Catholic records

England was a Catholic country before the Reformation in the 16th century, so parish records from this period are for Catholic baptisms, marriages and burials. Some of the records are in Latin.

After the Reformation, we we know of only a small number of Catholic records for Yeo or its variant surnames in England: 25 baptisms (between 1837 and 1916), eight marriages (between 1861 and 1936) and one burial (in 1899). These records include:
– The baptism of George Yew (recorded as Georgius Yew) at the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Reddich, Worcestershire in 1837 to parents James and Elizabeth Yew
– The baptism of James Yea (recorded as Jacobus Yea) at the central London church of St Patrick, Soho Square in 1852 to parents James and Catherine Yea
– The marriage at Sevenoaks, Kent in 1887 of William Philip Yeo Wellington and Florence Dagmar Magdalen Hamilton Hutchings.

In Scotland there appear to have been Yaw Catholic baptisms in Glasgow in 1858, 1859 and 1914 – we await confirmation of the surname.

If you know of any other Catholic records or if there are Catholics in a family line you have researched, please use the Contact Us page to tell us about them. We would also be interested in relevant Catholic records from Scotland, Ireland and overseas.