Henry Yeo and Martha Byrne

An exchange with a regular correspondent has led to examination of the marriage of Henry Yeo and Martha Byrne in Dublin in 1807. They married at the parish church of St Paul on 20 June, by licence. The details of Henry’s birth and parents are not known, but there is speculation that he was from a Devon family. It is not known why he moved to Ireland.

Henry and Martha had at least four children, including a son Henry Yeo who married Jane Anne Ferns in Ireland in 1840. After Jane’s death, Henry married Mary Frances Read at the parish church in Weston, Somerset (a village a short distance west of Bath) in 1878. This marriage was conducted by licence on 5 March; Henry is described as a widower of Howth, Ireland and his occupation as a clerk of the Dublin Court of Exchequer (‘Barrister at Law’ having previously been entered but crossed through). His father is recorded as ‘Henry Yeo Esq.’ and Mary is from Weston – her father John Nixon Read is a Captain in the Army.

Descendants from this family include Edmond Gore Yeo, who was born in Dublin and emigrated to Australia.

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See also Irish records.