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Offline Lee Palmer

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Can anyone help me ? I'm trying to find if a second marriage was bigamous or not . How does someone find if someone was divorced or not. It would be between 1915 to 1921.

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Re: Divorce
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 July 15 15:10 BST (UK) »
Search:

1. In Ancestry's database "UK Civil Divorce Records 1858-1914", if you have access.
2. In the National Archives' Discovery catalogue (advanced search), entering a relevant name and specifying reference J77.  This method will give index details only for the relevant file, if there is one.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Divorce
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 July 15 15:11 BST (UK) »
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Divorce
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 July 15 15:43 BST (UK) »
There is a government building in High Holborn London   HM Courts and Tribunals  I think it is its current name. Look them up at their web site.

You can ask them to search for a divorce record, but it will cost you a certain fee.
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
Avies ~   Norwich


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Re: Divorce
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 July 15 20:27 BST (UK) »
For the date range quoted, use the National Archives search in J77

HMCTS should onlybe used after 1937 and if you have money to spare. A 10 year search cost 65

Also check local newspapers, some cases were newsworthy enough.
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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea