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Antenuptial contract mentioned on marriage certificate
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 04:11 BST (UK) »
Hi all
I found an image of an 'Original Marriage Register' for a wedding in Port Elizabeth, 2 March 1926 on familysearch.org. The couple are called William Alfred Helyar and Betty Berry, both born in England. One of the columns for information in the image asks: with or without Antenuptial Contract? The answer written in the space is Antenuptial Contract.
It would appear from the presence of the question on the register, that having an antenuptial contract was not unusual. Does anyone know if these contracts were deposited anywhere in particular and if so, whether they can be accessed?
Any thoughts on how to locate them would be appreciated.
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Re: Antenuptial contract mentioned on marriage certificate
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 October 18 09:00 BST (UK) »
Looks like someone took him to court! DEPOT     TAB                                                                   
SOURCE    TPD                                                                   
TYPE      LEER                                                                 
VOLUME_NO 8/287                                                                 
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REFERENCE 456/1921                                                             
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          OPPOSED APPLICATION. ARTHUR STANLEY PORTER VERSUS WILLIAM ALFRED     
           HELYAR.                                                             
STARTING  19210000                                                             
ENDING    19210000                                                             
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: Antenuptial contract mentioned on marriage certificate
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 09 October 18 09:02 BST (UK) »
Could this be his son? Previous
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DESCRIPTION          ILLIQUID CASE. DIVORCE. DENNIS WILLIAM HAWKER HELYAR VERSUS GAIL     
           PATRICIA HELYAR (BORN HART).                                         
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Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: Antenuptial contract mentioned on marriage certificate
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 October 18 10:11 BST (UK) »
Thanks, pampoen. That is indeed his son. I've seen his name elsewhere. Can you tell me which database or website you used to find these? I'm not at all familiar with the South African records that are available.
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Re: Antenuptial contract mentioned on marriage certificate
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 October 18 14:01 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately these files are not online. If you google EGGSA and contact them they can get a copy for you for a small fee and email them to you.
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: Antenuptial contract mentioned on marriage certificate
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 00:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks, pampoen, I'll look at EGGSA and see what I can find.