Philip Yeo was one of five sons of Kilkhampton cordwainer James Yeo, who was descended from one of the Stratton Yeo lines. He married Elizabeth Hallett at Launcells in 1797 and had three sons:
– John Yeo remained in Kilkhampton and followed his grandfather’s trade: the 1851 census records him as a boot maker.
– Thomas Yeo appears not to have married, and little is known about him.
– Philip Yeo became a tailor and had eleven children with his wife Susan Channons. Most of these children were born in Plymouth, and include John Channons Yeo (1837–1892) who worked variously as a fish dealer, carpenter and porter.
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