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John Bargus Yonge an amateur "Yonge genealogist" of the 19th century

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Maurice [Morris] Yonge:

Birth date unknown.

Identified in James Yonge's Journal as a brother of his father K5 John Yonge, and an officer in one of the Guards Regiments. However, regimental histories with detailed lists of officers for the period do not bring up the name. The Guards Regiments were the first regular standing troops in England. More


John Yonge: Surgeon of Plymouth.

Birthdate unknown.

He married (21 September 1640) Joanna daughter of Nicholas Blackaller and Rosamund (née Bale), in Dartmouth. She was born 18 November 1618.

In 17th century Dartmouth was a boom town attracting migrants from all over England because of its involvement in the Newfoundland cod trade. For a time John was involved in this trade.

John ceased medical practice in 1670 due to palsy and died of jaundice and colic on 13 October 1679. Joanna died 21 June 1700. More. See "The Family Origins" 


John Yonge: Surgeon.

Baptised 27 June 1641 at St Andrews, Plymouth.

He married (2 December 1662) Anne Edgcomb of Devonport at Charles Church, Plymouth. They had a son John who died in 1664 and a daughter Anne who died in 1667. Anne died in June 1668. (That is what Dr James says in his journal but the death of 1668 in parish registers is recorded as Joanne.)

In 1670 John went as ship’s surgeon to India in the East India Company ship the 180-ton Zant Frigate under Captain Parrick. He died of consumption, 14 December 1670 on the return voyage at Balasore, south of Calcutta, and was buried there. The cemetery of that period no longer exists. The cemetery for that period no longer exists.

The English settlement of Balasore was founded in 1636. Balasore was at the time one of the most important European trading centres in the area. Walter Clawwell wrote in 1676 "Ballasore begun to be a noted place when the Portuguez were beaten out of Angelin [i.e. Hugli] by the Moores, about the yeare 1636, at which time the trade begun to decay at Pipli, and to have a diminution in other places of these ports; and the Barr opening and the river appearing better then it was imagined, the English and the Danes indeavoured to settle Factoryes here". More .


James Yonge: Surgeon and physician in Plymouth. Wrote a journal of his life.

Born 27 February 1647; and baptised 11 March 1647 at St Andrews, Plymouth.

He was educated at Plymouth Grammar School. He was apprenticed to Sylvester Richmond of Liverpool, who was surgeon to the ship-of-war Constant Warwick (1657); surgeon's mate to the Montague (1661-1662); assistant to Mr. Clark, a surgeon-apothecary in Wapping, London (1662); assisted in his father's practice in Plymouth (1663); traveled to Newfoundland as surgeon of the Reformation (1663); visited the west coast of Africa and the Mediterranean in the Bonaventure (1664); captured by the Dutch and held prisoner in Amsterdam (1665-1666); practised in Plymouth (1666-1668); returned to Newfoundland (1668-1670); and then settled in Plymouth, where he practised as a surgeon and later as a physician (1670).

He married (28 March 1671) Jane Crampporn, daughter of Thomas Crampporn of Buckland Monachorum and his wife Katherine Westcomb, at St Andrews, Plymouth.

Surgeon, Naval Hospital, Plymouth; Deputy Surgeon-General to the Navy (1674); Surgeon to Lord Bath's Regiment of Militia (1685-1689). He was a noted surgeon for his day and wrote several medical works including using turpentine for the treatment of haemorrhages, and trepanning. He embalmed the body of Sir Cloudesley Shovell nine days after his death on the HMS Association (1707), prior to his burial in Westminster Abbey.

Member of the Company of Barber Surgeons (1692); Alderman (1693) and Mayor of Plymouth (1694-5); admitted to the Royal College of Physicians (1702); Elected member of Royal Society (3 November 1702).

Originally a non-conformist, he later became a stout Anglican and establishment figure. It is possible that because of a dispute with his brother L5 Nathaniel, over the monarchy, he changed the spelling of his name to "Yonge."

Famous for his "The Journal of James Yonge" (which was published in 1963 by Longmans Green & Co. Ltd., edited by FNL Poynter), he also wrote a history of Corporation of Plymouth and a number of political tracts as well as books on surgery.

Jane died of palsy on 25 November 1708. James died, 25 July 1721, and was buried at St Andrews Church, Plymouth. A monument to him there was destroyed by bombing in WWII. His net worth was estimated by his son James in 1718 at £21,000. More. See "Dr James Yonge"


Samuel Yonge:

Baptised 16 February 1649.

He matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford, 15 March 1666. M.A.

He married (December 1678, in Bristol) Dorothy Stubbs, daughter of Henry Stubbs, a non-conformist minister, with a dowry of £500. Samuel moved to London. A controversial and radical non-conformist preacher and minister who was imprisoned for his beliefs. He wrote many religious works.

He died 30 April 1707, aged 60. More.  See "a  Religious Zealot"


Nathaniel Young:

Baptised 16 April 1654, and was the youngest brother of L3 James.

He married (23 December 1678, at Fowey) Joan(na) Tollar (Trefrey) of Fowey Cornwall. Trader. Appointed Assistant Alderman and Recorder of Plymouth (1692 to 1693). He was of a Puritan or non-conformist persuasion.

He died of "a scorbic asthma", 14 March 1699. He used or adopted the spelling "Young" for his surname. More. See "A Plymouth Merchant"


Ann Yonge:

Baptised August 1644, sister of L3 James.

She married (25 April 1665, at St Andrews, Plymouth) Christopher Crimes (Cryme/Caymes) of Gratton in Meavy, Devon .

Christopher died November 1668 and she remarried, February 1669, Richard Walter, and moved in 1672 to Truro Cornwall. She had two sons by Richard Walter.

Richard died 1674 and Ann in 1693.


Johanna [Joanna] Yonge:

Baptised 6 June 1655, youngest sister of L3 James.

She married (3 November 1680, at St Andrews, Plymouth, Devon) George Tollar of Fowey, Cornwall, brother of Joanne Toller L5. He died 1692 and Johannamarried secondly (27 January 1693, at St. Andrews, Plymouth) Henry Barton, Purser, Royal Navy.


John Yonge: Surgeon.

Born 7 January 1672, eldest son of L3 James Yonge.

Educated at Tavistock under Thomas Rundle.

He married (1693) Dorcas daughter of Captain George Matthew, Royal Navy, of Stonehouse, Plymouth. On his marriage his father found a position for him at Plymouth Dockyard. One stillborn son (1696). John died, probably of tuberculosis of the spine, 31 July 1697. More.


Jane Yonge:

Born 18 July 1674.

She was scalped (1678) when a sledge with five barrels of beer ran over her. Jane died of smallpox 28 June 1679; most of the rest of the family got the disease but all the others recovered.


Elizabeth Yonge:

Born 28 March 1676 and died 26 August 1694. Cause of death said to be "lethargy."


Johanna Yonge:

Born 3 September 1677.

She married (27 December 1694) Samuel Harris, clothier of Plymouth, and had five daughters. Her father L3 James set her up in business on her own account when Samuel died in 1707.

She died 30 September 1730. More 


James Yonge: MD.

Born 11 September 1679.

He nearly died of a “spotted fever” May 1689. Married, (9 March 1703) Penelope, daughter of the Ven. Nicholas Kendall and his wife Jane (née Carew) of Pelynt, Cornwall. Although this marriage produced three children, they all died young. Penelope died of consumption in 1708.

James married secondly, (25 September 1718) Mary, daughter of John Upton and his wife Thomasina (née Fortescue). She was born in 1694 and succeeded to a half share in Puslinch in 1709 on death of her grandfather. Through this marriage James acquired land at Coombe and Colebrooke, Devon. He built the present house of Puslinch between 1720-6. He bought the patronage of the living of Newton Ferrers from the Duke of Leeds for £1000 (1729), and then in 1730 he purchased for £13,105 the Manors of Newton Ferrers and Puslinch. James and Mary had 14 children together, many of whom died young.

He died, probably of a stroke in 1745. Mary died 25 April 1771. More 


Katherine Yonge:

Born 3 August 1684; died of Spotted Fever, 12 February 1685.


Catherine Yonge:

Born 30 June 1688.

She attended Mrs. Woodcock's girls school, Chelsea in July 1701.

The School was founded in 1694 by a Mr. Woodcock (who died in 1710) at Shrewsbury House. It was then continued by his widow. It was fashionable at that time for rising gentry to send their daughters to schools in Chelsea and other outer London villages.

Catherine died in 1749.


William Young:

Baptised 23 April 1687, son of Nathaniel, L5.

According to the unreliable Burkes Landed Gentry he was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. In his will of 1762 he is described as “Esq”. Was secretary to Earl of Berkeley in London and leased a property at Coombe, Wotton Foreign, Gloucestershire from the family. Also one of the Commissioners of the Sixpenny Office – a corrupt and inefficient charity for seamen.

