SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Victoria Court Registry
Orders Issued in Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, 1877-1931
Volume 1

 
Vol. 1 Pages 102 Petitioner: wife
Law Robert and Keating Ann Eliza
Remarks: Petition filed 4 Feb 1888.
1881CEN: North, New Westminster, p.54: LAW: Robert, 36, SCT, machinist; Keating, 32, ENG; Robert, 17, ENG, machinist; Morris, 15, ENG, machinist & Anna C., 8, ON. All C. Psb.
1891CEN: Victoria Johnson St Ward, d.3: fam.200: Law: A.E., 47, ENG, female, married; R.K., 28, moulder, ENG, son; M.H., 26, ENG, son & Anne E., 18, ON, dau.
RBCR: Law, Annie Eliza, 53, 20 Oct 1897 at Victoria, b.Liverpool, ENG.
DR: Annie Eliza Law, b.Liverpool, ENG, d.Victoria, 20 Oct 1897, 53 y, 5 m, w.o. Robert Law, Epis.
DN, Times, 3 Mar 1920, p.9: Robert Law, b.Kamloops, came to Victoria 45 y ago, stayed 4 y then moved to New Westminster, 87, leaves son: Robert K. Law, Walla Walla, WA, USA & day: Mrs H.J. Johnson, Oak Bay.
DR: (dau): Ann Eliza Johnson, b.Galt, ON, 9 Apr 1873, d.Oak Bay, 22 Jun 1957, r.2123 Pentland Rd, Oak Bay, wid of Halcrow Peter Johnson, d.o. Robert Law, b.SCT & ---- Keating, b.n/k.

Vol. 1 Pages 104 Petitioner: husband
Harrison Charles and --- Mary Ann
Co-respondent(s): Reuben Hiram Suddaby
Remarks: Petition filed 29 Jul 1889. Ordered that the citation and petition be served on respondent at her residence, 80 Halton Rd, Islington, London, ENG.

Vol. 1 Pages 108, 110, 114, 122 Petitioner: husband
Lund August Oscar and Williams Rachel Helena
Married 24 May 1883 at New Westminster District, BC Dissolved: 29 Apr 1890
Co-respondent(s): Thomas Hill
Remarks: 1881CEN: North, New Westminster, p.72: LUND: August O., 33, SWE, cooper, Lu.
1881CEN: North, New Westminster, p.6: WILLIAMS: H.H., 36, ON, farmer; Mary E., 36, ON; Hellina, 15, ON; Mayor S., 13, USA; Maude, 13, USA; George, 5, USA & Gordon, 3, BC. All W. Meth.
MR: August Oscar Lund, 35, r.New Westminster, b.SWE, bach, mechanic, Meth, s.o. John & Mary mar Rachel Helena Williams, 17, r.New Westminster, b.ON, Meth, d.o. Harcourt H. & Mary, 24 May 1883, New Westminster District.
DRI: August Oscar Lund, 29 Oct 1926, 78, Vancouver.
MR: Eugene B. Barrett, 26, r.Tynehead, BC, b.Twillingate, NF, machinist, Meth, s.o. William & Elizabeth mar Lena Rachel Lund, 35, r.New Westminster, b.Sheffield, ON, wid, Meth, d.o. Harcourt H. & Mary Williams, 6 Nov 1909, New Westminster District.
DRI: Rachel Helena Barrett, 8 Dec 1933, 68, Vancouver.

Vol. 1 Pages 112, 136, 140, 142, 156 Petitioner: husband
Ferguson Adolphus and --- Louisa Elizabeth
Dissolved: 21 May 1891
Co-respondent(s): Frank Winterbotham
Remarks: Filed 31 --- 1890; last entry 21 May 1891.

Vol. 1 Pages 118, 120, 132 Petitioner: husband
Grant Hugh and Kespioks Emma Margaret
Married 26 Jul 1885 at Port Essington, BC Dissolved: 16 Jun 1890 Absolute: 21 Dec 1890
Co-respondent(s): Charles Heneger
Remarks: 1881CEN: Yates St. Ward, Victoria, p.11: Hugh GRANT, 28, NS, miner, Meth.
MR: Hugh Grant, miner, bach, 31, r.Port Essington, s.o.Neil Grant mar Emily Margret Kespioks, spin, 15, r.Port Essington, father 'an Indian', 26 Jul 1885, Port Essington.

