John Yeo was a son of John Yeo and Margery Stacey and a great grandson of Thomas Yeo and Mary Davis.
He was born at Tawstock in 1824, farmed nearby at Harroctt, and died there in 1877. He married Elizabeth Brace at Tawstock in 1851. They had fourteen children and have been studied by Sheila’s correspondent Kaye Kelly; these children included:
– Henry Yeo (1853)
– George Yeo (1853)
– John Yeo (see John Yeo and Emma Selwood)
– Mary Ann Yeo (1853–1891, married John Pearce and had six children including Thomas John Yeo Pearce, see below)
– Thomas Yeo (born 1853)
– Elizabeth Yeo (born 1853).
Thomas John Yeo Pearce, son of John Pearce and Mary Ann Yeo, was born at Yarnscombe on 30 April 1884 and married Martha Kent in 1906. The 1911 census records them living in Yarnscombe, where Thomas is a labourer for a mason; with them is their daughter Elizabeth. The 1939 Register records them farming at Roodge, a short distance north of Yarnscombe; they had since had further children Florence and John Henry.
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