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Re Probate Divorce and Admiralty Division (Divorce); Statement of Petitioner.
Dora outlines the beginning of her relationship with BR, who she met in 1918, when she was 23 and he was 45. BR was separated from his wife at the time. "My husband took advantage of my inexperience and flattered by his attentions I became his mistress. This was in 1919."
She notes that she and BR were married 27 September 1921 and their marriage was a happy one until 1926, with BR's affection dwindling and BR admitted he had committed adultery.
Dora details BR's affairs throughout this petition, as well as her affair with Griffin Barry in 1929. She mentions the deed of separation.
Her last point states, "I have every expectation if the discretion of the court is exercised in my favour that the said Griffin Barry will want to marry me and that at the same time the respondent and the said Margaret Spence will avail themselves of the freedom of the respondent to enter into wedlock to regularize their own position so that the interest of any children of theirs may be protected."
Margaret ("Marjorie") Spence became Patricia Helen Russell.
Record last modified 2016/02/18
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