Vol. 1 Pages 126, 128, 130, 152, 154, 188 Petitioner: husband
Scott Thomas Wright and Anderson Elizabeth
Married 2 Apr 1873 at Hamilton, ON Dissolved: 17 Dec 1890 Absolute: 24 Feb 1892
Co-respondent(s): John McCartney
Remarks: 1898 BC Voters List: Thomas Wright Scott, Tsolum River Rd, Comox, Carpenter.
1881CEN: Ward 5, Hamilton, Wentworth, ON, sub.E, p.2, l.31: SCOTT: Thomas, 32, ON; Elizabeth, 27, ON; William, 7, ON; George, 5, ON; Albert, 2, ON; May, 2, ON & Charlotte, 17, ON. All Methodist.
1891CEN: Scott: Victoria Johnson St Ward, d.4, fam.383: Thomas W., 42, carpenter, ON; William, 16, painter, ON; George H., 15, ON; Albert, 13, ON & Elizabeth, 13, ON.
MR: William Scott, 24, r.Victoria, b.ON, bach., printer, Prot, s.o. Thomas Scott & Elizabeth Anderson mar Frida Meyer, 22, r.Victoria, b.GER, spin., RC, d.o. Saphire Meyer & Barbara Meyer, 11 Dec 1897, Victoria. Obit Search: Scott, Thomas Wright, 79, Hamilton, ON, Feb 1928.
DN, Times, 15 Feb 1928, p.9: Thomas Wright Scott, 79, d.Hamilton, ON, was a r.o. Comox & Victoria for 39 y, leaves sons: William T., Victoria; George, NY, USA & Albert, Seattle, WA, USA; dau: Mrs May Parkin, Vancouver.

Vol. 1 Pages 134, 144, 174 Petitioner: husband
Mesher George Charles and Stubbs Ellen
Dissolved: 29 Jan 1891 Absolute: 12 Jan 1892
Co-respondent(s): Herbert William Pauline (d.A1, p.7, l.4)
Remarks: 1881CEN: Bisbrooke and Glaston School, Bisbrooke, Rutland, ENG, p.2: HOARE: Joseph Alfred, 25, East Grinstead, SRY, ENG, teacher of elementary school (Schoolmaster) & Annie Cath., 19, Rastrick, YKS, ENG. Also: MACDONALD: Janet Elizth., sister-in-law, 13, Guildford, SRY, ENG, scholar.
1901CEN: Victoria: Herbert W. Pauline - d.A1, p.7, l.4.
1901CEN: Victoria: Geo. Char. Mesher - d.2, p.2, l.21. WWBC v.2, 1933-4. p.110: Mrs Janet Elizabeth Mesher, b.Guilford, SRY, ENG, 1868, d.o. Capt. Robert MacDonald mar George C. Mesher, architect & contractor, r.16 Dallas Ave, Victoria; daus: Mrs R.H. Ley & Miss Violet E.V. Mesher.
DR: George Charles Mesher, 70, b.ENG, 1860, d.Vancouver, 30 Oct 1938, r.Beaver Creek Ranch, Alberni, married, parents n/k.

Vol. 1 Pages 138, 158, 166, 192, 194, 214 Petitioner: husband
Gandy Isaac and --- Elizabeth
Dissolved: 24 Mar 1892 Absolute: 26 Sep 1892
Co-respondent(s): Thomas Keeley
Remarks: 1881CEN: Victoria Johnson St Ward, fam.356: Sims: Walter, 47, butcher, ENG; Ellen, 37, ENG; Albert, 15, BC; Mary C., 12, BC; Annie G., 8, BC; Gertrude Edith, 4, BC & Ada Emilia, 1, BC.
MRI: Isaac Gandy mar Mary Cordella Sims, 18 Jan 1894, Victoria (not filmed).
RBCR: Gandy, Isaac, 55 y, 28 Nov 1910 at Victoria, b.LAN, ENG.
RBCR: Gandy, Mary Cordelia, 69 y, 23 Jan 1939, b. & d.Victoria.
DR: Mary Cordelia Gandy, 69, b.Victoria, 21 Nov 1869, d.Victoria, 23 Jan 1939, wid of Isaac Gandy, d.o.Walter Sims, b.ENG & Ellen Best, b.ENG.
DN, Times, 1 Dec 1910, p.2: Isaac Gandy, r.Victoria for 25 y, b.Penketh, LAN, ENG, 55, r.Richmond Ave, butcher, leaves wid & 8 children.

