George Josse Yeo and Alice Brinton

George Josse Yeo, son of James Yeo and Ann Counter, married Alice Brinton at the parish church in Alton, Hampshire on 23 November 1876 [note 1]. They appear to have recently returned from Shanghai, where the birth of their daughter Alice Margaret Yeo was registered earlier that year [note 2]. Their two children were:
– Alice Margaret Yeo (1876–1905, did not marry) [note 3]
– George Brinton Yeo (born in China c1879, died 1895).

George Josse Yeo was an engineer; he died in Shanghai in 1886 [note 4]. The 1891 census for Bedford records his 39-year-old widow Alice Yeo at 138 Foster Hill Road with her 13-year-old daughter Alice M. Yeo and 11-year-old son George B. Yeo. The 1901 census for Croydon census records Alice Yeo at 32 St Paul’s Road with her daughter Alice M. Yeo. Alice died at Hastings on 31 August 1933.

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1. Announcement from the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser for 25 November 1876: ‘November 23rd, at the Parish Church, Alton, by the Rev. J.P. Yeo, vicar of Edenfield, Lancashire, brother of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. W. Durst, Vicar of Alton, George J. Yeo, C.E., of Shanghai, China to Alice, second daughter of the late George S. Brinton, J.P., of Southampton’.
2. Registered as Alise Margaret Yeo at the British Consulate.
3. Alice died in Paignton at the age of 25 (her death was registered at Totnes) and was buried in Sussex on 9 November 1905 (from the records of Littlehampton Cemetery).
4. His obituary from the Worcestershire Chronicle for 4 September 1886 describes him as an engineer, and secretary of the Shanghai Gas Company.