Benjamin Yeo and Ann McBain

Benjamin Yeo (1815–1882) was a great grandson of Thomas Yeo and Joan Gale of Inwardleigh. He was baptised at Inwardleigh in 1815 to parents William Yeo and Mary Medland, and married Mary Blatchford at Sticklepath in 1848.

Benjamin and Mary had a daughter:
– Eliza Yeo (1848–1891, emigrated with her parents, married William Richards)
before emigrating to Ontario, where they had three further children:
– William Yeo (1851–1855)
– James Yeo (see below)
– Mary Sarah Yeo (1854–1932, married Andrew Tait and William Henry).
Mary died in 1857, and Benjamin married Scottish emigrant Ann McBain [note 1]. He had two children with her:
– William Duncan Yeo (see below)
– Margaret Ann Yeo (1866–1834, married William Shepherd).

James Yeo (1852–1908, son of Benjamin Yeo and Mary Medland) married Martha Small. They had three children:
– Alexander Yeo (born 1895, died as an infant)
– Benjamin William Yeo (1897–1966, married Eva Pearl Anderson, died in Michigan)
– Mary Yeo (1899–1981, did not marry, died in Michigan).

William Duncan Yeo (1864–1951, son of Benjamin Yeo and Ann McBain) married three times. With his first wife Ruth Dibb he had a son:
– Stanley Dibb Yeo (1895–1971, married Sarah Helen Clarke).
With his second wife Dolly Susan Phillips he had a daughter:
– Madeleine Elizabeth Yeo (1901–1948; married George Emerson Stevenson).
There were no children from William’s third marriage, to Margaret Conn.

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1. Ann’s surname has also been recorded as McBean; she was baptised in the parish of Moy and Dalarossie in 1821 and died in Ontario in 1911.