Henry Gaydon and Grace Yeo

Can anyone help Beverley?

I am a descendant of Grace Yeo and Henry Gaydon.  Grace, born in 1799,  was the 5th child of James Yeo and Elizabeth Chapple of Swimbridge. I read Robyn Dallywater’s letter on The Yeo Family of Swimbridge and the links to the Yeo families in Australia & Canada.

She and I have conversed by email as she lives in New South Wales and I live in Victoria.  We are descended from different sons of Grace and Henry.  I am descended from Alexander Gaydon who also migrated to Australia and who settled in Queensland.

I came across an old photo which I have attached and have been wondering if it could possibly be a photo of Grace (Yeo) and Henry Gaydon as it was taken in Barnstaple.

 As I live in Australia, I do not know how I might go about finding out if this is the case.  Please could you give me any help as to who I might contact in regard to this.

 Thank you., Regards, Bev Hooper (nee Gaydon)

Is this Henry Gaydon & Grace Yeo ?
Photograph taken in Barnstaple


Grace Yeo?
Roger Yeo
Older Roger Yeo


Henry Gaydon was born 1800 in Swimbridge, Devon and married Grace Yeo 23 Aug 1820 in Swimbridge, Devon, daughter of James Yeo and Elizabeth Chapple. Grace was born 1799 in Swimbridge, Devon and was the sister of Roger Yeo.

Children of Henry Gaydon and Grace Yeo are:

  • i. John Gaydon, born 1821 in Swimbridge, Devon.
  • ii. William Gaydon, born 1826 in Swimbridge, Devon.
  • iiii. Elizabeth Gaydon, born 1827 in Swimbridge, Devon.
  • iv. James Gaydon, born 1829 in Swimbridge, Devon.
  • v. Mary Gaydon, born 1831 in Swimbridge, Devon.
  • vi. Ellen Gaydon, born 1835 in Swimbridge, Devon.
  • vii. Alexander Gaydon, born 1838 in Swimbridge, Devon. Emigrated to Australia
  • viii. Lucy Gaydon, born 1840 in Swimbridge, Devon.


If anyone can help identify this photograph, can you please e-mail me and I will forward this to Bev.

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