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Offline Salty

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Divorce in the 1870s Bristol
« on: Monday 05 March 12 18:19 GMT (UK) »
Hoping someone can help with a divorce in Bristol

I have an Edwin Rudman marrying Charlotte Leigh in 1868 in Bedminster.

Then in 1878 he marries an Eliza Barber if it is the same man, not absolutely sure.  :-\

But am wondering if there was a record of him divorcing Charlotte prior to that.

Very odd circumstances as a Charlotte Leigh also got married in 1878 again!!!!!!!

Help please
Tom
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Re: Divorce in the 1870s Bristol
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 March 12 23:53 GMT (UK) »
Divorce in those days was usually for the rich - I wonder if she was underage when they married and the marriage was declared void???.  1871 census shows her as 18 - 3yrs after the marriage

This is the 1868 marriage

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NX5S-LL9

and the 1878 showing birthyear 1854

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NFBS-LVR
 
1881 census for Charles & Charlotte Spear show Charlotte as 28 but there are children shown as Spear born between 1873-1877 who are probably Rudman

 
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Re: Divorce in the 1870s Bristol
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 March 12 10:09 GMT (UK) »
Carole,

Thankyou for that confirmation and yes I have all the children, she seems to have been a real baby making machine.

I was really looking to see if anyone could find a divorce or annulment. She was born in Bedminster in 1852 and bapt was June 52 so just 16 at time of first marriage.

Thanks again
Tom
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Re: Divorce in the 1870s Bristol
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 March 12 12:12 GMT (UK) »
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Divorce in the 1870s Bristol
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 March 12 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou for that Nanny Jan
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