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Wife's Debts

Postby coopernicola » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:06 pm

I've been looking through newspaper articles for any stories of ancestors and found two cases were the husband has placed an advertisement in the local paper stating: "from this date I will no longer bear responsibility for the debts of my wife...'
I know both men remarried very late in life, one after having lived with his second wife for almost 40years. Was this some kind of declaration that they were separated? Both cases occurred in the 1910's and both men were fishermen on trawlers so would not have been wealthy enough for a divorce.
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