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STRANGE BIGAMY STORY. At Stratford (Essex) Police Court on Sat- urday, Isaac William Curtis, aged 46, described as a caretaker, of Olive Road, Walthamstow, was charged on his own con- fession with inter-marrying with one Lizzie Wride, on June 3rd, 1907, his lawful wife, Alice Annie Curtis, being then and now alive. On the morning of the 5th inst. prisoner went into the Lea Bridge Road Police Station and said he wished to give himself up for bigamy. He was cautioned, and then he made a statement that he married the said Alice Annie Dizney at the Congregational Chadel, Haverfordwest, South Wales, on July 9th, 1885, and lived with her Juntil two years ago. When living at Finchley, she left him and four days later she wrote to him saying she wanted to have nothing more to do with him, and asked him to send her box and clothes. He did so, and had not seen her since. On June 3rd last he went through a form of marriage with Lizzie Wride at a Bristol Registry Office, aud on July 2nd left her to go to sea. He, however, first visited his sister-in-law at Olive Road, Waltham- stow, and when lie learned that his wife was alive and living at Upperton Road, Plaistow, lie invent and saw her, told her Nvliat- lie had done, and then lie decided to give himself up. Helena Booth, of Olive Road, WTood Street Walthamstow, sister of the first wife, was called and proved that she was present at the marriage at the Congregational Chapel, City Road, IIaverfordwest, in 1885, and she pro- duced the certificate. The Bench said they must send the case for trial. They allowed bail in prisoner's own recognisances.

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