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Descendants of Thomas Yeo & Elizabeth Hancock of Inwardleigh, Devon

Isaac Yeo & Christian Weeks's Descendants

Thomas & Elizabeth Hancock moved to Inwardleigh in Devon and there is a large branch of descendants which stretch all over the world. Over the years this branch has been researched by many different descendants. I have now split this into two pages because of all the fantastic photographs and information that has been sent to me. Thomas & Elizabeth had two sons, Isaac & Thomas. This page has the descendants of Isaac worldwide and the other one has the descendants of Thomas & Joan Gale

Letter from David and many thanks to him sharing this with us.

Sheila

Here at long last as promised is a photo of my grandfather Herbert Thomas Yeo. He is the son of John James Yeo. He was born in 1877 and died in 1912 in an industrial accident. He is pictured with his wife Kate (nee Skinner) b1878 d1967. With them both are their children Richard (sitting on her knee) Nellie Olivia next to him. Next to her is Jack and next to him is Gordon. My father Richard had three children. Myself, Shirley & Brian. The photo is not good quality but it's all I can offer I'm afraid. Please feel free to put it on the website. If you need any more information please contact me. Best regards David

 

David's line of descent

1 Isaac Yeo b: 14 Jan 1701
. +Christian Weeks
.. 2 Thomas Yeo b: 03 Mar 1733
...... +Margaret Ruby
...... 3 John Yeo b: 06 May 1767
.......... +Joanna Keenor
........... 4 Isaac Yeo b: 1815
............... +Elizabeth Luxmore
............... 5 John James Yeo b: 1845
................... +Ellen Susanna Burnard b: 1851
.................... 6 Herbert Thomas Yeo b: 1877
........................ +Kate Skinner
........................ 7 Richard James Yeo b: 1912
............................ +Doris Full
............................. 8 David J Yeo b: 1945

 

These delightful photographs were sent to me by Daryl Yeo. His Grandfather, Fred was the son of Thomas & Emma Spears and grandson of Richard & Loveday. The occasion is the marriage of Fred's daughter, Hilda Ada. Fred is on the far right and in front of him sitting down are left, sister Phyllis and mother Ada (Bunt). Sitting down at the Bride's feet is Thomas Reginald Yeo, Daryl's father. The year of the marriage was 1944

Below is another wedding, 1973 and the bridegroom is Paul Yeo, son of Thomas Reginald. Left to Right, brothers, Raymond, Paul & Daryll.

Fred moved to Kingston, London as a Young lad and worked on the railways for all his life

  • 1 Isaac Yeo b: 07 Jul 1763 in Okehampton, Devon
  • .. +Mary Hammett
  • . 2 Richard Yeo b: 18 May 1812 in Inwardleigh, Devon
  • ..... +Loveday Turner b: 1817 in Devonport, Devon
  • ..... 3 Thomas Yeo b: 07 Sep 1845 in Inwardleigh
  • ......... +Emma Spears b: 1844
  • ........ 4 Fred Yeo b: 23 Jul 1882 in Okehampton
  • ............ +Ada Annie Bunt
  • ............ 5 Thomas R H Yeo b: 1922 in Kingston, Surrey
  • ................ +Ms Rogers/Wiltshire
  • ............... 6 Daryl R Yeo

The photo is of Elizabeth Yeo 1842-1891 daughter of Isaac Yeo I found the photo in my grandmothers trunk of photographs. It was written on the back as "my grandmother, she was a Yeo" there were a lot of photographs taken around the Jubilee of the Colony ie 1886. this is possibly when this was taken.

Lyn O'Grady from Australia Just 10 years after the first settlement of South Australia, in 1847 arriving on the ship 'Theresa' was Isaac Yeo (born about 1801 in Inwardleigh, Devon) and his wife Elizabeth Frost and three children.

