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Descendants of Thomas Yeo & Elizabeth Hancock of Inwardleigh, Devon

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 Thomas worldwide and the other one has the descendants of Isaac and Christian Weekes

Isaac was the great grandfather of Christine Buzzi (see below) and John and grandfather of Olive.(below)

(more photographs at the bottom of the page)

 

Letter from John Pyne

Hello Sheila, Hope you don't mind me writing you this e-mail, I came across your name while on the web and wondered if you could help me, you will have to bare with me as I'm new to all this. I'm trying to trace my Grandmother's family her name was Alice Nellie Yeo b 15th December 1885 I think in Winnipeg, Canada. I was told her family went out there from England but came back here for health reasons when she was born, and must of lived in the North Somerset area. Her Father was Isaac Yeo, born 1843 died 6th July 1924 Her Mother was Harriet Yeo, no maiden name born 1847 died 28th October 1927. They had four children we know of, Alice my grandmother, Amy and Kate who died in child birth and a son called Jack or John Yeo who lived in Weston-S-Mare Somerset. I would be very grateful for any help you could give me on this or point me in the right direction. My address is J Pyne 22Burcott Rd Wells Somerset. England BA5 2EQ 01749 672231

John kindly sent me these old photographs of Isaac & Alice Nellie. They are real treasures...

 

Alice Nellie was the daughter of Isaac Yeo & Harriet Palmer

These delightful photographs were sent to me by John Pyne, a descendant of Alice Nellie Yeo, daughter of Isaac and Harriet. Photographs are unique, at the time of them being taken there were no photocopying facilities and probably only one member of the family possessed the original, usually the females.

Isaac and Harriet with family. Can anyone identify these children or in laws?

Isaac was left property in Weston Super Mare by his Uncle Isaac in 1868.
 
In 1881 Isaac was a licensed victualler, living at Ship Inn, Uphill, Somerset,
with wife Harriet and children, George, Nelly, Kate, Walter and John.
Daughter Amy is with her grandfather George Palmer.
In 1891 Isaac and Harriet were  living with children, Amy, John, Nellie and William.  William and Nellie were born in Canada so between 1881 and 1891 Isaac and Harriet must have lived in Canada.

 Isaac left a will when he died, he was then living at 2, Branksane Villas, Worle, Somerset.   Probate was granted to his wife Harriett and his effects were £90

In 1901 Isaac and Harriet were still in Weston Super Mare, with children William, a dairyman's porter and Nellie a draper's assistant.
Harriett left a will when she died on the 27th October, 1928,  Probate was granted to William John Palmer, retired plumber and her effects were £81

Children of Isaac & Harriet were:- Isaac George , Ellen Harriet, Florence Kate, Henry Walter, Emily Beatrice, Amy, John Courtenay, William and Nellie.

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Christine's tree

Christine now lives in British Columbia, Canada

This is a photo of Olive Yeo, daughter of Isaac & Bessie Every . I believe she was about 18 at the time.

 

Christine is a very active member of the Yeo One Name Study

I was the only child of Olive Yeo, and married Ernesto Renato Buzzi (deceased of Gallarate, Northern Italy) and we had two children Marc Richard Buzzi (15 April, 1965,Cheltenham Glos) and Lisa Caroline Buzzi (07 Jan, 1970, Montreal Canada). Marco (as he is known) is married to Shauneen Cousineau and they have two children Liam Renato Buzzi (5-May-1998, born Vancouver Canada), and Kayle Sebastian Buzzi (11-May-2000 born Victoria Canada). I was born in Gloucester UK on 8 October, 1941. Lisa is still single with no children .I emigrated to Australia in 1962 on the ten pound scheme. This being that one had to stay in Australia for two years before leaving otherwise reimburse the Government for the fare over. I was working my way around Australia and arrived in Alice Springs where I met Tino (Ernesto Buzzi), we spent some time together and then I left for a three day train trip down to Melbourne, never expecting to see him again. When I arrived at the station in Melbourne there he was. He had taken a flight down. That was in 1963. In the autumn of 1964 we left by ship from Melbourne to Naples, and we spent a month in north Italy before journeying on to England where our son Marco (Marc) was born. We then moved on to Canada and resided in Montreal until after the birth of our daughter Lisa. We then went to Auckland, New Zealand for a few years before returning to Montreal in 1973.

