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Wellington DIVORCES - July 1924

Journal by ngairedith

the Wellington Divorces, Evening Post 25 July 1924

Before a Judge and a Jury of Twelve
David Ruthven GRANT v Annie Gipsie Grant (nee ALLEN), alleged desertion
* they married in 1901

Dorice Maud LAWRENCE v William John LAWRENCE, alleged adultery
* Doris Maud WHISKER married William John LAURENCE 22 Aug 1919 and lived in Carterton for a time. Her petition for divorce was dismissed .. A Tangled Web. She petitioned again in July 1927, this time for desertion
* Doris remarried, as Whisker, in 1927 to John Olsen

Arthur Charles Rose BLATCHER v Mabel Agnes Blatcher (nee SHERWOOD) and Haydn ALGAR, alleged adultery
* Arthur & Mabel married in 1922
* Arthur remarried in 1929 to Ethel Francis ROUGH
* Haydn had Algar married Annie Nelsina Olsen in 1912

William Charles NORMAN v Eileen Margaret Norman (nee CURTIN), restitution
* they married in 1919

John Tylston WICKSTEED v Annie Eireen Wicksteed (nee NIELSEN), alleged adultery
* they married in 1922
* John remarried in 1925 to Doris SMITH
* in Feb 1934 Doris was granted a divorce from John (desertion & adultery)

Before a Judge Alone
Samuel Stanley PAGET v Winifred May Paget (nee WHALE), separation
* they married in 1918

William Henry MARSH v Agnes Marsh (nee FOREMAN), separation
* they married in 1914
* In Nov 1915 Agnes sued William for assault
* In Feb 1928 William petitioned for divorce again, (from Agnes) for separation
* Agnes remarried in 1937 to William Thomas Mellish

Walter Scott BLACKIE v Millicent BLACKIE, alleged desertion
* Walter remarried in 1925 to Eva WEBB. He was sentenced to 1 months gaol for arrears in respect of his 2 children

Elizabeth RAMSAY v William John RAMSAY, alleged desertion

Mary Simpson (nee CAMPBELL) v Andrew Sloan SIMPSON, alleged desertion and adultery
* they married in 1882

Isabella Chrystall Vickers (nee DONALDSON) v William VICKERS, separation
* they married in 1906 & lived for a time in Lower Hutt
* Isabella remarried in 1927 to Rupert Frank CARVOSSO

Victoria Alice Marjorie Clara Spillane (nee CHORLEY) v Arthur Francis SPILLANE, alleged desertion
* they married in 1915

William ATKINS v Frances ATKINS, separation

Margery Ada Harper (nee HERD) v Edward Ernest HARPER, alleged adultery
* they married in 1919
* Margery remarried in 1932 to Roland Foter GRUAR

Clara HENDERSON v Charles Henderson (nee BOWEN), alleged desertion
* they married in Sep 1917. He left 6 weeks later. He was arrested & convicted several times and declared a habitual criminal. Was in custody at time of Court hearing

Isabella Aitken PICKFORD v Henry Ralph PICKFORD, separation
* Isabella remarried in 1928 to James Herbert RAGG
* Henry remarried in 1932 to Audrey SUMMERS

Frederick Charles EDWARDS v Elizabeth Edwards (nee THATCHER), aleged desertion
* they married in 1906

Esther Mildred Yarrow (nee STEWART) v Robert YARROW, alleged desertion
* they married in Wellington 1909 & had 3 chilren
* Robert was previously married to Alice STACE in Wanganui & had 12 children. They divorced in 1908
- Robert & Esther divorced in 1924 (see link)

Emily Ellen Wattemburg (nee HILL) v Frank WATTEMBURG (Samuel Franklin), alleged desertion
* they married in 1909
* Emily remarried in 1928 to Robert FITTON

Arthur Stanley STEVENS v Ethel Maud STEVENS (nee ?), restitution
* Arthur & Ethel married in Torquay when Arthur was a member of the British Army

Annie KLEEBER v Duncan KLEEBER, alleged drunkeness
* Duncan was a NZer shearing in Brisbane where he met Annie. (Annie had 2 children from a previous marriage). They married in Brisbane 12 Oct 1914. In 1917 he was charged with disobeying the orders of the chief engineer of a vessel. In Feb 1922 he committed breaches of his prohibition order

Clara Edith Fearn (nee BACKHOUSE) v John Samuel FEARN, separation
* they married in 1901 & separated Sep 1911

Emily Lizzie Maud Andrew (nee WOOD) v Phillip Oswald ANDREW M.R.C.S., E., L.R.C.P., restitution
* they married in Nelson 22 April 1899
* Phillip was the youngest son of Reverend John C. Andrew who married them in the Nelson Cathedral. In 1898 he advertised that he was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England and licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, London, living in Nelson, and was placing his name of the Medical Register for the Colony of NZ
* In 1913 they were living near Castlepoint, Wairarapa on his property Waiteko, Lea road, which adjoined his late father's property. In 1914 they were living on 12 acres at Nelson (owned by William & George Rout)
* In 1919 (as Lieutenal-Colonel, N.Z.M.C.) he received the Fourth Class, or Officer of the Order (O.B.E.) for services rendered during the war

Jessie Backhouse (nee DRAPER) v Arthur BACKHOUSE, alleged desertion
* they married in 1896 & had 3 children
* in 1915 Arthur was sentenced to 14 days gaol for disobeying maintenance terms
* Jessie remarried in 1925 to Slick Martin JOHNSON
* Arthur remarried in 1926 to Rita Foundy JAMIESON

Alice Wilhelmina HAMER v Frank HAMER, alleged adultery
* They married in England. After living together in NZ for 10 days Alice heard him tell someone he was living with another with whom he had 2 children
* Frank remarried in 1928 to Mary MOYNIHAN

George William SMITH-HUBERT v Evelyn Ethelwyn Verna (nee HATCH), separation
* they married in 1919. They had 1 child and separated in 1920
* George remarried in 1925 to Doris Evelyn BROWN

Laurestina Hare (nee ROBERTSON) v Ernest Gilbert Kimberley HARE, alleged adultery
* they married in 1915. He left to live with another
* Ernest had previously married Jane EARLE in 1909. They had 1 son
* Laurestina & Ernest had 3 living children in 1924
* Ernest next married Doreen Monica Fahey in 1925

Charlotte Amelia FAIRCHILD v George Leo FAIRCHILD, separation
* Charlotte & George married in Sydney in 1907. They separated in NZ in 1920.
* George served a months imprisonment in 1922 for maintenance arrears
* Charlotte applied for a divorce in 1923 but it was adjourned.
* Charlotte ran a boarding house which supported her and her 2 children. She remarried in 1926 to John HASLETT
* George remarried in 1927 to Ada McMULLAN

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