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« on: Tuesday 06 November 18 15:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I'm trying to find a link where I can order a search for a divorce between 1939-1946. Any help welcome

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John
HOOD- STAFFORDSHIRE/LONDON/AUSTRALIA
WALKER-LONDON
HIGGS-LONDON
GOSLING-DEVON

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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 15:05 GMT (UK) »
TNA information sheet on divorce
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/divorce/

What proportion of case files survive?

The survival rate of divorce case files is:
1858-1927: almost 100%
1928-1937: 80%
After 1937: less than 0.2%

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You may find it mentioned in newspapers
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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 15:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi rosie99, love the picture of your blue roan, she's the image of mine. With regard to the divorce records I know the names of both parties, both are dead, James Henry Roberts and Maud Mary (Cotton) Roberts. James married Maud 1939 and was re-married 1946 (his new wife MIGHT) still be living but very elderly. There must be somewhere I can pay and request a search for a divorce during that period, I do not have any pay for view subscriptions to check newspapers,

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HOOD- STAFFORDSHIRE/LONDON/AUSTRALIA
WALKER-LONDON
HIGGS-LONDON
GOSLING-DEVON

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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 15:47 GMT (UK) »
Looking quickly at the online newspapers I can't see any mention.

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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 16:44 GMT (UK) »
I would think that the chances uncovering the divorce details are pretty remote, I have an interest in a divorce during the time in question, but realise that being  War time, it is doubtful that even local newspapers  would have shown much interest in a divorce case, unless a great scandal was involved.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Divorce records
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 21:22 GMT (UK) »
the details of my post are still relevant

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=790225.msg6460750#msg6460750

Unless you require a copy of the decree absolute for legal purposes, you will be better off saving your 65.

If you do pay and an entry is located, you'll get an A4 sheet which confirms the names of the parties, when and where they married, and the date and court where the decree nisi became absolute.

There is nothing in the way of genealogical information and almost never a cause. On a very rare occasion, I've seen the name of a 'co-respondent' and the involved couple usually marry very quickly after the divorce.

It is also a known phenomemon, that a decree nisi is granted but the couple never return to court to make it absolute, so they think they are divorced but actually aren't.
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