John Yeo and Rebecca Rolle – a marriage that joined two Yeo lines

John Yeo (baptised at Hatherleigh in 1572) and Rebecca Rolle were related. Their descendants – in Hatherleigh, Merton, South Tawton, Virginia and Prince Edward Island – therefore have dual Yeo lines of descent.

Rebecca’s mother Margaret Rolle née Yeo was John’s third cousin: John and Margaret were great grandchildren of brothers Robert Yeo (married Alice Walrond) and Nicholas Yeo (married Jane Loveis and Joane Lybbe) – see John Yeo and Alice Jeue.

John and Rebecca married at Hatherleigh in 1598. They had eleven children:
– John Yeo (1600–1662, married Ann Harding, four children)
– Jacquet Yeo (baptised in 1602 at Hatherleigh, married Thomas Finney)
– William Yeo (see William Yeo and Sarah Heathman)
– Leonard Yeo (1610–1670, emigrated to America)
– Samuel Yeo (c1612–c1687, married Lavinia Furse, one daughter)
– Margaret Yeo (1614–1643, did not marry)
– Bartholomew Yeo (1617–1693)
– Robert Yeo (1617–1617)
– Susan Yeo (1619–1638)
– Hugh Yeo (baptised in 1622 at Hatherleigh)
– Frances Yeo (1622–1623).

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