Lyn's Tree
  • 1 Thomas Yeo 1680 -
  • .... +Elizabeth Hancock
  • .. 2 Isaac Yeo 1700/01 -
  • ......... +Christian Weeks
  • ...... 3 Thomas Yeo 1732/33 -
  • ............. +Margaret Ruby
  • ........... 4 Isaac Yeo 1763 - 1829
  • ................. +Mary Hammett
  • ............... 5 Isaac Yeo 1795 - 1891
  • ...................... +Elizabeth Frost
  • .................... 6 Elizabeth Yeo 1842 - 1891 photograph to the left
  • .......................... +George McKay 1840-1897
  • ........................ 7 George H McKay 1875 - 1932
  • ............................+ Agnes Fotheringham Miller
  • ............................. 8 George Harold James McKay 1903 - 1951
  • ................................. 9 George Bruce McKay 1927 - 1986
  • ........................................ +Adriana Van Der Heyden
  • ...................................... 10 Lynette Juliana McKay 1951 -
  • ............................................ +Michael Francis O'Grady

 

Sue's tree

Hello Sheila, I was given your web site address by Ray Fenwick. I have been most interested to look at all the info about the Yeo family. My father was a descendant of Kitty Yeo who married John Kingdon. I can send you details if you like. Do you know if Kitty's first two children were born out of wedlock. She already had two daughters when she married John. Best wishes, Sue

Dear Sheila, At last I have sorted out the task of attaching things to e-mail!! I have attached three files, in chronological order, ending with myself as the last entry.The references are from 1) For Richard Yeo from the 1851 Census P.R.O. ref H.O.107/1885. Folio 243 This shows Richard 36, an Agricultural Labourer, Loveday 36,and children Elizabeth 13, Mary 11, Isaac 8, Thomas 4, William 2 and Emma 1, living at Drews Cottages, Inwardleigh. 2) For John Kingdon from the 1891 Census P.R.O. ref RG 12/1755. Folio number not clear on my copy, but P.5 This shows John 32, a Railway Signalman, Kitty 38, and children Lucy Ann Yeo 19, Bertha E. 11, Ernest W. 8, Herbert I. 6, Jane B. 5 (my Grandmother), Ethel 3 and Florence E. 11 months, living at Number 2, Station Cottages, Okehampton. 3) Birth Certificate for Jane Bradford Kingdon born 2nd May 1886 at Shobhill, Okehampton, ref G.R.O. BXBZ 873564 4) Marriage Certificate for William Charles Brewer Hodge age 32, and Jane Bradford Kingdon age 28, marrying on 14th January 1915 at the Fore Street Baptist Chapel, Okehampton. ref G.R.O. MXB 271546 5) Death Certificate for William Charles Brewer Hodge age 43, who died on 19th January 1926 in Teignmouth, of Carcinoma of the Rectum. My father Jack was a twin, his twin sister was Joan, they all seemed to be calleed by their second name! Anyway, I hope this fills in some blanks for you. If there is anything else you want to know, please e-mail me. Interestingly, on my mother's side they are called Lancelot and came from Glastonbury and are also in the G.O.O.N.S. with best wishes, Sue

  • 1 Thomas Yeo 1680 -
  • .... +Elizabeth Hancock
  • .. 2 Isaac Yeo 1700/01 -
  • ......... +Christian Weeks
  • ...... 3 Thomas Yeo 1732/33 -
  • ............. +Margaret Ruby
  • ........... 4 Isaac Yeo 1763 - 1829
  • ................. +Mary Hammett
  • ............... 5 Richard Yeo 1812 -
  • ...................... +Loveday Turner
  • .................... 6 Kitty Yeo 1854 -
  • .......................... +John Kingdon
  • ........................ 7 Jane Bradford Kingdon 1886 -
  • ............................... +William Charles Brewer Hodge 1882 -
  • ............................. 8 William Jack Kingdon Hodge 1918 - 1998
  • ................................... +Kathleen Laura Radford 1918 -
  • ................................. 9 Susan Hodge
  • ........................................ +Robert John Spencer Poyntz

