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

 

Vol. 1 Pages 170, 184, 196, 200, 218 Petitioner: husband
Welch Herbert Hatton and --- Eleanor Elizabeth Beatrice
Dissolved: 11 Apr 1892 Absolute: 7 Jan 1893
Co-respondent(s): John O'Flaherty
Remarks: MR: Herbert Hatton Welch, 28, r.New Westminster, b.London, ENG, divorced, painter, Bapt, s.o. George Frederick & Elizabeth mar Mary French, 2?, r.New Westminster, b.Frome, ENG, Bapt, d.o. John & Maria, 17 Jan 1893, New Westminster District.
DR: Herbert Hatton Welch, 54, b.London, ENG, 22 May 1864, d.ANYOX, BC, 27 Jul 1918, commercial traveller, r.101 10th Ave W, Vancouver, h.o. Mary Welch, s.o. George Frederick Welcl, b.ENG & Eliza White, b.ENG.
DN, Times, 30 Jul 1918, p.7: Herbert H. Welch, d.Anyox, leaves wid, 2 sons overseas & 6 daus.
MR: (son) Herbert John Welch, 26, bach., commercial, r.101 10th Ave W, New Westminster, b.New Westminster, Bapt, s.o.Herbert M. Welch, commercial & Mary French mar Helen Grace Clark, 27, spin., Bapt, r.Broughton Apt, Vancouver, b.Aberdeen, WA, USA, d.o. William Clark, lumberman & Flora Jane McNeill, 30 May 1920, Vancouver.

Vol. 1 Pages 172 Petitioner: husband
Hall Francis Walter and Davies Annie Elizabeth
Married 29 Aug 1890 at Vancouver, BC
Co-respondent(s): Edward Smith
Remarks: This was the only entry, dated 16 Dec 1891, and was for procedure to go to trial.
MR: Frank Walter Hall, 29, r.Seattle, WA, USA, b.Richmond Hill, ON, CE, druggist, s.o. Henry & Elizabeth mar Annie Elizabeth Davies, 21, r.Victoria, b.Guelph, ON, Bapt, d.o. Arthur & Sarah, 29 Aug 1890, Vancouver.
DN, Times, 3 Oct 1911,p.6: Dr. Frank Walter Hall, 51, b.Richmond Hill, ON, r.Yates St, 3 Oct 1911, Victoria, leaves brothers Dr. John Hall, Victoria; Dr. W.R. Hall, Chatham, ON; Duncan Hall, Chilliwack & Dr. Thomas Hall, New Westminster; sister: Mrs John Johnson, Toronto; nephew: Dr. George Hall, Victoria.
DR: Frank Walter Hall, 50, b.Richmond Hill, ON, d.Victoria, 3 Oct 1911, surgeon, Meth.

Vol. 1 Pages 176, 178, 182, 204, 226, 234 Petitioner: wife
McFarlan Walter and --- Ellen
Remarks: This was for a judicial separation. The dates of the action start on 12 Jan 1892 (p.176) and end on 20 Oct 1893 (p.234).
1881CEN: Comox & Alberni, Vancouver, p.11: MCFARLAN: Walter, 37, NB, farmer, CE & Ellen, 36, IRL, CE.
BR: (dau): Mary Jane, d.o.John McFarlan, farmer, Comox, mother n/g, b.Comox, 4 Jul 1879.
BR: (son): Howard, s.o.John McFarlan, farmer, Comox, mother n/g, b.Comox, b.25 Jun 1881.
DR: Walter McFarlane, b.NB, age 81, d.Comox, 12 Dec 1914, divorced, farmer, s.o. Robert McFarlane, b.NB & Catherine McGuire, b.IRL.

Vol. 1 Pages 198, 202, 210 Petitioner: wife
Green James Wastie and Ramsey Beatrice Maria
Married 18 Jan 1882 at Windlesham, Bagshot, SRY, ENG
Remarks: A judicial separation was ordered, 11 Apr 1892. They lived together in various places in ENG, Bankok & Victoria, BC. He deserted her on 10 Feb 1892. Their 2 children, Beatrice Olga Phyllis & Gladys Muriel, were to be in the custody of Beatrice Maria Green. The dates of the action start on 28 Mar 1892 (p.198) and end on 11Apr 1892 (p.210).
1891CEN: Victoria James Bay Ward, d.1, fam.278: Green: James W., 57, IRL; Beatrice M., 32, ENG; Phyllis, 7, ENG & Gladys, 5, Siam. HOW4, p.1045: Dr. Edward Suter Hasell, b.Calcutta, IND, 9 Dec 1859, s.o.Rev Samuel Hasell & Katherine Suter, mar 25 Jun 1896 at Seattle, WA, USA, Mrs J.W. Green, e.d.o.Beville Ramsey of Croughton Park, NBL, ENG.

