John Fletcher's will states quite clearly his wish to be cremated and to have his ashes interred at the open family burial ground at Saltoun, Scotland.
An approach to Norman Murphy, Sessions Clerk at the Saltoun church, has confirmed that the whereabouts of John Fletcher's ashes remains a mystery - to see his letter, please click here.
In January 2001, in Ottowa, Canada, DNA testing was successfully used on ashes - "DNA tests also confirmed that ashes that had been scattered throughout the wooded area of the couple's home were Barbara's" - see http://www.canoe.com/CNEWSLaw0101/10_ottawa-sun.html.
It would be interesting to see if DNA testing on John Fletcher's ashes and Ken Matthews' DNA prove to be a match - and thereby remove the need to request exhumation of John Fletcher's father [this is the other matter referred to in Norman Murphy's letter].
But where exactly are John Fletcher's ashes?
Why were they not interred in the open family burial ground at Saltoun as he specifically requested in his will?
Ken's story or select from the table below to
discover more of the background to one man's fight for justice .......
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There are many pages of research and proofs to be added to this website - Ken Matthews and his wife Penny have discovered so many "coincidences" that it makes disturbing reading. These are the main areas of enquiry that will be covered [some are still under construction but we're adding new info regularly] - click on any of the boxes below to reach the relevant area.
|Ken's story||the "adoption"||the 1926 adoption act|
|John Fletcher||the love affair||Ivy Pinn|
|John Fletcher's will||the death||the cremation|
|the medical records||the death certificate||the ashes|
|the E.C. Talbot trust||the family tree||the photos|
|newspaper articles||the curious "divorce papers" ........... now on line||guestbook|
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