Sidney George Alers Hankey, 18731940 (aged 67 years)

Name
Sidney George Alers Hankey
Given names
Sidney George
Surname
Alers Hankey
Name
Sydney George Alers Hankey
Given names
Sydney George
Surname
Alers Hankey
Birth estimated 1873

Baptism March 16, 1873 (aged 0)
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Leamington Priors, All Saints 1850 - 1874

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Baptised 16 Mar 1873 Sidney George son of Jamieson and Minna Louisa Alers Hankey of the Clarendon Hotel, Esquire R. Fowler, Curate

MarriageKathleen Amy SummersView this family
April 27, 1895 (aged 22 years)
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Sydney Morning Herald Fri 3 May 1895 p. 1

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HANKEY-SUMMERS.-April 27, at Sydney, by the Rev. G. Walters, Sydney Alers Hankey to Kathleen Amy Summers

Birth of a daughterHelen Dorothy Alers Hankey
November 5, 1898 (aged 25 years)
DivorceKathleen Amy SummersView this family
1905 (aged 32 years)

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Sydney and Kathleen went to live in South Africa and divorced in 1905.

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Evening News Wed 7 Dec 1904 p. 4

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A SYDNEYITE DIVORCED. Mr. Sydney Hankey, formerly of Sydney, late of the Imperial Light Horse, has obtained a divorce from his -wife on the ground of her adul tery with' Wilton Attwell, an officer of the Colonial Scouts in South' Africa.

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Evening News (Sydney) Fri 13 Jan 1905 p. 5

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WIFE TWICE FORGIVEN. PAINFUL STORY OF A SOUTH AFRICAN FARM. The story of a wife whose unfaithfulness was twice forgiven by her husband was told by Mr. Barnard in support of her undefended petition brought in the London courts by Mr. Sydney Allen Hankey for a dissolution of his marriage with Mrs. Kathleen Amy Hankey owing to her misconduct with the co-respondent, Wilton Attwell. The petitioner said he married his wife on April 27, 1895 at Weldon's Matrimonial Agency in Sydney NSW. The parties lived in Sydney for a time, and then went to South Africa. Til 1899 the marriage proved happy, when Wilton Attwell appeared on the scene. He was in the Colonial Scouts. The petitioner and Attwell joined in partnership in a farm, the latter resigning his commission for that purpose. The husband was not aware of his wife's affection for Attwell till one day he found them both in the orchard in a very com[promising position. Mr. Hankey immediately turned the co-respondent out of the house, but eventually forgave his wife. Later, Mr. Hankey said, he was dispatched with the Imperial Light Horse to Ladysmith, having arranged that his wife and child should go to friends at New Hanover. While lying ill in Ladysmith he received a letter from a relation, which sent him off as soon as possible in search of his wife, whom he found to be staying at the Lowther Hotel Durban. Wilton Attwell was also residing there. The petitioner thereupon took away his child. Subsequently he asked his wife to return, an invitation she accepted, promising never to see the co-respondent again. Very soon after he had to leave for Mafeking with his regiment, it being arranged that the respondent should go to England with her child. He received two or three lengthy letters from Mrs. Hankey. One concluded "Good-bye, dear. Think tenderly of he sometimes, dear. I hope life will be spared to both, so that I can prove my remorse". Another extract ran "Dear Sid - This is probably the last letter I shall ever write to you. It is a terrible blow, that clause about the custody of the child. For God's sake, do not take my baby from me! She is all I have to make life liveable. She is oh, oh, so dear to me." Clerks from the Hotel Cecil gave evidence showing that Attwell and Mrs. Hankey occupied adjoining rooms there in their arrival in England and that when they departed Attwell paid the bill. His Lordship granted a decree nisi, with custody of the child.

MarriageTheodosia AbdyView this family
July 8, 1905 (aged 32 years)
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Kensington and Chelsea St Simon Zelotes, Chelsea 1903 - 1921

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Married 8 Jul 1905 Sydney Alers Hankey age 32, single gentleman, of 26 Cagodan St SW, son of Jamieson Alers Hanky, a gentleman Theodosia Abdy, 40, spinster, of 90 Oakley St SW, daughter of John Thomas Abdy, a judge

Marriage of a childAlfred Newnham TurnerHelen Dorothy Alers HankeyView this family
October 9, 1920 (aged 47 years)
Death September 17, 1940 (aged 67 years)
Source: Email message
Citation details:

Lee, Janet. "Re Sydney George Alers Hankey 1873 to 1940" email message to Marion Purnell, 25 Mar 2018

