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Offline NooshieW

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Dorothy Florence Thorne d 1932
« on: Wednesday 09 June 21 20:08 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I am interested in a 1932 Sydney case of the death of Dorothy Thorne ,the 33 year old wife of Reginald Cecil Thorne .
She died from poisoning . The case was covered in the newspapers, but although I have looked on line and there is an article on Ancestry, I cannot find out what eventually happened. Was it a case of foul play? Or something else? Anyway, her husband left the country with their daughter and came back to England from whence he came.
He is a distant relative and the story emerged when I was putting him on the tree.
Any info on this would be most interesting. Thanks.
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Re: Dorothy Florence Thorne d 1932
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 June 21 20:27 BST (UK) »
Nothing happened.  There was an open verdict and a reward offered but it remained unsolved.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/220263682

Debra  :)

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Re: Dorothy Florence Thorne d 1932
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 June 21 21:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks, but I wonder if anyone came forward for the reward. Could be a ‘Poirot’ case, very intriguing.
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Re: Dorothy Florence Thorne d 1932
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 June 21 14:21 BST (UK) »
Found a couple of interesting items ............Go to https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/ theres a search bar a tad down the front page  > type in Dorothy Florence THORNE . Are 2 items > she left a will dated 13 Oct 1925 leaving all of 5,100 pounds to her husband . Theres also a Deceased Estate file of 7 Sep 1936 . D E files   were an inventory of possesions  for calculating death duty payable.. Wonder what caused the delay between her death and date of DE file ?

FindMyPast has NSW Wills Books to 1952 . State records have a copy service for wills and DE files

I wonder when he left Aus ? ......... Quite late and have to turn off for the night

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Re: Dorothy Florence Thorne d 1932
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