Victoria Court Registry
Orders Issued in Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, 1877-1931
Volume 3


Vol. 3 Pages 004, 6 Petitioner: wife
Howe Matthew and Collyer Emily
Married 19 Mar 1896 at Victoria, BC
Remarks: Filed 20 Jan 1916; last entry 26 Jan 1916.
1891CEN: Cowichan North, d.1, fam.107: Howe: Matthew, 43, farmer, ENG & Eliza 50, ENG.
DR: Eliza Howe, 53, b.OXF, ENG, d.Chemainus, 2 Oct 1891, married.
MR: Mathew Howe, 49, r.Chemainus, b.NOR, ENG, wid, hotel keeper, Ang, s.o. Mathew Howe mar Emily Collyer, 42, r.Victoria, b.London, ENG, wid, Ang, d.o. John Morton, 19 Mar 1896, Victoria.
DR: Mathew Howe, 81y, 8m, 12d, b.Ryburgh, NOR, ENG, 6 Nov yr n/g, d.North Cowichan, 24 Feb 1928, marital status n/g; informant: Annie Howe, Chemainus.
DN, Times, 27 Feb 1929, p.13: Matthew Howe, b.NOR, ENG, 6 Nov 1846, d.Chemainus, 24 Feb; leaves wid; son: in Chemainus; 3 sis in ENG.

Vol. 3 Pages 005, 9 Petitioner: wife
Broughton Guy G. and --- Ruth Ann
Remarks: Filed 19 Jan 1916; 9 Feb 1916 a judicial separation ordered.
see her divorce from James Preston v.2, p.2.
1901CEN, Victoria d.C2, p.9, l.1 & 2. Guy G. Broughton 1901CEN: Victoria, d.C2, p.9, l.35.

Vol. 3 Pages 008, 10 Petitioner: husband
Arnold Edwin Henry and --- Margaret Jane
Married 12 Jul 1910 at Taylorton, SK Dissolved: 10 Mar 1916
Co-respondent(s): Adam William Logan
Remarks: Children: Florence Winnifred & Grace.
MR: Edwin Henry Arnold, 36, bach., electrician, r.Jordan River, b.Dover, ENG, Ang, s.o. Edward Henry Arnold, pilot & Elizabeth Fisher mar Eleanor Waters, 33, wid, r.1226 Pender St, Vancouver, b,ENG, Ang, d.o. Joseph Barnett, mechanic & Clara Gammon, 28 Nov 1917, Vancouver.

Vol. 3 Pages 011, 13, 25 Petitioner: wife
Ross James Scobie and Van Horst Mary Louise
Married 31 Oct 1906 at Victoria, BC Dissolved: 11 May 1916 Absolute: 13 Nov 1916
Remarks: Child: Doris.
1901CEN: Victoria, Mary Van Horst, d.13, p.1, l.40.
MR: James Scobie Ross, 25, r.Victoria, b.ABD, SCT, miner, Psb, s.o.Alexander & Mary mar Mary Louisa Van Horst, 26, r. & b.Victoria, CE, d.o.Frank & Mary, 31 Oct 1906, Victoria.
DR: Mary Lousie Ross, 51, b.Victoria, no date, d.Esquimalt, 15 May 1932, r.1212 Lyall St, Esquimalt, divorced, hair dresser, parents n/k; informant: Doris Ross, dau, same address.
DRI: James Scobie Ross, 3 Jun 1933, 45, Vancouver.

Vol. 3 Pages 012, 14, 15 Petitioner: husband
Pimlott George Ernest and Tomlin Edith Ellen
Married 30 Oct 1906 at Vancouver, BC Dissolved: 19 Jun 1916
Co-respondent(s): David G. Forrester
Remarks: MR: George Ernest Pimlott, 28, r.1340 Howe St, Vancouver, b.Manchester, ENG, bach., stationary engineer, CE, s.o. William Pimlott & Jane Jodrell mar Edith Ellen Tomlin, 16, r.1340 Howe St, Vancouver, b.Portage La Prairie, MB, spin., Meth, d.o. George W. Tomlin & Annie Melhuish, 3 Oct 1906, Vancouver.
MR: David Goodfellow Forrester, 37, bach., farmer, r.Victoria, b.ON, Psb, s.o. David Forrester, farmer & Effie McArthur mar Edith Ellen Pimlott, 27, div, r.Victoria, b.MB, Psb, d.o. George Edward Tomlin, farmer & Anna Melhuish, 27 Dec 1917, Vancouver.
DRI: David G. Forrester, 18 Apr 1950, 66, Port Alberni.
DRI: Edith Ellen Forrester, 30 Jun 1954, 63, Port Alberni.
DRI: George Ernest Pimlott, 30 Aug 1971, 94, Nanaimo.

