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Divorce records
« on: Monday 23 April 12 22:21 BST (UK) »
Where should I look for possible divorce records for my gg grandparents.I cant find shipping records for them so I do not know the exact date they came over to Canada but I do know my gg grandfather went back to Mere Green Birmingham by himself.I'm thinking now that they could of divorced :-\ Should I be looking for that information in Canada or England ??? James Brown and Fanny Thursfield married some time around 1885 give or take.

Thank you for any suggestions ;D
Adeline B



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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 April 12 23:14 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 April 12 23:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Dawn,

Looked on the site and no such luck :-\ Was divorce common in those days? I've hit a brick wall with James Brown and being such a common name it seems impossible to find information on my James Brown. I don't want to give up, to stubborn I guess ;D

Left in the dark 8)
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 April 12 07:34 BST (UK) »
Hi

They married in Dec qtr 1885 - did they have any children in England ?  When and where was their last child born.

Where and when were James and Fanny born, do you have them on census after their marriage.

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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 April 12 03:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Rosie,

All of James and Fanny Brown's children were born in Birmingham.Found census of them after they Married,shows James as a police constable in 1891 living in Sutton Coldfield Birmingham. Both James and Fanny were born around Birmingham.I know the were both born early 1860S.I think they separated or divorced.Fanny died in Winnipeg,Manitoba 1939 and James in Mere green Birmingham Jan 31, 1955

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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 April 12 08:42 BST (UK) »
Hi

Was Fanny name derived from Frances ?
There are several James Brown included in J77 divorce papers section at the national archive, did he have a middle name?

Judy
Behn- West Derby,
 Boulton- Staffs,
 Brett- Nottingham,
 Gerry- Devon/ Wilts,
Pawlyn- Cornwall,
Shawcross- Lancashire
Goodwin- Staffs
Mohring- Hanover Germany/ Lancs
Walne-Lancs
Ginn- Cornwall
Betlin- Cornwall
Scantlebury-Cornwall

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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 25 April 12 11:16 BST (UK) »
Divorce papers in the National Archives are subject to a hundred years closure and so the details that can be found of any more recent divorce are very limited.
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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 25 April 12 11:25 BST (UK) »
Sorry, Frogs, I don't think that's true?

My grandfather divorced in 1926, and I was able to get the records without problems!
Records from 1858-1937 are available through TNA.

Survival rate of the files is 100% for cases 1858-1927, 80% for 1928-1937, but less than 0.2% after 1937.

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 25 April 12 11:49 BST (UK) »
So we know who we are talking about as they went to Canada sometime and could have divorced there.  ::)

1901 Birmingham

James Brown age 39   Police Sergeant bn Sutton Coldfield (He also claimed to be 39  in 1891)
Fanny Brown age 41 bn Little Hay,  Staffordshire (Shenstone on 1891)
children all bn Birmingham
Myra 14
Fanny 12
Elsie 10
Sidney 8
Dorothy 6
Adeline 3
Clara 1
also Sarah Ann Thursfield Fannys sister

The family apart from Sidney and his father James are all in Kings Norton district according to the 1911 free index. 

Do you have James Brown in the UK in 1911 ??

Rosie
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