Direct Descendants of Robert Yeo and 1. Johane Arscott, 2. Elizabeth Jordain

Robert baptised 16th March, 1692 at Merton, Devon, son of Robert Yeo & Margaret Brown

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William Yeo, Stan's Grandfather

This is Stan's Grandfather William Yeo with his wife Edith (Hammacott) and first son William (Les), taken early 1919. I have only just acquired this photograph. Uncle Les unfortunately died just a few days after Christmas this year (2004)

At the bottom of the page is a piece sent to me by Ray Yeo, where William is mentioned in despatches for his bravery during the first world war at the Battle of Jutland.. He was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy for many years. Also mentioned is John Henry Yeo, who was a first cousin of William's, and serving on the HMS Tiger. Unfortunately he was killed in the battle

Uncle Les was quite a character and a sentimentalist. A few years ago he let me copy photographs he had kept and then produced from his wallet two newspaper cuttings, one was his own wedding and the other Stan's parent's wedding, events that happened over sixty years ago.

Grandmother's only brother, Billie Hammacott was also killed as a result of wounds received in the first world war

.This is a tribute to all of them.

 

  • 1....Robert Yeo  1691/92 - 1772
  • ....... +Johan Arscott    - 1741
  • ... 2    Robert Yeo  1732 - 1798
  • .......  +Jane Hurchill    1732 -
  • ......... 3  Robert Yeo    1758 - 1834
  • .............+Susanna Webber 
  • ..............  4  Robert Yeo    1802 - 1878
  • ..................  +Ann Syms    1807 - 1881
  • .................... 5  John Yeo    1843 -
  • ........................ +Elizabeth Crout 
  • .........................  6  John Yeo    1867 -
  • .............................  +Catherine Lee    1870 -
  • ............................... 7  William Yeo  1894 -
  • ...................................  +Edith Hammacott             
  • .................................... 8  Lawrence George Yeo    1919 - 1981
  • ........................................+Clara Keall        
  • .......................................... 9   Stanley Michael Yeo  1943 -
  • ..................................... .........married Sheila M Preece (me)
On the left is a photograph of Stan's father, Lawrence George who sadly died in 1981 at the early aged of 62 years. He is greatly missed by everyone.

 

Lawrence (Laurie) George Yeo - 1919 -1981

Sheila, This is a picture of my scary looking gg-grandmother, Elizabeth Yeo who married John Payne.. She was known for her funny sense of humor. Karen Childs

Karen's tree

Direct Descendants of Robert Yeo

  • 1 Robert Yeo 1691/92 - 1772
  • .... +Johan Arscott - 1741
  • .. 2 Robert Yeo 1732 - 1798
  • ......... +Jane Hurchill 1732 -
  • ...... 3 Richard Yeo 1764 - 1823
  • ............. +Jane Rowe - 1834
  • ........... 4 William Yeo 1791 -
  • ................. +Jane Lee
  • ............... 5 Elizabeth Yeo 1820 - 1906
  • ...................... +John Payne 1817 - 1852
  • .................... 6 John R Payne 1850 - 1920
  • .......................... +Elizabeth Ann Mullins 1864 - 1913
  • ........................ 7 William Ellsworth Payne 1888 - 1986
  • ............................... +Adah Steichelman 1888 - 1959
  • ............................. 8 Glenna Elaine Payne
  • ................................... +Solomon Daniel Schneider
  • ................................. 9 Karen Kay Schneider
  • ........................................ +Richard Ewing Childs

Karen's Branch

Hello Sheila, Here is a little information that you asked for on the Payne-Yeo connection. John Payne (my gg-grandfather) married (my gg-grandmother Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Yeo 22 Feb 1846, Stoke Dameral Parish, Devonshire, Eng. His father being William Payne labourer and her father William Yeo also a labourer. John Payne lived at 49 James St. Devon in 1846 and Elizabeth lived 6 Ker St. Devon before marriage. Their witnesses were John Yeo and Grace Alger. Their children: 1. William Yeo Payne 7 Jan 1847 born St. Andrew, County of Devon. 2. John R. Payne 6 August 1850 (my g-grandfather). 3. Elizabeth Jane Payne 1 October 1852. John, the father, was killed in a coal mine accident in St. Clair, Schuylkill Co., PA. He is still buried in the mine, 5 April 1852. Eliz. Yeo Payne re-married Rev George Harris abt. 1854 and had: 1. George Henry Harris, 11 May 1856. 2. Sarah Ann Harris, 31 May 1858. 3. Charles Edwin Harris, Rev, 26 Nov 1859. 4. Mary Emeline Harris, 30 August 1862. 5. Ella Matilda Harris, 3 Feb. 1866. Elizabeth (Yeo) Payne/Harris died 26 July 1906 Gordon, Schuylkill Co., PA or Fountain Springs. It was said of her that she was a good comical sort of person. I do have a picture of her. I did most of the Yeo research through Rev. Apps, Parish Records back in the 1960's. It became to confusing to me and I wasn't sure if I was doing more harm or discovery so I gave it up. Her parents, what little I have on them:

