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  Descendants of John Yeo & Jane Yeo Philpot of Swimbridge

Marriage of James Yeo, (grandson of John Yeo & Jane Yeo Philpot) & Ann Russell)

Generation No. 1
    1.  John Yeo  was born 15 March 1772 in Swymbridge, Devon, and died in Yarnacott, Swimbridge, Devonshire, England.  He married Jane Yeo Philpot 4 October 1803 in Swimbridge, Devonshire, England, daughter of Henry Philpot and Joan Yeo.  She was born 5 October 1782.in West Buckland, the daughter of Henry Philpot and Joan Yeo

1841 Census  Hunts Swymbridge

Jane Yeo H 55  Farmer
Henry Yeo  20
Ann Yeo  15
William Yeo  10
William Yeo  8
Samuel Yeo  60
Ann Berry 2
William Chapple 50  Carpenter

     Children of John Yeo and Jane Philpot are:

John Yeo, born 16 April 1804 in Swimbridge,  died 1836 in Swimbridge, Devon married Alice Stribling

Elizabeth Yeo, born 19 March 1812 in Yarnacott, Swimbridge,; died 11 November 1879 in Dubbo, NSW,, Austr., married James Yeo

William Yeo, born 27 March 1815 in Swymbridge.

Henry Yeo, born 6 June 1819; died in Williamsport, Ontario married Jennie Arthur

Ann Yeo, born 17 July 1825.

Jane Yeo

 Generation No. 2

    2.  John Yeo (John15, William14, John13, Bartholemew12, Roger11, Bartholomew10, Roger9, John8, Thomas7, Edmond6, William5, John4, Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born 16 April 1804 in Swimbridge, Devonshire, England, and died 1836 in Swimbridge, Devon.  He married Alice Stribling 27 December 1824 in Swimbridge, Devonshire, England.  She was born 1803 in Swimbridge, Devon, and died 1879 in Swimbridge, Devon.

  Children of John Yeo and Alice Stribling are:

·          William  Yeo, born 8 May 1825 in Swymbridge.
·          John Yeo, born 29 April 1827 in Swimbridge; died 1846.
·          Mary Ann Yeo, born 3 October 1830 in Swimbridge.
·          Henry Yeo, born 10 March 1833 in Swimbridge.  He married Eliza Gough 22 May 1856 in Swymbridge.
·  James Yeo, born 8 August 1835 in Swimbridge, Devonshire, England; died 17 July 1907 in Cobbora, NSW, Australia married Ann Russell

 3.        Elizabeth Yeo  was born 19 March 1812 in Yarnacott, Swimbridge, Devonshire, England, and died 11 November 1879 in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.  She married James Yeo 24 February 1838 in Swimbridge, Devonshire, England, son of James Yeo and Elizabeth Shapland.  He was born 26 October 1816 in Bydown, Swimbridge, Devonshire, England, and died 1883 in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.                                          (View:- James Yeo & Elizabeth Shapland page)

  5.  Henry Yeo (John15, William14, John13, Bartholemew12, Roger11, Bartholomew10, Roger9, John8, Thomas7, Edmond6, William5, John4, Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born 6 June 1819, and died in Williamsport, Ontario.  He married Elizabeth (Jennie) Aurther.  She died 8 October 1890.................... .............................................................................(.View:- Henry Yeo & Elizabeth (Jennie) Aurther page)

  Generation No. 3

  James17 Yeo (John16, John15, William14, John13, Bartholemew12, Roger11, Bartholomew10, Roger9, John8, Thomas7, Edmond6, William5, John4, Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born 8 August 1835 in Swimbridge, Devonshire, England, and died 17 July 1907 in Cobbora, New South Wales, Australia.  He married Ann Russell 28 July 1856 in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.  She was born 10 August 1835 in Burwash, Sussex, and died 29 August 1913 in Cobbora,NSW, Australia.

  Notes for James Yeo: by Ann Guglar

 

James Yeo travelled to NSW with his Cousin George Shapland Yeo, and their uncle and aunt, James and Elizabeth Yeo (formerly Yeo) and family.They arrived in Melbourne on the 'James Baines' on 12 February,  1855. From the  James Baines they transferred to the ' Hellespont' on 17 February1855 which sailed directly to Newcastle. James was known as a uiet man and a gentleman, Samuel Yeo, his youngest son, said of his father, "He was a most unassuming man, honest and truthful, never used bad language and was respected by all persons he came into contact with. Like his cousin, George, James was an excellent rider, who loved and understood horses. James was a carter and often away six months, he became the owner of a bullock team and drove from West Maitland to Coonable. There were no made roads and no bridges. James Yeo made sure that all his sons owned /inherited properties.The girls were expected to marry well.  Two girls married teachers and one Mary Elizabeth married Charles Nott, a farmer. James Yeo's will left property to the male line only.  Samuel the youngest son inherited the original family property now called "Yeoville ".   "Yeoville" was inherited by Eddie and Sam's only surviving son, "Bill" and now belongs to "Bill" and Irene's only son, Warren Yeo. This piece was written by James's youngest son Sam for part of a Newspaper article called

