Descendants of John Yeo & Ann Ellis of Werrington, Devon, Guernsey & London

Thought this might be of interest to us all

Hi Sheila thank you for your new email address and site.I don't feel that my skills at 78 years would be good enough for the society project, but my constant searching will always be sent to the site. I am stuck at the moment @ my John Yeo b1591abt seems to be as far as I can get and I will keep on trying. I am also getting very interested in the DNA factor, it willI I am sure give us clues for a track of the early origins of Yeo. I am sure that we we are Celtic/Anglo Saxon, probably one of the King Alfred lot, because I still can't cook !!!. I did once mention to you the book by Prof. Bryan Sykes,a leading world authority on DNA the title is The seven daughters of Eve, it is fascinating to read, and he is no nut case,he was called in to the case of the frozen remains of the man trapped in Ice in Northern Italy,you may remember the case in 1994 and found to be five thousand years old!!.He was then able to track down a genetic descendant, A woman in Britain today!!!!. The Book was published in 2001. Perhaps we should enlist his aid as a patron to the society !!, and ecourage ano scientists to join our happy band merging into our little world,it would be great. I am tempted to get the dna test which is offered on their site, I found it as Genetic Genealogy do have a look sometime it is easy to do but a trifle expensive ,but I'm thinking about it, Thank you for all your help I couldn't do it without your help and you have all my support in your endeavours. Cheers Frank ( a navigator trying to navigate through geaology) hopeless!!!

Frank's descendancy line.

1 John Yeo 1770 -
.. +Ann Ellis 1780 -
... 2 William Joseph Spry Yeo 1813 -
....... +Elizabeth Nicholson
......... 3 George Henry Yeo 1843 -
............. +Sarah Holland 1845 -
.............. 4 George Henry Yeo 1876 - 1941
.................. +Ellen Caroline Musto 1877 - 1975
.................... 5 Francis William Yeo 1903 - 1991
........................ +Elizabeth Hariot Nightingale 1905 - 1961
......................... 6 Francis George Yeo 1924 -

