Robert Yeo & Elizabeth Westaway of South Tawton, Plymouth & London

Both Robert and his wife Elizabeth were born in South Tawton, Devon, but moved to Plymouth in the early 1900's. In the 1830 Pigots Directory for Plymouth, Robert is an Inn Keeper at The London Inn, 80 Princes Street, Devonport

In 1841 Robert was living in Princes Street, Stoke Damerel. He was then an ostler.His son William (recorded in error as Robert) was living with him with his wife Elizabeth, and children William aged 3, Mary aged 2,and John aged1. Robert died on the 9th June, 1842 at 63, Princes Street, Devonport. He was then an ostler and the cause of death was decay of nature. John their eldest son moved to London and married Emma Allamby

When John married in 1841 he was a batchelor of full age and a stone cutter living at 14, Heneage Street, his father was recorded as Robert Yeo, inn keeper. Emma was a minor and living at 14, Heneage Street, her father was Thomas Allamby, a gun maker.Witnesses were Sophia Allamby and Elizabeth Burt.

IBy 1851 John was a widower, living at 5, Laxon Street, Bermondsey.He was a stonecutter. With him were children, John aged 9,Edwin Robert aged 7, Emma aged 6 and Mary Ann aged 5 years. In 1853 he remarried to Maria Evans.

Ray's Comments

Part of an e-mail from Ray Yeo - 28.8.2001

"A bit about me. I grew up in Bermondsey after the War and moved to Blackheath when I was 13yrs old as part of the slum clearance programme. My first job was as an apprentice baker with Peek Frean and Co. Bermondsey. I left after 9yrs and worked with my brother David for Cory Lighterage on the tugs and barges where I was a sailmaker and rigger. With the River Thames closing down as a commercial Docks I changed jobs and joined the London Borough of Southwark in their Social Services Department. So back to Bermondsey again where I worked for 25 yrs. During my time in the Social Services I covered many aspects, Home Care, Mental Health, Child Care etc. My final 5yrs with them was spent running the child care computer network. Most of my work in child protection involved research and of course computers are a vital factor in research. Since leaving Southwark I have worked freelance doing computer and telephony support at banks, universities, stores like Liberty of London and the Public Record Office. So if you need help researching anything in this part of the world I would be only too happy to assist."

Ray's Tree

1  Robert Yeo   1781 - 1842
.. +Elizabeth Westaway     1782 - 1832
..   2  John Yeo 1806 - 1869
.......  +Emma Allamby      
......  3   Edwin Robert Yeo   1843 - 1923
...........  +Maryann McCarthy   1852 -
........... 4  John Yeo 1886 - 1944
................ +Margaret Foy  1891 - 1946
............... 5  William John Yeo     1907 -
.................... +Alice Byon            
.................... 6  Raymond John Yeo

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