Direct Descendants of John Yeo & Elizabeth Fortescue of Swimbridge, Goodleigh, Marwood, Barnstaple, Canada & USA

on-line searchable tree

Many thanks to Marlene for sending me this photograph.

Marlene descends from Thirza Ann Yeo from Swimbridge. Thirza's parents were Henry Yeo and Elizabeth Aurther. Unlike the rest of the family they emigrated to Canada. Attached is a photo of Marlene and her husband. She also has her own web page that has a little of her Yeo family history and some fantastic old photographs and other family treasures.

 

Hi Sheila:

I am William Reginald Scott, a greatgreatgrandson of Henry Yeo, greatgrandson of Thirza Ann (Yeo) Scott, (and a first cousin of Marlene Glenace (Scott) Ehret). I thought you might like my email: [email protected] and my address: 10 Ashby Lake Rd. RR#1 Cloyne, Ontario Canada K0H 1K0 613-333-5515 I enjoy doing research with Marlene, and I am very interested in your Yeo website. Yours truly, William

Henry & Elizabeth Auther page

Thirzia's story can be [email protected] http://home.thirdage.com/Genealogy/glenace/Theyeostory.html

 

On the left a photograph of Elizabeth Aurther who married Henry Yeo and on the right is Thirzia daughter of Henry and Elizabeth.

Below is a photograph of Jane Aurther Yeo, sister of Thirzia

Thirzia and Jane's Tree

  • 1 John Yeo 1515 -
  • .... +Elizabeth Fortescue
  • .. 2 Roger Yeo 1570 -
  • ......... +Catherine Smale
  • ...... 3 Bartholomew Yeo 1599/00 -
  • ............. +Agnes Rode
  • ........... 4 Roger Yeo 1639 -
  • ................. +Grace Gould
  • ............... 5 Bartholemew Yeo - 1750
  • ...................... +Margaret Acland
  • .................... 6 John Yeo 1701 - 1789
  • .......................... +Elizabeth Slowley
  • ........................ 7 William Yeo 1735/36 -
  • ............................... +Margaret Bendle
  • ............................. 8 [2] John Yeo 1772 -
  • ................................... +[1] Jane Yeo Philpot 1782 -
  • ................................. 9 [3] Henry Yeo 1819 -
  • ........................................ +[4] Elizabeth (Jennie) Aurther - 1890
  • .............................10 [5] Jane Aurther Yeo 1847
  • ................................+ Arron Stephens
  • ...................................... 10 [5] Thirzia Ann Yeo 1849
  • .................................+ William H Scott
  • .. 2 Henry Yeo 1572 - 1642
  • ......... +Elinor
  • ...... 3 Alexander Yeo 1602 - 1663
  • ............. +Johan Martyn
  • ........... 4 William Yeo 1651 -
  • ................. +Susanna Davey
  • ............... 5 William Yeo 1688 -
  • ...................... +Mary Fairchild
  • .................... 6 John Yeo 1718/19 -
  • .......................... +Joan Basthon
  • ........................ 7 Joan Yeo 1754 -
  • ............................... +Henry Philpot
  • ............................. 8 [1] Jane Yeo Philpot 1782 -
  • ................................... +[2] John Yeo 1772 -
  • ................................. 9 [3] Henry Yeo 1819 -
  • ........................................ +[4] Elizabeth (Jennie) Aurther - 1890
  • .............................10 [5] Jane Aurther Yeo 1847
  • ................................+ Arron Stephens
  • ...................................... 10 [5] Thirzia Ann Yeo 1849
  • .................................+ William H Scott

Robert descends from Jane Auther Yeo. He kindly sent me this lovely picture of Jane aged about sixteen (approx. 1863)

Hello Sheila, What a fabulous website! Someone tipped me off to your site a couple of days ago and I have been enjoying it since.Jane Aurthers Yeo (daughter of Henry) was my g.g.grandmother. I have a picture of her, if you would like a copy? I have no information about her or her husband, Arron Stephens.I also have a pic of Arron with his daughter Mabel, her son and his son.Of their several children, daughter Carrie is my G.grandmother.She married John Franklin Smith. I would be pleased to provide you with whatever info I have on Jane's decendants if you would like it. I was also told of a family reunion sometime this year.Could you provide details? Thanks for this! Robert Smith , Claremont Ont. Phone 905-649-5250;Fax 905-649-6444. email- [email protected]

