Hugh Yeo of Fairlinch, Braunton

Hugh Yeo was born about 1477, the youngest of four sons of John Yeo and Johane Asshe of Braunton Gorges. He married Alice Pyke and died in 1548; his will was proved at Exeter the following year. Hugh and Alice had five children, including:
– William Yeo of Fairlinch (see below).

Hugh Yeo held land at Braunton and East Down. In 1529–1532 he was involved, with his wife Alice and Thomas and Alice Deane, in a dispute with John Ford over land in Braunton (part of the manor of Buckland Chaylow) formerly held by his wife’s grandfather John Asshe. He also held land at Northam, assigned to him by his brother Lewis in 1523, and brought a legal case against Lewis over land in the manor of Braunton Gorges.

Hugh Yeo was MP for Barnstaple in 1529, a Justice of the Peace in 1535 and steward of Sir John Basset.

William Yeo of Fairlinch (c1518–1562, son of Hugh Yeo and Alice Pyke) married Andria Stucley. They had thirteen children, including:
– Philip Yeo (1551–1609, nine children)
– Urith Yeo (baptised 1553 [note 1])
– William Yeo (1555–1602, see William Yeo and Margaret Smyth).

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1. Urith lived until 1610. She baptised an illegitimate daughter Elizabeth Yeo at Braunton in 1589).