John Yeo and Catherine Lee

The 1911 census for Stokeinteignhead records the family of John and Katherine [sic] Yeo. They are living there with seven children, the youngest of whom whom is 11-month-old Edward Yeo. John is a gardener and the couple have been married for twenty years.

This census information matches two other records:
– The marriage of John Yeo and Catherine Lee at Christow in 1891
– The birth of their son Edward George Yeo at Stokeinteignhead in 1910.

Edward’s line appears straightforward: he went on to marry Emily Ann Stoyle at the parish church at Tormoham in 1931. The parish register shows Edward as bachelor and lorry driver, and records the bride – who might also have been known as Annie – as a spinster. They had one son: John Frederick Yeo, born in 1934.

However, the line back from John and Catherine is not easy to piece together. John might have been a son of John Yeo and Elizabeth Watkins Blatchford, who married at Moretonhampstead in 1870.

This marriage and the rest of this line of descent require further investigation. If you can help, or are related to the family, please use the Contact Us page to send us a message.


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