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Family Group Sheet : Claude Houghton Oldfield/Edyth Ivy Tatham (F0628)

m. 29 Jun 1913



  • Father | Male
    Claude Houghton Oldfield

    Birth  abt May 1889  Sevenoaks Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  10 Feb 1961  6 Cecil Court, West Terrace, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location
    Burial     
    Marriage  29 Jun 1913  [1, 2]  St Giles Register Office, Holborn  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Divorced  21 Jun 1915  [2]   
    Father  George Sargent Oldfield | F0718 Family Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth Harriett Thomas | F0718 Family Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Edyth Ivy Tatham

    Birth  18 Aug 1894  West Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  13 May 1947  National Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, Queen Square, Bloomsbury  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Burial     
    Other Spouse  Arthur Harold Wimperis | F0629 
    Marriage  abt Feb 1916  St Giles-in-the-Fields, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Jacques Frederic Marie Grisar | F0581 
    Marriage  abt Nov 1928  Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Sydney Bousfield Tatham | F0417 Family Group Sheet 
    Mother  Blanche Marion Long | F0417 Family Group Sheet 

  • Notes  Divorced:
    • An Actress's Secret Marriage.
      Oldfield v. Oldfield and Wimperis.
      In this suit Mr. Claude Houghton Oldfield, a chartered accountant, petitioned for a dissolution of his marriage with Edyth Ivy Oldfield, whose maiden name was Tatham, on the grounds of her adultery with Arthur Harold Wimperis.
      Mr. Frampton, who appeared for the petitioner, said that the parties were married secretly on June 19, 1913, at the St. Giles's register office. After the marriage the respondent visited the petitioner at Kennington until April, 1914. At that time the respondent was taking part in The Passing Show at the Palace Theatre. She then told her husband that she was in love with the co-respondent, the author of the piece.
      The petitioner had tried to persuade her to return to him, but she had refused. He had heard afterwards that she was living with the co-respondent. On June 30, 1914, he had received a letter from her in which she said, "I have been with Arthur nearly five weeks now." She had also asked him to take steps to divorce her.
      Evidence of adultery having been given, Mr. Justice Bargrave Dean pronounced a decree nisi. [2]

    Marriage:
    • secretly

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg St Giles, 2Q1913.

    2. [S05] The Times, Law Reports, 22 Jun 1915.