South Africa

Despite the many family connections between England and South Africa, there have been relatively few Yeos. We know of these events:

George Henry Yeo was born in Cape Province in 1852

John Harris and Katharina Yeo married at Pearston in the eastern part of Cape Province in 1877

Frederick John Yeo and Christina Martha Schello married by licence at a civil ceremony in Port Elizabeth in 1886 [note 1]

Sidney Philip Yeo died in South Africa in 1895

Arthur Frederick Thomas and Francis Louisa Yeo married in King William’s Town in the eastern part of Cape Province in 1903 [note 2]

William Henry Yeo and Rose Annie Newman emigrated to South Africa

Frederick Henry Yeo and Margery Edith Johnson married in the Doornfontein district of Johannesburg in 1920

Arthur James Yeo emigrated to South Africa, as did his brother Percival Walter Yeo, who married Evelyn Constance Kirkwood in Johannesburg in 1921

William Brand, a railway clerk, married Joan Yeo at St George’s Cathedral in in Cape Town in 1923

William Francis Yeo and Mollie Taylor married in South Africa about 1930

John Henry Yeo and Olive Maude Beater married in Pietermaritzburg in 1940

Gordon Charles Yeo and Lois Eleanora Bishop married at Durban in 1942

Arthur James Yeo died in South Africa in 1949

Anthony Justin Tennant Tweedie and Dorothea Margaret Yeo married in Durban in 1963

Leslie Aubrey Yeo died in South Africa in 1971

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1. The bride was sixteen and married with her father’s consent.
2. The bride was a widow; her original surname is not recorded.