Contrary to Burke, depending on the edition, he did not die a single person or marry Susannah Walker, but married Susannah Binett (Bennet) on 22 January 1714 in London They had 9 children together, and all the "Young" descendants are through him. He lived at King James Court, Westminster.

Susannah died March 1741 and William died 25 January 1762. More.


James Young:

Baptised 17 May 1699.

He was living in Plymouth, 1725.

Note: Burkes Landed Gentry (which has Young lineage totally wrong) suggests this James was an Admiralty clerk. This may be a confusion with a James Young navy clerk at Plymouth who died in 1784 who would probably be too old. The College of Arms tree has him as marrying but gives no details.


Elizabeth Harris:

Born 30 May 1696.

She lived for a time at Radford in Plymstock (about 1746).

She died between 1756 and 1758.


Jane Yonge:

Born 1 December 1703, died November 1708. She was the first of three children of M7 James Yonge and his first wife, Penelope Kendall, all of whom died in infancy.


Penelope Yonge: Sister of N14 Jane.

Born 27 October 1704, and died 11 June 1705.


James Yonge: Brother of N14 Jane

Born 6 July 1707, and died 30 May 1708.


James Yonge:

Born 18 July 1719. First child of M7 James' remarriage to Mary Upton.

Matriculated at Exeter College Oxford, 2 April 1737, aged 17.

He died 1739.


John Yonge: Rector and patron of Newton Ferrers

Born 17 October 1720.

He matriculated Exeter College Oxford (2 April 1737) aged 16; BA (1740); Fellow All Souls College; MA, All Souls (1744). Rector and patron of Newton Ferrers (1752-7). He succeeded to Puslinch.

Married on 4 August 1746 by license to Elizabeth Duke of Otterton, Devon, one of the daughters and co-heirs of George Duke and his wife Dorothy (née Eyre or Ayre), of The Old Hall, Colaton Raleigh, Devon.

John Yonge died on 29 May 1767, and was buried 15 June. Elizabeth then lived at Widey and Egg Buckland; she died in April 1790. More. See "A Georgian Squire"

Note: The family of Duke was one of oldest houses in Devon being descended from the marriage in 1377 of John Duke of Otterton and Cecilia, daughter and heir of Roger de Poer of Poer Hayes. Through the Duke family there is a link with Edward IV. There is also a link with the Coleridge and Patteson families through the Dukes. Duke has proved a very popular family Christian name since then for both the Coleridges and the Yonges.


Charles Yonge: Physician

Born 20 February 1726.

He married Thomasina Worth, 17 May 1767, at High Bickington, Devon, where her father Thomas Worth was the Rector and also a canon of Exeter Cathedral. Thomasina died in 1796. There were no children.

Charles was instrumental in setting up the Plymouth Public Dispensary in 1798.

When he died on 20 June 1807, he left £1000 in his will to the Plymouth Public Dispensary which was used for the erection of a new building which was opened in 1809. The building still exists and is still used for medical purposes. The aim of the Dispensary was to provide “gratuitous medical relief of poor persons who are unable to defray the expenses of procuring advice and medicines for themselves, and who are not in receipt of parish pay.” Its origins lay in the Plymouth Medical Society, which was founded in 1794 largely at the instigation of Doctor Robert Remmett and Charles Yonge. In the Plymouth Rate Books his occupation is listed as “apothecary” and later as ”gentleman”, illustrating the upward movement of the family. More.


Thomas Yonge

Baptised 3 March 1735 at St James, Westminster.

He married Mary (Margaretta) Parsons Neyle, 7 July 1761, in Heavitree St. Thomas, Devon.

Note: He may be the Thomas Yonge apprenticed in 1752 to William Walker druggist of Exeter, and to Christopher Warwick surgeon of Truro in 1758 though he would be quite old for these apprenticeships.


James Young: Admiral, RN.

Born 15 November 1717 in London.

James joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman (1737); and was promoted to lieutenant (9 March 1738); post captain (16 May 1743). Appointed captain of Intrepid and was blamed by Admiral Byng for inconclusive engagement at the battle of Minorca, 20 May 1756. Captain of the Mars, 74 guns (1759); Rear Admiral of the Red (1760); Vice Admiral of the White (28 October 1770); Vice Admiral of the Red (31 March 1775); Admiral of the White (1778). At the start of the American War of Independence he was appointed to the important base of English Harbour, Antigua, Leeward islands.

James married first (1747, in Gibraltar) Elizabeth Bolton by whom had five children including P51 William. He married secondly (20 November 1762, at Clapham parish church) Sophia the daughter of John Vasmer, by whom he had two children, including P53 James.

He died at his home in Richmond Buildings, Soho, London, 24 January 1789, and buried at St Anne's Soho. More.


Johanna (Jane) Young:

Born 6 August 1728; baptized 9 August 1728 at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster. Sister of James (N51).

She married John Mulso, 8 May 1756. He was the son of Thomas Mulso of St Anne's, Westminster. He became rector of St Mary's, Sunbury; arminger of Oriel College; prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral, 1757; prebendary of Winchester Cathedral; chaplain to the Bishop of Winchester, 1770; and finally rector of Stoke Meon from 1776 until his death. He was a close friend of the naturalist Gilbert White, of Selborne, Hampshire. His correspondence with White contains many references to the Young branch.

Johannadied 8 September 1790, and John died 21 September 1791. More.


John Young:

Baptized 8 August 1729 at St Anne, Westminster. Brother of William (N51) and James (N52).

John lived in Westminster. A wastrel, he was imprisoned at least once for debt. He married an unknown person in Jamaica. In later life he held the post of Fort-Major at Sheerness at a salary of £73 per annum. By 1771 he was in the same post but described as an “Invalid” which indicates he was now too old or otherwise incapable of serving in the front line. In 1782 he was a Lieutenant and second in command of one of six Invalid Companies in Guernsey. He was still there 1785.

John died in January 1789. The exact date of his death is unknown but possibly he and his brothers died as a result of a common cause. In his will be bequeathed his soul to God which, at that time, might suggest he was of a Catholic inclination. He left his estate to St Anne's Charity School, Westminster.More.


Robert Young: Merchant

Born 2 November 1715; baptized 9 November 1715 at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster.

Died 1781. He was resident in France at the time of his death. His will was written in Dutch. More


William Young: Surgeon.

Born 5 December 1718; baptized 19 December 1718 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster. Brother of James (N51).

Surgeon at Middlesex Hospital and briefly to the third Duke of Marlborough on his campaign during the Seven Years war.

Died January 1789. More.


John Yonge: Rector of Newton Ferrers.

Born 1747. The eldest son of N18 John Yonge and Elizabeth Duke.

He matriculated 5 May 1766 from Pembroke College, Oxford. After much hard work his father, on rather dubious grounds, obtained the Rous scholarship for him. Deacon, 23 September 1770; and priest, 3 November 1771. Rector of Newton Ferrers, 1771-2; and licensed as a preacher in the diocese of Exeter, 8 November 1771. He succeeded to Puslinch.

On 14 September 1771 at Stoke Canon, Devon, he married Jane Ellicombe (or Elliscombe) of Alphington, Exeter, Devon.

He was killed falling from his horse whilst out hunting with his hounds on 9 June 1772, which is well out of the hunting season. He died childless. His widow tried to appropriate and sell off many items from Puslinch on his death. More.



James Yonge: Rector of Newton Ferrers

Born 1748. Younger brother of P1 John.

On 23 November 1772 he matriculated from Pembroke College, Oxford, aged 23. He became a deacon, 7 November 1773; and priest on 19 June 1774. He succeeded to Puslinch on the death of his older brother. He was a licensed preacher in the diocese of Exeter, and rector of Newton Ferrers from 1774 to his death.

He married first (15 May 1782) Anne Mudge, who was baptised 22 February 1748 and daughter of the Reverend Zachary Mudge DD of St Andrews Plymouth. Anne died in 1783 following the birth of a daughter, Anne, who died aged 6. James married secondly (27 July 1787) Anne, the daughter of Edward Granger of the Castle, Exeter, and sister of Mrs Zachariah Mudge.

He wrote an account of his travels in Portugal with an ailing unknown cousin.

James died 5 December 1797; Anne, his second wife, died 2 November 1839. More .


Duke Yonge: Vicar of Cornwood, Rector of Newton Ferrers.

Born 3 December 1750? and baptised 26 Nov 1751.

