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Re: Divorce and Name Change for Children
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 06:00 GMT (UK) »

".. John was granted a divorce from Caroline in 1904-1905 on the grounds that Caroline committed adultery...".

What is in this file?. Possibly John Richard THOMPSON had reason to doubt that the two boys were his sons.  Who else is named.

found -
Evening News 7 Mar 1905 p5
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/112747602?
....George MADDEN......

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Re: Divorce and Name Change for Children
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 06:36 GMT (UK) »
Already on the thread in a different newspaper ;).  Reply#2 which I edited and added the 1906 item as well.

I did a quick search at NSW Records and couldn't find a file.  Someone else may be more successful.

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Re: Divorce and Name Change for Children
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 06:49 GMT (UK) »
 :) :)

Possibly
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1904
THOMPSON John Richard Petitioner
THOMPSON Caroline Agnes Respondent
Index names a co-respondent.  (ADD, different name from newspaper cutting)

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Re: Divorce and Name Change for Children
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 15:46 GMT (UK) »
The co-respondent surname is different in the newspaper to the divorce index. Could the newspaper have been a typo? What would i expect to find in the file if I order it?

I might have to talk to my mum and see if her grandfather ever mentioned John, or anything to do with the divorce.
Fisher - Australia, England
Redhead - Australia, England
Banks - Australia, England
Offord - Australia, England
O'Dwyer - Ireland
Thompson - Australia
Crane -
Mitchell - Australia, Ireland
Dinte - Australia, England, Poland
Murray - Scotland
Blackman -
Masters -
McFarlane -
Robottom/Rowbottom - Australia, England
Flance - England
Bourke - Ireland

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Re: Divorce and Name Change for Children
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Klmadz,
   The divorce file should contain a marriage cert and details of the adultery and details of the children.
I can photograph it for you next time I am at archives office if you wish.

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Re: Divorce and Name Change for Children
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 18 January 18 01:51 GMT (UK) »
Ros thank you. That would be absolutely wondeful. No rush at all. Being in WA makes it a little harder for me with most of my Australian ancestors being on the other side of the country.

You are a gem. Thank you :)
Fisher - Australia, England
Redhead - Australia, England
Banks - Australia, England
Offord - Australia, England
O'Dwyer - Ireland
Thompson - Australia
Crane -
Mitchell - Australia, Ireland
Dinte - Australia, England, Poland
Murray - Scotland
Blackman -
Masters -
McFarlane -
Robottom/Rowbottom - Australia, England
Flance - England
Bourke - Ireland

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Re: Divorce and Name Change for Children
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 18 January 18 03:18 GMT (UK) »
Ros - I will send you a PM with my email address. thank you again :)
Fisher - Australia, England
Redhead - Australia, England
Banks - Australia, England
Offord - Australia, England
O'Dwyer - Ireland
Thompson - Australia
Crane -
Mitchell - Australia, Ireland
Dinte - Australia, England, Poland
Murray - Scotland
Blackman -
Masters -
McFarlane -
Robottom/Rowbottom - Australia, England
Flance - England
Bourke - Ireland

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Re: Divorce and Name Change for Children
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 18 January 18 06:31 GMT (UK) »

Harold T GAFFEY m. Caroline H GEALE  18 May 1906

birth
GEALE          Ellen C M 10 Mar 1906
THOMPSON   Ellen C M 10 Mar 1906         

Was Harold GAFFEY the father of Ellen?

Gloucester Advocate 12 Aug 1905
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/156568699?

This seems to be a rather convoluted tale about the domestic dramas involving Caroline /Carrie THOMPSON and her family.......

I think the divorce file will be useful to you.

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Re: Divorce and Name Change for Children
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 18 January 18 13:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wivenhoe

Harold and Caroline went on to have three children together, a daughter and two sons. I haven't had a chance to continue researching Caroline and all her dramas on Trove yet (school holidays are a nightmare). Thank you for the extra information. I will have a proper look when i get a chance.

On a side note, is Carrie a common nickname for Caroline?
Fisher - Australia, England
Redhead - Australia, England
Banks - Australia, England
Offord - Australia, England
O'Dwyer - Ireland
Thompson - Australia
Crane -
Mitchell - Australia, Ireland
Dinte - Australia, England, Poland
Murray - Scotland
Blackman -
Masters -
McFarlane -
Robottom/Rowbottom - Australia, England
Flance - England
Bourke - Ireland