Person:Minnie Moles (1)

Watchers
m. 29 Sep 1860
  1. John Thomas Moles1860 - 1861
  2. Eliza Moles1862 - 1863
  3. Herbert Moles1864 - 1928
  4. George Moles1866 - 1929
  5. John Moles1868 - 1926
  6. Annie Maria Moles1871 - 1944
  7. James Moles1873 - 1928
  8. Ernest Moles1876 - 1954
  9. Julia Moles1879 - 1958
  10. Minnie Moles1883 - 1939
m. 1902
Facts and Events
Name Minnie Moles
Alt Name Minnie Moules
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1883 St. Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, England
Christening[2] 9 Jan 1884 Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandSt Mary
Census[3] 5 Apr 1891 St. Ippolyts, Hertfordshire, EnglandThe Common
Census[4] 31 Mar 1901 Southgate, Middlesex, EnglandPembroke Lodge, Green Dragon Lane
Marriage 1902 Hertfordshire, Englandto Charles Archer
Census[5] 2 Apr 1911 Wood Green, Middlesex, England58 Marlborough Road
Death[6][7] 11 Jun 1939 Barnet, Hertfordshire, EnglandWellhouse Hospital, 17 Wellhouse Lane

Minnie Moles (or Moules) was born in 1883 at St Ippolyts in Hertfordshire, the youngest daughter of a midwife named Fanny Moles, formerly Worbey, and her husband Thomas Moles, a mole and rat catcher. The family lived right on the border of the parishes of St Ippolyts and Hitchin, and Minnie was baptised at St Mary's Church in Hitchin on 9th January 1884. The 1891 census finds Minnie living with her parents and siblings at The Common in St Ippolyts, which appears to have been in the vicinity of the modern road The Paddock, off Blackhorse Lane. Minnie's father Thomas died in 1895, when Minnie was about eight years old.

By 1901, Minnnie had left the Hitchin area and was working as a domestic servant at Southgate in Middlesex, in the rapidly expanding northern suburbs of London.

The following year, Minnie married Charles Archer. For the first few years after their marriage they lived in the Bowes Park area of Wood Green. They had a daughter called Elsie May in 1903 and a son called Charles Leslie in 1907. The 1911 census finds Charles, Minnie and their children living at 58 Marlborough Road in Wood Green. Charles was working as a photographer by this time.

After the First World War the family lived at 13A Northbrook Road, just round the corner from Marlborough Road, where they lived from at least 1919 to 1928. Back in Hitchin, Minnie's mother died in 1922.

Around 1929 the family moved about a mile to 19 Chimes Avenue in Southgate, where they were living in both 1930 and 1931. Minnie's daughter married in 1929.

Some time between 1931 and 1939 the family moved to 13 Ridgeway Avenue at East Barnet in Hertfordshire, which was to be Minnie's last home. She died on 11th June 1939 at the Wellhouse Hospital in Barnet (later renamed Barnet General Hospital). She was 55 years old. Charles survived her by about twelve years.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. Minnie MOLES, December Quarter 1883, Hitchin Registration District, Volume 3a, page 435, mother's maiden name Worbey

  2. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Hitchin. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Hitchin in the County of Hertford in the year One thousand eight hundred and Eighty four
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents' NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    22911884 Jan[uar]y 9MinnieThomas & FannyMolesBlack Horse LaneLabourerR.C.U. Kelly
  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 1108; Folio 71; Page 1, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: The Common, St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Thomas Moles, head, married, male, 56 [1834/5], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Willian, Hertfordshire
    Fanny Moles, wife, married, female, 51 [1839/40], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    John Moles, son, single, male, 22 [1868/8], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Annie M. Moles, daughter, single, female, 20 [1870/1], General Servant, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    James Moles, son, single, male, 17 [1873/4], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Ernest Moles, son, single, male, 15 [1875/6], Agricultural Labourer, employed, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Julia Moles, daughter, single, female, 12 [1878/9], Scholar, b. St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    Minnie Moles, daughter, single, female, 7 [1883/4], Scholar, b. St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
    Ellen Moles, grand daughter, female, 4mo [1890/1], b. St Ippollitts, Hertfordshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 1269; Folio 23; Page 4, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: Pembroke Lodge, Green Dragon Lane, Southgate, Middlesex
    William Henry Green, head, married, male, 33 [1867/8], Manager Furtniture Business, worker, b. Ealing, Middlesex
    Beatrice Green, wife, married, female, 33 [1867/8], b. Camden Town, Middlesex
    Minnie Moles, servant, single, female, 18 [1882/3], Domestic, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG14; Piece 7596; Schedule 214, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 58 Marlborough Road, Wood Green, Middlesex
    Charles Archer, head, married, male, 35 [1875/6], Photographer, b. Peterborough, Northamptonshire
    Minnie Archer, wife, married 8 years, female, 27 [1883/4], b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Elsie May Archer, daughter, female, 7 [1903/4], b. Bowes Park, Middlesex
    Charles Leslie Archer, son, male, 4 [1906/7], b. Bowes Park, Middlesex

  6. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Minnie ARCHER, June Quarter 1939, Barnet Registration District, Volume 3a, page 641, aged 55 [1883/4]

  7. England. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards. (Ancestry.com).

    1942
    ARCHER Minnie of 13 Ridgeway-avenue East Barnet Hertfordshire (wife of Charles Archer) died 11 June 1939 at 17 Wellhouse-lane Barnet Hertfordshire Administration Llandudno 10 August to the said Charles Archer retired photographic apparatus manufacturer. Effects £82 3s. 3d.