The Yea family of Wivelscombe and Pyrland Hall

Below are the outline descendancy tree for Joyce's husband, Harry, with some lovely photographs of their family.

 

(On the left) The tall one holding the cat is my husband Harry at 13. His mum, Emma Foster, nee Yea, and his Dad, Stephen Foster.

(on the right) The one by himself is John Foster, my husbands brother, who sadly died as a result of a motor bike accident in 1937.

Regards Joyce

Direct Descendants of William Yea and Jane Facey of Kingston, Somerset

  • 1 William Yea 1772 -
  • ... +Jane Facey
  • .. 2 Henry Yea 1822 -
  • ...... +Elizabeth Marsh
  • ....... 3 Harry Yea 1867 -
  • ............ +Emma Cox
  • ............ 4 Emma Susan Yea 1893 -
  • ................. +Stephen Foster
  • ................ 5 Harry Foster 1929 -
  • .....................+ Joyce Eveline May Hannaford
I included the one from our Golden Wedding Anniversary as everyone was there.It didn't come out very well. The back row l to r are Son in Law Robert (Bob) son Shaun, my brother David, Daughter Sandra, (Sandie)Harry, daughter Shelley,Son Stuart, Son Stephen, son in law Guy. second row l to r Shaun's ex girlfriend, daughter Sharon, Me,Katherine, Stuarts then wife, Karen, Stephens wife. The children l to r. In front of Sharon is her daughter Steffi,beside me, Rachel,in front of Karen, Matthew,her son,and kneeling, in the red shirt, our eldest grandson James. The adults kneeling and the children with them are my brothers daughters and their children They came over from the US to celebrate with us. The youngest Ellie was at home as it was an evening do. Sorry it is not clear. ill do better next time. Regards Joyce

Descendants of David Yaw & Mary Jessop

Peter's tree

Peter and Loraine live in East Brunswick, Australia. I met with both of them some years ago when they were over in England researching their tree. Peter has done a tremendous amount of research on the Yea family.

David, Peter's progenator was a mariner in St Mary Church, now part of Torquay in Devon. His great grandfather, Robert, was born in Torquay in 1824, and in 1851 was also a mariner. He migrated to Australia in 1853 arriving in Melbourne on the 'Bell' on the 26th December, 1853. He then went to the goldfields of north-eastern Victoria and on the 13th May 1857 married Catherine Cumming Wottonm also from Torquay, at Beechwoth. They settled in Yackandandah where they established a farm.

Direct Descendants of David Yaw & Mary Jessop of St Mary Church, Torquay, Devon

  • 1 David Yaw 1725 - .. +Mary Jessop
  • ... 2 John Yaw 1759 -
  • ....... +Jenipher Edyvean
  • ......... 3 William Yea 1789 - 1863
  • ............. +Eleanor Parnell
  • .............. 4 Robert Yea 1824 -
  • .................. +Catherine Cumming Wootton
  • .................... 5 Catherine Wootton Yea 1863 -
  • ........................ +James Henry Bradley
  • ......................... 6 Daisy Frances Bradley 1883 -
  • ............................. +Reginald Chalmer Kelly
  • ............................... 7 Peter Graeme Kelly

The Yea family moved from Devon to Wivelscombe in the late 1400's. The name Yeo changed to Yea, Yaw or Yewe around this time. The main branch of Yeas, which is now extinct were extremely wealthy and after the marriage of Sir William Yea and Julia Trevelyan of Nettlecombe in 1756, they built Pyrland House.

Pyrland Hall is now a school, part of the King's College, Taunton

Joyce Foster, whose mother in law, Emma Susan Yea is a descendant of the Yea family sent me this photograph and piece on Pyreland Hall, as it appeared in the school journal.

 

 

 

 

 

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