Minnie Young | Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
Minnie Young
12/08/1870 –1943

Unmarked grave Minnie Young (née Saunders) (1870-1943)

Minnie was born 12 August 1870 and in the 1871 census she is recorded with her six older siblings and her parents William, a labourer born in Flaunden, and Eliza, born in Bovingdon. They were living in the hamlet of Latimer in Buckinghamshire.

By 1881 the family were living in Whelpley Hill, a hamlet close to Bovingdon, and William was working as an agricultural labourer. Minnie’s three older sisters were still at home, working as straw plaiters, a common employment for women in labouring families. Minnie and her two younger brothers were at school.

Minnie married William Young in 1889. He was a carpenter and joiner who had been born in Northchurch and they settled down there for a short while – their first child, Annie was born in 1890 – but by the 1891 census they had moved back to the Chesham area, living at 2, Berkhamsted Road, Chesham William was a hoop maker, presumably for barrels.

 William jnr  was born in 1896 in Chesham but by 1899, when Nellie joined the family, they were living in Northchurch where in 1901 their address was Orchard End, Northchurch. William was a journeyman joiner.

By 1911 Minnie and William had moved to 69, Shrublands Avenue where they remained for the rest of their lives. William was employed at the local sawmills.

The 1921 census shows William as out of work but William jnr. was living at home and employed as a baker at the Co-Op and Nellie was a teller at a Watford firm.

William died in 1925 and is buried here.

Minnie died in 1943 aged 73.

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Unmarked grave Minnie Young (née Saunders) (1870-1943)

Minnie was born 12 August 1870 and in the 1871 census she is recorded with her six older siblings and her parents William, a labourer born in Flaunden, and Eliza, born in Bovingdon. They were living in the hamlet of Latimer in Buckinghamshire.

By 1881 the family were living in Whelpley Hill, a hamlet close to Bovingdon, and William was working as an agricultural labourer. Minnie’s three older sisters were still at home, working as straw plaiters, a common employment for women in labouring families. Minnie and her two younger brothers were at school.

Minnie married William Young in 1889. He was a carpenter and joiner who had been born in Northchurch and they settled down there for a short while – their first child, Annie was born in 1890 – but by the 1891 census they had moved back to the Chesham area, living at 2, Berkhamsted Road, Chesham William was a hoop maker, presumably for barrels.

 William jnr  was born in 1896 in Chesham but by 1899, when Nellie joined the family, they were living in Northchurch where in 1901 their address was Orchard End, Northchurch. William was a journeyman joiner.

By 1911 Minnie and William had moved to 69, Shrublands Avenue where they remained for the rest of their lives. William was employed at the local sawmills.

The 1921 census shows William as out of work but William jnr. was living at home and employed as a baker at the Co-Op and Nellie was a teller at a Watford firm.

William died in 1925 and is buried here.

Minnie died in 1943 aged 73.

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