Nick's tree

Nick lives in Somerset, England

  • 1  Thomas Yeo  1680 -
  • ....    +Elizabeth Hancock 
  • ...  2    Isaac Yeo     1700/01 -
  • .........  +Christian Weeks     
  • .........  3 Thomas Yeo     1732/33 -
  • ...............+Margaret Ruby 
  • ..............  4  Isaac Yeo     1763 - 1829
  • .................... +Mary Hammett
  • ....................5  Richard Yeo  1812 -
  • ..........................  +Loveday Turner    
  • .........................6  Thomas Yeo  1845 - 1920
  • ...............................+Emma Spears     1844 - 1934
  • ............................... 7  Thomas Yeo  1877 -
  • .....................................+Eliza Pike 1873 -
  • .................................... 8   Thomas Arthur Yeo     1906 - 1986
  • ........................................  +Marion Brinley Richards   1904 - 1991
  • ..........................................      9  Robert B Yeo     1934 -
  • ................................................  +Ms Pugsley      
  • ............................................... 10  Nicholas R Yeo     1963

Harry Montgomery's wife's tree.

Harry lives in Ontario, Canada and has sent me many pieces of Yeo information from that area.

George Helson of Bratton Clovelly married Mary Yeo Sept 28 1828 and Robert Helson married Maria Yeo Dec 3 1833 all in Germansweek parish.Maria is my wife's gt.grandmother and I have found her grave in Perth. Mary was the sister of William (who married Grace Soper) and seems to have emigrated with him to Canada.   

Direct Descendants of Thomas Yeo

  • 1 Thomas Yeo 1680 -
  • .. +Elizabeth Hancock
  • ... 2 Isaac Yeo 1700/01 -
  • ....... +Christian Weeks
  • ......... 3 Thomas Yeo 1732/33 -
  • ............. +Margaret Ruby
  • .............. 4 John Yeo 1767 -
  • .................. +Joanna Keenor
  • .................... 5 Maria Yeo 1813 - married Robert Helson

Ann Andersen's daughter in law's tree

 Ann helped me enormously with this branch. William and Grace Sope emigrated from Devon to Hibbert twp, Ontario in 1847. The family then settled in Staffa, Perth, Ontario and were farmers

  •  William Yeo  1809 - 1863
  • ..    +Grace Soper    - 1887
  • ... 2          John Yeo    1837 - 1890
  • ... 2          William Yeo  1839 - 1887
  • .......         +Mary Barbour    1845 - 1899
  • .........       3      Charles Yeo    1869 -
  • .........       3      William Yeo    1871 -
  • .........       3      Mary Elizabeth Yeo  1877 -
  • .........       3      Jenneta Yeo    1879 -
  • .........       3      Robert John Yeo    1885 -
  • .............       +Gladys Reid        
  • ... 2          Thomas Yeo  1841 - 1880
  • ... 2          Isaac Yeo    1843 -
  • .......         +Mary Hoskins    1844 -
  • .........       3      Norman Yeo    1869 -
  • .........       3      Nellie G Yeo    1871 -
  • .........       3      Clara Yeo    1873 -
  • .........       3      Enos James Yeo    1875 - 1875
  • ... 2          Richard Soper Yeo    1844 - 1844
  • ... 2          Richard Soper Yeo    1845 -
  • .......         +Esther Todd        1842 -
  • .........       3      Esther Yeo    1869 -
  • .........       3      Elsie Yeo    1871 -
  • .........       3      William Alexander Yeo    1871 - 1944
  • .............       +Philena Susan Crow        - 1915
  • ..............  4      Avis Yeo    1904 -
  • ..............  4      Audrey M Yeo    1905 -
  • ..................      +Emil Victor Lindseth   1902 -
  • ....................    5          Richard Lindseth   1935 -
  • ........................            +Marilyn M Miller      
  • .........................    6          Erik Lindseth  

 

 
 
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