atte Yeo probably applied for these arms to be quartered
with his. The true line of descent is unknown, but because
arms could only be passed on through the paternal line and
his father didn't possess a coat of arms, then it is possible
that his mother was a Satchville and William requested that
he be allowed to quarter his mother's arms.
atte Yeo married Anne Esse (or Ayshe). Ann was an heiress
and she brought into the Yeo family properties in West Anstey
in South Molton
grandson, Robert Yeo, married Joan Pyne. She was an heiress
and brought into the Yeo family the manor of Bradwylle.
Joan's first marriage was to Sir William Brightley.
son John Yeo, married a co-heiress, Alice Jewe. Her sister
Joan married Edward St John, and their only daughter, Joan,
married Nicholas Arundell of Trerice. The Arundells and
Yeos shared the inheritance of many properties, including
the manor of Cotleigh and numerous properties in Devon and
Somerset such as Cheeswaye, Spelcombe, Cullabeare, Clive,
Holcome beside Crediton, Poltimore, Northcote. and lands
and tenements in Exeter, Colyford, Seaton, Plymouth etc.
are the arms that have caused many historians to place a
Brightley/Yeo marriage in the pedigree. However if the order
of the arms are correct then these arms would have been
brought in through the Jewe family and possibly Alice's
mother was a Brightley. They also appear in the same order
in the Rolle visitations where there is a full description
of each shield.