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Name: Minnie Kent

Burial Number: 0640

Gender: Female

Occupation: Domestic Servant, Cook at Police Home in Hove

Born: 25/09/1865

Died: 13/05/1911

Buried: 17/05/1911


Minnie was born in Sompting, the daughter of James and Ellen. She was baptised in the village on 10 Dec 1865. James was a gardener. By the age of 15, Minnie was a domestic servant working in Hove. In 1885, she gave birth to a son Albert at The Lodge, Rectory House, Sompting. He was baptised on 8 Feb but died the following year in Nov 1886. The church register noted that she was a single woman. Minnie went back to work in Brighton and by 1901 she was the cook at the Police Home in Hove. By 1911, Minnie’s parents were running Seaview Nurseries in Boundary Road, Worthing. It was here on 13 May, Minnie died of phlebitis embolism. Her sister Ellen registered her death. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 7

Exact Location (what3words): placed.straw.length

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Minnie Kent born Sept. 25th 1865 Died May 13th 1911

Further Information


Name: Minnie Kent

Gender: Female

Born: 25/09/1865

Town: Sompting

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 13/05/1911

Cause of death: Phlebitis Embolism

Address line 1: Seaview Nurseries

Address line 3: Boundary Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Bennetts Cottages, Sompting, Sussex

James aged 31, gardener. Ellen aged 32. Sarah aged 9. Minnie aged 5. Ellen aged 2 months


52 Ventnor Villas, Hove, Sussex

Minnie aged 15, domestic servant in the household of William A Colbourne, solicitor.


65 Montpelier Road, Brighton

Minnie aged 25, parlour maid in the household of Elizabeth Coombe, own means.


The Police Home, Portland Road, Hove

Minnie aged 34, cook at the Police Home run by Annie Mathieson, Hon. Superintendent.

Miscellaneous Information

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