Sheila looked into this couple for a correspondent in 2003, but appears to have made little progress. They married at Stratton on 14 July 1859 and might be the Richard and Elizabeth who had these four children:
– Mary Jane Yeo (born 1860)
– Emily Yeo (born 1863)
– Sarah Ann Yeo (born 1865)
– Thomas Yeo (born 1868)
The 1881 census for Stratton records the family living in Maiden Street, with Richard’s occupation as a postman and shoemaker. Three of their children are with them; Emily appears to have died as an infant.
Richard and Elizabeth apparently featured on a pedigree drawn up by Frederick George Congdon, who emigrated to Australia in the late 19th century. Frederick’s mother’s surname was Penfound and seems to have been related to Elizabeth. There might also be a connection to the Saunders family, who were shoemakers in Stratton.
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