Lawrence Yeo (1840–1908, a great grandson of James Yeo and Elizabeth Vincent, was born at Kilkhampton in 1840. He emigrated to Prince Edward Island as a child with his parents Thomas Yeo and Elizabeth Hockridge, and on 5 March 1863 married Margaret Jane Harkness there [note 1].
The 1891 census for the township of Prince records Lawrence and Margaret with six children but some of the information appears to be inaccurate. Herbert, Emily, Susan and Ada are recorded as having born in England, but there are no matching birth registrations in English records.
Lawrence and Margaret had twelve children:
– William Thomas Yeo (see William Thomas Yeo and Katherine Maude Arbing)
– Laura Isabella Yeo (1864–1881)
– Catherine Louisa Yeo (1865–1959, twin sister of Laura Isabella, married William Henry Nisbet)
– Margaret Jane Yeo (1868–1941, married Silas Lewis)
– Herbert Yeo (1871–1947, married Nettie Jane Nisbet, seven children including Lawrence Percy Yeo, 1899–1986)
– Elizabeth Yeo (1872–1906, married James Murray)
– Cornelius James Yeo (1874–1881)
– Daniel Yeo (1876–1880)
– Minnie Mae Yeo (1878–1880)
– Emily Yeo (1880–1967, married Hartley Lewis)
– Susan Jane Yeo (1885–1964, married George Edward Bush)
– Ada Maude Yeo (1885–1968, married William Mariner in Maine in 1906).
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1. Recorded by some researchers as Catherine Harkness.