He attended the free school in Plympton. Matriculated 22 November 1771 from University College, Oxford; Initially studied medicine at Plymouth then trained as a priest after his eldest brother (P1 John) died in 1772. BA (13 June 1775); BA incorp from Oxford; admitted pens at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 10 June 1782; MA, 1782. Deacon, 19 June 1774; priest, 14 July 1776; curate of Charles Church, Plymouth, 20 June 1774; curate of Yealmpton, 1776-82; vicar of Otterton, Devon, 1782-93; then vicar of Cornwood, Devon, 1793 to 1823; Rector of Newton Ferrers, 1798-1808; and vicar of Sheviock, Cornwall, 1808-1823. Domestic chaplain to Charles Cocks, 1st Baron Summers, 25 May 1784 to 23rd March 1798. Magistrate.

He married Catherina Crawley on 12 March 1777 at Flaxley, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of Thomas Crawley-Boevey of Flaxley Abbey, Gloucestershire, and Susannah Lloyd. Catherina was born 25 April 1753 and died 9 December 1842. It is through her that the family has a link with Edward III and the Huguenots.

Duke had six sons and four daughters; all survived to adulthood except one son. He instituted the ‘Yonge’ charity for the inhabitants of Cornwood (17 September 1811) which still operates. Author of devotional works.

Duke Yonge died 3 December 1823. More. See "A Country Vicar"


Elizabeth Yonge:

Born 4 July 1756.

She married (27 July 1777, at Newton Ferrers) Philip Morshead of Widey Down.

She died 1 January 1793.


Dorothy Ayre Yonge:

Baptized 30 May 1758.

She married, 15 June 1787, Lt. Col. Samuel Archer of the 3rd Foot Guards, of the Archer family of Trelaske, Cornwall. He commanded Launceston Volunteers during Napoleonic Wars. They had three daughters, and two sons.

Following their marriage they lived at Tremval, Cornwall. She died in May 1797. Very unusually for that time she made a will whilst her husband was still alive.

Note: The Archers also married both into the Bond and Morshead families, and these families also married into the Yonges - an example of the multiple interconnections between gentry families in this period.


William Young: Admiral, RN.

Born 16 August 1751 and baptised at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

He joined the Royal Navy and initially served under his father in the Leeward Islands (1775). Captain (23 September 1778); present at the occupation of Toulon (1793). His ship was badly damaged in an attack of the fortress at Mortella in Corsica (1794) and it was his experience and subsequent reports by Admiral Hood and General Dundas, who were both there, on the apparent strength of the design which was instrumental in Martello towers being built all along the English coast. Rear Admiral (1 June 1795); Lord of the Admiralty (December 1795 to 1801); Member of the Committee of Conciliation dealing with Spithead and Nore mutinies (1797); Vice Admiral (14 February 1799); Commander in Chief, Plymouth (1804-9); Admiral (9 November 1805); Present at the Gambier court martial (1809); Commanded North Sea Squadron (1811-15). Made Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Bath (July 1814) which in the following year, on reconstruction of the order, became Grand Cross of Bath. Vice Admiral of the United Kingdom (1819).

William Young never married. He died in London, 25 October 1821. More. See "A Case of Neptotism"

NOTE: He is often confused with the unrelated Vice Admiral William Young 1761-1847


Sophia Young:

Born 20 August 1756; and baptised 16 September 1756 in St Anne, Soho, Westminster, London.

She died in 1818 and is buried St Anne's, Soho.


James Young: Vice admiral, RN.

Born 1764.

He married (23 April 1802 in Gibraltar) Charlotte Anne Fyers, the daughter of Lt. Col. William Fyers. She was said to be the “beauty of the rock”. James received over £40,000 prize money from the capture of a Spanish treasure ship in October 1799 when he was in command of HMS Ethalion. He bought Barton End, Horsley, Gloucestershire from the proceeds. He took part in the attack on Copenhagen (1807). Vice Admiral. James and Charlotte had twelve children.

James died 8 March 1833; Charlotte died 18 September 1850 at Stanley Hall, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

More. See "A Naval Prize" 


Charlotte Young:

Birth date ca. 1766. Daughter of Admiral James (N51).

She married (13 July 1799) Jacob Elton, a “gentleman” at Great Baddow, Essex. She was said to be residing there at Pontlands. Possibly she was a governess. Jacob lived 1774-1856.

Newspaper accounts state she was sister of Admiral James (N51) and daughter of Admiral Sir William Young, incorrect. It was the other way round.

He bought a commission as a Lieutenant in 11th Foot regiment. He married Charlotte after 2 years as a prisoner of war at Ostend. Lived at The Grove, Halstead, Essex in a house which they “quite modernised”. After leaving the army he became a livestock farmer in a very small way.

Charlotte died in 1811. In 1815 Jacob was remarried to Maria Anna Boyfield.


Thomas Young:

Born 1758 in Morden, Surrey. [More ...]

Note: There is a line of descent from Thomas which extends to the present day. Thomas is the reputed illegitimate son of N51 James Young. The evidence is quite convincing but only circumstantial.


John Yonge: Of Puslinch; Rector of Newton Ferrers.

Born 4 November 1788.

He matriculated aged 18 from University College, 12 June 1807; BA, 1811; ordained deacon at London, 19 April 1812; ordained priest, 21 December 1812. Married (25 March 1813, at St. Luke's, Chelsea) Alethea Henrietta Bargus, half sister of John Colborne (see Q3 Elizabeth) and daughter of Rev. Thomas Bargus (see Q15 William).

Rector of Newton Ferrers (1813) up to his death on 23 August 1877. He is buried in the churchyard there with most other "Puslinch" Yonges. Alethea died October 1884. More.


Elizabeth Yonge:

Born 7 March 1790. First daughter of P2 Rev. James Yonge by his second wife Anne Granger.

She married (21 June 1813) John Colborne by special license at Flaxley, Gloucestershire. He was the only son of Samuel Colborne, of Lyndhurst, Hants, by Cordelia Ann (who died 15 March 1791), only daughter of John Garstin (d. 1780) of Leragh Castle, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. John Colborne died, aged 85, at Valetta House, Torquay (17 April 1863), and was buried (24 April 1863), at Newton Ferrers among the Yonge family graves.

John Colborne was Colonel of the 52nd Regiment of Foot, was a hero of Waterloo, and was Lt. Governor of Upper Canada from 1828. In 1839 he became Baron Seaton, and in 1860 a Field Marshal in the British Army. A full biography can be found in, “The Life of John Colborne Field-Marshal Lord Seaton” by George Charles Moore Smith, published in 1903 but still available in reproduction.

Elizabeth wrote a detailed account of her travels on returning from Canada.

Elizabeth died, aged 82, at Beechwood House, Plympton St Mary, Devon (28 November 1872). More.


Mary Anne Yonge: also known as "Marianne"

Born about 1791. Baptism and burial entry record her name as Mary Anne. However her name is also recorded as Marianne.

Her occupation is described in her death certificate as “annuitant”, that means that she was in receipt of an income under a policy.

Mary Anne died 27 October 1852 at Puslinch; she is buried in Newton Ferrers churchyard.


James Yonge: Perpetual Curate of Cockington

Born 17 September 1792.

Matriculated Balliol College, Oxford, 29 April 1811; BA, 1815; Scholar, 1812-17); Fellow of Exeter College, 1817-23; MA, 1818; Ordained deacon, 1 June 1817; and priest, 11 Oct 1817. Curate of Yealmpton and Torpoint, 1 June 1817. He went to Edinburgh (1818) for three years under Bishop Sandford. Sub-tutor at Exeter College Oxford (from 1821); Curate at Shobrooke, 5 October 1822; Rector of Stockleigh Pomeroy near Crediton, Devon, 1826; Perpetual Curate, St John, Torquay from 18 April 1825 to 26 Oct 1831, and Perpetual Curate of Tormohun and Cockington, Devon from 1828 until his death (see also Q7 Jane). He is buried in Cockington Church. A National School in Torquay was built (1841) in his memory.

He married (10 March 1823) Jane Mallock, daughter of Rev. Roger Mallock of Cockington Court, Devon. There were no children.

James died on 15 April 1830. After James’ death, Jane subsequently married (1833) Reverend Robert Gee, who had conducted her first marriage service and who is buried in Paignton Church. Friends published a book of his sermons after his death. More.


Edmund Yonge: Admiral RN.

Baptised 2 June 1795.

He entered the Royal Navy on 12 August 1808. He sailed and trained under Captain Zachary Mudge, and passed his Lieutenant's examination at Plymouth in September 1814. Promoted Lieutenant, 6 March 1815; but reprimanded over loss of the Partridge, 27 November 1824. He sailed under Captain Stirling in HMS Success for Australia in June 1827. He was commended for efforts in helping repair Success after grounding on Carnac island, near Fremantle in Australia. Promoted to Commander, 11 February 1830; appointed to the Melville, 74 guns, flagship of Sir John Gore; East India station, 16 November 1830; Commander of HMS Indus, 78 guns, 17 November 1840; Captain, 23 November 1841; placed on half pay, 26 January 1842. By deaths, became Rear Admiral reserved list, 19 May 1862; Vice Admiral reserved list, 24 May 1867.

