London, Middlesex, England
May 9, 1888
HOUSE OF LORDS
JOYNT'S DIVORCE BILL.
In this matter a Bill had been
introduced into the House and has been read a first time. The object of the Bill
was to dissolve the marriage of Richard Watson Joynt, of Ballina, in the county
of Mayo, Ireland, newspaper proprietor, with Charlotte Barker Joynt, now his
wife, and to enable him to marry again for other purposes.
Mr. LEWIS COWARD was heard this morning on behalf of
Mr. Joynt in support of a petition praying that a duly attested copy of the will
might be transmitted by registered letter to Daniel G. Gillette of 34,
Nassau-street, New York, in the United States of America, and that the
attendance of Mr. Gillette before the House to prove the personal service of the
copy of such Bill, notice of the second reading of the Bill, and of the usual
orders of the House, on Mrs. Charlotte Joynt, might be dispensed with, and that
an affidavit of Mr. Gillette of such personal service, sworn before the British
Minister in New York, under the provisions of the 18th and 19th Vic., c. 42,
might be deemed good and sufficient proof of such service. The application was
made with the object of saving the expense of sending over to America some
person who on his return to this country would be able to give evidence of
personal service on the wife on the second reading of the Bill.
On the motion of the LORD CHANCELLOR.
The prayer of the petition was granted by their