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Indexes to divorce and matrimonial causes files from the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial causes and Supreme Court of Judicature, High Court of Justice, Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division, Principal Probate Registry, 1858-1958

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Kew, England : Public Record Office, 2002
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Microfilm copy of originals at the London Public Record Office at Kew, Surrey, England.

Contains names of individuals filing for divorce arranged in alphabetical order of surname per bundle, going from the earliest to latest year in each bundle. The index references roughly 130,000 files (found in PRO call number J 77), most of which survive to 1937, and only 250 from 1937 to 1958. The indexes indicate the kind of petition with the following abbreviations: HD, petition by husband for decree of divorce; WD, petition by wife for decree of divorce; HN, petition by husband for decree of nullity; WN, petition by wife for decree of nullity; HJS, petition by husband for decree of judicial separation; WJS, petition by wife for decree of judicial separation; HRCR, petition by husband for decree of restitution of conjugal rights; WRCR, petition by wife for decree of restitution of conjugal rights; Legit, petition for declaration of legitimacy; Div Ct, appeal to Divisional Court from Justices; and Prot, application for order for protection of wife's earnings and property.

Public Record Office call nos.: J 78/1-42.

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