Maureen Eris May Lane, 19111942 (aged 31 years)

Name
Maureen Eris May /Lane/
Given names
Maureen Eris May
Surname
Lane
Birth 1911 32 23
Birth of a brotherNorman H Lane
January 1, 1912 (aged 1 year)
Death of a brotherNorman H Lane
March 13, 1912 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterAmelia Margaret Lane
March 3, 1913 (aged 2 years)
Death of a motherElsie May Franklin
November 24, 1913 (aged 2 years)
MarriageGeorge BrittView this family
January 15, 1931 (aged 20 years)
Note: Divorce Court

Divorce Court

Darlington Point Grazier

Obtains Decree (From Our Special Representative)

Married at the age of 53 to a girl of 20, George Britt, a grazier, of Darlington point, lived to regret it. On Friday he petitioned the judge in Divorce, Mr. Justice Boyce, in Sydney for a dissolution of his marriage with Maureen Iris Britt, formerly Lane, on the ground of her adultery with a man unknown.

Britt told the Judge that he was married in 1931 at Griffith. There were two children of the marriage, Georgina, aged four, and Alwyn, aged two. Both were with the mother. Petitioner said that in 1934 a deed of separation was drawn up and signed by himself and his wife and they went their separate ways. He had not lived with her since. His wife took all the furniture, he said.

The Judge: So you were 53 when you married this girl, and she was a domestic servant of 20? Britt: Yes, Your Honor. The evidence against the wife was that she had had a child which was born on December 13, 1935, and which was not the petitioner's. A certificate of registration of the child's birth was produced.

The Judge: The fact that the child was born and that it is not the petitioner's is proof of the adultery. He then pronounced a decree nisi returnable in six months. By consent custody of the two children was given to the wife, the petitioner making no application for access to them. He was also ordered to pay the costs of the divorce.

Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (New South Wales : 1893 - 1953).

Death November 12, 1942 (aged 31 years)
Burial November 1942 (aged 31 years)
Family with parents
father
mother
18871913
Birth: July 10, 1887 40Adelong Crossing, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 24, 1913Lameroo, South Australia, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: December 26, 1908Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
8 months
elder brother
19091983
Birth: August 12, 1909 30 22Dunolly, Victoria, Australia
Death: June 11, 1983Darlington Point, New South Wales, Australia
12 months
elder sister
1910
Birth: August 15, 1910 31 23Dunolly, Victoria, Australia
17 months
herself
19111942
Birth: 1911 32 23Ouyen, Victoria, Australia
Death: November 12, 1942Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
19131959
Birth: March 3, 1913 34 25Temora, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 18, 1959Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
-14 months
younger brother
19121912
Birth: January 1, 1912 33 24Ouyen, Victoria, Australia
Death: March 13, 1912Ouyen, Victoria, Australia
Mother’s family with an unknown individual
mother
18871913
Birth: July 10, 1887 40Adelong Crossing, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 24, 1913Lameroo, South Australia, Australia
half-brother
1905
Birth: July 9, 1905 17Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
half-sister
19061906
Birth: 1906 18Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1906Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Family with George Britt
husband
herself
19111942
Birth: 1911 32 23Ouyen, Victoria, Australia
Death: November 12, 1942Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 15, 1931Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
… … + Maureen Eris May Lane
herself
19111942
Birth: 1911 32 23Ouyen, Victoria, Australia
Death: November 12, 1942Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
Private
daughter
Private
daughter
Private
son
Private
Marriage

Divorce Court

Darlington Point Grazier

Obtains Decree (From Our Special Representative)

Married at the age of 53 to a girl of 20, George Britt, a grazier, of Darlington point, lived to regret it. On Friday he petitioned the judge in Divorce, Mr. Justice Boyce, in Sydney for a dissolution of his marriage with Maureen Iris Britt, formerly Lane, on the ground of her adultery with a man unknown.

Britt told the Judge that he was married in 1931 at Griffith. There were two children of the marriage, Georgina, aged four, and Alwyn, aged two. Both were with the mother. Petitioner said that in 1934 a deed of separation was drawn up and signed by himself and his wife and they went their separate ways. He had not lived with her since. His wife took all the furniture, he said.

The Judge: So you were 53 when you married this girl, and she was a domestic servant of 20? Britt: Yes, Your Honor. The evidence against the wife was that she had had a child which was born on December 13, 1935, and which was not the petitioner's. A certificate of registration of the child's birth was produced.

The Judge: The fact that the child was born and that it is not the petitioner's is proof of the adultery. He then pronounced a decree nisi returnable in six months. By consent custody of the two children was given to the wife, the petitioner making no application for access to them. He was also ordered to pay the costs of the divorce.

Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (New South Wales : 1893 - 1953).