He married in 1835 Jane Ley Bennett (born 1808), daughter of John Bennett of Sandwell, Devon. They lived at Brixton, Devon. They had one son, R12 James Edmund Yonge.

Edmund died 14 April 1868 and is buried in Newton Ferrers churchyard. His personal estate was just under £10,000. Probate by his wife and R7 Rev. Duke Yonge. His wife died 20 February 1881. More.


Jane Yonge: daughter of P2 James Yonge and Anne Granger.

Born 25 Feb 1796. Daughter of P2 James Yonge and Anne Granger.

She was to have married Zachariah Mudge, aide to Sir John Colborne (see Q3), who committed suicide in 1831. She went out to Canada October 1836 in the Liverpool and wrote a detailed account of the voyage. She married (22 May 1837) Rev. Dr. Joseph Hemington Harris, MA and DD, who was born in London (1801). His first wife, Charlotte Collyer, had died in childbirth in Canada in 1834 leaving a young boy, George Collyer Hemington, who became the first incumbent of St Luke's, Torquay, and who died in 1874.

In 1829 Dr. Joseph Hemington Harris became the first Principal of The College of Upper Canada (UCC) which was founded by Sir John Colborne. The intention was that UCC would serve as a feeder school for the newly founded King's College (later the University of Toronto). UCC was modeled after the great public schools of Britain, most notably Eton College.

Returned to England after their marriage. Joseph was appointed curate of Cockington near Torquay Devon (1845) and was vicar of the united parishes of Tormohun and Cockington (December 1848 to October 1879. He gave the last rites to Sir John Colborne in 1863. He published three sermons and religious tracts. They lived at Sorel (presumably named after the town in Quebec), Croft Road, Tormohun.

Jane died on 10 October 1879; and Joseph on 25 June 1881. Both are buried at what was St Saviour, Tormohun, but is now the Greek Orthodox Church of St Andrew. The grave still (2005) exists. More.


Susannah Yonge:

Baptised 20 August 1778. Daughter of P3 Duke Yonge and Catherina Crawley.

She married, on 30 March 1826 at St Andrews Plymouth, Jerome Roach, gentleman; Jerome was appointed a Captain in South Devon Militia, 1807.

She died 29 September 1832. There were no children.


Duke Yonge: Rector of Newton Ferrers

Born 13 October 1779, and baptised 19 November at Yealmpton. Son of Duke Yonge and Catherina Crawley.

Admitted to Kings College, Cambridge as an Eton scholar, 21 January 1799; Matriculated at Easter 1800; BA, 1803; MA, 1808; Fellow, 1802-6. Captain in the Ermington Battalion of Devon Volunteers, September 1803 (London Gazette). Ordained Deacon, 10 June 1804; and Priest, 9 June 1805. Vicar of Willoughton, Lincolnshire (1805-36) which was in the gift of Kings College; Vicar of Antony, Cornwall (1806-1836) and Rector of Newton Ferrers (1808-12). Domestic chaplain to Charles Allanson-Winn, 2nd Baron Headley.

Married (14 May 1806) Cordelia, daughter of Samuel Colborne and Cordelia Anne (née Garstin) of Lyndhurst, Hampshire. She was the only full sister of John Colborne, later Baron Seaton (see Q2 and Q3).

Duke Yonge died on 29 July 1836 at the home of his brother Q14 Dr. James Yonge at the Crescent, Plymouth and Cordelia died on 28 July 1856 aged 86. They had three sons and two daughters. One son, Frederick Duke, migrated to New Zealand. More. 


Charles Yonge:

Born 14 May 1781.

Admitted at Kings College Cambridge as a scholar from Eton, 14 December 1799; matriculated at Easter 1800; BA, 1804; MA, 1807; Fellow, 1802-11; Priest. Assistant master at Eton, 1803-29; lower master, 1829-1830; then senior assistant Upper School. In line for headmastership if he had not fallen ill.

Married (4 December 1811) Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Lord of Pembroke, Wales. They had five sons and three daughters.

Charles died at Eton in July 1830. Elizabeth died aged 82 at Stokes Lodge, Bishopstoke on 13 January 1868.

He owned a large collection of antique maps which were purchased after his death by the British Library. More.


Charlotte Yonge:

Born 22 June 1784.

On 1 August 1806 she married her first cousin Capt. George Crawley, Royal Navy. They had one daughter.

George Crawley was born 23 December 1781. He was the fourth son of Sir Thomas Crawley-Boevey, second baronet, and of his wife Anne (née Savage) of Flaxley Abbey, Gloucestershire. He was briefly imprisoned in Plymouth for exceeding his powers as a press-gang officer. George died at his mother's home at Ivybridge on 5 March 1810, whilst on sick leave from command of the brig Philomel. Charlotte had two daughters by her first husband, George.

Secondly she married (6 January 1825) the Rev. Thomas Collier Jones DD, who at the time was rector of Exeter College, Oxford, later to become Vice Chancellor. Previously he had served as chaplain on several ships of the Royal Navy including the "Fighting Temeraire". Caught in France when hostilities were resumed in 1803, he spent two years as a prisoner at Verdun.

Charlotte died on 8 April 1836, and Thomas in 1838.


Catherine(a) Yonge:

Born 23 April 1789.

She married her first cousin, Rev. Charles Crawley on 29 August 1811. He was a son of Sir Thomas Crawley Boevey 2nd Baronet of Flaxley, Gloucestershire.

They had two sons and five daughters.

Charles was the third son of Sir Thomas Crawley-Boevey, second baronet, and Anne (née Savage). He attended Pembroke College, Oxford, where he obtained a BA in 1804. He was perpetual curate of Flaxley from 1810 to 1838; and vicar of Hartpury, Gloucester from 1838 to 1856. He was also an honorary canon of Gloucester Cathedral.

Charles died 17 January 1856; Catherine(a) died 2 January 1857.

R39 Charlotte Mary Yonge reputedly painted a watercolour of the church.


James Yonge: Physician

Born 11 March 1793 and baptised 14 May 1793.

Educated briefly at Eton, then matriculated Exeter College, Oxford, 1 May 1811; BA, 13 May 1815; MA, 22 October 1817; B.Med from Edinburgh, 8 June 1819; MD, Oxford, 20 June 1821. Accepted as Inceptor (beginner) Candidate of the Royal College of Physicians, 22 December 1819; as a candidate, 1 October 1821; and was made a Fellow on 30 September 1822. After Edinburgh he practised with the famous John Abernathy in London.

In 1822 he moved to Plymouth. He was Physician to Plymouth Dispensary, 1822; then physician to Devon and Cornwall Hospital. Appointed one of the physicians extraordinary of the Duke of Clarence, 8 Aug. 1827. Physician to South Devon and East Cornwall Hospital on its opening in 1840. Recognised as one of most prominent physicians in West Country. Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Physician Extraordinary. Patron of The Devon and Cornwall Orphan Society.

Married (12 January 1820) Margaret Crawley, daughter of Sir Thomas Crawley-Boevey, the second baronet. She was born on 23 April 1786. They had four children, all of whom died in infancy. Three died in 1830/31 after which it is said she never left the house except for church. Margaret died on 22 April 1867 at the Crescent Plymouth.

At the age of 75, he married secondly (25 August 1868) Anna Susannah Couch at St Andrews Plymouth. She was daughter of Admiral George Couch of Ford, Devon, and was born 1802.

James was a property developer in Plymouth. He was largest shareholder and chairman of the short-lived Plymouth Patent Sugar Refining Company. He was the first chairman of and major shareholder in the Delabole Slate Mining Company. He was active in Plymouth politics in the Conservative interest.

James died on 3 Jan 1870 of bronchitis at his home, No. 64 "The Crescent", Plymouth - a Yonge family development. His wife, Anna, died in 1894. More.


William Crawley Yonge: Lt., 52nd Regt at Waterloo. JP.

Born 5 June 1795 and baptised 26 June 1795, at Cornwood, Devon.

Educated at Ottery St Mary and Eton. Ensign in the Army, 14 May 1812; Lieutenant, 29 April 1813; officer in the 52nd Regiment of Foot in the Peninsular War, and with First Battalion of the 52nd at Waterloo. Half pay, 1818; Lieutenant, Ireland (25 November 1819). He was a JP and served in local militia.

