JOAN (Johanna or Jone) YEO
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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT
There are a lot of stories and trees about the Yeo
family online. None of the names or dates quite
work. But I can make a few statements that I
believe are true.
The Yeo family was a large and important family
in Devon that can be traced to the 14th century
There are connections to the Triplett family that
came early to Virginia in the 17th century. I'm sure
Jone Yeo was real. But it is hard to pin her
However, there does seem to be
one Devon Deed
" In 1542 property in Myddlecot,in the parish of Black Torrington was released by Hugh Prust, gent to Johanna Yeo wid and her son Humphrey Yeo.
In 1546 this deed was taken out
Calendar of Deeds - Exeter Record Office 30413 Dated 1546
Indented writing by Hugh Prust, Humphrey Coles, Thomas
Hex, Robert Pollard, Richard Burgen and Richard
Chaunterell that Humphrey Yeo, gent, and
Johanna wife of John Tryplet, gent, held one mess. and 5 closes of land in Mydelcot, otherwise West Myddelcot, in the parish of Black Torrington,1 close
called the Woodelakem Le Langclose, North Quarry, Stonepark, Le Southclose to hold for 60 years if said Humphrey and Joane live so long with reversion
to the above named parties and release by them to Robert Yeo of Heanton Then to Robert Yeo, Humphrey Weaver (Wheeler?), William Hechyne if they
live for 60 years same lives."
understand what it says BUT it clearly states that
Johanna is wife of John Tryplet AND that
she is entitled to the same something, I think property,
as Humphrey Yeo.
So this may be
Johanna, widow Yeo
now married to John Tryplet OR a sister to
Humphrey Yeo, Johanna married to John
Tryplet. The way it is written, I
would guess that Jone had married first Yeo,
possibly William and they had a son Humphrey.
As he is a gentleman in 1542 they must have wed at least
by 1525 and maybe earlier. Her husband dies before
1542 and by 1546 she has remarried to John Tryplet.
members of this family, and possibly our Jone and
John moved to London. Then later
generations emigrated to Virginia. The problem is
to get clear documentation on each generation to connect
our Devonshire family with the Rappananhock
Virginia family of the future.
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