Hi Sheila, I have some details for you on Jane Authers Yeo's family. You already have her husband Arron.The following list is their children; Mabel born 1870. Ernest " 1872 Caroline " 1874 Arthur " 1876 Rossana " 1877 Robert Overton " 1878 Jane E " 1880 I am sure there is more info I can find for you.I will send you a PAF file when I teach myself how to use it.Is a scanner the best way to obtain a electronic copy of an old photo?I am sorry I don't have any info on Jane.I wish I did! In fact no one in my family knew who she was.The photo of her was written on by my grandfather years ago , without a name(only stated that this was his grandmother).The daughter Caroline somehow came to be living in the Riverdale area of Toronto.My Ggrandfather John Franklin Smith originaly married a Nancy Ann Snodden.They had one child Veda (born 1887) approx 2 years later Nancy Ann Died. One day sometime later,(date unknown) John Franklin was walking baby Veda in Riverdale Park, and Caroline Stephens who was working as a nanny was also walking someone elses baby, they met in the park and started talking .The rest they say is history.They married Sept 20,1893 and had nine children of their own.Thats 10 counting Veda. Any thoughts or info how Carrie (no one called her Caroline) came to be in the area? Well thats all for now.Talk again soon. Best Regards ,Bob.

Rachel's Tree

Hello Sheila, I have been in contact before, and you were very kind to a beginner researcher. I got fed up looking for specific people from all my Devon names (sooo many) so I started doing blanket searches. I have some notes on Yeo marriages, baptisms, burials from some parishes. Is it the sort of info you would like? If it is I will write it out and send it to you (I'm not very good at typing). I am descended from John Yeo and Sarah Kelly of Marwood (I know this because you gave me the information) My greatgrandfather was Albert Yeo who married Ada Wakeham, their daughter Alvena Ada Lorraine Yeo was my wonderful Grandma. I have recently been in touch with Paula Brentnall through Genesconnected, she gave me your website address. I look forward to hearing from you regards Rachel Daine 3 Ludwell Lane, Wonford, Exeter, Devon EX2 5LU

Rachel,s grandmother and her sister were brought up living at the Bishops Palace, Exeter. The Bishops wasn't in residence at the time and it was being used by the Ministry of Pensions whom her great grandfather worked for. Their brother Frederick was the first child to be born there for 1 to 2 hundred years,

    • 1 Henry Yeo 1739 - 1777
    • . +Susannah Barrow
    • .. 2 Thomas Yeo 1774 - 1857
    • ....... +Mary Heal 1781 -
    • ...... 3 John Yeo 1801 - 1898
    • ........... +Sarah Kelly 1797 - 1880
    • ........... 4 John Yeo 1824 - 1903
    • ................ +Ann Lovering - 1910
    • ............... 5 George Yeo 1862 - 1917
    • .................... +Elizabeth Woolacott - 1924
    • .................... 6 Albert Yeo 1890 -
    • ......................... +Ada Wakeham
    • ........................ 7 Alvena Ada Lorraine Yeo 1916 - 1998
      This photograph was kindly sent by Rachel and is

      of her great, great grandfather, George Yeo, born 1862

    • ............................. +Jack Gordon Isaac
    • ............................. 8 Female Isaac
    • .................................. +Mr Daine
    • ................................. 9 Rachel Daine

This beautiful photograph, sent me by Rachel is of her much loved grandmother, Alvena Ada Lorraine Yeo

This photograph is of Frederick James Yeo, brother of Alvena.

