Jacob Yeo & Ann Reader of Wiltshire and East London

Rodney's great great great grandfather, Jacob moved to East London from Lydiard Milicent in Wiltshire in the late 1700's. He then married Ann Reader in 1807 in St Dunstans Church, Stepney. Their eldest son, James was born in 1823 in Stepney and married Mary Anne Wimshurst in 1849. Their second eldest son, William Jacob Yeo married Helen Amata Choat and had six children, Clara, William Henry, Alfred, Edith Mary, Isabella & Winifred. William Jacob was a corndealer in Hackney.

William Henry married Alice Maud Freeman and this delightful photograph kindly sent by Rodney is of their family.

My maternal grandparents and their children.  William Henry Yeo 1876-1954
and Alice Maud Freeman 1878-1953.
    L -R. My mother, Alice Marion 1905-1986, on my grandmother's lap is
Leslie Alexander 1913-?, standing Winifred Ellen Amata 1902-1983. in front
William Francis 1911-1981. standing Ivy Georgina Freeman(born to my
grandmother only-another family mystery) 1899-1983. In front Hilda Kathleen

William Henry's sister, Edith Mary married Thomas Futrill in 1903 at Islington and this is a photograph of Thomas & Edith with their family

My grandfather's sister, Edith Mary Futril l(ne Yeo) b.1879 with her five
    L-R. At the back Alice Kathleen b.1903. Edith b.1911. In front Thomas
William b.1905. George Albert b.1909. Winifred Agnes b.1913 on Edith's lap.

Rodney's tree

1 James Yeo b: 1823 in Stepney d: Jun 1880 in Hackney
.. +Mary Anne Wimshurst b: 02 Feb 1829 in Rotherhithe, Surrey m: 16 Dec 1849 in Stepney d: 26 Jun 1873 in St Bartholomew Hospital, West Smithfield, London
... 2 William Jacob Yeo b: 26 Mar 1852 in Stepney d: 1884 in Upper Clapton, Hackney, London
....... +Helen Amata Choat b: 1856 , m: 17 Nov 1873 in West Hackney, d: 30 Apr 1914 in Hackney
........ 3 William Henry Yeo b: 25 Apr 1876 in Islington, London d: 07 Aug 1954 in Reading. Berkshire
............ +Alice Maud Freeman m: 25 Jan 1902 in Islington, London
............. 4 Alice Marion Yeo b: 22 Jan 1905 in Hackney, London d: 12 Jun 1986 in Billericay, Essex
................. +Frederick Charles Silk m: 09 Apr 1928 in Walthamstow, Essex
.................. 5 Rodney Ashwell Silk b: 1936 in Walthamstow, Essex


(Many thanks to Rodney for sharing these photographs with us, for more information on the family he can be directly contacted here)


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