George Henry Clapp Yea and Isabella Murdoch

George Henry Clapp Yea (1879–1969) married Isabella Murdoch at Drumlegagh, County Tyrone in 1910.

George was a son of William James Yea and Elizabeth Rider Wood and is recorded in the 1881 census for Dartmouth living with his maternal grandparents George and Susan Wood; his birthplace is given as Dartmouth.

William James Yea (1855–1936) and Elizabeth Rider Wood had married in Devon in 1878, and George Henry Clapp Yea was their only child. Elizabeth died the year after his birth and William re-married.

With his second wife Ellen Donaldson, William had three further children, who were all born in Ireland:
– Marjorie Ellen Yea (1911–1961)
– William James Yea (born 1913)
– George Edward Yea (1915–2005, married Irene Fowler, son William George David Yea born 1950)
– Christina Alexa Yea (1920–2010, married George Bibbs).

William later moved to Scotland. The 1921 census for Melrose, Fife records him at Ravenswood Lodge, aged 66. He is a widower and is working as a gardener; his birthplace is given as Torquay. The only other person in the household is 65-year-old Mary Scott, who is a housekeeper. Her relationship to William is not stated, nor is it clear where she is working.

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