He married, 25 October 1822, Frances "Fanny" Bargus. She was the daughter of the Reverend Thomas Bargus DD, Vicar of Barkway, Hertfordshire and Mary (née Kingsman); and half sister to Sir John Colborne (see Q3). They lived at Otterbourne House, Otterbourne, Hampshire. William and Frances were the parents of the authoress R39 Charlotte Mary Yonge. William designed a new church at Otterbourne, partly financed by John Keble, and also designed the church at Ampfield, Hampshire after 1836, which was financed by Sir William Heathcote of Hursley. He wrote a privately-published account of Lord Seaton and the Battle of Waterloo.

He died of a stroke on 26 February 1854 at Otterbourne. His wife died in 1868.

More. See "A Waterlooo Man"


Anne Duke Yonge: the youngest child of P3 Duke Yonge and Catherina Crawley.

Born 15 June 1800, and baptised 31 July 1800.

She married (15 December 1830) Dr. Thomas Pode of Plympton Erle, Devon, the son of William Pode of Slade (Pode of Bonvilston) and his wife Jenny (née Lewis). Thomas was born 27 September 1799.

They had five children. Their daughter R47 Charlotte Cordelia Pode married (26 August 1862) the R7 Rev. Duke Yonge of Puslinch and died 7 September 1929.

Anne died 22 June 1845; Thomas died on 9 February 1857.


Samuel Archer: Son of P6 Dorothy Yonge and Samuel Archer. Vicar of Lewannick.

Born 18 November 1795 in South Petherwin, Cornwall.

Vicar of Lewannick, Cornwall, 1822.

He died at Lewannick, 9 January 1835.


James Young:

Born 15 March 1803 at South Malling, Sussex.

James was educated at Rugby. Married (16 June 1846) Anne Elizabeth Longworth. Served in the British Army in 88th Foot (Connaught Rangers) which was garrisoned in Ireland from 1821. He retired on half pay in 1829 and rose by default to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He never saw active service.

He retired to Cheltenham and died on 16 June 1882. His wife died on 21 June 1882, the day of his funeral. His will was proved by his nephew Henry Norton Sulivan - his estate was valued at over £30,000. There were no children.


William Francis Young: Commander RN

Baptised 1 June 1804 in South Malling, Sussex.

Joined Royal Navy in 1818 and spent his early career mainly at the Cape Station. In 1824 he set off for home from Reunion to take his Lieutenant's exam on the sugar ship George IV. Off South Africa she was de-masted and after several uncomfortable weeks on board the vessel was abandoned and the crew landed at Mossel Bay and then trekked some 300 miles by wagon to Cape Town. Lieutenant Royal Navy (3 January 1826). Served mainly in the Mediterranean and the Lisbon station. Last sea-going appointment ended in 1834 after which he was on half pay. He lived in Cheltenham when he retired from the Royal Navy (1865) with rank of Commander.

He married Elizabeth Gist on 4 July 1836; she was the daughter of Joseph Gist of Wormington Grange, Gloucestershire. They had three daughters: Sabine Marianne 1838-1899, Elizabeth 1838-1893 and Anne 1843-1916, who all lived at their parents' house their entire lives..

William died in Cheltenham 4 August 1881; his wife died in 1879.


Henry Young:

Born 21 July 1805 at Ringmer, Sussex.

He was educated at Eton. Played in the Eton First Eleven.

He married (8 July 1833, at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex) Rosina Martin, born 1809. He served in the British Army, joining the 14th Regiment of Foot in 1826. He later became a Lieutenant in the 24th Foot. In his census entry for 1861 he is described as a Captain on half pay. He did not see active service. In latter years he lived in St Pauls, Bedford.

Later Lieutenant in the 24th Foot.

Henry died 13 March 1866 at Trematon Castle, home of his married sister (Q54). Rosina died 21 March 1862 at Ventnor, Isle of Wight. There were children.


Sabine Young:

Born 27 July 1806 in Alresford, Hampshire.

She married, in 1830, John Jervis Tucker, the second son of Benjamin Tucker. He entered the Royal Navy in 1815 as a First Class Volunteer. On 12 September 1822 he was promoted to Lieutenant. He served on HMS Thetis from 17 March 1823 until the ship was paid off in November 1826, sailing to Mexico in 1823 with Commissioners of the Admiralty and participating in the Ashantee War in 1824. On 15 June 1827 he was promoted to Commander, serving on HMS Ariel and HMS Semiramis (1828-1831), and then to the rank of Captain of HMS Royal William on 28 June 1838. He served as Flag Captain of HMS Dublin in the Pacific under Rear-Admiral Richard Thomas from 11 May 1841 to 26 March 1845, dealing with the imposition of French administration on the island of Tahiti.

In August 1844, in a typical Victorian-era action, a British naval squadron under his command blockaded three Peruvian warships and one transport at Islay, and then bombarded the port of Arica, before requesting reparations for certain offences committed against British interests. The Peruvians decided to avoid confrontation and signed a treaty that resolved the incident. From 29 April 1854 to 10 September 1857 he was Captain Superintendent of Sheerness Dockyard. He became Rear-Admiral of the Blue on 10 September 1857, was promoted to Rear-Admiral of the White on 2 May 1860, and to Vice-Admiral on 9 February 1864. He was pensioned off on 19 October 1864 and was appointed as an Admiral on half pay on 10 September 1869. On 24 May 1876 he was made Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Cornwall.

On his retirement he leased Trematon Castle, Devon, from the Duchy of Cornwall - a Georgian house built in the grounds of a ruined Norman castle.

Sabine died in October 1873; and he in March 1886. There were 8 children.More


Edward Young:

Born 9 September 1808.

Like his brother William Francis, he was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Served on HMS Jupiter, Talbot, Sparrowhawk, Princess Charlotte and Asia and kept a profusely illustrated journal of his voyages which is held by the Caird Library, National Maritime Museum.

He married Frances Eliza Baker on 9 September 1841.

He died of an intestinal abscess on 11 October 1842 a few days before the birth of his only daughter R101 Barbara. More.


Charlotte Young:

Born 30 December 1809.

Married (5 July 1835) her first cousin Lt. James Frederick Elton, the third son of Jacob Elton (1774-1856) by his first wife, and her aunt, P54 Charlotte Young, daughter of N51 Admiral James. James Elton was Captain of the 40th Foot (2nd Somerset Regiment) at Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

Together they had one son and three daughters.

James Frederick died in 1844, and Charlotte remarried (1849) James Kerr, a barrister. She died 15 July 1887.


Sophia Young:

Born 11 February 1811.

She married (1837) Bartholomew James Sulivan. He was lieutenant on HMS Beagle on the voyage in which the naturalist, Charles Darwin, sailed around the world between 1831 and 1836. The Beagle visited South America, the Galapagos Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The rich variety of animal and plant species that Darwin saw on the voyage led him to develop his theory of evolution. The voyage lasted nearly five years and became one of the most famous and important voyages of exploration ever made.

Sulivan then surveyed the Falkland Islands in HMS Arrow (1838-9); Commander of HMS Philomel (1842-6); resided in the Falkland Islands with his wife Sophia and their young family (1848-51). During this time their eldest son James Young Falkland Sulivan was born - he is believed to be the first British subject born in the Falklands. This was at a time of rapid development in the Falklands; while Stanley only had 200 inhabitants the port had nearly 800 vessels calling a year. Sulivan then commanded HMS Lightning in the Baltic (1854-5); served as a naval officer in the marine department of the Board of Trade (1856-65); was knighted (1869); and appointed Admiral (1877).

They retired to Bournemouth, Dorset. Darwin's journals record that the Darwins and Sulivans maintained a close connection subsequently.

Admiral Sir Bartholomew James Sulivan KCB died 1 January 1890; Sophia died on 5 November 1890. They had three sons, all with naval connections. More.


Eliza Young:

Born 11 April 1812.

Married (1832) Rev. Samuel Lloyd, vicar of Horsley, Gloucestershire. They had one daughter. He regularly gave away half the income, £60 pa, from his living and promised to contribute £120 to rebuild the church but had to pay out a further £200. They retired to Stanley Hall at Kings Stanley, near Horsley. A tolerant man, he allowed a leading Quaker to rent land including the parsonage at Horsley.

She died 8 February 1893 at Kidderminster.


Louisa Young:

Born 17 July 1813.

Married, 30 August 1845, Rev. Dr. Joseph Henry Jerrard of Trinity College Dublin and from 1830 principal of Bristol College which unusually for the time specialised in mathematics and the sciences. They had four children, two of whom became Jesuit priests.

Joseph died 26 February 1853; Louisa died on 13 February 1882.


James Yonge:

Born 1816, baptised 1817. Educated at Winchester.

He died of consumption (22 November 1834) at the home of Q15 William Crawley Yonge at nearby Otterbourne.More


Alethea Yonge

Born 1815

The eldest daughter of Q2 Rev. John Yonge of Puslinch and Alethea Henrietta Bargus, she married (1845) John Philip Anderson Morshead of Widey Court, her second cousin, whose paternal grandmother was P5 Elizabeth Yonge. They had six sons.

