The Addison/Campbell Divorce Act

The Addison/Campbell Divorce Act
  • Title: The Addison/Campbell Divorce Act

  • Date : 1801

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/PB/1/1801/41G3n287

  • Description :

    Individuals came to Parliament to seek Private Acts to dissolve their marriages. 

    The Addison/Campbell divorce Act is significant as it was the first divorce Act to be obtained by a woman. Jane Campbell managed to divorce her husband Edward Addison on the grounds of adultery with her sister.  She also managed to obtain custody of their children.

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