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Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes and Supreme Court of Judicature, High Court of Justice, Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division: Principal Probate Registry: Indexes to Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Files
Description:

The indexes in this series give summary details of divorce and matrimonial causes files raised in the Principal Probate Registry for the years 1858 to 1945 and 1950 to 1958. Cases are entered under the first letter of the petitioner's name and indicate the year of registration and the file number given to the papers in the action concerned.

No indexes survive for the years 1946 to 1948. However, brief details of petitions received during that time are recorded in the Divorce Receipt Books also in this series.

Date: 1858-1958
Arrangement: Arrangement From 1906 the numbers have the following lettered prefixes indicating the type of case concerned: 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 Prot: Application for order for protection of wife's earnings and property
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, 1858-1875
Supreme Court of Judicature, Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division, 1875-1970
Physical description: 42 volume(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Selection and destruction information: After 1937 only a representative selection/sample of files are being preserved.

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