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Roy Heath Jones (1898 - 1979)
& Kathleen Mary McNamara (1904 - 1987)

Roy Heath Jones/Kathleen Mary McNamara at Cabramatta c.1957

Roy, Kathleen, Ellen, John and Margaret Jones in the front yard
of their house at Cabramatta c.1957

Roy's correct name was Roy Heath Jones. However, he attested twice and signed twice to the name Roy Vincent Jones and the status of bachelor on the actual wedding certificate as shown in the reproductions below. If he was married previously, claiming the status of bachelor (which he does on line 2 of the back of the Marriage Certificate) would be incorrect although he may have believed that this was a true status if he had been divorced. However, no record of a previous marriage has been found in the NSW BDMs and given the other things known about Roy, an interstate marriage is highly unlikely.
In his previous relationship, Roy referred to the woman as his wife although given the societal viewpoint on de facto relationships at the time this would be understandable if they weren't married. So the question remains why did he lie about his name in his marriage to Kathleen. If anybody can shed any light on this we would love to hear the details or will this always remain a mystery?

Roy Heath Jones/Kathleen Mary McNamara Marriage Certificate
Front of Marriage Certificate
Roy Heath Jones/Kathleen Mary McNamara Marriage Certificate
Back of Marriage Certificate
Roy Heath Jones/Kathleen Mary McNamara Marriage Certificate
Roy's signature on the front signed as Roy V Jones
Roy Heath Jones/Kathleen Mary McNamara Marriage Certificate
Roy's signature on the back signed as Roy V Jones

Updated : 12 Jul 2011