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Yeo Research in Australia

These are very short bibliographies on the numerous Yeo families that emigrated to Australia. More information can be obtained from the Yeo researchers listed. Much of the research has taken years to accumulate and we woul love to hear from anyone else who has additional information on these families.

James Yeo & Elizabeth Shapland, Roger & Maria Pinsent and John Yeo & Alice Stribling all emigrated from Swimbridge in North Devon. They are all related through intermarriage. More on this family can be viewed here.

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  • John Yeo & Alice Stribling,
  • John Yeo & Alice Stribling
  • James Yeo & Elizabeth Shapland,
  • Roger Yeo & Maria Pinsent

Richard Yeo married to Elizabeth Wilton and Charles Heard Yeo married to Susanna Stannaway, were the sons of John Yeo & Martha Bennet. Both were born in St Neots, Cornwall, England and they emigrated to Australia in the early 1870's and were copper miners.

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John Yeo & Eleanor May, parents of John married to Martha

Frederick Hussey Yeo descended from Joseph Yeo & Sarah Hackwell who lived in the Bristol area in England

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Jennie Knight JARK@nailsea4.fslife.co.uk Joseph Yeo & Sarah Hackwell  

George Yeo (b.1836 - Tormoham, Devon - son of George Yeo & Elizabeth Fletcher) arrived in Australia for the first time, sometime in the 1850s. In 1860 George was in partnership with Henry Branscombe as builders in Heathcote, a gold mining town in Victoria. In 1862 . George married Mary Jane Manley in the C of E school house at Heathcote. George has returned to England and married Mary Grace Palk at Ashburton Wesleyan Chapel on the 14th.Oct.1865. In. 1875 George's brother, Charles Henry Fletcher Yeo, writes to George telling him that he has booked their passage to Australia on the ' St.Osyth'. They are to tranship at Melbourne to go to Brisbane. Travelling on this ship were George, Mary Grace and sons Alfred and William Fletcher. Also brother Charles,Eliza and daughter Bertha. 1875 July 8th. Charles and family arrive at Brisbane on the A.S.N. Co. 'Leichardt' from Sydney. George and family are not on the passenger list,so, they must have arrived later.

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  • George Yeo & Mary Grace Palk
  • George Yeo & Mary Grace Palk

Charles Yeo, son of Thomas & Jane Crocker, born 1828 Launceston St Stephen, Cornwall, emigrated to Australia on the Blackheath in Mar 1853. He married Mary Schooling in 1853 and their children were Charles Henry married to Elizabeth J Garden, Thomas married to Dinah Hart and William who married Elizabeth Bell Laughlin. Initially they settled in the Kerang area of Victoria, Australia but some descendants moved to Western Australia and New Zealand.

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Peter Reading reading@netcon.net.au Thomas & Jane Crocker

Alfred Yeo was born 1861 in Barnstaple, Devon, son of James & Betsy Laramy. He married Louise Jackson in 1883. His two sons, John Laramy Yeo & Herbert Jackson emigrated with him to Australia in the early 1900's and his youngest son Alfred James Yeo joined them around 1909. They settled in the Sydney area. Herbert Jackson Yeo was unfortunately killed in the first world war.

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Margaret Collins mjc7mjc@bigpond.com Alfred Yeo & Louisa Jackson

James Yeo, son of John & Jane Winsor, was born in Braunton, Devon in 1859. . He married Mary Jane Kingdon in the South Molton area of Devon around 1873 and emigrated to Australia around 1882 with his two children, John Henry and Mary Jane and settled in the Brisbane, Queenland area. James & Mary Jane had many more children, Emily, Clara, Kate, William, Frank, Edwin James and Leslie Henry were all born in Australia and there are still many descendants living there.

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Maureen White maureen@mowhite.fsnet.co.uk John Yeo & Jane Winsor

James Yeo son of Thomas & Mary Elliot was born in 1841 in Milton Damerel, Devon, but the family then moved to Cambourne in Cornwall.. James arrived in Australia on the 17th February, 1866 after sailing for 90 days on the GREAT BRITAIN, from Liverpool, England. The ship docked in Port Philip, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. James was then aged 23 years. His wife Mary (ne Mitchell) aged 25 years and child James aged 3 years arrived on the 8th June, 1868 on the WHITE STAR, a 140 day voyage from Liverpool to Port Phillip, Victoria. James was a gold miner. Son James married Dorothea Eliza Green in 1900 at Neville, NSW. They had children Roderick, Morna, Constance, Ella and Ronald Lindsay. Daughter Lavinia married Robert Cochrane, James & Mary's youngest son, Thomas Henry Mitchell married Elizabeth Rimmer and their youngest daughter Eliza married William Smith.

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  • James Yeo & Dorothea Green
  • James Yeo & Dorothea Green
  • Thomas H M Yeo & Elizabeth Rimmer
  • James Yeo & Dorothea Green

John Cole Yeo, born in 1835, son of Thomas Yeo and Mary Cole of Holsworthy, emigrated to Australia in 1858 and settled at Yass in New South Wales. He married Selina Dawson and their children were Thomas, Eveline and John. He then married Mary Kirk Paterson and they had a daughter Mary (a keen Yeo researcher) and a son James.