Vol. 3 Pages 016 Petitioner: husband
Blakstad Hans and Stephens Bertha Lucinda
Married 22 Dec 1908 at Port Townsend, WA, USA Dissolved: 8 Sep 1916
Co-respondent(s): Charles Woodruff
Remarks: Children: Marie C. & Florence M.
MR: Hans Blakstad (d.7, p.10, l.44), 32 1/3, r.54 John St, Victoria, b.Christiansund, NOR, bach., sailor, Lu, s.o. Christopher Thoresen & Ingelborg mar Petra Knudsen (d.A1, p.13, l.32), 24 2/12. r.54 Johns St, Victoria, b.Christiansund, NOR, spin, Lu, d.o. Petter & Petrine, 18 Oct 1895, Victoria.
MR: William Hayman, clerk, wid, 43, Psb, r.Courtenay, b.Westville, NS, s.o. Wuilliam Hayman, b.NS & Cassie Steward, b.NB mar Bertha Lucinda Blakstad, div, 33, CE, r.Vancouver, b.MB, d.o. Charles Bouree? Stephens, b.ON & Martha Ellen Kidd, b.ON, 25 Aug 1924, Vancouver.
DRI: Bertha Lucinda Hayman, 7 Apr 1965, 74, Comox.

Vol. 3 Pages 017, 26 Petitioner: husband
Swanson John and --- Rose
Married 25 Dec 1904 at New York, NY, USA Dissolved: 22 Sep 1916
Co-respondent(s): Joseph Youson
Remarks: Children: John & Winnifred.

Vol. 3 Pages 018, 19, 27, 30 Petitioner: husband
Puxley Reginald Haywood and Boyd Florence Annie
Married 22 May 1912 at Vancouver, BC
Co-respondent(s): William Scroggs
Remarks: This marriage was made null and void, 14 Dec 1916, because Florence Annie was already married, to William Thomas Coulter, when she married Reginald Haywood Puxley. It was proved that Coulter was still alive at the time of the Puxley marriage. Coulter had married Florence Annie Boyd at St. John's Parish of Huntingdon and Hinchinbrook, Huntingdon, QC 16 Apr 1901.
MR: Reginald Haywood Puxley, 29, r.Victoria, b.Tunbridge Wells, ENG, bach., life insurance, CE, s.o. William Puxley & Ellen Annie Morris mar Anna Florence Coulter, 28, r.Vancouver, b.QC, div, CE, d.o. Robert Boyd & Margaret Gillyan, 22 May 1912, Vancouver.

Vol. 3 Pages 021, 23, 189 Petitioner: husband
Percy Reginald Gordon and --- Margaret Ann
Married 14 Nov 1906 at Victoria, BC Dissolved: 17 Oct 1916 Absolute: 8 Dec 1919
Co-respondent(s): William John Duncan
Remarks: Filed 28 Sept 1916; last entry 8 Dec 1919