She and her younger sister Anne (R8) were known as ‘great A and little a’, after a nursery rhyme of that title.

She died 22 July 1863.


Mary Yonge:

Baptised September 1818.

Lived at "Rockdale", Torr, Newton Ferrers.

She died 2 April 1910. Her death certificate gives cause of death as "senility and exhaustion", and describes her as "a spinster of independent means".


John Bargus Yonge:

Born 22 November 1821.

Matriculated Exeter College, Oxford on 14 May 1840; BA, 1844; MA, 1847.

He married (28 June 1848) at Duns Castle, Berwickshire, Cordelia Anne Hay, born 1830, fourth daughter of William Hay of Duns Castle. On marriage lived at Torr Cottage Newton Ferrers.

John was a magistrate, and became Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Devon, 26 August 1852. In December 1860 he was appointed Captain of, and raised, the 7th Devon Mounted Rifles.

He wrote a diary of life in Puslinch for the year 1842. Family historian. R39 Charlotte Yonge wrote of his 'sullen, rather whiny temper'.

He died 12 November 1863 in Biarritz, which he and his wife had gone to for her health, and is buried there. He is described in his probate as having no legitimate offspring. His wife died in 1886. More.


Duke Yonge: Rector of Newton Ferrers

Born 23 June 1823, baptised 25 July 1823.

Matriculated Exeter College, Oxford, 28 April 1842; BA, 1846; and MA, 1849. Ordained Deacon, 1847; and Priest, 1849. Curate of Thorverton, near Exeter (1847-9); and Newton Ferrers (1849). Patron and Rector of Newton Ferrers (1877-81). Succeeded to Puslinch.

Duke Yonge was a photographic pioneer using the wet-plate Ambrotype process from the early 1850s.

Married (26 August 1862) his second cousin R47 Charlotte Cordelia Pode, daughter of Thomas Julian Pode of Bonvilston, Glamorgan. They had six sons and four daughters.

According to a letter written by his daughter S7 Alethea he had once wanted to marry R39 Charlotte Mary Yonge.

Duke died 7 October 1881. Charlotte died 7 September 1929at Court House, Newton Ferrers. More.


Anne Yonge:

Baptised 10 May 1825.

She died 1 September 1869. Her death certificate describes her as a "governess", the fate of many middle class girls with no prospect of an early or good marriage.


Edmund Charles Yonge:

Born 11 August 1827.

He matriculated aged 18 from Exeter College, Oxford, 30 April 1846.

He died of tuberculosis on 15 January 1847 while convalescing with Charlotte Yonge's parents at Otterbourne House, Otterbourne, Hampshire. The south window over the door leading to Otterbourne Church, which depicts the nativity, is dedicated to Edmund. It was presented by his father Q2 Rev. John Yonge. More


Frances Elizabeth Yonge:

Born 21 May 1829.

She was slightly retarded as a result of childhood measles. She died 4 December 1893, and is buried in Newton Ferrers churchyard.


James Edmund Yonge:

Born 21 January 1843.

Matriculated Exeter College, Oxford on 11 June 1862. James was commissioned as an Ensign in the 73rd (Perthshire) Regiment of Foot on 23 June 1865 and left the Army on 16 October 1866. At this time the Regiment was based in England and also Ireland. He does not seem to have had any subsequent career.

Married Julia Bray (22 November 1881) at Plympton St Mary. Aged 28, she was daughter of Richard and Barbara Cory of Langdon Court, Yealmpton, near Plymouth. Julia was born in Bloomsbury (the 1901 census entry “Bermondsey” is wrong), London. Richard Cory was a coal merchant in London and in the 1881 census is described as a widower and as a JP and landowner.

James died on 21 June 1911 and Julia on 9 January 1912, at which time they lived at 32 Elmbridge House, Plympton. The 1901 census shows a coachman, butler, cook and housemaid in residence. There were no children.


Cordelia Anne Duke Yonge: a daughter of Q9 Duke Yonge and Cordelia Colborne.

Born 25 November 1807.

She was married (12 March 1849) to John Oldfield as his third wife. The officiating minister was Q2 John Yonge. John Oldfield, born 29 May 1789 at Portsmouth, was son of John and Elizabeth Oldfield of Oldfield Lawn, Westbourne, near Chichester, West Sussex.

John Oldfield served all over the World in the Corp of Royal Engineers. Prepared sketch map of Plains of Waterloo for Duke of Wellington 1815. In command Corp of Royal Engineers Canada 1839-43 serving under Sir John Colborne (Q3). ADC to Queen Victoria 1841, Colonel Commandant of the Corp of Royal Engineers 1859 and full General 1862.

He was made a JP in the Chichester area.

He died 2 August 1863. John had fifteen children, but none by Cordelia. Cordelia died on 6 October 1864.


Duke John Yonge:

Born March 1809 at Antony, Cornwall; baptised 10 April 1809.

Educated at Eton College; matriculated aged 17 at Oriel College, Oxford, 24 February 1827; admitted Sizar (an undergraduate who had his expenses paid) at Trinity College, Cambridge, 21 October 1828; BA, New Inn Hall, 1836. Ordained Priest. Curate of Maperton, Somerset; Curate of All Saints, Bolton, Lancashire; and (from 17 November 1836) minister of the Episcopal Church in Alloa, Scotland.

Duke wrote and translated an anonymous volume of verse entitled Cornish Carelessness, under the peudonym ‘Launcelot Pendennis’, published 1830 in Plymouth. Also wrote "The land of the Logan" a Cornish song Dedicated to JFD Yonge Esq MD, published by J Hart, Hatton Garden; "Cradle songPoetry" translated from the Italian of Ganganelli, published by J Hart; and "The Dawn Morning Serenade", published by J Hart. All these songs were set to music by JM Muller, organist of St Pauls Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. He was also a translator of the works of Anacreon, Horace, Virgil, Sappho, Moschus, Ovid and others.

He married (21 January 1840) Elizabeth (Eliza) Anne, daughter of John and Elizabeth Roberts at St Andrews, Plymouth. Elizabeth was born 31 May 1817.

John Reed Roberts (who held a Portuguese knighthood of the Order of Christ for caring for refugees from the Portuguese civil war) was a surgeon and played an important role in the outbreak of cholera in Plymouth in 1832. A snuff box presented to him in recognition of his roleby the artisans of Plymouth breakwater is inscribed: "To John Reed Roberts surgeon in testimony of the Gratitude and Esteem of his fellow townsmen for his humane and unceasing attention to the Poor during the awful visitation Malignant Cholera at Plymouth AD 1832." Roberts was also a naval surgeon and at one time was surgeon to the Queens Yacht "Royal Sovereign" and surgeon at the Royal Marine Infirmary, Pembroke. He later practiced at Osbournby, Lincolnshire. In November 1841 Roberts was in the debtors prison at Newgate and in 1842 he was in the Insolvents Court because of a failed speculation in a newspaper and because his medical practice had diminished. He was discharged as he had a wife, two daughter and his mother and an aunt to support. He died in Sutterton Lincolnshire in January 1858.

Duke died of lockjaw (10 January 1846) in Alloa, Scotland after he accidentally shot himself in his foot whilst cleaning his gun, reputedly while on a shooting party with his Bishop.

Elizabeth married secondly (8 April 1851), William Scott who was born on 8 October 1825 at Hartland, Devon; the marriage took place at Osbournby, Lincolnshire. First a priest, William then became a mathematics coach, and soon built up a good connection at Cambridge university.

In April 1856 William Scott accepted the position of colonial astronomer in New South Wales. Scott and his family arrived at Sydney on 31 October. In 1862 Scott resigned as astronomer because of ill health. He became headmaster of the Cook's River collegiate school. In 1878, criticism by the college council caused him to resign. He then took various country parishes. He revisited England in 1888 and, apart from some teaching engagements, lived in retirement on his return to Australia. Scott died 29 March 1917.

Elizabeth had three sons by Duke John and two of their children, S12 Arthur and S13 Walter, followed her in the 1860s and established two continuing branches of the Family in Australia. The third son, S11 Duke Doughton, died in Ireland in 1874 aged 34 , but his infant son T28 later came out to Australia, probably to be looked after by his grandmother. Elizabeth also had a son and two daughters by Scott.

Elizabeth died 10 November 1903. More.


John Francis Duke Yonge:

Born 30 January 1814; baptised 21 March 1814 at Antony, Cornwall.

He married (October 1839) Elizabeth Birt Alice, née Holmes, in Brussels. She had been widowed twiceand there was to be long litigation on her will.