"Some Local Yeo History"

"There were no main roads in those days, and how they crossed rivers, even the Castleragh and many creeks and also high hills - no bridges those days - one cannot imagine; and there were no fenced properties, if any, very few.  The bullocks were turned out at night,and had to be found next morning, also if any of the team died, it had to be relaced by another, often by a wild beast.Weather conditions too were not always favourable and often the teamsters had to wait for a week, or longer for the rivers to become crossable and even constant rain on the black soil retarded their progress.  After a few years, despite all the drawbacks, he became the owner of a horse team - just pause and think how was it possible in those hard days to save enough cash to make the change over.  Horses were certainly cheap in those bygone days, but the money earned by carting was also cheap.  James often mentioned when he was married, they only possessed in cash five shillings......"

This is a transcript of James Yeo's will:

"This is the last will and testament of me, James Yeo of Bolara in the county of New South Wales, farmer and Grazier.I appoint my three sons, George Yeo, James Yeo and Alfred Yeo to be the trustees and Executors of this my will and I direct payment by them of all my just debts and funeral expenses. I give and bequeath the whole of my real and personal estate an effects whatsoever and where soever situate unto my said trustees and  executors Administrators and Assigned upon the trusts following that is to say upon trust to permit and suffer my wife to carry on all my station and other properties and to sell each year all wool shorn from the sheep, and all crops grown on the lands and receive the proceeds thereof for her own use and benefit and also with the full power to my said wife to sell from time to time any portion of the livestock or personal property forming part of my estate (but not any real property) which my said executors and trustees shall by writing under their hands authorise her to sell from time to time and to receive the proceeds thereof for her own use and benefit. And from and after the death of my said wife upon trust to divide the whole of my said real and personal property estate and effects between and amongst my five following sons namely Henry Yeo, George Yeo, Frederick William Yeo and Samuel Yeo or such of them as have attained or shall attain the age of 21years, in equal shares and proportions absolutely their heirs executors and administrators and assigns. But upon the express condition that each of my said sons before he can take any share or interest under this will must bring all landed property of every kind which he owns at the time of his mother's death and must transfer the same to my trustees and executors for division as aforesaid. And if any son or sons shall not do so within the time aforesaid then such son or sons shall forfeit and lose all share and interest under this m y will and my estate shall then be divided amongst the others of my said sons in equal shares. I charge all my property with the payment by my said sons of the following amounts to their sisters within one month after my said sons obtain possession of the property aforesaid, namely to Thirza Beatrice Matchett, one hundred pounds, To Eliza Ann Arkins, fifth pounds and to Mary Alice Nott fifty pounds provided  that if in my lifetime I give the said amounts or any part thereof to any of my said three daughters, such gifts shall be a satisfaction either in full or protants as the case may be of the charges in their favour hereinbefore given

Witness my hand  at Mudgee this 21st day of August A.D. 1900.

Signed by the said Testate James Yeo as and for his last will and testament inthe presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his(signature) James Yeo, presence and in the presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as  witnesses. Charles D Mears   C.B. Heath Mudgee.

  Son Samuel said of his Father He was a most unassuming man, honest and truthful and never used bad language and was respected by all persons he came into contact with.  Father I am told, although of good disposition could look after himself and very few would provoke him a second time.."  Like his cousin, George, James Yeo was an excellent rider, who loved and understood his horses. It is not known whether James belonged to the Masonic Lodge or was a member of the agricultural Committee.  His son Samuel did continue in the Yeo Tradition of involvement in the Community affairs.Sam, in "Some Local Yeo History" talks of his mother as being very truthful, and kindhearted.  She was devoted to her church - The Church of England and walked seven miles to be confirmed - that is, a distance of fourteen miles.

Children of James Yeo and Ann Russell are:

  • John Yeo, born 15 March 1857 in Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia; died 7 May in Dunedoo, New South Wales
    Australia.  He married Margaret Elizabeth Johnston 30 June 1887 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia; born 1866 in Dunedoo, NSW, Australia; died 9 October 1938 in Dunedoo, NSW, Australia.
  • Mary Alice Yeo, born 6 September 1858 in Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia; died 8 August 1934 in Cobbora, NSW,Australia.  She married Charles Nott 19 January 1878 in Guigong, NSW, Australia.
  • David Yeo, born 27 May 1860 in Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia; died 8 November 1937 in Mendooran, New South Wales, Australia.  He married Agnes Mary Mason 16 February 1887 in Mendooran, New South Wales, Australia; born 16 July 1866 in NSW; died 22 December 1938 in NSW. Dave, despite the fact he had one hip badly hurt when a boy, could off his good leg, jump six feet and win many long distance races
  • James Yeo, born 18 June 1862 in Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia; died 12 January 1958 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia.  He married (1) Annie Mason 8 January 1884 in Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia; born 1865; died 6 April 1901 in NSW.  He married (2) Mary Elizabeth Chapman 5 March 1904 in Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Emma Yeo, born 30 November 1863 in Knockfin, Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia; died 1864 in Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Henry Yeo, born 1865 in Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia; died 23 July 1956 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia.  He married Harriett Matilda Nott 1896 in Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia; born 1875 in NSW; died 20 January 1962 in NSW.
  • George Yeo, born 2 December 1867 in Knockfin, Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia.  He married Florence Mason 1901 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia; born 1880; died 16 April 1952 in NSW. George was a good bowler and batsman, and the best of us I think, straight from the shoulder (standing) the best rifle shot. He would ride his push bike to Mudgee, from Merrygoen for rifle shooting.
  • Elizabeth Ann Yeo, born 11 February 1871 in Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia; died 1961 in Orange, New South Wales, Australia.  She married Daniel Arkins.
  • Alfred Yeo, born 1 April 1873 in Manhope, New South Wales, Australia; died 2 June 1951 in Mendooran, New South Wales, Australia.  He married Sarah Mason 5 July 1894 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia. Alfred was an outstanding cricketer, rifle shot, and not too bad a tennis.He was very popular, his wicket keeping was marvellous and still good in his sixties.
  • Frederick Yeo, born 22 June 1875 in Cobbora, New South Wales, Australia; died 26 June 1939 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia. DID NOT MARRY Fred was an outstanding cricketer and tennis player, and rifle shot.
  • Thurza Beatrice Yeo, born 26 November 1877 in Luskintyre, New South Wales, Australia. DID NOT MARRY
  • Samuel Yeo, born 10 October 1880 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia; died 11 December 1955 in Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia.  He married Edith Roubina Chapman 1907 in Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia; born 22 July 1889 in Gulgong, NSW; died 12 February 1971 in Drummoyne, NSW.

 Samuel Yeo continued in the Yeo tradition of involvement in community affairs. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge.  The United Grand Lodge of NSW gave the information that Samuel Yeo was initiated into Lodge Ulungra No.299, meeting at Mendooran, on 20th September, 1918 and also that he was a foundation member of Lodge Dunedoo No. 647 meeting at Dunedoo on 18th October, 1935. Samuel was Chairman of the agricultural Show Committee, and longest serving member on the Coolah Shire Council.  For this duty he may have held the record for the state, if newspaper articles of the prewar period are to be believed.  One photograph included in a book shows the opening of the Dunedoo bridge by Eddie Yeo with Sam standing nearby.  He was involved in many fund raining committees which raised funds for causes such as the building the Dunedoo Hospital.  Samuel was also a sportsman.  He was a gentleman jockey, played cricket, tennis and other sports such as foot racing.

Children of Samuel Yeo and Edith Chapman are:

Violet Ann Yeo, born 15 March 1907 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia.
Lola Evalyn Yeo, born 3 August 1908 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia.  She married William Breheny.
Samuel Trevor Yeo, born August 1910 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia; died 8 November 1911 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia.
Elva Grace Yeo, born 11 August 1912 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia.  She married Walter Tranter.
Alfred Frederick Yeo, born 23 September 1914 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia.
Alice Rita Yeo, born 6 February 1917 in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia.  She married Thomas
Audrey Yeo

Generation No. 2

Below: L-R Mum (Violet Ann Yeo) md Leonard Austin, Her uncle, Percy Russell, Edith Yeo (nee Chapman) - grandmother, Elva Yeo (md Wal Tranter), Lola Yeo md Bill Breheny, Samuel Yeo (grandfather), Bill (Alfred Frederick) Yeo. The little girl is the youngest Yeo, Audrey. Still living are two of my aunts, Elva and Audrey. The latter married Albert Bingham. Bill married Irene ... can't think of her surname. She is still alive and now lives with her daughter in Sydney.

Generation No. 2

 
Violet Ann Yeo  daughter of Samuel and Edith, was born 15 March 1907 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia.  She married Leonard Austin 1933. 

Violet Ann Yeo, born 15 March 1907, Ann Guglar's favourite photograph of her mum

Children of Violet Yeo and Leonard Austin are:

Inez Edith Austin, born 25 October 1933.
Ann Robina Austin, born 20 June 1937.  She married Florian Gugler 10 December 1958 in Canberra, ACT, Australia; born 7 September 1935; died 1989.

Many thanks to Ann (Guglar nee Austin) for sharing with us all her research and photographs, more of her work can be viewed here.

 
 
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