Vol. 1 Pages 146, 150, 164 Petitioner: husband
Redgrave Harold and --- Emma Frances
Married 8 Feb 1887 at Calgary, NWT Dissolved: 14 Mar 1891 Absolute: 26 Sep 1891
Remarks: 1891 BC Voters List: Redgrave, Harold, Donald, BC, Free miner.
MR: Harold Redgrave, 26, r.Donald, b.AUS, bach, Provincial constable, CE, s.o. Stephen & Susan mar Ada Mary Gibson, 19, r.Donald, b.DUR, ENG, CE, d.o. John & Elizabeth, 27 Sep yr n/g (previous registration was 1889, the next 1894), Donald District.
BR: (son): Harold Lincoln Redgrave, s.o. Harold Redgrave, deputy sherriff & Ada Mary Gibson, b.9 Aug 1892, Donald, BC.
1901CEN: Yale & Cariboo, Yale East, d.6, p.6 (Vernon City): Redgrave: Harold, 26 Jun 1858, 42, AUS, to CAN 1858, ry. ----- clerk; Ada M., 4 Aug 1872, 29, ENG, to CAN 1890; Harold, 9 May 1892, 8, BC; Gladys D., 27 Mar 1894, 7, BC; Gordon, 9 Nov 1895, 5, BC & Kate C., 22 Sep 1897, 3, BC. All CE.
DN, Times, 1 Dec 1924, p.5: Sgt. S. Redgrave of Work Point Barracks, received word of the death of his uncle, Harold Redgrave (b.Toronto, d.Vernon); he leaves wife; 2 daus & 2 sons.
DR: Harold Redgrave, b.Toronto, 21 Jun 1856, d.Vernon, 29 Nov 1924, r.404 Schubert St, Vernon, BC, married, night watchman, s.o. Stephen Redgrave, b.Birmingham, ENG & Susan Martha Lincoln, b.London, ENG; informant: Gordon Redgrave, son, Vernon.
DR: Ada Mary Redgrave, b.West Harlepool, ENG, 21 Aug 1872, d.Vernon, 8 Jan 1945, r.404 Schubert St, Vernon, BC, wid of Harold Redgrave, d.o. John Gibson, b.ENG & Elizabeth Carter, b.ENG.
DN, Times, 10 May 1937, p.13: Emma Redgrave, 77, b.SOM, ENG, leaves dau: Mrs Gertrude Chitty Duncan; sons: Herbert, Toronto & Sydney, Duncan, BC.
DR: Emma Redgrave, b.SOM, ENG, 27 Nov 1859, d.Victoria, 8 Mar 1937, r.857 McClure St, Victoria (Aged Women's Home), d.o. William Ridgeway, b.ENG & Jane Webb, b.ENG; informant: S. Redgrave, son, Duncan.

Vol. 1 Pages 148, 160, 162, 206, 208, 212, 220, 222 Petitioner: wife
Russell John Joshua and Boxall Annie Elizabeth
Married 17 Mar 1888
Remarks: See also his other divorce v.1, p.048. This was a petition for a judicial separation. She was described as an infant (under 21 y) and George & Annie Mary Osborn were appointed as her guardians. The action started 2 Mar 1891 (p.148) and ended 12 Nov 1893 (p.222). See p.220 for his many land holdings.
1881CEN: Hawksfold Lodge, Fernhurst, SSX, ENG, p.13: BOXALL: James, 46, b.Bramley, SRY, ENG, coachman dom serv.; Hannah, 46, b.Bramley, SRY, ENG; Frank, 14, b.Fernhurst, wheelrights apprentice; George, 11, b.Fernhurst, scholar; Annie, 7, b.Fernhurst, scholar; Charles, 4, b.Fernhurst, scholar & Albert E., 3, b.Fernhurst.
MR: John Js. Russell, 45, r.Esquimalt, b.ENG, bach, farmer, CE, s.o. John & Emma mar Annie E. Boxall, 17, r.Esquimalt, b.ENG, CE, d.o. James & Ann, 17 Mar 1888, Victoria.
DR: John J. Russell, 55, b.London, ENG, d.Victoria, 20 Mar 1896, hackman, Psb.
MR: William Henry Johnson, 25, r.Victoria, b.London, ENG, plumber, Bapt, s.o. Thomas & Elizabeth mar Annie Elizabeth Russell, 23, r.Victoria District, b.London, ENG, wid, Bapt, d.o. James & Annie Boxall, 3 May 1897, Victoria.
MR: Joseph Richard Bradley, 37, r.Victoria, b.Seaton, ENG, government employee, CE, s.o. Richard Bradley & Sarah Alice Green mar Annie Elizabeth Johnson, 39, r.Victoria, b.SRY, ENG, divorced, CE, d.o. James Boxall & Annie Mary Smithers, 16 Oct 1912, Victoria.
RBCR: Bradley, Joseph, 44, 10 Nov 1918 at Victoria, ENG.
RBCR: Bradley, Annie, 89, 9 Dec 1960 at Victoria, ENG.
DN, Colonist, 11 Dec 1960, p.23: Annie Bradley, wid of Joseph Bradley, d.Colwood, 9 Dec, 89, leaves, step-dau: Mrs Lillie E. Kelly, Victoria.
DR: Annie Bradley, r.Colwood, b.London, ENG, 12 Jun 1871, d.Colwood, 9 Dec 1960, wid of Joseph Bradley, d.o. ---- Boxall, b.ENG, mother n/k; informant: Lillie Eliza Kelly, step-sister, Victoria.

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