Richard Piper Yeo was baptised at St Andrew, Plymouth on 8 February 1813. His father Richard Yeo is shown in the baptism record as a merchant’s clerk and his mother is recorded as Mary.
Richard Piper Yeo’s wife Harriet was from the Isle of Wight but there appears to be no record of their marriage – perhaps it was a nonconformist ceremony? The 1851 census records them in Lewes, Sussex.
Richard trained as an artist and specialised in miniature portraits, but later became a photographer, with premises at 89 Union Street, Devonport. He lived until 1899.
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