Vol. 1 Pages 224, 232, 236, 238, 242, 244, 248, 254 Petitioner: wife
Mundorf Jacob and Haub Catherine Elizabeth
Remarks: This was for a judicial separation. They had properties at Grave Creek, Lillooet (160 ac); a hotel (24 Mile House); 'Scotty Ranch', Scotty Creek, Lillooet District (160 ac). The dates of the action start on 24 Oct 1893 (p.224) and end on 17 Oct 1894 (p.254). 1875 & 1898 BC Voters Lists: Jacob Mundorf, 124-Mile House, hotel keeper.
1881CEN: Clinton & Lillooet, Cariboo, d.1, p.5: MUNDORF: Jacob, 53, GER, farmer; Elisabeth, age n/g, GER; Jno. Jacob, 12, BC; Geo. Hy, 10, BC; Christine, 8, BC; Lizzie, 6, BC & Charlotte, 4, BC. All Prot.
MR: George Mitchell, 27, r.Clinton, b.Stanley, Huron Co, ON, bach., harness maker, CE, s.o. George & Margaret mar Charlotte Caroline Mundorf, 18, r.Clinton, b.124 Mile House, Clinton, spin., Lu, d.o. Jacob & Elizabeth Annie Katherine, 11 Dec 1894, Clinton.
DR: Jacob Mundorf, 72, b.Worms, Hesse, Darnstad, d.Bonaparte, 28 Jul 1903, hotel keeper, LU.
DR: Elizabeth C. Mundorf, 60, b.Nerderwiser, GER, d.Clinton, 28 Nov 1904, LU.
MR: John Jacob Mundorf, 49, bach., r.1817 2nd Ave E, Vancouver, b.Ashcroft, CE, s.o. Jacob Mundorf, farmer & Elizabeth Haub mar Emily Watson, 53, wid, housekeeper, r.Vancouver, b.Easlling, ENG, CE, d.o. Benjamin Spillett, farmer & Mary Ann Hillman, 22 Oct 1916, Vancouver.

Vol. 1 Pages 228, 250, 266, 270, 276 Petitioner: husband
Wessel John and Henry Agnes
Married 8 Feb 1878 at New Westminster District, BC Dissolved: 26 Mar 1896 Absolute: 8 Oct 1896
Co-respondent(s): Peter ('an Indian') & Frank ('an Indian')
Remarks: MR: Johan Herman Wessel, 29, r.Hasting's Mills, Burrard Inlet, b.NL, bach, labourer, no religion, s.o. George Wessel & Hermina Fisher mar Agnes Henry, 17, r.Hasting's Mills, Burrard Inlet, b. unknown, RC, d.o. J. Henry & Catherine Jamacian, 18 Feb 1878, New Westminster District.
1881CEN: Cowichin & Salt Spring Island, p.28: WESSEL: John, 32, NL, labourer, CE; Agnes, Hawaiian, 22, BC, CE; Mina, 3, BC & John, 1, BC.
1891CEN: Mayne, Pender & Saturna Islands, fam.42: Wessel: John H., 43, farmer, NL; Minnie A. (d.A1, p.1, l.6), 12, BC & Sarah (d.12, p.12, l.14), 9, BC. 1900DIR: Saturna Island: Wessel, John, Postmaster.
1901CEN:
DR: John (Fisher) Wessel, 61, d.Victoria, 4 Dec 1909, labourer, b.NL, CE.
DN, Times, 6 Dec 1909, p.2: John Fisher Wessel, b.ENG, d.Victoria, 62, leaves daus. in Hazelton, BC & Portland, OR, USA.

Vol. 1 Pages 230 Petitioner: husband
Bowman Andrew and --- Hannah
Co-respondent(s): John Brady
Remarks: Filed 31 Jan 1894.

Vol. 1 Pages 240 Petitioner: husband
Curto Angelo and Meda Angelina
Married 18 Mar 1892 at Nanaimo, BC
Co-respondent(s): Peter Clovic
Remarks: This petition was transferred to the Supreme Court Registry Office at Nanaimo.
MR: Angelo Curto, 23, r.Wellington, b.Tonco, ITL, bartender, RC, s.o. Louis Curto & Mary Bolagno mar Angelina Meda, 19, r.Wellington, b.Tonco, ITL, RC, d.o. John Meda & Richetta Cambo, 18 Mar 1892, Nanaimo.

Vol. 1 Pages 256, 258, 260 Petitioner: wife
Bees Sydney Francis and --- Clara Ann Bourchier
Dissolved: 19 Nov 1894
Co-respondent(s): Bertha Genn, of Victoria
Remarks: Filed 3 Nov 1894; last entry 19 Nov 1894.
Nov 20, 1894, pg 5 - Divorce granted - Mrs Clara Ann Bourchier Chilcott Bees, divorced from Sydney Francis Bees, better known in Victoria as Francis Bourchier.

