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Name: Minnie Little

Burial Number: 1770

Gender: Female

Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties

Born: 03/04/1875

Died: 10/12/1943

Buried: 14/12/1943


Minnie’s parents, John and Emma, were married in 1874. They and their 3 children, Minnie, Arthur James and John Bertrand were all born in Stockton-on-Tees.

Minnie was born in 1875 and baptised in Easington Parish.

In 1881, John, a Builders’ Merchant, with Emma, and their children were living in Spring Street, Stockton.

At 16, in 1891, Minnie was a Pupil at a Private School for Girls, in Stamford Hill, in Middlesex.

By 1901, the family were at Woodlands Farm Lane, Stockton. Father John now a Timber Merchant. Son Arthur James, at 24, was also a Timber Merchant. Son John Bertrand, 22, was a Solicitor. They had one Domestic Servant.

John Watson was a J.P. He died in Stockton in 1909, giving probate to Emma and their two sons. He left just under £130,000.

Minnie was living in Stockton in 1911, with mother Emma, and 2 General Servants.

Emma died in 1916 and was buried with husband John in Oxbridge Lane Cemetery in Stockton

(John Bertrand went on to be knighted and to become Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, with the Freedom of the City of London.)

Minnie married Richard Ernest Little in 1925, in Holborn. He was born in 1866 in Castleford, in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. He became a Methodist Minister.

From about 1908 to 1915 his address for the Electoral Register was Castleford, though he was living in various places, including  the Manse in Kilsyth, Glasgow, Retford in Notts., and Clifton, Bristol.

In 1937 he sailed from Southampton to New York, on the S.S. Berengaria.

1939, Minnie was at 1 Belsize Road, doing ‘Unpaid Domestic Duties’, with Visitors Tamar and Margaret Brignell, and a Parlourmaid.

In November 1939, Minnie and Ernest, with niece Dorothy Cook, and daughter Dollivar, arrived in Detroit.

When Minnie died, she was living at Berridon,1 Belsize Road, Worthing

Rev Little died in 1950, in the Methodist Parsonage, St Georges, Bermuda.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 8 Plot: 17

Exact Location (what3words): frosted.pouch.admits

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in affectionate memory of Minnie wife of Rev. Ernest Little and daughter of John Wilson Watson and Emma Watson of Stockton on Tees. Born 3rd April 1875 died 10th December 1943

Further Information


Name: Minnie Little

Gender: Female

Born: 03/04/1875

Town: Stockton-on-Tees

County: Durham (County Durham)

Country: England


Maiden Name:Watson

Marriage Date: //1925

Spouse First Name: Richard

Spouse Second Name: Ernest

Spouse Last Name: Little

Town of Marriage: Holborn

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 10/12/1943

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Berridon

Address line 2: 1

Address line 3: Belsize 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

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