Henry Yeo and Elizabeth Vicary

Henry Yeo was baptised at Goodleigh in 1803 to parents John Yeo and Mary White. He married Elizabeth Vicary at Swimbridge in 1828; they moved to Bishop’s Tawton and had four children there [note 1]:
– Henry Yeo (baptised 1830, moved to London, married Elizabeth Ann Trayt in 1853, four children)
– John Yeo (see below)
– Thomas Yeo (baptised 1833, married Mary Bryant, moved to London, two daughters)
– Samuel Yeo (see Samuel Yeo and Emma Ridgway).
They then moved to Swimbridge, where they had three further children [notes 2, 3]:
– Elizabeth Yeo (born 1837)
– William Yeo (see under Herbert Yeo of East Molesey)
– Ann Vicary Yeo (1839–1864).
Henry died at Goodleigh in 1868.

John Yeo (baptised 1831, son of Henry Yeo and Elizabeth Vicary) moved to Hertfordshire and married Emma Pennyfather in 1867. They had five children:
– Henry Yeo (see below)
– John Yeo (1873–1950, married Elizabeth Mary Holland, no recorded children)
– Ernest Yeo (1877–1961)
– Alice Yeo (1880–1959, did not marry)
– Arthur Lisle Yeo (1886–1946, married Amy Elizabeth Tew, no recorded children).

Henry Yeo (1867–1933, son of John Yeo and Emma Pennyfather) married Sarah Jarrett at St Paul’s Chapel, Battersea on 2 October 1890. They had four children [notes 4, 5, 6]:
– Everard Lisle Yeo (1892–1916, died on active service in France with the Machine Gun Corps, buried at Heilly Station Cemetery)
– Arthur Henry Yeo (1894–1916, emigrated to Canada, died while serving with the Western Ontario Infantry Regiment, buried at Calgary Union cemetery)
– Edith Irene Beryl Yeo (1900–1973, married Cedric Claude Inkster at Wimbledon in 1925)
– Mildred Vera Yeo (1912–1974, did not marry).

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1. The 1841 census for Bishop’s Tawton records Henry as a farmer, with his wife Elizabeth and their four oldest children.
2. The 1851 census for Swimbridge records Henry and Elizabeth at West Moor, where 47-year-old Henry is farming 70 acres. Elizabeth is 52; her 86-year-old widowed father William Vicary and their unmarried children Thomas (age 18), Samuel (16), Elizabeth (14), William (12) and Ann (8) are living with them.
3. The 1861 census also records Henry and Elizabeth at Swimbridge, with lodger George Chowen the only other person in the household.
4. The 1891 census for Westminster records Henry and Sarah at 95 Vauxhall Bridge Road. Henry is working as a solicitor’s clerk and his sister Alice Yeo is living with them.
5. By 1901 they have moved across the river to 20 Quarry Road, Wandsworth. Alice is not listed, but they have three children: Everard L. Yeo (age 8), Arthur H. Yeo (6) and Edith I.B. Yeo (1). They also have a lodger, 18-year-old shorthand writer Elaine Boulter.
6. By 1911 they have moved to 12 The Crescent, Wimbledon Park; all four of their children are recorded with them.