Sir James Lucas Yeo

James Lucas Yeo, born in Southampton in 1782 and knighted in 1810, had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy that has been extensively documented. He was buried at Portsmouth in 1818.

Several researchers have tried to place him in one of the known Yeo lines, but have managed to identify only his parents, James Yeo and Sophia Davis, who married in 1778. James Lucas Yeo was their only child, but there were four children from his father’s second marriage – to Mary Gordon in 1785.

Perhaps James Lucas Yeo’s family line is overseas? His father was a victualler in Mallorca and his stepmother died in Boulogne. If you can add to the information shown or have a family connection, please use the Contact Us page to send us a message.