Descendants of John Yeo

Generation No. 1

1. John14 Yeo (Thomas13, Humphrey12, Humphrey11, Humphrey10, John9, John8, John7, Nicholas6 Yeo, William5, John4, Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born 1770 in Werrington. He married Ann Ellis 1 January 1800 in East Stonehouse. She was born 1780 in East Stonehouse.
Notes for John Yeo:
In 1851 John and Ann were living at 15, Water Lane, East Stonehouse.
John was a labourer
Head: YEO, John Neighbors 69175
John YEO Head M 81 M Lab Werington-Con
Ann YEO Wife M 70 F Superannuated From Royal Navy Hospital East Stonehouse-Dev
Address: Water Lane, East Stonehouse
Census Place: East Stonehouse East Stonehouse, Devonshire
PRO Reference: HO/107/1880 Folio: 120 Page: 33 FHL Film: 0221029
Children of John Yeo and Ann Ellis are:
2 i. Mary15 Yeo, born 13 March 1800.
3 ii. John Yeo, born 3 September 1804 in Plymouth St Andrew.
4 iii. Thomas Bailey Yeo, born 10 March 1811 in Plymouth St Andrew.
+ 5 iv. William Joseph Spry Yeo, born 9 May 1813 in East Stonehouse.
6 v. Thomasine Bailey Yeo, born 30 June 1816.
7 vi. George Yeo, born 27 February 1820.
8 vii. Harriett Yeo, born 18 June 1822.
+ 9 viii. Samuel Yeo, born 30 January 1825 in East Stonehouse; died 1860 in Calstock, Cornwall.
Generation No. 2
5. William Joseph Spry15 Yeo (John14, Thomas13, Humphrey12, Humphrey11, Humphrey10, John9, John8, John7, Nicholas6 Yeo, William5, John4, Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born 9 May 1813 in East Stonehouse. He married Elizabeth Nicholson 28 September 1840 in Stoke Damerel.
Notes for William Joseph Spry Yeo:
1841 census. Guernsey. Fountain Street, St Peter Port:-
William Yeo aged 30 cordwainer born England
Elizabeth Yeo aged 25 cordwainer born England
James Yeo aged 22 born Guernsey
1841 census. Guernsey goal:-
William Yeo shoemaker prisoner aged 27 native of Devenport.
According to Court records, this man was imprisoned for joining with other shoemakers in forming a society to incite other workers to quit their employment unless their employers complied with rules laid down by the said society, and for issuing menaces. Yeo was sentenced to fifteen days in goal on bread and water, in solitary confinement, and fined twenty pounds stirling, and discharged to be on good behaviour or to be returned to goal.
Whether or not these two William Yeos on the census were one and the same we can not tell, even though their ages were given as different. The ages given on census records at that time were not very accurate, and it is known for individuals to appear twice on the same census.
1881
Dwelling: 14 Everett St
Census Place: Battersea, Surrey, England
Source: FHL Film 1341151 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0652 Folio 135 Page 16
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Wm. YEO M 67 M Stonehouse, Devon, England Rel: Head Occ: Cordwainer
Elizth. YEO M 66 F Stonehouse, Devon, England Rel: Wife
A cordwainer is a shoemaker
Children of William Yeo and Elizabeth Nicholson are:
10 i. James William16 Yeo, born 3 November 1839 in Guernsey; died 1 December 1910 in Lambeth area. He married (1) Jane 2 March 1856 in Shoreditch. He married (2) Mary Jane 1873 in Shoreditch; born 1851 in Liverpool.
Notes for James William Yeo:
In 1881 James and Jane were living in Lambeth
Dwelling: 3 Spring Place Boot Makers Shop
Census Place: Lambeth, Surrey, England
Source: FHL Film 1341139 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0605 Folio 84 Page 30
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
James YEO M 41 M Guernsey, Channel Islands Rel: Head Occ: Bootmaker
Jane YEO M 31 F Lambeth, Surrey, England Rel: Wife
James YEO U 20 M Lambeth, Surrey, England Rel: Son Occ: Printer
George YEO 18 M Lambeth, Surrey, England Rel: Son Occ: Boot Maker
Thomas YEO 16 M Lambeth, Surrey, England Rel: Son Occ: Boot Maker
Alfred YEO 14 M Lambeth, Surrey, England Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
Ada YEO 6 F Lambeth, Surrey, England Rel: Daur Occ: Scholar
Frederick YEO 3 M Lambeth, Surrey, England Rel: Son
In 1891 James was living at 8, Wilcox Road, Lambeth with children Ada, Frederick, Walter aged 10, Alice aged 7 and Florence aged 3, all born in Lambeth. Living with them was a servant called Alfred Watkins, who was a bootmaker.
In 1901 James was living at 8, Wilcox Road, Lambeth and was a bootmaker, employed working from home. Living with him were wife Jane, and daughters Alice and Florence J
James William left a will when he died in 1910, he was then living at 8, Wilcox Road, Lambeth, Surrey. Probate was granted to James William Yeo, bootmaker and Alfred Smithcarp and his effects were 2,758 5s 4d
11 ii. George Henry Yeo, born 1843 in Guernsey. He married Sarah Holland 24 November 1869 in St John the Baptist, Hoxton, Middx; born 1845.
Notes for George Henry Yeo:
1881 Census
Dwelling: 83 Wilmott Street
Census Place: Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, England
Source: FHL Film 1341092 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0424 Folio 35 Page 54
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
George Henry YEO M 38 M Guernsey, Channel Islands Head Shoe Maker
Sarah YEO M 36 F Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Wife
James A. YEO 10 M Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Son Scholar
Elizabeth YEO 9 F Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Daur Scholar
Maud E. YEO 7 F Beth Green, Middlesex, England Daur Scholar
George H. YEO 5 M Beth Green, Middlesex, England Son Scholar
William YEO 2 M Son
In 1901 George and Sarah were living in St Mary ,Stratford, Bow. George was a cordwainer
Living with them were children, Maud (a glove packer), George (a dock labourer), Arthur (a gunmaker filer), Francis (a vanguard), Walter (a vanguard) and Annie. Also George's wife Ellen and children George and James
12 iii. John Thomas Yeo, born 8 July 1841; died September 1903 in Southwark. He married Sophie Godfrey 28 December 1859 in Bethnal Green.
Notes for John Thomas Yeo:
In 1881 John and Sophie were living in Newington
Dwelling: 15 Orb St
Census Place: Newington, Surrey, England
Source: FHL Film 1341125 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0549 Folio 65 Page 39
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John ZOE M 38 M Guernsey, Channel Island Head Ivory Turner
Sophia ZOE M 36 F Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Wife
Charlotte ZOE 13 F Newington, Surrey, England Daur Scholar
Sarah ZOE 9 F Newington, Surrey, England Daur Scholar
Thomas ZOE 1 M Newington, Surrey, England Son
In 1891 John and Sophie were living at 15, Orb Street, Walworth
John Yeo H M 47 Bone Turner b. Guernsey
Sophie Yeo W M 47 b. Barbican, Midx
Horace Yeo S U 11 b. Walworth, Surrey
Clara Yeo D U 7 b. Walworth, Surrey
I think that in the 1881 census, Thomas should read Horace.
13 iv. Elizabeth Sophie Yeo, born 1860 in Southwark. She married Jabez Brimley 17 November 1878 in Battersea.
Notes for Elizabeth Sophie Yeo:
When Elizabeth married she was living at 14, Everett Street, Battersea. Jabez's father was John Brimley, a gardener.
Witnesses were William Yeo and Susannah Brimley
9. Samuel15 Yeo (John14, Thomas13, Humphrey12, Humphrey11, Humphrey10, John9, John8, John7, Nicholas6 Yeo, William5, John4, Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born 30 January 1825 in East Stonehouse, and died 1860 in Calstock, Cornwall. He married Adelaide Isaac. She was born in East Stonehouse.
Notes for Samuel Yeo:
Head: YEO, Samuel Neighbors 69446
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
Samuel YEO Head M 23 M Mason East Stonehouse-Dev
Adelaide YEO Wife M 19 F --- East Stonehouse-Dev
Charles THOMAS Lodg U 19 M Lab East Stonehouse-Dev
Address: Fore Street, East Stonehouse
Census Place: East Stonehouse East Stonehouse, Devonshire
PRO Reference: HO/107/1880 Folio: 150 Page: 3 FHL Film: 0221029
Notes for Adelaide Isaac:
In 1871 Frederick was living with his father in law and mother in Stoke Damerel
By 1881 Henry and Adelin
Dwelling: Goldney Cottage
Census Place: Clifton, Gloucester, England
Source: FHL Film 1341597 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2481 Folio 29 Page 9
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Henry BENLOW M 43 M Windsor, Berkshire, England Head Gunnery Instructor R N
Adelaide BENLOW M 49 F Stonehouse, Devon, England Wife
Harry BENLOW 9 M Plymouth, Devon, England Son Scholar
Elizabeth YEO U 26 F Stonehouse, Devon, England Daur
Jessie REED 8 F Plymouth, Devon, England Grand Daur Scholar
John HOLY U 25 M Southsea, Hampshire, England Boarder Surveyor
William DIXON M 35 M Scotland Boarder (Ship) Rigger
James VENEMENT U 24 M Jersey, Channel Islands Boarder Mariner
Child of Samuel Yeo and Adelaide Isaac is:
14 i. Elizabeth16 Yeo, born 1855.
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