 

 

Brian's Tree

What would I do without Brian ! Every few months an A.4 envelope arrives from Brian, full of information on the Yeos in the Barnstaple area. Brian has lived in that area all his life and knows so many people. He has been extracting newspaper cutting, information on M.I.'s and talking to different family members relating to our Yeo families. Brian has a wealth of knowlege on other Barnstaple families and if anyone is visiting the area it is well worth contacting him. One of the future Yeo projects is a book of the Barnstaple area Yeo trees and this will be deposited in the Barnstaple Library. This area still has the largest density of Yeo descendants Brian can be contacted at :-

Mr Brian Barrow, Burridge House, Shirwell Road, Barnstaple, N. Devon ,England EX31 4JH

Tel. No. 01271 37135

Brian's Tree

Direct Descendants of Henry Yeo

  • 1 Henry Yeo 1739 - 1777
  • .. +Susannah Barrow
  • ... 2 Thomas Yeo 1774 - 1857
  • ....... +Mary Heal 1781 -
  • ......... 3 John Yeo 1801 - 1898
  • ............. +Sarah Kelly 1797 - 1880
  • .............. 4 William Yeo 1832 - 1894
  • .................. +Sarah Laramy
  • .................... 5 Thomas Yeo 1857 -
  • ........................ +Mary J Huxtable
  • ......................... 6 Minnie Blanche Yeo1896-
  • ............................. +Kingsley Barrow 1908 -
  • ............................... 7 Brian Barrow 1936 -

Stewart's Tree

Stewart lives in Somerset and has only recently become addicted to family research.

  • Stewart's Tree
  • 1 William Yeo 1430 - 1481
  • .... +Ellen Grenville
  • .. 2 Edmond Yeo 1458 -
  • ......... +Miss Clarke
  • ...... 3 Thomas Yeo 1485 -
  • ............. +Mary Beche
  • ........... 4 John Yeo 1515 -
  • ................. +Elizabeth Fortescue
  • ............... 5 Roger Yeo 1570 -
  • ...................... +Catherine Smale
  • .................... 6 Bartholomew Yeo 1599/00 -
  • .......................... +Agnes Rode
  • ........................ 7 Roger Yeo 1639 -
  • ............................... +Grace Gould
  • ............................. 8 Bartholemew Yeo - 1750
  • ................................... +Margaret Acland
  • ................................. 9 John Yeo 1701 - 1789
  • ........................................ +Elizabeth Slowley
  • ...................................... 10 Henry Yeo 1739 - 1777
  • ............................................ +Susannah Barrow
  • .......................................... 11 Thomas Yeo 1774 - 1857
  • ................................................. +Mary Heal 1781 -
  • ............................................... 12 John Yeo 1801 - 1898
  • ..................................................... +Sarah Kelly 1797 - 1880
  • ................................................... 13 John Yeo 1824 - 1903
  • .......................................................... +Ann Lovering - 1910
  • ........................................................ 14 John Yeo 1859 -
  • ............................................................ +Bessie A. Blackmore 1863 - 1941
  • ............................................................ 15 John Yeo 1887 -
  • ................................................................... +Blanche Huxtable
  • ................................................................ 16 Cyril Arthur Yeo 1914 -
  • ....................................................................... +Edna May Palmer 1917 -
  • ..................................................................... 17 Stewart Ashley Yeo 1945 -

Richard's tree connects to Ann Guglar's through John Yeo & Jane Baston

Richard's great grandfather was the Governor of the Barnstaple workhouse in the late 1800's. His grandfather, William Yendle Yeo emigrated to America around that time.

  • 1 John Yeo 1515 -
  • .... +Elizabeth Fortescue
  • .. 2 Henry Yeo 1572 - 1642
  • ......... +Elinor
  • ...... 3 Alexander Yeo 1602 - 1663
  • ............. +Johan Martyn
  • ........... 4 William Yeo 1651 -
  • ................. +Susanna Davey
  • ............... 5 William Yeo 1688 -
  • ...................... +Mary Fairchild
  • .................... 6 John Yeo 1718/19 -
  • .......................... +Joan Basthon
  • ........................ 7 Henry Yeo 1758 -
  • ............................... +Elizabeth Blackmore - 1822
  • ............................. 8 Henry Yeo 1795 - 1878
  • ................................... +Ann Barrow 1795 -
  • ................................. 9 George Yeo 1833 - 1893
  • ........................................ +Elizabeth Yendle
  • ...................................... 10 William Yendle Yeo 1862 - 1925
  • ............................................ +Jessie Louise Baker 1865 - 1925
  • .......................................... 11 William Frank Yeo 1905 - 1995
  • ................................................. +Catherine Hughes
  • ............................................... 12 Richard Dean Yeo 1932 -
Paula's Tree