Elizabeth Birt Alice Holmes (sometimes known as Alice) was born 13 January 1800 and christened 5 August later that year at Antony, Cornwall. She was second of 2 children of Richard Holmes and Elizabeth Nash of Antony. She was still almost 2 months short of her 16th birthday when she married, on 18 November 1815 at Antony,Cavalié Mercer, a 2nd Captain in the Royal Engineers. They were probably married by her future father-in-law, Rev. Duke Yonge.Sometime in 1818, he was posted to Bermuda where Cavalié died of yellow fever. They had one surviving daughter who married Johns Muller and they had a daughter who was christened Theodosia Yonge.

Secondly, at Merton, Surrey in 1822, she married John Reed who was with the 62nd Foot and in 1814 was involved in the latter stages of the Peninsular War. In the same year the 62nd, under the command of the now Lt. Colonel John Reed, embarked for India. In March 1834, Reed was sent home on sick leave but died from the effects of fever in September 1835 at Edinburgh.

John Francis Duke Yonge probably became acquainted, or reacquainted, with John Reed's widow whilst he was a medical student in Edinburgh. They married shortly after he graduated in August 1839, and then spent close on 10 years in Coblenz. Together they had 3 children, two of whom emigrated to the US. Elizabeth died in Plymouth (8 February 1863).

John Yonge then married (19 July 1864 at the Catholic Church of St Mary and St Boniface Plymouth) Mary, the daughter of David Jones of Plymstock, Devon. A Medical Practitioner in Plymouth. He was said to have had "one pill for every ill". He became a Roman Catholic in the 1850's. During the French invasion scare of the 1860s, he served in the 2nd Devon Volunteer Regiment. A photograph exists of him in uniform. Lived at Plymouth, and Ladye Park, and finally Liskeard, Cornwall.

John died of prostate cancer on 25 December 1879 at Liskeard and is Buried at Sclerder Catholic Cemetery near Looe. Mary died 9 February 1891 at Clovelly, Devon, and left her entire estate to T48 Eugene Steven Yonge. More


Frederick Duke Yonge:

Born 25 March 1816; baptised 27 September 1816.

Lieutenant Royal Navy; flag officer to Admiral Fanshaw (1855), but was dismissed for "disgraceful conduct" when he went absent without leave in Jamaica (1855)after having first being arrested for a crime unknown. Arrived in New Zealand 27 December 1855 on SS Bank of England and founded the Yonge family there.

He married (26 April 1859) Charlotte, daughter of Dr Andrews of Plymouth and then of Auckland, at St Stephens Chapel, Taurua, with the Rev. David Jones MA officiating. She was born 13 Aug 1839. They had eight children, and the line continues today. Frederick was a landowner and, in the 1860s, part owner of the Pioneer battery machine to extract gold from rock.

Frederick died 25 March 1889; Charlotte died in Auckland on 6 August 1922. More. See "A Naval Mystery"


Alethea Duke Yonge:

Born 11 March 1817; baptised 1 May 1817.

She married (8 October 1942) in England Edward Bond. He was then of the 53rd Foot Regiment. Regiment on garrison duties in Gibraltar and Malta until 1844 when the 53rd Regiment was posted to India and was involved in the First Sikh War. In 1846 he transferred to the 39th Foot Regiment, also in India. By 1854 he was unattached. ADC to Queen Victoria.

Alethea died 18 February 1847 on the steamship Gloriana, from Calcutta while returning to England.

Back in England, on 24 May 1849, Edward remarried at Lewanick, Cornwall, Elizabeth Archer of the Archer family of Treslake, who was also a granddaughter of P6 Dorothy Ayre Yonge and Samuel Archer. Edward Bond died 4 July 1880.


Arthur Duke Yonge:

Born 11 June 1825.

Matriculated Exeter College, Oxford (30 May 1839). Landscape artist, Especially scenes in Guernsey, the Meuse, and Cornwall. Exhibited at the Royal Academy: 1881 "View of the Meuse near Dinant", 1888 "Polperro Cornwall", and 1890 "Vale Church Guernsey".

In about 1861, he had an illegitimate child by a Helen Pattern in Kensington, Middlesex. Annie Yonge (S64) emigrated to Australia and was later (1899) married in Brisbane, QLD., to John Mullen. She died in 1935.

Married (1870) Lucy, daughter of John Williams of Bruges, Belgium, who died April 1879. They had one daughter, Alethea (Alie), who predeceased Arthur, dying in 1903 at Vevey, Switzerland. He lived in Hastings in his latter years. He possibly converted to Roman Catholicism.

He died in 1909 in London. More.


Charles Duke Yonge: the son of Q10 Rev. Charles Yonge and Elizabeth née Lord.

Born 30 November 1812 at Eton. Baptised 25 December 1812.

Educated at Eton; matriculated Easter 1831; foundation scholar, Kings College, Cambridge (from 24 February 1831 to 1833). Refused admission to his fellowship at Kings on appeal to the visitors (24 February 1834), so migrated to St Mary's Hall, Oxford where he matriculated (17 May 1834); BA Oxford (5 December 1835); MA. Cricket blue, Oxford Eleven (1836). He was adjudicated bankrupt 31 March 1837 while a student..

Married Anne, daughter of James Vincent Bethel of Hereford on 15 August 1837at Portsea, Hampshire. There were no children.

He was a private tutor until 1866. From 11 October 1866 to his death, he was Regius Professor of Modern History and English Literature at Queens College Belfast. Fellow of Royal University Ireland from 1882. Granted a Civil List pension of £75 (4 October 1858), and other dates, in consideration of his literary works. Author of "Our Great Naval Commanders" and many other pedestrian historical works with mixed reviews. Active member of the Conservative Primrose League. A director of University's glasshouses. Exhibitor at flower shows.

Charles died of influenza on his birthday, 30 November 1891 and is buried in Drumbeg Churchyard near Belfast. On his death his wife moved back to England and died May 1904 in Shottisham, Suffolk, the parish of the S32 Rev. Charles Francis Lysacht Yonge. More.


John Eyre Yonge: a younger brother of R20 Charles Duke. Rector of Hempstead, Norfolk.

Born 10 April 1818.

Educated at Eton and admitted at Kings College, Cambridge as scholar from Eton, 26 September 1836 to 1839. Fellow, 1839 to December 1844; BA, 1841; and MA, 1844. Assistant and Classics master at Eton from 1840 to 1875. Ordained Deacon (1843); then ordained priest by the Bishop of Lincoln, 1844. Fellowship at Kings College, Cambridge. Curate of Stowmarket, Suffolk and Loders, Dorset (1875 to 1876); locum tenens in Otterbourne in 1872; Curate at Sparkham; Chaplain to Lord de Lisle. He was Rector of Hempstead with Lessingham and Stalham, Norfolk in the gift of Kings College from November 1876 to his death; and Rural Dean of Happing division of Waxham, Norfolk deanery from 1881 to death.

He married (19 December 1844) the Hon. Catherine Charlotte Lysaght, at Eton College Chapel. Born 25 September 1822, she was second daughter of George Lysaght of Shottisham rectory, Suffolk; 4th Baron Lisle of Mount Worth, County Cork; and cousin of S25 Denys Nelson. They had three sons and five daughters.

John was an author of various works on Horace, including the Complete Works (1867)and a library and pocket edition; Scriptores Graeci (selection from Greek prose writers with notes in English) (1868); and Ciceronis Epistolae and an Exposition of the Apostles Creed (1887).

He died at Hempstead Rectory, Norfolk, aged 72, on 11 June 1890. A brief obituary was published in the Times, and a fuller one in the Eton College Chronicle 26 July 1890. Administration was granted to his wife on 31 July 1890. She died 22 December 1905. More.


Charlotte Frances Yonge:

Born 1819 at Eton.

She married (9 November 1841) the Rev. John Mason at St George's, Hanover Squareby the Lord Bishop of New Zealand. John was of Brignall, Yorkshire and Aldenham Lodge, Hertfordshire; he was the son of John Finch Mason of Aldenham-Lodge, Herts and Yateley Kent and Mary Mason née Cox. He was born 1819 and educated at Eton (where Charlotte grew up), and at Christ College. BA, 1842; MA, 1847. They had six sons and seven daughters.

Charlotte died 28 September 1860; John died on 16 December 1874.


James Arthur Yonge:

Born 9 March 1822 at Eton, the third son of Q10 Rev. Charles Yonge, and brother of R19 Charles DukeYonge, and R20 Elizabeth Catherina Yonge.

Educated at Eton as a colleger, 1829 to 1841; head of school, 1841; admitted as scholar from Eton at Kings College, Cambridge, 28 July 1841; Fellow, 1844-60; Camden Medal, 1843; BA, 1846; and MA, 1849. Admitted to Middle Temple, 20 November 1844; barrister of Inner Temple, 6 June 1853. Judge on the Western Circuit. Recorder of Barnstaple and Bideford from February 1860 to his death.

