A WIDOW'S CLAIM
NEW PLYMOUTH, February 5Y The Supreme Court session continued to-day in continuation of the case in. which dara Berridge, "of New , Plymouth, widow, proceeded against the Public Trustee in the estate of Benjamin Enroth for an order setting aside a transfer of property to Enroth made under the supposition that he was her husband. Further evidence was given as to the details of Enroth's matrimonial ventures in England.
An affidavit by H; H.Earle, of England, stated that in 1906 a man named Ebenezer Thorne married deponent's mother, and on her death obtained' £3400 from her estate.. Then he _ left England. From information received, deponent knew Thorne had a wife in Brisbane when he married deponent's mother. Earle lost sight of Thorpe, but heard of his death in New Plymouth under the name oi( Enroth, and then claimed from his estate . £3554. Enroth was shown to haVe gone from England to America, thence to Auckland, and, thence to New Plymouth. The plaintiff, Mrs Berridge, further cross-examined, stated that she lived happily with Enroth. A proposal was made by counsel for plaintiff to transfer the property to her, she to give a mortgage to the Public Trustee for the difference between the value of the property now and the sum obtained by adding the.; additional money raised on it by Enroth and £300 j given by plaintiff to Enroth.
Decision was reserved.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914
NEW PLYMOUTH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914
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