Joseph Yeo and Jane Giffard

Joseph Yeo, son of Humphrey Yeo and Agnes Wheeler, was baptised at Shebbear in 1607. He married Jane Giffard at Shebbear in 1641 and lived until 1689.

Joseph and Jane had seven children, including:
– Humphrey Yeo (baptised 1635; for his grandson Thomas Yeo see Thomas Yeo and Jane Courtis)
– William Yeo (baptised 1640, married Mary Smale, died 1685)
– Mary Yeo (baptised 1646)
– John Yeo (see below).

John Yeo (baptised at Shebbear in 1651, son of Joseph Yeo and Jane Giffard) emigrated to Maryland and was the first Anglican clergyman to settle there. He married Semelia Garretson née Bedell, widow of Ruthan Garrettson, and had one son:
– John Yeo (1675–1733), married Ann Jarman, great grandson Levi Yeo.

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