He was living in Sale, Cheshire around the turn of the 20th century where he was a member of my cricket club, Brooklands CC, which I am reseraching the history of. He was an accomplished bowler having played for Repton School and a number of representative sides in County Durham. He also appears to have been at Cambridge University where he played in the Freshmen's match. National Archives website shows a divorce in 1908 from his previous wife. I would say he was hiding from something if he changed his name. I would very much like to see a pictue of him if you have one.