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figuring out a divorce

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figuring out a divorce

Posted: 11 Jun 2014 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ingram McParlin Encell

Just wondering if anyone can figure out exactly what's going on here! These are details from records on Ancestry and also FindMyPast.

Albert Edward Ingram (b. 1903) married Elizabeth (Bessie) McParlin (b. ~1900) in 1923 [reg. Q4 1923 Limehouse, London].

Elizabeth Ingram then married William A. Encell in 1925 [reg. Q3 1925 Leyburn, Yorkshire].

The National Archives has this from 1928: "Divorce Court File: 8364. Appellant: Albert Edward Ingram. Respondent: Bessie Ingram otherwise Elizabeth Encell. Co-respondent: William Alfred Encell. Type: Husband's petition for divorce [hd]."

Albert Edward Ingram married Ellen Kathleen Lee in 1931 [reg. Q2 1931 Fulham].

Then we have Bessie Ingram marrying William A. Encell (again?!) in 1932 [reg. Q1 1932 Knaresborough]. In the index, her surname is given as "Ingram or McParlin".

For the 1928 case, were the couple already divorced but Albert was contesting the terms of the divorce... or was he actually filing for divorce (perhaps having previously separated from Bessie prior to her marriage in 1925)?

I'm sure the papers at the National Archive would give the answer, but I'm curious if anyone can figure out just what went on :-)

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
David Pattern 11 Jun 2014 10:33PM GMT 
carobradford 12 Jun 2014 6:57AM GMT 
jonwarrn 12 Jun 2014 10:47AM GMT 
David Pattern 12 Jun 2014 2:25PM GMT 
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