Vol. 3 Pages 022, 24 Petitioner: husband
Black James Kelly and Knight Jane Lily
Married 20 Sep 1899 at Vancouver Dissolved: 23 Oct 1916
Co-respondent(s): William C. Dull
Remarks: BRI: James Kelly Black, 27 Nov 1874, Victoria.
MR: James Kelly Black, 24, r.Vancouver, b.Victoria, bach., teamster, PB, s.o. John & Isabella mar Jane Lily Knight, 22, r.Vancouver, b.Toronto, spin., PB, d.o. George & Emily, 20 Sep 1899, Vancouver.
WWI Attestation: James Kelly Black, b.Victoria, 27 Nov 1874, r.915 Johnson St, Victoria, foreman. NOK: Jane Lily Black, Pacific Rd, Montery, CA, USA, wife. Papers signed: 15 Dec 1915, Victoria.
MRI: James Kelly Black, 41, div, farmer, r.530 Springfield Ave, Victoria, b.Victoria, Psb, s.o. John Black, farmer & Isabella Munro mar Edith Amelia Maud Vye, 29, wid, dressmaker, r.530 Springfield Ave, Victoria, b.Calgary, AB, Ang, d.o. Albert Alexander Hedley, farmer & Jennie Fetherston Longer, 24 Oct 1916, Victoria.
MRI: William Alexander Vye mar Edith Amelia Maud Hedley 27 Nov 1907, Victoria.
DRI: William Alexander Vye, 15 Jan 1913, 28, Victoria.

Vol. 3 Pages 028, 29, 34 Petitioner: husband
Day John and Pearson Dorcas
Married 30 Nov 1910 at Esquimalt Dissolved: 12 Jan 1917
Remarks: Filed 4 Dec 1916; last entry 12 Jan 1917.
MR: John Edward Day, 44, r.Esquimalt Hotel, Esquimalt, b.Gibraltar, wid, hotel keeper, Ang, s.o. John Edward & Kate mar Dorcas Lillian Pearson, 21, r.Victoria, b.Nanaimo, Ang, d.o. Charlton Hedley & Selina, 30 Nov 1910, Esquimalt.

Vol. 3 Pages 031, 35, 41; v.4, p.39; v.5, p.131 Petitioner: wife
Wilkerson William Herbert and Munsie Laura Belle
Married 30 Apr 1901 at Victoria, BC
Co-respondent(s): Martha Isabella Edwards (w.o. Harry Edwards)
Remarks: This was a judicial separation - ordered 9 Mar 1917.
MR: Herbert Wilkerson (d.1, p.10, l.11), 30, r.Victoria, b.London, ENG, bach., watch maker, CE, s.o. James Wilkerson & Sarah Braf mar Laura Belle Munsie (d.9, p.1, l.33), 26, r.Victoria, b.Truro, NS, spin., Psb, d.o. William Munsie & Catherine Dunn, 30 Apr 1901, Victoria.

Vol. 3 Pages 032 Petitioner: wife
Mowat David Spence and Martindale Ann Jane
Married 26 Apr 1905 at Saanichton, BC
Remarks: This was a judicial separation - ordered 19 Dec 1916. Children: David George Sutherland Mowat & Robert Gordon Mowat.
1901CEN: Victoria: David S. Mowat, d.14, p.50, l.21 & J. Ada Martindale, d.I1, p.3, l.26.
MR: David Spence Mowat, 31, r.Victoria, b.SCT, bach., fireman, Psb, parents n/g mar Ada Jane Martindale, 22, r.South Saanich, b.Cumberland, ENG, spin., CE, d.o. Richard & Elizabeth, 26 Apr 1905, Saanichton.
DRI: Ada Jane M. Mowat, 31 Mar 1946, 64, Victoria.
DRI: David Spence Mowat, 24 Jan 1958, 84, Victoria.

Vol. 3 Pages 033, 42 Petitioner: husband
Miller Thomas M. and Allison Alice Geneva
Married 20 May 1902 at Vancouver, WA. USA
Remarks: This 'marriage', described as a 'pretend marriage' was made null and void, 28 Feb 1917.

Vol. 3 Pages 036, 37, 44 Petitioner: husband
Winter George Arthur and --- Beatrice
Married 6 Jul 1910 at Ipswich, SFK, ENG Dissolved: 26 Mar 1917
Co-respondent(s): Thomas Sutton Jones
Remarks: Child: Jack Wrightson Winter.

