William Yeo & 1. Margery Rowell, 2. Elizabeth Beckley of Holsworthy, Devon

including William and Jane Fanson - Holsworthy & Canada & Henry and Mary Cornforth Dobson

Carl has researched very thoroughly this branch of Yeos. It has been many years work and he is now putting it in to book form. He has kindly sent me a copy of his file, which I have attached to my main file. (2 Generations of the tree can be viewed here)

Hello Sheila,I visited your web site and was very impressed. I wish I had more time to take a more active part but I am struggling to complete our Yeo book. If I spend time researching for additional information I will never get the book completed. When this project is completed, I promise to give you more help. Have I sent you a single line of the first three generation of the William & Jane Yeo's family. I can scan it and send it to you if you are interested. It takes a few minutes to down load. Carl

Direct Descendants of William Yeo

  • 1 William Yeo 1794 - 1874
  • .. +Jane Fanson 1799 - 1869
  • ... 2 James Henry Yeo 1841 - 1914
  • ....... +Mary Ann Jewell 1849 - 1933
  • ......... 3 Albert Earnest Yeo 1869 - 1949
  • ............. +Mary Anne Angst
  • .............. 4 Gertrude Mary Yeo 1894 -
  • .................. +Ernest Pontifex
  • ............... 5 Carl Pontifex

From Heather Burrow

Hello I came across your website today, and read with interest the Direct Descendants of William Yeo and Jane Fanson of Holsworthy, Devon. My step grandmother was Minnie Freda Yeo (1897-1976), who was the daughter of John Yeo (son of Henry Yeo and Mary Dobson) and Regina Ruth Yeo (daughter of William Yeo and Susan Wonnacott). Although my grandfather Hector McPhail and Minnie Yeo (Hector's second marriage) did not have any children, we grew up knowing them as Grandpa and Aunt Minnie. I would be interested in making contact with your source, Carl Pontifex, as I have tried to locate the John and Regina Yeo family in the 1901 Canada census without success, and hope that he may be able to give me some direction on this. They were either living still in Palmerston Ontario area or were by that time in Manitoba. Thank you Heather Burrow Oakville, Canada

From: "Muriel Doris" [email protected] To: [email protected]/ Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 7:31 AM Subject: more Yeos Hi, Sheila, Just discovered you on the net -- awesome! I am part of the same family branch as Carl Pontifex (William Yeo and Elizabeth Fanson, Canada), and I have sent him an e-mail. You have done an enormous amount of work, and the site is just fascinating. Thank you very much. Muriel Doris From: "Muriel Doris"

 

 

Many thanks to Donna for sending me this photograph of three Yeo descendants, all cousins.

Left to right

Carol (parents, George Butt & Helen Yeo), Donna ( parents Norman Butt & Doris Shelton), and Myrna (parents Alex Butt & Marie Addison). George, Norman & Alex were all brothers. Carol's mother Helen, also descends from William & Jane Fanson.

  • Donna’s Tree
  • 1  William Yeo     1763 - 1831
  • ..   +Margery Rowell     - 1809
  • ..   2  William Yeo     - 1874
  • .......   +Jane Fanson  - 1869
  • ......  3  Thomas Yeo  1824 - 1907
  • ...........  +Elizabeth Ann Babb  1827 - 1883
  • ...........4  Thomas Yeo  1854 - 1932
  • ................ +Rebecca Jane Noble       August - 1933
  • ............... 5  Margaret Lucinda Pearl Yeo 1887 - 1939
  • .................... +John James Butt  1881 - 1954
  • ....................6  Robert Norman Butt  1915 - 1986
  • ........................ +Doris Shelton     1917 - 1991
  • ........................7  Donna Jean Butt    1949 -

    Myrna’s Tree

  • ............... 5  Margaret Lucinda Pearl Yeo     1887 - 1939
  • .................... +John James Butt     1881 - 1954
  • ....................6    (Scotty) Alexander John Butt  1923 - 1997
  • .........................  +Marie Addison     1926 -
  • ........................7  Myrna Marie Butt   1949 -

    Carol’s Tree (3 different Yeo lines)