William 1791& Jane (unknown?)Yeo married abt. 1813 Church of England, South Tawton Parish Diocese of Exeter, Province of Canterbury.

  • Their children:
  • 1.John Yeo abt 1814, South Tawton, baptism 4 Sept 1814.
  • 2. William Yeo, Rev. 23 March 1816, Devonshire, baptism 23 March 1816 married Elizabeth Brooke-Rosamond Green(?).
  • 3. Joseph Yeo, abt 1818, South Tawton baptism 12 April 1818.
  • 4. Elizabeth 25 March 1820. above.
  • 5. Ann abt 1822, South Tawton, Eng, married 25 Jan 1846 James Trace in Okehampton, Devon.
  • 6. James abt. 1823, South Tawton, Eng.
  • 7. Robert abt. 1825, South Tawton, England

The parents of above William 1791: Richard Yeo & Jane Rowe married 25 Nov 1787 South Tawton, Okehampton, Devon, Eng. He was baptized 9 Sept 1764. Three children: Jane, Wm. and Ann. Richard's parents: Robert Yeo and Jane Hurchill married 23 September 1754 same as above son. Parents of above Richard:Robert & Joane Arscotte 5 Nov 1702 South Tawton. They married 1 March 1717 Okehampton. This is all I have in my genealogy program. Your website is extra-ordinary, thanks for putting it on the internet. I hope it will help me fill in the gaps I have in my family tree and maybe I can supply you with some information on the American branch, what little I have. Karen Childs Florence, Oregon, USA [email protected]

 

Tribute to Bob's dad, Robert Francis Yeo, with whom I first had contact many years ago

Bob's tree

               

  • 1  Robert Yeo  1691/92 - 1772
  • .... +Johan Arscott     - 1741
  • ...  2  Robert Yeo  1732 - 1798
  • ......... +Jane Hurchill     1732 -
  • ......... 3  Joseph Yeo     1761 - 1819
  • ...............+Ann Mallet      
  • ..............  4  Robert Yeo     1787 -
  • .................... +Sarah Harvey     1800 -
  • .................... 5  Joseph Yeo  1826 - 1907
  • ..........................+Ann Gillard     - 1888
  • ......................... 6  Robert Yeo  1853 - 1888
  • ..............................  +Ann (Fanny) Noise      
  • ............................... 7 George Harvey Yeo     1874 - 1946
  • ..................................... +Louise (Lucy) Hayes          
  • .................................... 8  Robert Lawrence Yeo     1894 -
  • ..........................................  9  Robert Frances Yeo  1923 -
  • ............................................... 10   Robert James Yeo  1950 -

Martin's Tree

Direct Descendants of Robert Yeo

  • 1 Robert Yeo 1691/92 - 1772
  • .. +Johan Arscott - 1741
  • ... 2 Robert Yeo 1732 - 1798
  • ....... +Jane Hurchill 1732 -
  • ......... 3 Robert Yeo 1758 - 1834
  • ............. +Susanna Webber
  • .............. 4 Joseph Yeo 1805 - 1867
  • .................. +Ann Westcott
  • .................... 5 George Yeo 1838 - 1887
  • ........................ +Jane Hill
  • ......................... 6 Charles Yeo 1879 - 1976
  • ............................. +Helen Perry
  • ............................... 7 Gladys M Yeo 1912 -
  • ................................... +George William Alfred Painter
  • .................................... 8 Geoffrey Brian Painter 1933 -
  • ........................................ +Rosina Banbury
  • .......................................... 9 Martin Painter 1961 -
Sylvia's tree
  • ........... 4 Charles George Frederick Yeo 1879 - 1976
  • ................ +Helen Perry
  • ............... 5 Harold Henry Yeo 1907 - 1994
  • .................... +Susan Genner 1908 - 1996
  • .................... 6 Sylvia Yeo 1936 -

Thanks to Martin for sending me this charming photograph of his great grandparents, Charles Yeo and Helen Perry with their children, Winifred, Charles, Harold, Gladys (Martin's grandmother) and Queenie.

