Roger Yeo – insolvency and theft

Two announcements from the London Gazette tell us something of the life of an unidentified Roger Yeo of Swimbridge.

1 March 1831
Petitions of insolvent debtors to be heard at the Court House in Exeter, Devon on the 22nd March 1831: by Roger Yeo late of Swimbridge, Devonshire, salmon dealer, my wife late schoolmistress of the Central School at Tavistock, Devonshire.

27 May 1836
Roger Yeo of Swymbridge in the county of Devon, schoolmaster, on the 6th day of May instant, between the hours of one and two in the afternoon of the same day, was stopped [on] the public highway between Barnstaple and Southmolton [by two men, who took from him] a pocket book containing bank notes of the value of £283.

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Transcriptions from The London Gazette: Devon extracts 1665–1850, second edition, ed. Marjorie F. Snetzler, Devon Family History Society, 1997.