Vol. 1 Pages 264, 268, 272, 274, 278 Petitioner: wife
Cook George John and Mesher Annie Maria
Dissolved: 5 May 1896 Absolute: 20 Nov 1896
Co-respondent(s): Edith Lipscomb & Lillie Trayner
Remarks: 1891CEN: Victoria Johnson St Ward, d.1, fam.223: Cook: George, 29, ENG; Annie, 25, ENG & Nellie, 2, ENG.
DR: George John Cook, r.525 Nelson St, Esquimalt, b.Greenwick, KEN, ENG, 1 Aug 1861, d.Esquimalt, 14 Jun 1955, retired laborer, wid of Sarah Janet Ewing, s.o.George William Cook, b.ENG & Ruth Jessop, b.ENG.
DR: Annie Maria Cooke, b.Weybourne, Aldershot, ENG, 17 Dec 1864, d.Victoria, 20 Oct 1928, married, r.Hampton Court, Victoria, d.o. George Mesher, b.ENG & Charlotte Mathew, b.ENG; informant: Nellie Ruth Johnston (d.15, p.1, l.47), dau, 1039 McClure St.
DN, Times, 20 Oct 1928, p.13: Mrs Annie Maria Cooke, 63, b.Weybourne, Aldershot, ENG, d.20 Oct 1928, r.Hampton Court.

Vol. 1 Pages 280, 282, 286, 298 Petitioner: wife
Routledge William Henry and Hoffman Bertha Louise
Married 23 Feb 1882 Dissolved: 2 Mar 1897 Absolute: 6 Oct 1897
Remarks: Custody of the children Henry Oscar (d.C1, p.7, l.25) & Rudolph Victor (d.C1, p.7, l.26) to Bertha Louise Routledge.
BR: Rudolph Victor Routledge, b.14 Apr 1892, Victoria, s.o.William Henry Routledge, real estate broker, Victoria & Bertha Louise Hoffman.
DR: William Henry Routledge, 56, b.WES, ENG, 16 Mar 1872, d.Trail, 19 Sep 1928, r.Rossland Rd, Trail, watchman, smelter, s.o. George Routledge, b.ENG & Ellen Mason, b.ENG; informant: Mrs W.H. Routledge, wife.

Vol. 1 Pages 284, 300 Petitioner: husband
Warren Frederick and Blee Alice
Married 19 Jul 1883 at Victoria, BC Dissolved: 10 Feb 1897 Absolute: 18 Oct 1897
Co-respondent(s): Frank Carter & William Clark
Remarks: 1901CEN: Victoria: Frederick Warren d.A1, p.19, l.24.
MR: Frederic Warren, 21, r. & b.Victoria, engineer, Meth, s.o. J.D. Warren & Mary (Indian woman) mar Alice Blee, 18, r. & b.Victoria, RC, d.o. William Blee & Maggie Arthur, 19 Jul 1883, Victoria.
MRI: Frederic Warren mar Margaret Curran, 9 Mar 1898, Victoria (not filmed).
DRI: Margaret Warren, 24 Feb 1911, 31, Victoria.
MR: Frederick Warren, 51, wid, master mariner, r. & b. Victoria, Epis, s.o. James D. Warren, retired master mariner & Mary Williams mar Mary Amelia Gwyther, 30, spin., r.Victoria, b.Cannock, STS, ENG, CE, d.o. William James Gwyther, school teacher & Louisa Amelia Gillingham, 31 Jan 1916, Victoria.
DRI: Mary Amelia Warren, 21 Jan 1956, 70, Victoria.
DR: Frederic James Warren, Admirals Rd, b.Victoria, 13 Mar 1864, d.Victoria, 10 Jul 1935, sea captain, h.o. Mary Amelia Warren, s.o.James Douglas Warren, b.NS & Mary Williams, b.BC.

Vol. 1 Pages 288, 306 Petitioner: wife
Matthews Robert James and Gould Lillie Maria
Married 31 Dec 1889 at Victoria, BC Absolute: 20 Dec 1897
Remarks: MR: Robert James Mathews, 24, r.Victoria, b.Wiarton, ON, tailor, Bapt, s.o. James & Mary mar Lillie Maria Gould, 24, r.Victoria, b.Peterboro, ON, wid, CE, d.o. William & Elizabeth Harris, 31 Dec 1889, Victoria.
MR: Robert James Matthews, 33, r.Victoria, b.ON, tailor, Meth, s.o.James & Mary Ann mar Annie Maria Tranter, 26, r.Victoria, b.ENG, Meth, d.o. Seymour & Mary, 18 May 1898, Victoria.
1901CEN: Victoria: Robert J. Matthews d.8, p.12, l.19
MR: Robert James Matthews, 54, hairdresser, r.3018 Blackwood St, Victoria, b.Wiarton, ON, Meth, s.o.James Matthews, farmer & Mary Ann Winn mar Louise Scammell, 45, wid, r.1146 Hillside, Victoria, b.Moreton's Harbour, NF, CE, d.o.Justician Dowell, teacher & Mary Knowlton, 25 Mar 1920, Victoria.
DRI: Robert James Matthews, 6 Dec 1927, 62, Victoria.
RBCR: Matthews, Robert James, 62, 6 Dec 1927 at Victoria, b.ON.
MR: John W. Sluggett, 39, r.South Saanich, b.ON, wid, farmer, Bapt, s.o. John Sluggett & Fannie Down mar Lillia M. Harris, 32, r.Victoria, b.ON, Meth, wid, d.o. William H. Harris & Ellizabeth Page, 29 Dec 1897, Victoria.
DRI: Lillie Maria Sluggett, 4 Feb 1908, 42, South Saanich.