The photograph was taken around 1930

Charles moved to Southwick, Sussex from Cheriton Bishop in Devon around 1900 with his brother Alfred and was employed in a furniture warehouse. He then went on to own and run the furniture business from Maurice King in Southwick. He was an upholster by trade.

 

Ray's Comments

Part of an e-mail from Ray Yeo - 28.8.2001

"A bit about me. I grew up in Bermondsey after the War and moved to Blackheath when I was 13yrs old as part of the slum clearance programme. My first job was as an apprentice baker with Peek Frean and Co. Bermondsey. I left after 9yrs and worked with my brother David for Cory Lighterage on the tugs and barges where I was a sailmaker and rigger. With the River Thames closing down as a commercial Docks I changed jobs and joined the London Borough of Southwark in their Social Services Department. So back to Bermondsey again where I worked for 25 yrs. During my time in the Social Services I covered many aspects, Home Care, Mental Health, Child Care etc. My final 5yrs with them was spent running the child care computer network. Most of my work in child protection involved research and of course computers are a vital factor in research. Since leaving Southwark I have worked freelance doing computer and telephony support at banks, universities, stores like Liberty of London and the Public Record Office. So if you need help researching anything in this part of the world I would be only too happy to assist."

Ray's Tree
1  Robert Yeo   1781 - 1842
.. +Elizabeth Westaway     1782 - 1832
..   2  John Yeo 1806 - 1869
.......  +Emma Allamby      
......  3   Edwin Robert Yeo   1843 - 1923
...........  +Maryann McCarthy   1852 -
........... 4  John Yeo 1886 - 1944
................ +Margaret Foy  1891 - 1946
............... 5  William John Yeo     1907 -
.................... +Alice Byon            
.................... 6  Raymond John Yeo

Jan's Tree

Hello Sheila, I was wondering if you would be in a position to assist me in filling in the other lines from the South Tawton Yeo's. If you remember, I sent you my information from my great-great grandmother Ann Yeo (b. 1848 to Joseph Yeo, b. 1805 at South Tawton.) I am now interested in filling in the other branches of the tree, up to the present day if possible. Would you be in a position to assist me, or put me in contact with others who may? I've already written to the others mentioned on your researchers link. Best Wishes Jan Brian Kingshott 21 Vuefield Hill St Thomas Exeter Devon EX2 9NW ENGLAND Tel: +44 (0) 1392 669 564

Direct Descendants of Robert Yeo & Johan Arscott

  • 1 Robert Yeo 1691/92 - 1772
  • .. +Johan Arscott - 1741
  • .. 2 Robert Yeo 1732 - 1798
  • ....... +Jane Hurchill 1732 -
  • ...... 3 Robert Yeo 1758 - 1834
  • ........... +Susanna Webber
  • ........... 4 Joseph Yeo 1805 - 1867
  • ................ +Ann Westcott
  • ............... 5 Ann Yeo 1848 -
  • .................... +Wiliam Burridge 1818 - 1895
  • .................... 6 Louisa Burridge 1882 - 1958
  • ......................... +Henry John Smith
  • ........................ 7 Gilbert Smith 1906 -
  • ............................. +Doreen Muriel Burgess
  • ............................. 8 Mavis Ruth Smith 1945 -
  • .................................. +Dr Brian Frederick Kingshott
  • ................................. 9 Jan Brian Kingshott

Ron lives in Los Angeles, Calafornia and is an architect. He descends from Joseph Yeo and Ann Gillard who emigrated to Canada in the 1870's

Greetings... It has been several years since I contacted you. I have been too busy to look at our ancestors. After logging on to your new site I noticed that BURKE related that Nicholas Yeo's grandson John Yeo married Rebecca and had four daughters and seven sons... but no further account is given. My best take at the tree (with your previous help) links from John to William to William to Robert to Robert to Robert to Joseph to Robert to Joseph to Robert My great grandfather to my grandfather George, etc. I would appreciate it if you could review the enclosed attachment for errors or conformation. Let me know if you have any trouble opening the document. Thanks... Ron

