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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up
« Reply #18 on: Friday 19 April 13 03:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks Spades
Ghent/Gent- Nottinghamshire, Canada to NZ
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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up
« Reply #19 on: Friday 19 April 13 03:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Red3,

I should explain that the entry in the Divorce register will provide a file reference which I will then have to order to view another day, so please be patient. 8)
ELLERKER - Beverley ERY ENG
HEALEY - IRL?
MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
STURTON - Arnold, Nottinghamshire ENG
SUTTRON - All, NRY & DUR ENG
TAYLOR - London ENG
TYLER - London ENG
TERNAN/TIERNAN - Dublin IRL

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up
« Reply #20 on: Monday 22 April 13 01:57 BST (UK) »
Got it!

You will need to prepare carefully before reading this :) I suggest the following:

1) Large pot of coffee.
2) Chocolate biscuits.
3) Lots of patience.

It took me the best part of 30 minutes to photograph the file and I omitted a few papers discussing legal bumpf that wouldn't add anything to your knowledge.

A copy of the 1905 marriage certificate is included in the file. They divorced in 1926 if I read the file correctly, but I was in a rush.

Can you send me a PM with your email address, please.

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ELLERKER - Beverley ERY ENG
HEALEY - IRL?
MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
STURTON - Arnold, Nottinghamshire ENG
SUTTRON - All, NRY & DUR ENG
TAYLOR - London ENG
TYLER - London ENG
TERNAN/TIERNAN - Dublin IRL

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up
« Reply #21 on: Monday 22 April 13 04:52 BST (UK) »
Images sent.
ELLERKER - Beverley ERY ENG
HEALEY - IRL?
MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
STURTON - Arnold, Nottinghamshire ENG
SUTTRON - All, NRY & DUR ENG
TAYLOR - London ENG
TYLER - London ENG
TERNAN/TIERNAN - Dublin IRL

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 04:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Spades  Do you still have access to the divorce records for Hyde and George?  I am a great grand daughter looking for information on Hyde.  Information on George is easy to find as his family history is well documented.  However Hyde is an enigma.   I have her death certificate and it states her father was Frank Phillips  and she was born in Adelaide but no mothers name and I can't find anything about the family in Australia.  Can you help?  many thanks

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 04:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Margot

*  Do you have Hyde's approximate year of birth ?

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 05:15 BST (UK) »
Information on George is easy to find as his family history is well documented.  However Hyde is an enigma.  I have her death certificate and it states her father was Frank Phillips  and she was born in Adelaide but no mothers name and I can't find anything about the family in Australia.  Can you help?  many thanks

Hi ... I got an alert to this thread ... but haven't read back over it to refresh my memory.   ;)
(Don't know where Hyde died or under what surname ? )

Can tell you though that the spelling of her maiden surname on NZ records, was "PHILIPS" (with one "l") .

There is this Australian birth ???

PHILIPS - Hyde

Born 12 June 1879
North Adelaide, S.A.  [Reg'n. district ? ]
Father :   Henry James PHILIPS
Mother :  Kate MATSON


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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 05:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Margot ... Welcome to RootsChat.   :)

Looks like your reply to my earlier question got posted to another thread on "THORN-GEORGE".
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=629544.msg6347113#msg6347113

But that's okay  ;)  ... have found it ... and it also answered the question about Hyde's approximate date of birth (c. 1877).

I wouldn't think there were too many girls named "Hyde", and coupled with the details you have from death certificate, the birth at North Adelaide in 1879, looks very promising.
The problem with death information is that it is given by a third party ... and therefore we need to treat it with caution.   The informant might not have known precise details for Hyde and she did have a very long life, so that may have complicated what was known or remembered about her.   "Frank" may have been a nickname for her father ??  ... or it might be the informant simply got the name confused ?   

The best source of information would be the 1905 NZ marriage record ... where both bride and groom gave details of their parents, the occupations of their fathers, (along with details of themselves).

I'll scout around and see what else I can find.

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 05:58 BST (UK) »
Hello again Margot

Mmm ... yes, I do think that the girl Hyde PHILIPS born Adelaide 1879 is who you are looking for.
And it seems very likely that she came to New Zealand with her parents.

Doing a search on "henry james philips" turned up a Probate record for him  (1896) ... together with his Will which named his wife "Kate PHILIPS" as executrix.  (No children were mentioned, but that is not unusual for the era).

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9RC-B94X-T?i=124&cc=1865481

So, now some further searching to do.  ;D             More to come   >>

    ~ Lu