  • ............... 5   Margaret Lucinda Pearl Yeo 1887 - 1939
  • ....................  +John James Butt  1881 - 1954
  • ....................6    [2] George Russell Butt  1912 - 1970
  • .........................  +[1] Bernice Dorathy Helen Yeo 1918 - 1995
  • ........................7    [3] Carol Helen Butt  1949 -
  • .............…..5   [5] Mary Georgina Ethel Yeo 1892 - 1956
  • ....................    +[4] Leonard Augustus Benjamin Yeo     1884 - 1980
  • ....................  6  [1] Bernice Dorothy Helen Yeo 1918 - 1995
  • .........................+[2] George Russell Butt 1912 - 1970
  • ........................7  [3] Carol Helen Butt  1949 -
  • ...........4  Richard Babb Yeo     1861 - 1952
  • ................+(Sally) Sarah Jane Lambkin     1861 - 1924
  • ............... 5  [4] Leonard Augustus Benjamin Yeo     1884 - 1980
  • ....................+[5] Mary Georgina Ethel Yeo1892 - 1956
  • ....................6 . [1] Bernice Dorathy Helen Yeo  1918 - 1995
  • ......................... +[2] George Russell Butt     1912 - 1970
  • ........................7   [3] Carol Helen Butt  1949 -

 

 

Many thanks to Vivian for letting me display her tree and photographs. The photograph on the left is Vivian and right is John Henry

The tree branches from Thomas & Ann Babb. Thomas's parents were William & Jane Fanson, who emigrated to Canada from Milton Damerel, Devon, around 1834.

  • 1 William Yeo - 1874
  • .. +Jane Fanson - 1869
  • .. 2 Thomas Yeo 1824 - 1907
  • ....... +Elizabeth Ann Babb 1827 - 1883
  • ...... 3 John Yeo 1847 - 1932
  • ........... +Mary Jemima Lambkin 1845 - 1920
  • ........... 4 Sarah Alice Yeo 1885 - 1955
  • ................ +Charles Walter Cropley 1876 - 1939
  • ............... 5 Thelma Susanah Cropley 1904 - 1983
  • .................... +Charles William Hall 1888 - 1961
  • .................... 6 Thelma Vivian Hall 1938 -
 

From Tim

Tim has his own site called The Yeo's and More which has masses of information on his direct line.

www.groups.msn.com/THEYEOsandmore/floydhyeo.msnw

Hi Sheila, and again all the best wishes for the season and the coming year. I am writing this time to give you permission to put a link from the one name societys site to our site, The Yeo's and More. As the two sites have the common goal of uniting and sharing info with other Yeo researchers and family members and allowing others who are interested to view and contribute what they can I feel it is fitting that all our various sites be linked. As you know I encourage all members of The Yeo's and more to create their own pages and tell their Family stories and or create their own photo albums, or post messages on the message boards about important news, family events or other info they may feel would be of interest. At the request of some of my contacts there is info they don't want displayed on public pages therefore a lot of the actual family tree info I have located in the sites documents which is a page that can only be viewed by the members of our site. Notwithstanding this fact I will share any and all info with those that request it with the same provisions out of respect for the wishes of my sources. This option is also available to other members of the site if they have info they wish to share with other members but don't want it open to the general public. Best Wishes To All, Timothy C Yeo [email protected]

Another Descendant of William Yeo and Margery Rowell, grandson of Percy Armstrong Yeo, and Florence McCon(n)achie.

Tim's Tree

  • 1  William Yeo     1767 - 1831
  • ..  +Elizabeth Beckley  
  • ..2  Henery Yeo     1811 - 1884
  • ..... +Mary Cornforth Dobson     - 1879
  • ......3  Henry Yeo  1854 - 1917
  • .......... +Ann Elizabeth Armstrong     1869 -
  • ........... 4  Percy Armstrong Yeo     1895 -
  • ................ +Florence McConachie     1896 -
  • ............... 5  Henry Reed Yeo     1914 -
  • .................... +Violet Evangeline McGill      
  • .................... 6  Timothy Charles Yeo  1953 -

 

 

 

 

                     

                     

 

 

 

 

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