Ron's Tree

  • 1 Robert Yeo 1691/92 - 1772
  • .... +Johan Arscott - 1741
  • .. 2 Robert Yeo 1732 - 1798
  • ......... +Jane Hurchill 1732 -
  • ...... 3 Joseph Yeo 1761 - 1819
  • ............. +Ann Mallet
  • ........... 4 Robert Yeo 1787 -
  • ................. +Sarah Harvey 1800
  • - ............... 5 Joseph Yeo 1826 - 1907
  • ...................... +Ann Gillard - 1888
  • .................... 6 Robert Harvey Yeo 1853 - 1888
  • .......................... +Ann (Fanny) Noise
  • ........................ 7 George Harvey Yeo 1874 - 1946
  • ............................... +Louise (Lucy) Hayes
  • ............................. 8 Clayton Eric Yeo 1897 - 1954
  • ................................... +Rose Gertrude Westman
  • ................................. 9 Ronald Westman Yeo 1933 -
  • ........................................ +Birgitta Sigrid Bergkvist 1939 -
  • ...................................... 10 Erik Elov Yeo 1968 -
  • .......................................... 11 Katarina Kristina Yeo 1997 -

 

This was sent to me by Ray Yeo. Extract from Big Fleet Actions (pages 84 and 85) by Eric Grove John Henry Yeo - Leading Seaman, was killed in this battle serving on board HMS Tiger (This was William's cousin)

William Yeo - Stoker served on board HMS Lion (Admiral Beatty's Flagship) THE DREADNQUGHT ERA: JUTLAND and was mentioned in despatches (see below) The best shooting in the opening phase of the action was by Moltke. Her target, HMS Tiger, barely had time to fire two salvoes with her after turrets before both were put temporarily out of action. 'Q turret was hit on the turret roof and the concussion of the bursting shell caused considerable damage. 'X' turret's barbette was struck and the shell entered the turret from below but did not explode properly. This hit, at I3,500 yards, was about the limit of the shell's effectIve range. The turret was back in action in seven minutes using local laying and director training, but the training gear had been blown off bearing and the turret must have shot very wide for the next hour before the error was rectified. Poor Tiger was hit no fewer than nine times before 1600. Two hits pierced the side armour, the second exploded 22ft inside the ship near the after 6in shell hoist. Although two British shells were ignited, the fire did not Penetrate the after 6in magazine, which was flooded as a precautionary measure. The British flagship also got the worst of her exchange with Lutzow. Luckily for the British, the German SAPC shells were showing some reluctance to explode, which defeated the object of using them. The first two hit forward but neither went off. The third, however, which hit at 1600 almost sank Lion. It struck 'Q'turret on the right corner of the left gun port, a weak point, penetrated the turret and exploded over the left-hand gun. Everyone in the turret was killed or wounded and the port roof plate was blown off. The right gun was being loaded when the shell struck and the entire turret system was fully charged with cordite. It was a dangerous situation and a sailor climbed down the trunking from 'Q turret's working chamber to inform the magazine crew of the state of affairs. Lion's Chief Gunner, Grant, was there and he ordered the magazine doors to be closed and then for the magazine to be flooded. Major Harvey of the Royal Marines, the turret commander, despite fatal bums, had meanwhile sent a messenger to the bridge to report the situation. Chatfield, therefore, himself ordered that 'Q' magazine be flooded and Stoker William Yeo was sent from the transmitting station to give the orders. It is not clear which orders actually caused the flooding but it was a timely precaution. As Grant approached the handing chamber at 1628 , a major cordite explosion occured in the turret trunking. Grant's precautions had prevented an immediate catastrophe, but fire had probably spread slowly down from the gun house via the inflammable coverings of the electric cables. At least eight full cordite ignited, one in the right gun loading cage that had dropped to 4ft above the working chamber, one in the left cage in the working chamber, one in the waiting positions in the working chamber, plus one in both lower turret cages, and one in both magazine hoppers in the handing room. The magazine doors were not fully flash tight and were bulged inwards by the force of the explosion. If the magazine had not been flooded, the ship would undoubtedly have blown up. Intriguing story. It must have been absolutley terrifying!! I would have liked to discuss the events with Stanley's Grandfather (William Yeo) and how awful to lose a cousin in the same Battle. I would like to know what what William Yeo was doing in a gun turret? as a stoker he would have been elsewhere on ship Major Harvey was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for sending a man (William Yeo) to the Bridge to report the dangerous situation despite fatal burns.

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