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From: Mabel Harvey <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Gwendoline Deavoll Berry
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 22:25:01 +1000
you don't mention what records you have for Gwendoline.
You may have the following records but as you are looking for answers about
children I will mention them as they are the most likely to give you these
I note that both records of Gwendoline have her name spelt differently than
you mention with a gap between the e and V looks a bit french to me.
Also the Divorse record usually has a copy of the marriage cert and often
has a photo of one of the parties in the divorce which is a great bonus and
usually mentions any children as do probate records if they are
beneficiaries of the will or an executor. Also the death records usually
give sex and age of any living issue. another possibility is to look at
electoral Roles as often children are listed at the same address on roles
before they move out of home.
1962/31487 WALKER, Desmond Royden age 73 years
1968/34380 SALTER Sydney Redvers Age 68 years
1977/32158 WALKER Gwendoline De Volle Born 6 December 1909
1962 Desmond Royden WALKER Manly and Awanui - Merchant
BBNY 10440 Box 15 58/1962 Wanganui Probate held Auckand Archives
1968 Sydney Redvers SALTER Devonport Company Director
BBAE 1570 Box 2088 2596/1968 Auckland Archives
1943 SALTER, Sydney Redvers v SALTER Gwendoline De Voll
BBAE 4985 675 D620/1943 Auckland Archives
On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 9:25 PM, brodan <> wrote:
> Hello Listers.
> I am still trying to complete an important section of
> my Family Tree
> The person causing me the greatest concern is GWENDOLINE DEAVOLL BERRY born
> 6th Dec !909 in ChCh
> Her first marriage was to Sydney Redvers Salter in 1930 aged 21years
> Her 2nd marriage was to Desmond Royden Walker in 1946 aged 37 years
> My question is did she have any children in either of these marriages?
> If there were children from these 2 marriages of Gwendoline who are they
> and where are they now?
> A note about the spelling of Deavoll i have seen it spelt Devolle, which is
> not correct.
> I would really really like to know the answers to my questions so that this
> section of my family can go to print
> I have tried really hard to find out the truth about Gwendoline wether she
> had children or not.
> Hoping you can help
> John Connell (cousin of Gwendoline)
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