There appears to be no record for the marriage of William Yeo (baptised at North Tamerton in 1722) and Bridget Rundle (baptised at Poughill near Bude in 1725), but they baptised at least seven sons in Stratton between 1754 and 1769. Of these sons:
– William Yeo married Catherine Sleeman at Marhamchurch in 1784
– Philip Yeo married Hannah Martin at Lifton in 1785 and settled in Tavistock
– Peter Yeo married Elizabeth Warne at Tavistock in 1789
– James Rundle Yeo married Elizabeth Branch at Bridgerule in 1821
– Simon Yeo married Agnes Prout at St Mary Magdalene, Launceston in 1774.
In the next generation, William and Catherine baptised eight children at Marhamchurch between 1785 and 1799. Four of their children married, and there were children from each of these marriages:
– James Yeo married Alice May Hambley at Padstow in 1811 and settled there
– Richard Yeo married Elizabeth Brook Ellis at Bideford in 1836 and became harbourmaster there (see Richard Yeo – absent father)
– Catherine Yeo married William Martin at Stratton in 1837
– Bridget Yeo married Thomas Johns at Stratton in 1818.
Are William and Bridget’s baptisms correctly identified and why are there no records of daughters? How did their sons come to marry and settle at widely differing locations? Why is there no record of any of the members of the family emigrating?
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