William Yeo, a great grandson of Daniel Yeo and Barbara Easton of Lyneham, Wiltshire, was baptised in the parish of Wootton Bassett in 1775. He moved to Essex and married Addeliza Gallifant in 1805. She had been baptised at the parish church of St Andrew, Halstead in 1784.
William and Adalizah baptised nine children at Plaistow between 1810 and 1825, including:
– Shadrach Yeo (1813–1852)
– Henry Yeo (1817–1880, married Susanna Parker, five children)
– Charles Yeo (1823–1870), married Elizabeth Bateman Sheriff, four children).
The 1851 census for Plaistow records William and Adalizah living with five adult children. William is 75 and his occupation is given as ‘marshman’. He died at Plaistow in 1856 and Adalizah survived him by nine years.
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