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Wellington Divorce Cases set down in MAY 1908

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Some Divorce Cases set down for hearing in the Wellington Supreme Court on 15 May 1908:

Stephen JOHNS v Florence JOHNS and William WILSON; dissolution
- Stepen was a Carpenter. William was a Barman
- Stephen & Florence (nee SMITH) were married 19 May 1899. 7 years later he recieved an anonymous letter telling him of his wife and William Wilson being seen on several occasions. He arrived home early one day in December 1906 and on entering the back door saw Wilson running out the fromt door. Decree nisis was granted after 3 months

Mary Jane PARSONS v William James PARSONS; dissolution
- William (1876-1912) and Mary (nee SMYTH) were married in 1891
- they had 2 sons:
1891 William Harrold Parsons
1893 Richard Reginald Parsons
- William was a Wellington Waterside Worker. He died in Wellington Hospital 4 years later aged 46 after a lingering illness

Hannah CASSIDY v Harold CASSIDY; dissolution
- Harold & Hannah (nee LANE) married in 1906 in the Wellington Registry Office after having known each other for a month. Within 3 months Harold (a lot younger that Hannah) left her for someone else. It was implied he married her for her money

Thomas Henry Frederick HATCHARD v Mabel Annie HATCHARD and Alfred LACY; dissolution
- Thomas (1873-1933) & Mabel (nee GARRETT 1877-1959) married in 1897
- they had 2 daughters:
1899 Gladys May Mary Elizabeth Hatchard
- died aged 4 in 1904
1903 Muriel Maude Amelia Hatchard
- Frederick & Mabel were married for 7 years when she left for 3 years with a returned soldier. She returned to Frederick for 6 months and then left with Alfred Lacy. Frederick had daughter Muriel
- Mabel later married Joseph Francis SONTGEN (1883-1947) in 1910
- Thomas later married Anastatia Cecilia MOONEY (1882-1972) in 1912

Edward McCallum BLAKE v Mabel Charlotte BLAKE and Norman JAGGER; dissolution
- Edward (1865-1929) & Mabel (nee EDGE) were married in 1897
- they had 4 children:
1897 Leslie Rowland Blake
1899 Hilda Grace Blake
1901 Douglas Cecil Edward Blake
1902 Doris Mary Blake
- Edward was a Wellington architect
- Norman Jagger was an Insurance Clerk
- Edward later married Martha Caroline TAYLOR (1877-1951) in 1909
- Mabel later married James Pearson SMITH in 1913

Frederick Edgar MARTIN v Matilda Ann MARTIN and Frederick WEISS; dissolution
- Frederick (1871-1935) previously married Mary Frances McKAIN (1877-1960) in 1893, they had a son Federick Robert Martin in 1894. Mary later married John Joseph RYAN in 1907
- Frederick & Matilda Ann (nee MANKLOW) were married in 1900
- Frederick later married Winifred Josephine FREE (1878-1952) in 1909
- Matilda & Frederick Weiss lived together n Petone

William Alexander DOUGLAS v Aimee Eunice DOUGLAS; dissolution
- they had a son, Eric William Douglas in 1903 (there were 2)
- They lived in Berhampore when Aimee left and never returned. They both looked after a child each

Caroline NEAME v Percy NEAME; dissolution
- Percy (1858-1928) & Caroline (nee SHARP) married in 1880
- they had 3 children:
1880 Carry/Carrie Neame
1882 Florence Neame
1884 Walter Percy Neame. Walter married Caroline BUCK in Marlborough in 1910 & had 10 chidlren
- Caroline petitioned for a divorce from Percy on the grounds of cruelty and adultery
- Percy later married Sarah Emilie Winifred ERSKINE (1874-1964) in 1911 in Picton
- Caroline later married Andrew MILLAR in 1928

James Jamieson TAIT v Mary Elizabeth TAIT and Boswell Lee BANCROFT (1870-1932); dissolution
- James & Mary married in 1897, lived in various places, the last being Masterton where Boswell became a boarder. Boswell & Mary later moved in together in Petone
- Boswell married Mary Elizabeth WREN in 1920

Ada ROSENBERG v Herbert Montague ROSENBERG; judicial separation
- Herbert (1871-1949) & Ada (nee OLIVER) married in 1906
- A decree nisi was granted in May 1911 on the grounds of adultery with diver's men

William George LINTERN v Emily Essa LINTERN; restitution of conjugal rights
- William (1871-1928) & Emily (nee BEASLEY) married in 1907 after knowing each other for 3 months. Emily left him due to the lonliness where they lived, in the hills of Korokoro (west of Petone)

Emily BAKER v Charles Herbert BAKER; restitution of conjugal rights
- Charles & Emily (nee ROUD) married 29 July 1901. Charles was a billiard marker, he left her and lived in a hotel in Wellington

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