I am spending time looking at the Manx newspapers, which I have to admit thoroughly enjoying!
After reading an article about tracing the parents of illegitimate parents, I thought I would try and at least understand a bit more about Lavinia - if she was to be Theodore's mother
Whilst reading articles, I stumbled across another article however, which I found interesting - about Wilfred Holroyd (James and Charlottes 2nd son) and him playing the violin
The article I read was from the IoM Examiner and with regard to the Fine Arts - this is the part that took my notice:
First Prize- £1. presented bv Mrs. Clinch ; Second Prize, IO*, presented by Mrs. Bydings. 1—Miss Kathleen Rvdings, Laxev, accompanied by Miss E B. Wood. 2—Mr XV O'Connor, Douglas, accompanied by Miss E. B Wood. Mr Wilfred Holroyd, Douglas, accompanied by Miss E. B. Wood
After looking at the 1901 census for E B Wood (Eliza), she was living with her mother who I understand was a music teacher. Looking at earlier census reports, the 1881 census mentions that they reside in Slaithwaite, head of house is Clement and wife Sabra (maiden name Sykes).
James and Charlotte also lived in Slaithwaite in 1881. Sykes also features heavily in my family tree
I know I have ordered a BC for a male born 1901, with Lavinia Wood as the mother.
But, I was looking on GRO and there is an entry showing for:
Surname: Wood George
Mother Name: Blank
With the scenario with the BC I ordered previously, I found out the mothers name, the difference I guess was Lavinia didn't name the child
Mothers Name: Blank
I was wandering if perhaps....the mother one of the Wood daughters, had a son and he was named George during the registration at birth. But when back in IoM, James and Charlotte would change the name from George to Theodore
I don't know much about the Wood daughters either, but Lavinia is also appearing to be difficult to find much information on and seeing the connection with Wilfred (George) Holroyd and the Wood family made me think - potentially just opened another can of worms!