From: Eclescake To: [email protected]/ Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 9:23 PM Subject: Yeo's Hi Sheila VERY impressive site, no frills but jam packed with info...well done I have just read the 1901 uk census of YEO's you have done and i noticed you have my grandmothers uncle (and probably a few more) on that list. My Yeo's are not that well know in Manchester/Salford/Eccles (Patricroft = part of eccles) parts of Lancashire, So i didn't think i would have much of a problem with the family tree. However after a little searching i found most YEO's seem to be situated in the Devon area :) Anyway, i was wondering if you could shed some light on my Yeo for me if possible. Edward HOLT married Sarah Jane YEO on 27th may 1893 (i have the marriage certificate) Sarah's father was called William but listed as deceased. On Sarah's birth certificate she was born 9 march 1872 to Frances KINSEY and William YEO and living at 8 Coopers Place, Salford. I do know that Sarah and Edward moved to Pym St in Eccles once married (where my grandmother was born). After looking more into Fanney Kinsey i recieved a doc (attached) for the marriage of Fanny and William Yeo (mistake made and name changed to LEO on this though), Sarah's parents marriage details and occupation :) Williams Father was called Samuel on it to. BUT.... i have been talking to my grans nephew (70 now) who remebers a family of YEO's over the road from them (pym st). He says thinking back on it they could have been cousins as he knows the family were close. Any details on William (Sarah's father), ancestors of him or even just the Yeos who lived in Pym st, Eccles would be so helpful

Many thanks in advance Paula Bretnall

Paula's website www.bretnall.co.nr

  • 1 Bartholemew Yeo - 1750
  • .. +Margaret Acland
  • .. 2 John Yeo 1701 - 1789
  • ....... +Elizabeth Slowley
  • ...... 3 William Yeo 1735/36 -
  • ........... +Margaret Bendle
  • ........... 4 Elias Yeo 1766 - 1832
  • ................ +Elizabeth Symons 1772 - 1841
  • ............... 5 Samuel Yeo 1796 - 1851
  • .................... +Esther Dene
  • .................... 6 William Yeo 1823 - 1887
  • ......................... +Fanny Kinsey 1836 -
  • ........................ 7 Sarah Jane Yeo 1872 - married Eward Holt

Received from Ann Bonnewell, (for information only as her e-mail address is now out of date)

Hello Sheila, I am the 6th child out of 7 born daughter of Ronald Samuel Yeo born 41.4.22. He was brought up in Manchester. His father was called Samuel Yeo, occ. unknown to me (both father and grandfater are dead). My paternal uncle now lives in New Zealand and is called Harold Yeo. One paternal Aunt still live in Manchester, i.e. Hazel Evans, nee Yeo.My paternal grandmother was called Minnie Appleton. That is as far as I can go, until I dig into the local archives, etc., unless someone has any information which could help me. I was brought up in Leyland, Lancashire, but currently live in Kent. I was told by my father that his family owned a pottery in Dorset some generations earlier. I would be extremely grateful if you could give me some help whatever form. Much regards, Ann Bonnewell. ps. interestingly, my husbands family is descended from Bondville who was a knight who came over with William the conquerer in 1066. One Bonville married a female Yeo in the ?1400's.

Ann's tree

  • 1 Bartholemew Yeo - 1750
  • .... +Margaret Acland
  • .. 2 John Yeo 1701 - 1789
  • ......... +Elizabeth Slowley
  • ...... 3 William Yeo 1735/36 -
  • ............. +Margaret Bendle
  • ........... 4 Elias Yeo 1766 - 1832
  • ................. +Elizabeth Symons 1772 - 1841
  • ............... 5 Samuel Yeo 1796 - 1851
  • ...................... +Esther Dene
  • .................... 6 William Yeo 1823 - 1887
  • .......................... +Fanny Kinsey 1836 -
  • ........................ 7 Samuel Yeo 1873 -
  • ............................... +Betsey Pass
  • ............................. 8 Samuel Yeo 1897 - 1982
  • ................................... +Minnie Appleton
  • ................................. 9 Ronald S Yeo 1922 -
  • ........................................ +Ann Taylor
  • ...................................... 10 Ann M Yeo 1953 -
  • ............................................ +John Bonnewell

 

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