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looking for Francis E walton - bigamous marriage
« on: Monday 25 August 14 19:26 BST (UK) »
Looking for information on Francis (Frank) E Walton who married a Mary A J Short in Brighton in 1935. She was I believe a nurse and he a doctor. The marriage was bigamus as he already had a family up North somewhere?? He was already married with a family (poss in Manchester/London area) so could have been quite a bit older than her I suppose. I know that he was sentenced to two years in prison for bigamy and apparently he was a Freemason in Hove and lived there but at which lodge and where I am unsure. My grandmother I think knew that he was already married as she registered my father's birth (Thomas Short) in her maiden name the following year when he was born.
There is a Francis E Walton who married a Lilian E Dobson in Steyning in 1934. My Grandmother Mary A J Short had my auntie Barbara in 1934 and registered her in Steyning under the name Shortt (2 t's?)???. She then 'married' FEW in Brighton in 1935. Am assuming that this could all tie in somewhere. I don't know a lot about my grandmother except that she originally came from Ireland (possibly Dublin). Apparently the bigamus marriage was all over The (Brighton) Argus newspapers front page at the time as it was a dreadful scandal (poss 1941/43) but I have not been able to find anything on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: looking for Francis E walton - bigamous marriage
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 August 14 19:42 BST (UK) »
There is a newspaper report for a Frank Evelyn Walton, 37, electrician, who was sentenced to four months hard labour at Hove for bigamy committed May 1935. This was reported in Sussex Express, Friday 6th December 1935.

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Re: looking for Francis E walton - bigamous marriage
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 December 17 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Have just seen this; thanks for your help

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Re: looking for Francis E walton - bigamous marriage
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 December 17 23:13 GMT (UK) »
Have you actually obtained the marriage certificate of Frank and Mary?

Marriages Jun 1935   
Short    Mary A J    Walton    Hove    2b   800    
Walton    Francis E    Short    Hove    2b   800

It may be interesting to get it to see what information is on it.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: looking for Francis E walton - bigamous marriage
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 December 17 17:24 GMT (UK) »
Birth registration
Frank Evelyn Walton
1894
Registration district:   Bury
Lancashire
Volume:   8c
Page:   659

from www.lancashirebmd.org.uk
mmn Norris

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Re: looking for Francis E walton - bigamous marriage
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 December 17 17:28 GMT (UK) »
1901
Whitefield Lancashire
Banister B Walton   36 Insurance Agent
Lucy Fanny Walton   35
John Edward Walton   14
Fred Walton   11
Frank Eveleyn Walton   6
RG 13/3652/105/36

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Re: looking for Francis E walton - bigamous marriage
« Reply #6 on: Friday 29 December 17 19:43 GMT (UK) »
are you only looking for a marriage or do ou want other information
here's his parents
All Saints Stand,Lancashire
11th September 1886
Banister Walton aged 22,bachelor,labourer of Stand
Lucy Fanny Norris aged 20,spinster of Stand,
Grooms father John Walton a mason,
Brides father Thomas Norris a spinner,
witness to marriage S Walker and Annie Astley
Gunning County Down,Kneale Isle of Man,Riddle Tynemouth,Bibby Kendal/Bradford,Colenso Penzance/Barrow-in-Furness,Steele Corney Fell,Chapman Ely,Dawes Alfreton,Blamire Westmoreland and Ulverston
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Re: looking for Francis E walton - bigamous marriage
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 30 December 17 06:53 GMT (UK) »
Your Father's birth in 1936 (after the court case) was in her maiden name because she never (legally) married Frank Walton.