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  • Benjamin Yeo & Mary Wade
  • Benjamin Yeo & Mary Wade

William Edmonds Yeo, born at Poughill, Cornwall in 1868, son of Barnabas Yeo and Sarah James Yeo (formerly Edmonds), emigrated to Queensland at the age of 20 and married Louise Heinemann. William's brother John Yeo followed, arriving in Queensland in 1895, and married Mary Hotten, who had emigrated from west Cornwall. John kept a diary of his journey that he sent home to his brother Tom Yeo (now held by Tom's grandson Martyn Yeo). Their sister Laura Yeo had a son Jack Yeo, who emigrated to Western Australia in 1922.

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  • Benjamin Yeo & Mary Wade
  • Benjamin Yeo & Mary Wade

Richard Francis Yeo was born 1840 in Plymouth, Devon, son of Francis Yeo & Caroline George. Sadly Caroline was widowed in 1849. Francis,a sailor, died in Quebec. Richard F emigrated to Australia in the 1860's and two of his sons, Richard Francis and William Frederick were born in the Balmain area of NSW, Australia

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Charles Yeo, born 1859 in West Ham, Essex, son of Charles Yeo & Elizabeth Bateman Sheriff, emigrated to Australia in the 1880's and married Esther Sin Won in 1889 at Queensland, Australia. They had several children born in Queensland, Elizabeth, Nellie, Annie, Emily, Lillian, Charles and Frederick and there are probably many descendants of these children still living in Australia.

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George Henry Yeo was born in South Africa, son of Henry and Ms Brochett. Henry was born 1827 in Corsham, Wiltshire, son of Henry and Ann Maria. Tragically in 1853 Henry fell into a well in Corsham and drowned. As his body was pulled from the well, Maria collapsed and also died presumably from shock. George Henry married Mary Ann Dawson in Victoria, Australia and they had the following children, Clara May, George Brochett and Bessie Victoria, all born in Richmond, Victoria

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Peter Yeo born 1803, Tavistock, Devon , married Mary Ann Irish 1827, Bristol. Their children were Mary Ann, Eliza, Matilda, Ellen Maria, Peter and Eva, all born in Bristol, England. Peter and his family emigrated to Victoria, Australia in the early 1850's. Their son Peter married Susanna George and had children, Arthur, Herbert, Minnie and Peter George.

Carolyn Kilbury ckillury@bigpond.com Peter Yeo & Mary Ann Irish

Richard Curtis Yeo was born in 1852 in Dorchester, Dorset. His parents were John Yeo & Eliza Curtis. John was born in South Tawton, Devon. and was a gamekeeper at Haydon, Dorset. Richard emigrated to Australia in the 1870's and married Elizabeth Wurm at Stansbury, South Australia in 1881. Their children, Minnie and Frederick were born in Yongola, SA and Lindley Walter in Adelaide.

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John Stephens Yeo was born in 1812 in Stoke Damerel, Devon, son of Charles & Jane Stephens. He married Mary Ann Humberstone in Stoke Damerel and their children, Harriet, Ellen, Mary Jane, Eliza, Charles, John Benjamin & Eliza were all born there. They emigrated to South Australia in 1847 on the SS Theresa with five of his surviving children. Another daughter, Kate Emmeline was born in Australia in 1852.

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Isaac Yeo, born 1795, in Inwardleigh, Devon was the son of Isaac & Mary Hammett, he married Elizabeth Frost.in Okehampton and Isaac Yeo and his family migrated to Australia in the barque "Theresa" arriving at Port Adelaide on 2 May 1847, only 11 years after the Colony was established. Isaac was accompanied by his wife, Elizabeth and six children, Thomas 20, Mary 16, John 13, William 10, Elizabeth 4 and Theresa who was born on 23 January 1847 on the voyage out and was obviously named after the ship. Their son, George, would have been only 7 years of age when they emigrated and is believed to have died before that time..

  • Isaac & Elizabeth Frost
  • Theresa & William Crocker

William Yeo was born in 1805 in Lifton, Devon, son of Richard Yeo and Catherine Luxon. Richard was born in Inwardleigh, Devon. William was a miner and married Sarah Milford. Together they had four children, William b 1825, Richard 1829, Henry 1831 & Charlotte, 1833, all born in Stowford, Devon. William then remarried another Sarah, Sarah Morgar in Mersham, Surrey and this was where their first son Michael was born. They returned to Stowford and Elizabeth, Ann, Mary & Eliza were born. In 1863 the family except for eldest son William emigrated to Australia. However, Michael returned and was tragically killed in a mining accident in 1866 near Horrabridge, Devon. Ironically it was Michael who alerted the miners that the mine was about to be flooded, but was unable to save himself. It is thought he returned into the mine to save others. . Richard b. 1829 married Ellen Carter and Henry b. 1831, married Jane Geake in England, but she sadly died just after they arrived in Australia. He then remarried to Catherine Billing. His son Richard married Elizabeth McKindlay and they had many children in Victoria, Australia. His second son, Henry married Sarah Allen and also had numerous children, so there must be many descendants of William still living in Australia.

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William Yeo, born 1854 in West Down, North Devon, son of Henry Yeo & Rebecca Shambrook married Mary Vanstone and they emigrated around 1883 to Queensland, Australia with Mary, William Henry & Beatrice. Unfortunately William died in December 1883 and poor Mary was then heavily pregnant. After Albert John's birth in 1884 Mary returned to live in Wales, where there are many descendants still living.

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