Blackwood,Seymour v Claudette Blackwood

Case Number: 
E. 100 OF 200 1
Date of Delivery: 
03.10.2001

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA 
IN EQUITY
SUIT NO. E. 100 OF 2001
BETWEEN SEYMOUR BLACKWOOD
A N D CLAUDETTE BLACKWOOD
APPLICANT
RESPONDENT
Mr. H.S. Rose for the Applicant.
Mr. Leighton Miller for the Respondent.
Heard: 25&S e~tember2, 001,28& Se~tember2, 001 and 3& October, 2001
Campbell, J.
The parties were married on the 2gh September, 1998. The husband/applicant
was then aged 60 years, and the wife, 34 years. In 1.995 the applicant who had lived all
his adult life in the United Kingdom, had returned to Jamaica for the purpose of
attending the hneral of his uncle, when he met the respondent. On his return to the
United Kingdom he maintained communication with the respondent. This resulted in
the respondent landing in the United Kingdom after she sought his assistance 'in having
her come to England'. The respondent was denied entry at Gatwick Airport, and
returned to Jamaica.
The applicant deponed that he next visited Jamaica on the 1 7 S~ep tember, 1998
and aRer a "brief period of courtship", the couple was married. The applicant was then
retired, he remained in Jamaica until January, 1999.
On returning to England, the applicant withdrew monies from his account in
TSB Bank in which he had accumulated the sum of £24,000.00. He owned premises at

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