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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 06:05 BST (UK) »
Hi Lu

That's awesome thank you.  The fact that it is Philips with one L might have been hindering me and yes you are correct Frank could have been a nickname.  Great to know Kate Matson's name as well.  Hyde herself was known as 'Clarky' by her grand children and quite aloof.  She lived in hotels around the country after the divorce from George Thorne George and we suppose she was paid her keeping from him until she died.  Did you still have any information on the divorce available?  Many thanks for your help :)

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« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 06:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Margot ... yes, more to come ... will post shortly.

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 06:34 BST (UK) »
This is the death notice for Kate PHILIPS ... dearly loved widow of Commander H.J. PHILIPS.   :o

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19170501.2.2.3

There is a Probate file also for Kate ... BUT the batch in which it is supposed to be, is missing.  >:( I will need to go searching further in the hope of locating it.

Back soon (need to get dinner on. )

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 06:39 BST (UK) »
you're amazing - thank you it means a lot.

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 06:39 BST (UK) »
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 06:49 BST (UK) »
that's marvellous  - thanks minniehaha  that also gives me a lead to Capt Philips military service in India.  :D

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 07:52 BST (UK) »
From this account of the wedding it would appear that the father of the bride was still alive? Maybe the first account was meant to read, late of (as in formerly of) Calcutta?

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/TO19051230.2.16?query=thorne%20george


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 08:01 BST (UK) »
that's a great find!  I think the author just omitted to say 'the late' Captain Philips.  He seems to be carefree with spelling of the names as well as he spells the brides name Phillips (double L).  Sounds like Seymour has been in China too which is interesting. :D

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« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 17:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Margot ... sorry wasn't able to get back to this sooner.

I think it would be best to await a reply from spades regarding the divorce file.   ;)

But, no, I don't have any details of the divorce which I can help you with.
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About newspaper reporting ... sometimes it's "spot on" with information and other times "terribly error-ridden".       The historical newspapers are such a wonderful resource, but we should always attempt to back up with other "facts", what we find in them.  ;D

Hyde, I'm guessing, was always known by that forename  ??
Interesting ... the newspaper marriage notice names her as "Tillie Hyde"  ... NZ BDM has "Tottie Hyde" ... and yet another resource (NZSG Marriages CD), has "Lottie Hyde";D

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