William Yeo and Sarah Heathman

According to research by Humphrey Toms and Reg Walter, William Yeo, the second son of John Yeo and Rebecca Rolle of Hatherleigh, married Sarah Heathman at West Buckland in 1637. They had five children:
– John Yeo (c1638–1685, married Mary Ley, three children, no known grandchildren)
– William Yeo (c1639–1689, married Frances Cliffe and baptised eight children at Merton including Robert Yeo and William Yeo, see below)
– Thomas Yeo (baptised c1645, rector of Swimbridge, Chittlehampton and Morthoe, seven children, no known grandchildren).

After Sarah’s death, William married Elizabeth Griffin with whom he had two sons:
– Samuel Yeo (1674–1726, married Susanna Laney and baptised two children at Swimbridge including John Yeo, baptised 1703)
– Leonard Yeo (baptised 1679, married Ann Berry and Rebecca Main, one daughter, no known grandchildren).
William was buried at Merton in 1687.

Robert Yeo (1667–1733), son of William Yeo and Frances Cliffe, married Margaret Brown and baptised eight children at Merton:
– Susanna Yeo (baptised 1687)
– William Yeo (see below)
– Robert Yeo (see below)
– Francis Yeo (baptised 1695, died as an infant)
– John Yeo (1697–1721, married Mary Short at Shebbear in 1720, no recorded children)
– Francis Yeo (1700–1773, married Lucy Young in London in 1737, two children including John Yeo, baptised at Aylesbury in 1738)
– Roger Yeo (baptised 1703)
– Thomas Yeo (baptised 1709).

William Yeo (baptised 1671), son of William Yeo and Frances Cliffe, married Charity Smyth and had one son:
– William Yeo (1700–1765).

William Yeo (1691–1770, son of Robert Yeo and Margaret Brown) appears not to have left Merton. He married Mary Dunford there in 1729 and they baptised four children there:
– Margaret Yeo (baptised 1731, married Thomas Willcocks)
– Robert Yeo (see below)
– Francis Yeo (1736–1812)
– Mary Yeo (baptised 1738, married John Diment).

Robert Yeo (1692–1772, son of Robert Yeo and Margaret Brown) moved to South Tawton. He married Johan Arscott there in 1718 and they baptised their six children there:
– Mary Yeo (baptised 1719)
– Elizabeth Yeo (1720–1736)
– William Yeo (baptised 1723, married Mary Piller, no recorded children)
– Mary Yeo (baptised 1726)
– Robert Yeo (baptised 1728, died as a child)
– Robert Yeo (see below).

Robert Yeo (1732–1798, son of Robert Yeo and Johan Arscott), remained in South Tawton, marrying Jane Hurchill there in 1754 and baptising six children there:
– Robert Yeo (baptised 1755, died as an infant)
– Joan Yeo (baptised 1756, marred William Piller)
– Robert Yeo (see Robert Yeo and Susanna Webber)
– William Yeo (baptised 1759)
– Joseph Yeo (see below)
– Richard Yeo (see under William Towell and Elizabeth Yeo).

Robert Yeo (1734–1808, son of William Yeo and Mary Dunford) married Susanna Down at Merton in 1765. They had seven children:
– Mary Yeo (baptised 1765)
– Margaret Yeo (1767–1783)
– Elizabeth Yeo (baptised 1769, died as a child)
– Robert Yeo (see below)
– William Yeo (baptised 1780) did William marry Grace Marden at Ideford in 1806?
– Francis Yeo (baptised 1782, married Mary Piper, three children)
– Richard Yeo (baptised 1786, married Susanna Pilliphant, eleven children).

Joseph Yeo (1761–1818, son of Robert Yeo and Jane Hurchill) married Ann Mallet at South Tawton in 1786; their four children were baptised there:
– Robert Yeo (see below)
– James Yeo (see below)
– Joseph Yeo (1802–1834, married Elizabeth Finch, two daughters)
– Ann Yeo (baptised 1807).

