Online Index to English Divorce Records, 1858-2002

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<span> Appellant: Samuel Alexander. Respondent: Rebecca Alexander. Co-respondent: [...] Amos. Type: Husband's petition.<span>            </span></span>
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<span>&nbsp;Appellant: Samuel Alexander. Respondent: Rebecca Alexander. Co-respondent: [...] Amos. Type: Husband's petition.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>
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<span>Appellant: Sarah Ann Clough. Respondent: Samuel Alexander Clough. Type: Wife's petition.</span>
 
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<br />Click on a reference in the site to see more catalogue information. If you wish to obtain a copy of the divorce file, click Request This on the right side of the screen.
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<br>Click on a reference in the site to see more catalogue information. If you wish to obtain a copy of the divorce file, click Request This on the right side of the screen.
  
 
=== Tips: ===
 
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There are more than 2,500 files in J 77.<br />The original documents must be ordered from TNA.<br />The index is in the process being placed online.<br />The index is only for the records housed by TNA.
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[[Category:England]]

Revision as of 00:25, 25 January 2008

Overview:

Divorce records in England began in 1858. The files are housed in The National Archives (TNA) in London. The reference number for the set is J 77. A name index is being added to the catalogue. It can help a person discover if a particular divorce was filed.

Searching the Site:

The following steps tell you how to search.

  1. Go to the TNA Catalogue Searchpage
  2. Enter a name in Word or Phrase
  3. Enter a year range (optional)
  4. Enter J 77 (without quotes) in Department or Series Code
  5. Click Search

A results list shows matches for your search. The following two examples show part of the information you will find.

Catalogue Reference

Title/Scope and Content

Covering Dates

J 77/1/A12

 Appellant: Samuel Alexander. Respondent: Rebecca Alexander. Co-respondent: [...] Amos. Type: Husband's petition.           


1859

J 77/326/9774

Appellant: Sarah Ann Clough. Respondent: Samuel Alexander Clough. Type: Wife's petition.

1884


Click on a reference in the site to see more catalogue information. If you wish to obtain a copy of the divorce file, click Request This on the right side of the screen.

Tips:

There are more than 2,500 files in J 77.
The original documents must be ordered from TNA.
The index is in the process being placed online.
The index is only for the records housed by TNA.