Vol. 1 Pages 290, 330, 340 Petitioner: wife
Brakes Joseph and --- Annie
Dissolved: 20 Jul 1898
Co-respondent(s): Albert E. Haynes
Remarks: see Haynes divorce v.1, p.95 and Albert Eanuel Haynes' 2nd divorce v.1 p.302.
MR: Joseph Brakes, 38, r.159 Pembroke St, Victoria, b.Birmingham, ENG, bach., machinist, Ang, s.o. Henry & Mary Ann mar May Mercy Rathburn, 28, r.152 Pembroke St, b.Lusenta, MI, USA, wid, Ang, d.o. Luther & Rosapha Miller, 19 Aug 1902, Victoria.
1901CEN: Victoria, Joseph Brakes d.9, p.18, l.23.
DN, Times, 10 Sep 1918, p.7: Joseph Brakes, d.Victoria, 54, b.Birmingham, ENG, survived by family at 1418 Fernwood Rd, and 1 br & 1 sis in Victoria.

Vol. 1 Pages 292 Petitioner: husband
Barber John and Kirkpatrick Lucy
Married 16 Apr 1887 Dissolved: 14 May 1897
Remarks: Three children are listed: James Andrew, George & Mabel.
1881CEN: Lytton & Cache Creek, Yale, BC, d.1, p.1: KIRKPATRICK: Andrew John, 38, NB, farmer, CE; Agnes, 25, SCT, Psb; Lucy, 9, BC; Margaret, 6, BC & Martha Jane, b.Aug 1880, BC.
MR: John Barber, 22, r.Grand Prairie, b.Owen Sound, ON, bach., farmer, CE, s.o. James & Margaret mar Lucy Kirkpatrick, 15, r.Grand Prairie, b.South Thompson, spin, CE, d.o. Andrew John & Lucy, 16 Apr 1887, Grand Prairie.

Vol. 1 Pages 294, 304, 308, 310, 336 Petitioner: wife
Whyte William and Green Sarah Louisa
Married 11 Dec 1886 Dissolved: 6 Jan 1898 Absolute: 13 Jul 1898
Remarks: MR: William Whyte, 30, r.Victoria, b.Glasgow, SCT, accountant, Psb, s.o. James & Janet mar Sarah Louisa Green, 28, r.Lisden?, Cowichan, b.Moira, IRL, Society of Friends, d.o. Abram & Sarah, 11 Dec 1886, Victoria. 1891Cen, A1, fam.192: Whyte: William, 34, SCT; Sarah, 30, IRL & Harold, 3, BC.
MR: Duncan Robertson Irvine, 47, r.Victoria, b.Blair, Athol, SCT, bach, engineer, Psb, s.o.Alexander Robertson Irvine & Sophia R. Irvine mar Sarah Louisa Whyte, r.Victoria, b.Moira, DOW, IRL, wid, Society of Friends, d.o. Abram & Sarah, 16 Apr 1900, Victoria. see
1901CEN: Victoria, d.6, p.7, l.43-4.
1901CEN: Victoria, Duncan R. & Sarah Louisa Irvine, d.6, p.7, l.43-4.
DRI: Sarah Louisa Irvine, 11 Feb 1907, 47, Victoria.
RBCR: Irvine, Sarah Louise, 47 y, 11 Feb 1907 at Victoria, b.DOW, IRL.

Vol. 1 Pages 296, 316, 318, 336, 352 Petitioner: wife
Bywater Walter and --- Edith
Married 26 Dec 1889 Dissolved: 16 Jul 1898 Absolute: 20 Dec 1898
Remarks: The citation was to be published in newspapers in Queensland, AUS before the divorce could go to trial 14 Jul 1897). The decree that the marriage had been dissolved was to sent to George Bywater, Manchester, ENG (16 Jul 1898). The decree that the divorce was absolute was sent to Walter Bywater, Honolulu, HI.

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