Family with Kathleen Amy Summers
himself
18731940
Birth: estimated 1873
Death: September 17, 1940Yugoslavia
ex-wife
18751946
Birth: January 8, 1875 36 39Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 7, 1946South Africa
Marriage
Marriage: April 27, 1895Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Divorce
Divorce: 1905
4 years
daughter
1898
Birth: November 5, 1898 25 23South Africa
Death:
Family with Theodosia Abdy
himself
18731940
Birth: estimated 1873
Death: September 17, 1940Yugoslavia
wife
1948
Birth:
Death: September 1948Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Marriage
Marriage: July 8, 1905Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
William Attwell + Kathleen Amy Summers
partner’s partner
ex-wife
18751946
Birth: January 8, 1875 36 39Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 7, 1946South Africa
Marriage
Marriage: 1905South Africa
Billy Evans + Kathleen Amy Summers
partner’s partner
ex-wife
18751946
Birth: January 8, 1875 36 39Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 7, 1946South Africa
Marriage
Marriage: after 1925
Birthestimated from date of baptism/christening
BaptismAncestry.com. Warwickshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Citation details:

Leamington Priors, All Saints 1850 - 1874

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Baptised 16 Mar 1873 Sidney George son of Jamieson and Minna Louisa Alers Hankey of the Clarendon Hotel, Esquire R. Fowler, Curate

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
MarriageNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
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Sydney Morning Herald Fri 3 May 1895 p. 1

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HANKEY-SUMMERS.-April 27, at Sydney, by the Rev. G. Walters, Sydney Alers Hankey to Kathleen Amy Summers

DivorceLee, Janet, 'Parents of John Peisley' email to Marion Purnell, Jul 03 2010
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Sydney and Kathleen went to live in South Africa and divorced in 1905.

DivorceNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
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Evening News Wed 7 Dec 1904 p. 4

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A SYDNEYITE DIVORCED. Mr. Sydney Hankey, formerly of Sydney, late of the Imperial Light Horse, has obtained a divorce from his -wife on the ground of her adul tery with' Wilton Attwell, an officer of the Colonial Scouts in South' Africa.

DivorceNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
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Evening News (Sydney) Fri 13 Jan 1905 p. 5

Text:

WIFE TWICE FORGIVEN. PAINFUL STORY OF A SOUTH AFRICAN FARM. The story of a wife whose unfaithfulness was twice forgiven by her husband was told by Mr. Barnard in support of her undefended petition brought in the London courts by Mr. Sydney Allen Hankey for a dissolution of his marriage with Mrs. Kathleen Amy Hankey owing to her misconduct with the co-respondent, Wilton Attwell. The petitioner said he married his wife on April 27, 1895 at Weldon's Matrimonial Agency in Sydney NSW. The parties lived in Sydney for a time, and then went to South Africa. Til 1899 the marriage proved happy, when Wilton Attwell appeared on the scene. He was in the Colonial Scouts. The petitioner and Attwell joined in partnership in a farm, the latter resigning his commission for that purpose. The husband was not aware of his wife's affection for Attwell till one day he found them both in the orchard in a very com[promising position. Mr. Hankey immediately turned the co-respondent out of the house, but eventually forgave his wife. Later, Mr. Hankey said, he was dispatched with the Imperial Light Horse to Ladysmith, having arranged that his wife and child should go to friends at New Hanover. While lying ill in Ladysmith he received a letter from a relation, which sent him off as soon as possible in search of his wife, whom he found to be staying at the Lowther Hotel Durban. Wilton Attwell was also residing there. The petitioner thereupon took away his child. Subsequently he asked his wife to return, an invitation she accepted, promising never to see the co-respondent again. Very soon after he had to leave for Mafeking with his regiment, it being arranged that the respondent should go to England with her child. He received two or three lengthy letters from Mrs. Hankey. One concluded "Good-bye, dear. Think tenderly of he sometimes, dear. I hope life will be spared to both, so that I can prove my remorse". Another extract ran "Dear Sid - This is probably the last letter I shall ever write to you. It is a terrible blow, that clause about the custody of the child. For God's sake, do not take my baby from me! She is all I have to make life liveable. She is oh, oh, so dear to me." Clerks from the Hotel Cecil gave evidence showing that Attwell and Mrs. Hankey occupied adjoining rooms there in their arrival in England and that when they departed Attwell paid the bill. His Lordship granted a decree nisi, with custody of the child.

MarriageAncestry.com. Oxfordshire, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
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Kensington and Chelsea St Simon Zelotes, Chelsea 1903 - 1921

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Married 8 Jul 1905 Sydney Alers Hankey age 32, single gentleman, of 26 Cagodan St SW, son of Jamieson Alers Hanky, a gentleman Theodosia Abdy, 40, spinster, of 90 Oakley St SW, daughter of John Thomas Abdy, a judge

DeathEmail message
Citation details:

Lee, Janet. "Re Sydney George Alers Hankey 1873 to 1940" email message to Marion Purnell, 25 Mar 2018