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Re: Hartford family
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17 October 21 06:45 BST (UK) »
Mary  Alston home duties and James Alston labourer
Address 83 Alden Street Melbourne North (1931-1936
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Re: Hartford family
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 17 October 21 07:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rosie for the reference number and the address
I can't see the divorce document as I am not currently subscribed to ancestry
I used to pay $129 for the year and now they want almost double that $249 and I no longer get much value - except in times like this ............ thanks again for helping ............. A

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Re: Hartford family
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 17 October 21 07:56 BST (UK) »
Hi
I can see it.  It is convoluted and lengthy.

I am happy to pull bits out and type for you, if you can say what in particular you would like.

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Re: Hartford family
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 17 October 21 08:03 BST (UK) »
Sue - you are a gem          Looking to see if a Mary Hartford is mentioned
I think the James Alston is the man I am looking for who eventually married Mary
(Michael James Alston / James Michael Alston / Jas or Jacob
Mary had a boy John Hartford 1916 - no father listed on birth
Wondered why Lydia and James divorced so looking for any clues if it is my James Alston and was he accused of adultery or something - looking for clues, of course it might not be the same man
Is there an address on the document, any basic clues, don't spend too much time, thanks .... Alison

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Re: Hartford family
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 17 October 21 08:09 BST (UK) »
Here is an outline of the case.
I can look again for your areas of interest, but basically this is it-

Michael James Alston .  Gas employee aged 38 .  Born Brighton. Married Lydia Dec 1907 in a civil ceremony and then again in a church in Williamstown in 1908.

Prior to marriage Lydia was a barmaid in Nth Melb. And after the separation is again a barmaid.

There were no children living of the marriage.
 
The couple lived at many addresses and Lucy Lydia drank heavily, was dirty and was a poor housekeeper and they were evicted frequently.

Her mother was from Beechworth and stayed with them for a while. Bad drinking.

Another chap came on the scene named Mark Dunkerton and ex policeman.
Michael left in 1918 for good.
She had a baby in 1919 which Michael says is not his.  He stopped paying any allowance at that point.

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Re: Hartford family
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 17 October 21 08:25 BST (UK) »
Michael James ALSTON's address at the time of the case was 457 Latrobe Street.

There is no mention of him involved in any other relationship.

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Re: Hartford family
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 17 October 21 08:41 BST (UK) »
Birth in Vic

LEWER  Horace James   
Mother Lydia  LEWER 
At CARL CENT   
Year 1919 
9669/1919

The death of the wife of Mark Dunkerton in 1942
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205276050?searchTerm=%22mark%20dunkerton%22

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Re: Hartford family
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 17 October 21 08:53 BST (UK) »
Hi
Here is a snip from the proceedingsshowing where Michael was living in the years 1814 1914 to 1918.
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Re: Hartford family
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 17 October 21 09:09 BST (UK) »
Thankyou so much