Robert Yeo (1787–1828, son of Joseph Yeo and Ann Mallet), married Sarah Harvey at South Tawton in 1811 and baptised eight children there:
– William Yeo (baptised 1811)
– Mary Yeo (baptised 1814)
– John Yeo (baptised 1820)
– Sarah Yeo (baptised 1822, died as an infant)
– Robert Yeo (baptised 1823, married Adelaide Davies, no recorded children)
– Joseph Yeo (see Joseph Yeo and Ann Gillard)
– James Yeo (see below)
– Richard Yeo (see Richard Yeo and Mary Ann Cann).

Robert Yeo (1779–1848, son of Robert Yeo and Susanna Down) married Agnes Bews at Merton in 1817. They baptised eight children there before emigrating to Ontario:
– Mary Anne Yeo (baptised 1815, died as an infant)
– Robert Yeo (1820–1910, married Elizabeth Risdon, emigrated to Ontario, fourteen children)
– Susanna Yeo (1822–1910, married John Diment, died in Ontario)
– Jane Yeo (1824–1849, illegitimate son John Yeo born 1847)
– Rebecca Yeo (baptised 1827, died as an infant)
– Rebecca Yeo (1828–1916, emigrated to Ontario, married James Hooper)
– William Yeo (1831–1919, emigrated to Ontario, married Jane Risdon, six children)
– George Yeo (see below).

James Yeo (1794–1859, son of Joseph Yeo and Ann Mallet) married Ann Counter at South Tawton and baptised four children there:
– James Peirce Yeo (1826–1901, married Jane Parker, three children)
– Ann Counter Yeo (baptised 1829)
– William Counter Yeo (baptised 1832, died as an infant)
– George Josse Yeo (see George Josse Yeo and Alice Brinton) [note 1].

James Yeo (baptised 1828 at South Tawton, son of Robert Yeo and Sarah Harvey) married Mary Ann Gillard at South Tawton in 1851. They had eight children, including:
– George Yeo (see below).

George Yeo (baptised in 1834 at Merton, son of Robert Yeo and Agnes Bews) emigrated to Ontario, where he married Charlotte Atfield in 1870. They had five children:
– Alice Yeo (1871–1943, married John Morrison)
– Sarah Ann Yeo (1873–1918, married William Joseph Schumaker)
– Charlotte Emily Yeo (born 1875)
– Emma Yeo (1878–1949)
– George Robert Yeo (see below).

George Yeo (1856–1908, son of James Yeo and Mary Ann Gillard) married Josephia Webber at East Stonehouse in 1878, They had three children in Plymouth:
– Frederick George Yeo (see below)
– Edith Josephia Yeo (1881–1965, married William Miller)
– Elizabeth Lavinia Yeo (1883–1958, married Sidney George Hall)
before moving in the early 1880s to London, where their second son was born:
– Charles Alfred James Yeo (see below).

Frederick George Yeo (1879–1952, son of George Yeo and Josephia Webber) was born in Plymouth. He moved to London with his parents, where he married Matilda Blanche Glasscock in 1904. They had at least three children [note 2]:
– Elizabeth Blanche Maynard Yeo (born 1905, married William Charles Harling)
– George Frederick Yeo (1907–1962, married Gladys Violet Westaway, four children)
– Constance May Yeo (born 1911, married William Albert Drew)
– Dorothy Lilian Yeo (1916–1997).

George Robert Yeo (1882–1955, son of George Yeo and Charlotte Atfield) moved to Michigan, where he married Elizabeth Schneider in 1908. They had four children:
– Louis George Yeo (1909–1961, married Elizabeth Clifford)
– Frances Marie Yeo (1911–1995, married Alfred Lozon)
– Bertha Mae Yeo (1915–1996, married Wilbur Leddy)
– Robert John Yeo (1921–1986, married Margaret Decator, two children).

Charles Alfred James Yeo (1885–1953, son of George Yeo and Josephia Webber) [note 3] married Agnes Maria Pond [note 4] in 1909. They had two sons:
– Sydney George Yeo (see Sydney George Yeo and Elsie Elizabeth Long)
– Frederick Charles Yeo (see Frederick Charles Yeo).

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1. Baptism record not found.
2. Did Frederick and Matilda also have a son William, perhaps born before their marriage?
3. Charles was a publican: landlord of The Black Horse in Abbey Street, Barking from 1907 to 1926 and landlord of The Hare in Cambridge Road, Bethnal Green from 1928 to 1949.
4. Recorded as Dolly Yeo in the 1911 census.