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joyceullapool

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Ida May Dunn
« on: March 10, 2019, 12:35:34 PM »
Thank you CMcG for your reply. It is ages since I used this site so forgive if I get things mixed up. Do not have newspaper article you mentioned and would appreciate copy. Ida's daughter and myself live in northern England so research is difficult.

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Re: Ida May Dunn
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 01:25:35 PM »
Northern Whig, 5 August 1929:
DUNN-GAMBLE By special licence, at Brompton Road, Liverpool, 12th July, 1929, Andrew Cecil, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Dunn, Victoria Hotel, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, to Ida May, only daughter of Mr. John and the late Mrs. Gamble, 80, South Street, Newark, New Jersey.

Larne Times, 18 July 1931:
Mrs. Ida Dunn, residing at Drain's Bay, Larne, made application for a maintenance order against her husband, Andrew Cecil Dunn, motor mechanic, now residing in Victoria Street, Ballymoney.  Mr. H. H. Smiley appeared for the wife, and Mr. J. W. McNinch for the husband.  Mrs. Dunn said that she was married in July, 1929, and in September her husband went to America, where he stayed until the end of July, 1930.  During the time he was in America, he sent her, from the Christmas, 1 a week and sometimes 2.  After he came home he paid for the rent of the bungalow for four weeks, but had not contributed anything else for her maintenance.  He left her at Easter and had not been back since.  In cross-examination, Mrs. Dunn said she was now living with an uncle and aunt at Drain's Bay.  When she got married, she was in insurable employment, and she was now drawing unemployment benefit, but would have to go into hospital next month.  It was not true that at any time her husband had to pay money to the companies for which she worked, in order to avoid criminal proceedings.  Mr. McNinch submitted that there was no case to answer, as the complainant had not given evidence of the defendant's means.  The chairman ruled against Mr. McNinch, saying he thought there was a case to meet.  The defendant said that whilst in America he never sent less than 2 10s a week to his wife, and sometimes an extra 5 or 10.  He was now living with his mother, who was keeping him, but had not had any work since Easter.  If he got work he was quite prepared to make an allowance to his wife.  To Mr. Smiley - He said he hoped to get regular work as a motor mechanic; he had been promised a job.  He was not assisting his mother in her business, but he might do odd jobs about the house.  He was quite willing to make an allowance if he got work.  After consulting with his colleagues in private the Chairman intimated that the magistrates were of opinion that there had been desertion, and an order was made for the payment of 10s a week by the defendant to his wife.

BTW, note that in 1937, UK law extended the grounds on which divorce could be allowed, including drunkenness, insanity and desertion.


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Re: Ida May Dunn
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 06:10:04 PM »
Many thanks for the newspaper article. Ida's daughter was brought to England at the age of 2 after adoption and ended up in a children's home when her adoptive father went to prison. She now has Parkinson's disease so research is difficult. We cannot find any info on Ida after 1935.Tha adoption cert was signed by David Martin Kelly but father quoted as Dunn on birth cert. Any info appreciated.
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Re: Ida May Dunn
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 07:53:17 PM »
Good luck going forward.