose Clinton Hills was born on June 22, 1903, at 50, Hermit Road, Canning Town, Greater London, England.[1] She was the daughter of Harry Hills and Sue Hall. She lived at Hermit Road, in the home of her grandfather and his family until the Hills moved out and eventually settled at 61, North Street, Barking. On September 28 1924 Minnie married William Henry (Bill) Barnett at St. Margaret's Church, Barking.[2] (Photos of this wedding and the marriage certificate can be seen in the attached images). After their marriage they lived in Old Ford and while they were there Minnie's youngest brother Vic lived with them for a time, possibly to console Minnie after the death of her first child in 1925. Minnie and Bill had 2 boys who died in infancy then a girl and boy who lived to have families of their own. Minnie and Bill moved back to Barking and had a tobacconists and sweet shop, registered in Bill's name but run mostly by Minnie as Bill worked in Whitechapel as a Dreyman for a Brewery. Bill died when their children were still young and Minnie went to live with her sister May, who had four children. Most of the time Minnie minded all the children while May worked in the family shop. Minnie died very suddenly from a virus, on April 1, 1957 at the age of 53. She was cremated and her ashes were interred in the grave of her parents at Barking Cemetery.[3]


England and Wales Census, 1911

Name Minnie Hills Age in 1911 7 Estimated Birth Year abt 1904

Relation to Head Daughter Gender Female Birth Place West Ham Civil parish Barking England County/Island Essex Country England

Street Address19 East Street, Barking, Essex Registration district Romford

Registration District Number191Sub-registration district Barking Town ED, institution, or vessel 11 Household schedule number 263 Piece 9921Household Members

Name Henry J Hills Age 32

Name Susan H Hills Age 30

Name Florence Hills Age 12

Name Henry Hills Age 11

Name Frances Hills Age 9

Name Minnie Hills Age 7

Name William Hills Age 3

Name John Hills Age 9/12

Citing this Record

"England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWFT-GBK : 20 January 2015), Minnie Hills, Barking, Barking, Essex, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

See birth and marriage certificate in the attached images

  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index" Name Minnie Rose C Hills Event Type Birth Registration Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep Registration Year 1903 Registration District West Ham County Essex Event Place West Ham, Essex, England Volume 4A Page 106 Line Number 28 Citing this Record "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FDQ-CS8 : accessed 25 May 2016), Minnie Rose C Hills, 1903; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Ham, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005" Name Minnie R C Hills Event Type Marriage Registration Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep Registration Year 1924 Registration District Romford County Essex Event Place Romford, Essex, England Spouse Name (available after 1911) Barnett Volume 4A Page 1203 Line Number 16 Minnie R C Hills married William H Barnett Citing this Record "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZ5-86TN : 8 October 2014), Minnie R C Hills and null, 1924; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1924, quarter 3, vol. 4A, p. 1203, Romford, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  3. "Find A Grave Index" Minnie Rose, Clinton Barnett Find A Grave Index birth: 22 June 1903 death: 1 April 1957 burial: 1957 Barking, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Greater London, England

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When Minnie died at the age of 53 she got her wish as she had always said that she did not want to live to be old and become a burden to anyone.
posted 24 Nov 2014 by Christine (Hills) Frost   [thank Christine]
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