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Descendants of Benjamin Yeo and Grace Oake of Bradworthy, Devon

 

Many thanks to Martyn for allowing me to include his photograph

Martyn is researching the descendants in England, Australia, Canada and New Zealand of his great x5 grandparents Thomas Yeo of Kilkhampton and Bradworthy (16701724) and Elizabeth Gist (16811758). He welcomes contact with anyone interested in any part of this line. Martyn is also studying the direct line back from Thomas.

Letter from Carole de Rose - Carole also descends from Benjamin and Grace Oake

 

Thanks to Carole for the charming old photograph of Blanch Elizabeth Yeo ne Fossey

I have just found your web site and I'm sure when I've progressed a little further with my own research it will be veryuseful to me and maybe I'll be able to make a contribution. Having recently retired I'm at last getting down to some family research. The Yeos were my mother's side of the family, originating in Devon as I understand it, and looking at the proliferation of Devon locations on your site this seems probable, but her immediate branch of the family lived in East Sussex, mainly the Seaford area. My mother died two years ago at the age of 96. I know her grandfather was a Walter Ashton Yeo born in London in 1854 and I am waiting for certificates from the FRO to be able to take this back further.. Carol de Rose

  • 1 Benjamin Yeo 1711/12 - 1772
  • .. +Grace Oake
  • .. 2 Thomas Yeo 1764 - 1834
  • ....... +Grace Ashton - 1841
  • ...... 3 Thomas Yeo 1797 - 1845
  • ........... +Mary Cole 1797 - 1878
  • ........... 4 Laurence Ashton Yeo 1821 - 1873
  • ................ +Eliza 1821 -
  • ............... 5 Walter Ashton Yeo 1854 - 1904
  • .................... +Blanche Elizabeth Fossey 1858 - 1935
  • .................... 6 Walter Laurence William Yeo 1880 -
  • ......................... +Florence Annie Baxter
  • ........................ 7 Florence Elizabeth Yeo 1905 -
  • ............................. +Percy Fawcett Wade
  • ............................. 8 Carole Wade
 
Bradworthy with the church in the background
 
Plaque in Bradworthy Church

 

  Click on photograph to view a copy of the original bill for Mary's gravestone.
Monumental Inscription for Benjamin Yeo died 1825  
Monumental Insciption for Mary ne Wade, wife of Benjamin. She died in 1846

 

Direct Descendants of Benjamin Yeo

  • 1 Benjamin Yeo 1772 - 1825
  • .. +Mary Wade
  • .. 2 William Yeo 1798 -
  • ....... +Mary Routley
  • ...... 3 William Yeo 1831 -
  • ........... +Caroline Fry 1833 - 1893
  • ........... 4 William Fry Yeo 1857 - 1944
  • ................ +Sarah Ann Tucker 1878 - 1918
  • ............... 5 Owen Yeo 1903 - 1981
  • .................... +Maud Sanders 1900 -
  • .................... 6 Maureen Yeo 1930-2001
 

Comments by Sheila Yeo

Last Saturday, 21st February, 2004, I visited Bradworthy for the first time and found the whole experience awe-inspiring. The Church Yard was full of very old graves relating to many of the Yeo and Westaway families. My records on the Yeo family's Bradworthy roots go back to 1399 when a Robert Yeo held Atworthy, in Bradworthy.

Whilst there I bought a beautiful book on Bradworthy in the Twentieth Century written by Cecil Collacott, Tom and AIan Cann, Angela Yeo & Phil Mayhall. Included in it were many photographs of Maureen Yeo, daughter of Owen & Maud (photograph on the left), who of course is a direct descendant of Benjamin Yeo & Mary Wade. Sadly Maureen died in 2001, so this is a trubute to her as well.

Janelle's Tree

  • 1 Thomas Yeo 1590 - 1659
  • .... +Mary Hamlyn
  • .. 2 John Yeo 1624 - 1707
  • ......... +Joan Rowland
  • ...... 3 Thomas Yeo - 1724
  • ............. +Elizabeth Gist
  • ........... 4 Benjamin Yeo 1711/12 - 1772
  • ................. +Grace Oake
  • ............... 5 Benjamin Yeo 1772 - 1825
  • ...................... +Mary Wade
  • .................... 6 William Yeo 1798 -
  • .......................... +Mary Routley
  • ........................ 7 Barnabas Yeo 1844 - 1901
  • ............................... +Sarah Edmunds - 1919
  • ............................. 8 John Yeo 1870 - 1944
  • ................................... +Mary Jane Hotten
  • ................................. 9 Ivy Yeo 1900 -
  • ........................................ +Frederick Warwick
  • ...................................... 10 Heather Warwick
  • ............................................ +Gordon Bragg
  • .......................................... 11 Janelle Bragg

Paul's Comments

From: "paul dunnTo:

Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 8:52 PM Subject: yeo ancestry

Hello, stranger. I don't think I've written you before (although it's hard sometimes to keep track of that), so let me introduce myself. My name is Paul Dunn, and I have been trying to track the ancestry (and collateral lines) of my great grandmother, a Jane Yeo, born 1848 in Ontario and married John Dunn 1876. It appears (and I don't have conclusive evidence for this yet) that she was (perhaps) the daughter of a John Yeo, born Nov 1813, in Devon, England. (Bradworthy, perhaps.) I have bits and pieces, but I know that when John and Jane got married, John Yeo, T G Yeo, Ellen Ashton Yeo, and Silas Bond were the witnesses. The Yeos appear to be living at the time in Brant County, Ontario, and John Dunn lived in Grey County (Big Bay or close by). Any info you have would be greatly appreciated, and I certainly would be happy to share what I have in return. (One point of interest... someone posted a tree with a William Yeo from Holsworthy, Devon, born 1834. If my suppositions are correct, Jane had an uncle William christened in 1838, Bradworthy, Devon. I know there are a couple discrepancies, but I also know the dates are FAIRLY close, and Bradworthy and Holsworthy appear to be about 7 miles apart.) Anyway, any info would be appreciated. Hope this letter is not an intrusion. Paul Dunn

Paul's lineage

  • 1 Thomas Yeo 1590 - 1659
  • .. +Mary Hamlyn
  • .. 2 John Yeo 1624 - 1707
  • ....... +Joan Rowland
  • ...... 3 Thomas Yeo - 1724
  • ........... +Elizabeth Gist
  • ...........4 Benjamin Yeo 1711/12 - 1772
  • ................+Grace Oake
  • ............... 5 Benjamin Yeo 1772 - 1825
  • ....................+Mary Wade
  • ....................6 Benjamin Yeo 1809 - 1863
  • .........................+Patty Boundy Ashton 1811 - 1870
  • ........................7 Mary Jane Yeo 1847 -
  • ............................. +John Dunn 1849 -
  • ............................. 8 William Dunn 1880 -

 
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