Nicholas Yeo (c1522–1615, son of John Yeo of Stratton and brother of Richard Yeo of Hartland) married Agnes South in the Exeter parish of St Mary Major in 1580. They baptised five children at St Mary Major:
– William Yeo (see below)
– Thomas Yeo (baptised 1585) [note 1]
– John Yeo (baptised 1589)
– Susanna Yeo (baptised 1588, married Philip Pyne at St John, Exeter in 1712)
– Nicholas Yeo (baptised 1591) [note 2]
before Agnes died in 1589. Nicholas had a further five children [note 3] with his second wife Jane, who survived him:
– Lawrence Yeo (baptised 1592)
– Pascow Yeo (a son, baptised 1593)
– Bridget Yeo (baptised 1594, married Richard Dads)
– Elinor Yeo (born c1595)
– Elizabeth Yeo (baptised 1597, married James King).
William Yeo (1584–c1635, son of Nicholas Yeo and Agnes South) married Elizabeth Hamline in the Exeter parish of St John in 1611 [note 4]. Their five children were baptised in the Exeter parish of St Mary Major:
– Thomas Yeo (see below)
– William Yeo (baptised 1612, died as an infant)
– Nicholas Yeo (baptised 1613, died as an infant)
– Annis Yeo (baptised 1615, died as an infant)
– William Yeo (baptised 1621).
Thomas Yeo (c1611–1659, son of William Yeo and Elizabeth Hamline) married Eleanor More at Christow in 1634 [note 6]. They had four children [note 7]:
– Thomas Yeo (baptised 1640, married Alice Pittman at Dunchideock in 1664)
– Mary Yeo (baptised 1637 at Exminster, married John Treglos in 1657)
– Ellen Yeo (baptised 1639 at Exminster)
– Elizabeth Yeo (baptised 1642 at Shillingford St George) [note 8].
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1. Possibly the father of the Humphrey Yeo who married Eliza Bristow in the Exeter parish of St David in 1634.
2. Nicholas might have married Catheryne Rolstone at Christow in 1619. He baptised six children at St Mary Major between 1626 and 1634 and might be the Nicholas Yeo who paid poll tax in the Exeter parish of St David in 1660.
3. Baptisms recorded at St Mary Major, except for Elinor whose baptism record has not been found – she is mentioned in the will of her half brother William Yeo.
4. William was a cordwainer and was made a freeman of the city of Exeter in 1612. His will mentions his son William.
5. Baptisms recorded at St Mary Major, except for Thomas.
6. Thomas might later have married Susanna Pitt at Christow in 1655.
7. Thomas, Elizabeth and Mary are mentioned in their father’s will, proved 1660 by his widow Eleanor Yeo (referred to as Ellen in the will). There might have been another daughter Jane Yeo. The will refers to Elizabeth’s daughter, but does not name her.
8. Elizabeth might have married William Ware in the Exeter parish of St Mary Major in 1665.