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Robert Yeo & Susannah Webber of South Tawton, Christow & Kingsteignton

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Biography of the South Tawton Yeo Families

John Yeo & Catherine Lee, Stan's great grandparents

 

John Yeo , son of John Yeo and Elizabeth Crout , was born in 1867 in Moretonhampstead, Devon and died in 1948 in Drumbridges, Newton Abbot, Devon at age 81. John married Catherine Lee , daughter of Anthony Lee and Mary Nichols , on 19 Sep 1891 in Christow . Catherine was born in 1870 in Christow, Devon and died in 1953 in Drumbridges, Newton Abbot, Devon at age 83.

In 1901 John & Carrie were living at Dene Cottage in Stokeingteignhead. John was an agricultural labourer. Living with them were children, Daisy aged 8 born in Christow, William aged 7, born in Christow, Alice aged 5 born in Christow, John aged 5 born in Mortonhampstead, Bessie aged 2 born in Mortonhampstead, and Dorothy just 4 months old born in Stokeingteignhead. They then moved to Stretchford, near Buckfastleigh and later John became a gardener at the Stover estate and they lived in the cottage at Drumbridges which has now been demolished to make way for the A38 roundabout.

 

Children from this marriage were :

  • Daisy May Yeo was born in 1892 in Christowe, Devon. Lived at 155 Warbro Road, Babbacombe and married Maurice Holley in 1916 in Newton Abbot Area, Devon. The child from this marriage was Billy Holley who lives in Chelston, Torquay, Devon
  • William Yeo was born in 1894 in Christowe.and married Edith Hammacott
  • Alice M Yeo was born in 1896 in Christowe, Devon She married Joe Prowse in 1918 in Christow, Devon. Children from this marriage were Arthur Prowse who died in 1942 in World War 2 and was buried at sea and Lewis Prowse who had the Harwood Guest House in Kingskerswell for many years and now lives at 7, Caroline Close, Kingskerswell
  • John Yeo was born on 5 Sep 1897 in Mortonhampstead, Devon and died in 1976 in Okehampton area, Devon at age 79. John married Nellie and was in the Navy and moved to London, however he must have returned to Devon as he died in the Okehampton area of Devon.
  • Bessie Yeo was born in 1899 in Moretonhampstead, Devon. Bessie married Charles Nottingham in 1920 in Totnes area, Devon. Children from this marriage were Peggy Nottingham who married Joe Cox , the child from this marriage was Simon Cox , and Reggie Nottingham
  • Dorothy Yeo was born on 1 Jun 1901 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon. Dorothy married Harry Endacott . Children from this marriage were Raymond Endacott who was in the RAF, Maurice Endacott who was a Squadron Leader in the RAF and Dennis Endacott a talent pianist.
  • Beatrice Yeo was born on 14 Sep 1902 in Stokenteignhead, Devon. married Joseph Spiers on 1 Jan 1927 in Ashford, Kent. Joseph was born in Ashford, Kent.
  • Frank Edward Yeo was born on 22 Oct 1903 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon and died in 1983 in Newton Abbot Area, Devon at age 80. Frank married Edith Brailey in 1921 in Newton Abbot Area, Devon. Edith was born on 21 Aug 1901 and died in 1983 in Newton Abbot Area, Devon at age 82. Children from this marriage were Alice , Philip, and Daisy. . Daisy married Bill Harris.
  • Arthur J Yeo was born in 1906 in Stokeinteignhead, Devon. Arthur worked initially as a minor with Watts, Blake & Bearne and then during the war years as a driver for the ministry.
  • Edward George Yeo was born on 30 Apr 1910 in Stokeinteignhead married Emily Annie Stoyle and died in 1999 in Torquay, Devon at age 89.

 

William Yeo, Stan's Grandfather

This is Stan's Grandfather William Yeo with his wife Edith (Hammacott) and first son William (Les), taken early 1919. I have only just acquired this photograph. Uncle Les unfortunately died just a few days after Christmas this year (2004)

Uncle Les was quite a character and a sentimentalist. A few years ago he let me copy photographs he had kept and then produced from his wallet two newspaper cuttings, one was his own wedding and the other Stan's parent's wedding, events that happened over sixty years ago.

Linked is a piece sent to me by Ray Yeo, where William is mentioned in despatches for his bravery during the first world war at the Battle of Jutland.. He was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy for many years. Also mentioned is John Henry Yeo, who was a first cousin of William's, and serving on the HMS Tiger. Unfortunately he was killed in the battle

Grandmother's only brother, Billie Hammacott was also killed as a result of wounds received in the first world war

.This is a tribute to all of them.

 

Lawrence George Yeo

  • 1....Robert Yeo  1691/92 - 1772
  • ....... +Johan Arscott    - 1741
  • ... 2    Robert Yeo  1732 - 1798
  • .......  +Jane Hurchill    1732 -
  • ......... 3  Robert Yeo    1758 - 1834
  • .............+Susanna Webber 
  • ..............  4  Robert Yeo    1802 - 1878
  • ..................  +Ann Syms    1807 - 1881
  • .................... 5  John Yeo    1843 -
  • ........................ +Elizabeth Crout 
  • .........................  6  John Yeo    1867 -
  • .............................  +Catherine Lee    1870 -
  • ............................... 7  William Yeo  1894 -
  • ...................................  +Edith Hammacott             
  • .................................... 8  Lawrence George Yeo    1919 - 1981
  • ........................................+Clara Keall        
  • .......................................... 9   Stanley Michael Yeo  1943 -
  • ..................................... .........married Sheila M Preece (me)
On the left is a photograph of Stan's father, Lawrence George who sadly died in 1981 at the early aged of 62 years. He is greatly missed by everyone.

 

Lawrence (Laurie) George Yeo - 1919 -1981

Raymon Yeo

   

Of course we are very proud to have Ramon on our family page.

See biography Ramon Yeo, (b. 1935) - Mayor of Exeter, 1994 - 1995

Direct Descendants of Robert Yeo

1 Robert Yeo b: 29 Jan 1758 in South Tawton d: 11 Sep 1834 in South Tawton
. +Susanna Webber m: 11 Nov 1787 in South Tawton
.. 2 Robert Yeo b: 09 May 1802 in South Tawton d: 24 Feb 1878 in Moretonhampstead
...... +Ann Syms b: 1807 in Spreyton m: 16 Dec 1827 in South Tawton d: 1881 in Lustleigh
...... 3 Robert Yeo b: 1831 in South Tawton
.......... +Ruth Ponsford b: in Hittersleigh m: 25 Dec 1863 in Hittersleigh
........... 4 Edwin Yeo b: 1867 in Spreyton, Devon
............... +Mary Palmer m: 28 Aug 1895 in Exmouth
............... 5 Edwin Ernest Yeo b: 18 Apr 1905 in Withycombe Raleigh d: Mar 1969 in Exeter,
................... +Gladys Grant m: 09 May 1929 in Heavitree
.................... 6 Ramon Yeo b: 1935 in Exeter

 

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