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  1. Divorce, desertion or separation

    Alice Day, mother to Edna Day, Emily Day, + 1 other Married Redditch Area, my great-grandmother on my fathers side. Lived with her married daughter Edna and husband Anthony Croft in Redditch and later at Astwood Bank. Looking to see if she was actually divorced or just separated. Have heard...

    Started by Curiousfox55‎, 24-07-2018 6:59 PM
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  2. Alternates for Jack!! death cert problem

    I am trying to find details on my grandfather. Should be easy! However, I have very little to go on, as he never married my grandma (she was the 2nd family) My grandma was born in 1910, so I am assuming they are of a similar age. I have one photo of him in uniform (can't get record until I have...

    Started by hhayes1812‎, 22-01-2017 2:22 PM
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  3. Divorce in England 1931

    I am researching my late father who was born in Ceylon in 1901 to Scottish parents.He lived the first 40 years of his life in the UK and also spent time working in Africa. In 1926 he married in Liverpool. He moved to New Zealand in 1939 and married my mother in 1940.His New Zealand marriage...

    Started by whiskers‎, 13-10-2016 5:51 AM
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  4. Janet Daniel Hockly born 1840

    Hi Janet Daniel Hockly - born 1840 Calcutta. Marries William Philip Collom in Calcutta 1858. "decree nisi" 25 July 1875. "final decree" 8 February 1876. Should she not return to Janet Hockly after a divorce ? 1881 census - still Janet Collom (ought to be aged 41 not 35 ?) with her last...

    Started by wimsey‎, 18-08-2016 7:08 AM
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  5. My father was married before

    .... for about 12 -15 months apparently. We (family)didn't find out about it until 3-4 years ago. His name: Phillip Kemble. Her name: Margarita Velasquez. He married my mum in 1947 and this person in 1945. I suspected a 'marriage' to let her stay in post war London but in reality, no idea. Place:...

    Started by elbmek‎, 08-08-2016 12:45 AM
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  6. How to find a Divorce record

    On the 30.April 1921 Alfred Sydney SMITH married May JOHNSTON at The Register Office in Fulham, on 20.October that year their son Edward Patrick SMITH was born. My Father-in-Law was born in Fulham 3.May.1939 and his parents are listed as Joseph Louis FELL & Mary Louise FELL formally Smith. I have...

    Started by gardenpest29‎, 11-03-2016 12:40 PM
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  7. 1930s divorce

    I believe my great uncle, 'Jim' Pearce, divorced his first wife, Kathleen/Catherine nee Melrose in the 1930s (he remarried in 1948). The couple emigrated from the UK in the 1920s and met and married in Canada but in 1930/31, while both were resident in the UK (they had returned for a holiday)...

    Started by Sunpat‎, 06-02-2008 6:52 PM
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  8. Divorce in 1900. Expensive?

    How much would it have cost a wife to divorce her husband in 1900 for bigamy? Was this an option only open to those with money, or was it common?

    Started by Philip I‎, 15-02-2010 12:44 AM
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    25-06-2015, 6:49 AM Go to last post
  9. Divorce Records Look Up Please

    Hi, could a kindly person with access to A******y divorce scanned image records please look up my ancestor for me for information on their divorce papers? Can you please PM me and I will give more details. Thank you.

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 26-01-2013 4:34 PM
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  10. Divorce and separation

    Can I clarify the law back in the early to mid 1900's for both Scotland and England (it seems dull at the edges) that if a couple were living, one in each country back then, and they didn't set eyes on one another, or hear from each other for 7 years, that the marriage could be declared legally...

    Started by ellyjane70‎, 16-09-2012 8:05 AM
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  11. Can I get at divorce records?

    I have identified a couple of divorces of interest, particularly where my possible relative was involved as 'the other person'. The divorces & matrimonial causes 1858 - 1903 gives me names and reference number, but no place, or other details. Could some someone please head me in the right...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 12-09-2012 8:32 AM
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  12. Divorce? Annulment? Declared Dead?

    Hello Wondering if anyone could help/advise me on a situation regarding my great grandmother. She was born Elizabeth May Todd (in Woolwich) in September 1902 and married a ? (first name unknown) Collins in Woolwich in September 1923 with a son Charles Collins being born December 1924. ...

    Started by gemmaallen1977‎, 25-08-2012 6:30 PM
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  13. 'Easy' Divorce during WW2

    Somewhere, sometime I read about serving soldiers,sailors and airmen, getting easy divorces from adulterous wives while they were away from England fighting. I have a vague recollection that it was called a "pay-packet divorce" or something like that. I can't find anything on this, but I really...

    Started by Kriti‎, 23-08-2012 4:29 PM
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  14. Divorce - 1980's

    I may be being a bit thick, but is it possible to obtain details of a divorce that took place within the last 30 years? I've read conflicting information and wondered if the great brains on here could help out. I know the names of the parties and an approximate date (within 5 years). Many...

    Started by Liane Hawes‎, 02-05-2012 11:56 AM
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  15. Did she obtain a divorce 1911-1912?

    I have found a lady by the name of Elizabeth Ann Eathorne, who in the 1891 census was living with her widowed mother and in the same household was a lodger. His name was Frederick William Curtis. She was a Laundress and he was a Railway Labourer. The address was Centenary Row, Camborne She...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 28-03-2012 3:55 PM
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  16. Outram Haslam Divorce

    Anyone know how I could find out where the info is for a divorce? Richard Outram and Sarah Haslam married (as you folks helped me with) and now with a newly discovred Outram relative I have been told that they actually obtained a divorce sometime before 1888 (they married in 1884, St Thomas Church...

    Started by beachbaby‎, 29-06-2011 9:19 PM
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  17. Nottingham Paterson/Barlow

    Hi all I haven't used this site for ages and have forgotten a few ways of finding out info for myself. So I am hoping somebody can help me here. I have just found out that my Great Uncle (my grandmother's brother) called Frederick James Paterson was married in 1931 June 7b 924 to Elsie E...

    Started by macca234‎, 02-05-2011 7:06 PM
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  18. Divorce by sale of wife at market

    I understand that "Divorce by Sale" (as described by Hardy in 'The Mayor of Casterbridge') was a form of 'common law' divorce widely used for those who could not afford anything else. Is there any way of knowing how widespread was this practice and when did divorce become cheap enough to be...

    Started by cotswold mike‎, 09-05-2011 4:48 PM
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  19. How can you find divorce records?

    I have been trying to find my wife's family under the name of Wood. I have a 1911 census for her G Grandfather Charles in Rugeley Staffs. I am awa re that his father Thomas was "married" twice. In this census his wife is down as Margaret however in the 1891 census he is with a lady called...

    Started by Iain‎, 07-12-2010 7:38 PM
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  20. Divorce and Adoption--

    I would like some opinions on how to name some folks on my tree... The children were born to mother Ann and husband Mr. DEF Ann and Mr. DEF divorced and later on Ann remarried Mr. XYZ. Mr. XYZ then legally adopted the children a year after the marriage. How would you name the children on your...

    Started by susan-y‎, 06-12-2010 3:10 AM
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    07-12-2010, 4:44 PM Go to last post

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