Henry Yeo (baptised at Swimbridge in 1819, son of John Yeo and Jane Philpot) married Elizabeth Aurther at the Independent Chapel in South Molton in 1846. The marriage certificate records that they were both living in Burrington and were both previously unmarried; Henry is described as a farmer and Elizabeth – also known as Jennie – as a farmer’s daughter.
Henry and Elizabeth had two daughters:
– Jane Aurthur Yeo (see below)
– Thirza Ann Yeo (see below).
The 1851 census for Swimbridge records Henry and Elizabeth with their daughters Jane (age 4) and Thirza (1). Henry is farming 30 acres and his widowed mother Jane is also living with them. Henry and Elizabeth emigrated to Ontario on the SS Nestorian in 1872. Some researchers record up to seven additional children for them, but as their dates of birth all precede the 1846 marriage they appear to be incorrectly assigned. Henry died in Ontario in 1897.
Jane Aurther Yeo (born in 1847 at Swimbridge, daughter of Henry Yeo and Elizabeth Aurther) emigrated with her parents and married Aaron Stephens. They had seven or more children.
Thirza Ann Yeo (born in 1849 at Swimbridge, daughter of Henry Yeo and Elizabeth Aurther) emigrated with her parents and married William Scott. She had three sons and died in Ontario in 1912.
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