Vol. 3 Pages 038, 43 Petitioner: wife
Longhurst Leslie (Thomas Leslie) and Bulwer Dorothy (Helena Dorothy M.)
Married 6 Aug 1910 at Vancouver, BC Dissolved: 30 Mar 1917
Remarks: One child born 24 Jan 1915.
MR: Thomas Leslie Longhurst, 26, r.Victoria, b.Cheltenham, ENG, bach., surveyor, Ang, s.o. Thomas J. Longhurst & Annie Wood mar Helena Dorothy Maud Bulwer, 23, r.Victoria, b.St. Alban's, ENG, spin, Ang, d.o. Henry Alan Bulwer & Mary Wingfield, 6 Aug 1910, Vancouver.

Vol. 3 Pages 039, 45 Petitioner: husband
Gavillet George Frederick Joseph and --- Julia Ann
Married 19 Apr 1911 at Prince Albert, AB Dissolved: 3 Apr 1917
Co-respondent(s): Daniel Ford
Remarks: Children: Ivy & Susie.
WWI Attestation: George Frederick Joseph Gavillet, b.Dublin, IRL, 14 Oct 1888, r.827 Collinson St, Victoria, telephone line man. NOK: Mrs Julia Ann Gavillet, wife, 827 Collinson St, Victoria. Papers signed: 20 Dec 1916, Brandon, MB. He was struck off strength 20 Jan 1917 for medical reasons

Vol. 3 Pages 040, 46, 49 Petitioner: husband
Kennedy Jack Joseph and Flanigan Thelma
Married 10 Jul 1915 at Victoria, BC Dissolved: 3 Oct 1917
Co-respondent(s): Jock Montgomery
Remarks: MR: Jack Joseph Kennedy, 22, bach., engineer, r.Victoria, b.Wellington, CE, s.o. James Kennedy, engineer & Elizabeth Cook mar Thelma Flanigan, 21, spin., RC, r.Victoria, b.Butte, MT, USA, d.o. John Henry Flanigan, butcher & Mary Campbell, 10 Jul 1915, Victoria.

Vol. 3 Pages 047 Petitioner: wife
Clough Frank and --- Abigail Hudson
Remarks: Filed 2 Apr 1917.
MR: Frank Clough, 33, wid, military, r.Victoria, b.ENG, CE, s.o. John R. Clough, gentleman & Martha A. Butterfield mar Nancy Wheeler, 41, wid, r.Victoria, b.ENG, Meth, d.o.Hanson Sager, gentleman & Ann Bradshaw, 22 Aug 1918, Victoria.
MR: Daniel Peters Latham, engineer, wid, 41, Prot, r.Victoria, b.Liverpool, ENG, s.o. William Latham, b.Wiffen, ENG & Eliza Peters, b.Abbottford, WLS mar Abigale Hudson Clough, housekeeper, div, 41, Prot, r.Victoria, b.NSW, AUS, d.o. Henry Greenwood, Gl---bury, ENG & Elizabeth Oldfield, b.Skifton, ENG, 3 May 1924, Victoria.
DN, Times, 12 Oct 1954, p.11: Mrs Abigail Hudson Latham, 70, r.1134 Dallas Rd, Victoria, d.Victoria, 10 Oct 1954, wid of Daniel, leaves dau: Mrs W.E. Drummond (Florence Clough); sons: Robert Henry Clough, Victoria & Reginald Clough, Courtenay.
DR: Abigail Hudson Latham, r.1134 Dallas Rd, Victoria, b.AUS, 6 Jan 1884, d.Victoria, 10 Oct 1954, wid of Daniel Latham, d.o. Henry Greenwood, b.ENG & Maud Butterfield, b.ENG.

Vol. 3 Pages 048, 109 Petitioner: wife
Mar Bing and Chin See
Married 14 Sep 1912 at Kamloops, BC
Remarks: Filed 2 Aug 1917. On 24 Mar 1919 the proceedings were transfered from the Victoria Registry Office to Vancouver.
MR: Mar (surname) Bing, 36, r.Kamloops, b.Parsup, CHN, bach., restaurant keeper, Meth, s.o. Mar King mar Chin See, 24, r. & b. San Francisco, CA, USA, spin, Meth, d.o.Chin Yuen, 14 Sep 1912, Kamloops.



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