Christine's tree

  • 1  Thomas Yeo  1680 -
  • .. +Elizabeth Hancock 
  • ... 2  Thomas Yeo  1712/13 -
  • .......   +Joan Gale
  • .........  3  Thomas Yeo    1744/45 - 1826
  • .............   +Thomazine Gale
  • ..............  4    Isaac Yeo    1766 -
  • ..................    +Elizabeth Upright   
  • ....................    5  John Yeo    1807 -
  • ........................     +Mary Banbury    1803 -
  • .........................    6  Isaac Yeo    1842 - 1924
  • .............................      +Harriet Palmer    1858 - 1928
  • ...............................    7  Isaac George Yeo    1869 -
  • ...................................     +Bessie Every 
  • .................................... 8      Olive Nellie Yeo    1909 - 1998
  • ...........................         +William Henry Adams Atherton    1902
  • ..........................................      9      Christine Atherton  1941

Many years ago I was in contact with a Mr Alan Cookson, who I think has now died. He did alot of research on the John Yeo & Martha Wood branch that moved to the Liverpool area in the late 1800's and then emigrated to America. At the time he was convinced they descended from the St Giles Yeos and this research is on the internet. Recently I discovered he was in fact a descendant of John Yeo and Mary Banbury. One clue we completely missed was John & Martha naming their first daughter as Mary Banbury Yeo. This is the correct tree.

  • 1 Thomas Yeo 1680 -
  • .. +Elizabeth Hancock
  • .. 2 Thomas Yeo 1712/13 -
  • ....... +Joan Gale
  • ...... 3 Thomas Yeo 1744/45 - 1826
  • ........... +Thomazine Gale
  • ........... 4 Isaac Yeo 1766 -
  • ................ +Elizabeth Upright
  • ............... 5 John Yeo 1807 -
  • .................... +Mary Banbury 1803 -
  • .................... 6 John Yeo 1841 - 1905
  • ......................... +Martha Ann Wood
  • ........................ 7 Selina Yeo 1879 -
  • ............................. +Thomas Molyneaux Cookson
  • ............................. 8 Alan S Cookson Descendants of William Yeo


    William Yeo & Elizabeth Rickard emigrated to Canada in the late 1830s William was a shoemaker We would love to hear from any of their descendants

    1 William Yeo b: 13 Dec 1789 in Sampford Courtenay d: 1870 in York, Canada
    .. +Elizabeth Rickard b: 26 May 1797 in Stoke Damerel m: 02 Aug 1818 in Stoke Damerel
    . 2 William Yeo b: 10 Oct 1825 in Devon, England d: 02 Jun 1912 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ..... +Mary Jane Mutton b: 10 Oct 1835 d: 28 May 1912 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ..... 3 John Yeo b: 1868 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ..... 3 George Yeo b: 1876 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ......... +Evangeline Trowell b: 1886 m: 18 Sep 1916 in Toronto, Canada
    . *2nd Wife of William Yeo:
    ..... +Nancy Wright
    ..... 3 Jane Yeo b: 1851 in Whitby, Ontario
    ..... 3 Mary Annie Yeo b: 1855 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ..... 3 Thomas Yeo b: 13 Dec 1857 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ......... +Hannah E Richardson b: 25 Aug 1860 in Ontario
    ......... 4 Charles Franklin Yeo b: 06 Oct 1894 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ............. +Pearl
    ............ 5 George W Yeo
    ......... 4 Mary Jane Yeo b: 31 Dec 1896 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ......... 4 Calvin Yeo b: 1903 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ..... 3 Edith Jane Yeo b: 1863 in Brock, Ontario, Canada
    ......... +Thomas Henry Davies m: 01 Jun 1892 in Seagrave, Ontario
    ......... 4 Ethel Mary Davies b: 1890
    ..... 3 William Yeo b: 1861 in Brock, Ontario, Canada

     

    Many thanks to Julian for sharing his work with us all

     

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