The 1911 census for Dalton-in-Furness in Lancashire records the family of 33-year-old insurance agent Peter Perry. Listed with him are his wife Elizabeth (age 29), his children Charles (age 9), Elsie (4), Alfred (3) and Lottie (1), all with their place of birth recorded as Barrow-in-Furness, and his nephew John Perry (age 7). Charles’s surname has been altered to Yeo, apparently in the same handwriting and therefore likely to be a contemporaneous alteration by the householder.
Peter Perry had married Elizabeth Wright in 1907, so why is Yeo used as a surname for Charles?
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Correspondence received by this route has gone some way to answering the query posed above. An Elizabeth Irving married Charles Adam Yeo in 1911. Was she previously called Wright and did she adopt the surname Irving to avoid the accusation of marrying bigamously?