He married (28 August 1860) Hannah, daughter of Andrew Rogers of Kilkie and Dublin, Ireland at St Mary's, Bryanston Square, London. They had no children.

At the time of his death he lived at Westbourne Terrace Road London with chambers at 10 Kings Bench Walk.

James died at the vicarage, Conna, County Cork on 12 September 1864, and is buried at Knockmourne, County Cork. His obituary was published in the Law Times. On his death, Hannah remarried in 1874 Charles Egerton Carey.


George Edward Yonge: the fourth son of Q10 Rev. C. Yonge.

Born 4 July 1824 at Eton.

He entered Eton in 1841; Eton cricket XI fast bowler, 1841-4; and captain, 1843. Matriculated aged 19 at Trinity College (8 July 1843); Capt. of Trinity College, Oxford; Oxford cricket XI, 1844-5, and captain, 1848. Berkshire County XI, 1853. BA, 1848; MA, 1850; barrister Middle Temple (1853); Treasurer of Southampton (Hants) County.

Married (6 October 1859, at St Georges, Bloomsbury) Lucy, daughter of Gideon Acland of Tiverton, Devon. One son, George Acland Yonge, who was born 23 September 1868, and died 6 October 1870.

George died at his home, Stoke Lodge, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Hampshire, on 8 December 1904. More.


Georgiana Crawley: Daughter of Q11 Charlotte Yonge by her first marriage

Born 12 September 1810.

She married (1 January 1831) the Rev. Hugh Polson (born 1808) of Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire and later of Woolstone, Berkshire. They had three sons and two daughters: Catherina and Georgiana.

She died 30 September 1892.


Charles Yonge Crawley: the son of the Rev. Charles Crawley and Q12 Catherine née Yonge.

Born 2 March 1813.

MA. Priest. Minor Canon of Gloucester Cathedral. On November 1860 he became Hon. chaplain to the 3rd Gloucestershire Volunteer Rifle Corps. Appointed rector of Taynton, Gloucestershire, in gift of the Queen, 6July 1864.

Married Harriet Wintle, 3 June 1845. They had one son, Charles, and one daughter Harriet.

Charles died 5 June 1875.


Mary Crawley:

Born December 1821 at Flaxley, the daughter of the Rev. Charles Crawley and Q12 Catherina née Yonge.

She married (4 October 1870) the Rev. Henry Crawley, fourth son of the Rev. John Lloyd Crawley of Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire. Henry was born in July 1813 at Nether Heyford. He went to Balliol, Oxford where he received a BA, 1836; and MA, 1842. Rector of Stowe Nine Churches, Northamptonshire from 1849 until his death in 1895. Mary was Henry’s second wife; his first, Emma Tollington, had died in 1858.

Mary died 9 April 1892.


Catherina Duke Crawley:

Born August 1814.

Married (28 July 1864) the Reverend Henry Lowe, a Fellow of Exeter College, who died on 18 November the same year.

She died 22January 1885.


Augusta Boevey Crawley:

Born 30 August 1829, the daughter of Reverend Charles Crawley and his wife Q12 Catherina née Yonge.

She married her first cousin R41 John Duke Pode on 30 August 1860. They had three sons and one daughter.

She died 28 June 1900.



James 'Jemmy' Duke Yonge:

Born 30 August 1822; baptised 15 October 1822.

He died of atrophy (wasting away through imperfect nourishment) on 29 June 1831.


Charlotte Mary Yonge: Author.

Born 13 August 1823 in Otterbourne, Hampshire, the daughter of Q15 William Crawley Yonge.

She was confirmed in 1838 under the guidance of John Keble. She wrote, edited and translated some 400 books, both fiction and non fiction. Her first work, "Abbeychurch" was published in 1844. Her most famous work was, “The Heir of Redclyffe" (1853). She edited "The Monthly Packet", a journal for girls from 1851 to 1898. Gave monies to local church and school and financed construction of the neighbouring Pitt chapel (licensed 31 March 1838). Supporter of the Oxford movement. Wrote a biography of Bishop Patteson (1875) and helped finance his Melanesian mission from book sales. She lived all her life at Otterbourne, Hampshire and never married.

She died at Otterbourne of pleurisy 24 March 1901. More.. See "Charlotte Yonge"


Julian Bargus Yonge:

Born 31 January 1830, the brother of R39 Charlotte Mary.

Educated at Eton; went to Balliol College, Oxford; matriculated aged 18 (10 April 1848); obtained SLC, 1851; BA, Exeter College, Oxford, 1853; and MA, 1855; student at Middle Temple, 1855.

Purchased commission as 2nd Lieutenant Second battalion Rifle Brigade on 17 October 1851; Lieutenant without purchase (6 June 1854); went to Crimea (14 September 1854); but left again in October, probably due to sunstroke. Missed the battle of Alma. Left the British Army (10 November 1854) and spent most of the rest of his life at Otterbourne House, Otterbourne, Hampshire. JP, County of Southampton; Chair of School Attendance Committee, Hursley Union, and churchwarden.

He married (25 August 1858) Emma Frances, the daughter of Col. Edward Walter of 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry, of Lincolns House, Eastleigh, Hampshire. They had three sons and two daughters. He lost his money in a failed coal company in Yorkshire and had to be rescued by his sister.

Julian sold Otterbourne House in 1891 and moved to London.

He died in London 17 October 1891 in the presence of his son Maurice. his wife died in Torquay in August 1913. More.


John Duke Pode:

Born 6 November 1832. He was the eldest child of Thomas Julian Pode and his wife Q16 Anne Duke née Yonge.

He was educated at Winchester and New College Oxford where he obtained an MA and was made a fellow. In 1857 he was elected a member of Plymouth Corporation and in 1858 was called to the Bar in the Middle Temple. He succeeded to the family estate in 1868 on the death of his uncle.

He married (30 August 1860) at Hartpury, Gloucestershire,  Augusta Boevey Crawley, who was a daughter of Anne Duke's sister  Catherina. She was born in October 1829 at Flaxley, and died 28 June 1906. They had three sons, (one, Ernest Duke Yonge, drowned in the wreck of the Bokhara in 1892), and one daughter. They lived at Slade, Cornwood, Devon where he was in later years a JP, Chairman of the Board of Guardians of Plympton Union, manager of Cornwood School and churchwarden. Author of “Some Descriptive Notes on the Parish of Cornwood”, member of the Devonshire Association, and Council member of the Dartmoor Preservation Society. He was a keen naturalist and photographer.

He died 6 January 1921and is buried at Cornwood.


Anna Catherina Pode:

Born October 1837, and baptised 24 October 1837 in Plympton St Maurice, Devon.

Married (30 July 1861) William John Woollcombe (born 1832), a solicitor of Plympton Erle. The firm of solicitors became later known as 'Woollcombe & Yonge' (See S5). There were no children.

She died 1913.



Charles Coleridge Pode:

Born 3 April 1841.

Scholar at Exeter College, Oxford; BA; and MA. Physician. He was awarded a Radcliffe Travelling Fellowship in Medical Sciences in 1867-1869. His reminiscences were published: "More Stars" (All Saints' Day) and "Wakefulness" (The Annunciation).

He was married, and had children: Beatrice, Ernest Cyril, Arthur.

He died 25 May 1873.


Edward Pode:

Born 26 September 1842, he was the youngest child of Thomas Julian Pode and his wife Q16 Anne Duke née Yonge.

He went to Exeter College, Oxford. He became a private tutor and teacher of classics.

Married (6 October 1866) Elizabeth Davey, daughter of Richard Clifton of Ashwater, Devon. Elizabeth died 13 May 1883.

Edward married secondly Lilia Telfer in 1893.

He died 1902. He was living in Sheffield at death. His estate was valued at £6811.


Frances Alethea Pode:

Born June 1844, and baptised 27 June 1844 in Plympton Erle, Devon.

She married 6 February 1873 Thomas Harold Frederick Hicks; M.A. Pembroke College, Oxford 1870; Chaplain of St Nicholas, Cheddar 1878.


George John Lloyd Crawley:

Born 20 February 1820, and baptised 17 April 1820.

Curate of Bartley Green, Birmingham. Vicar in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Died unmarried 8 November 1874.


Edward William Young:

Born 1834. Civil Engineer.

Worked in England, Canada, Australia and South Africa, specializing in railway infrastructure. In 1911 census, however, describes himself as an “aeronautical engineer”.

He married Geraldine Lloyd, 1860.

He died in June 1916. More. See "An Imperial; Engineer"


Augustus Murray Young:

Baptised at the Chapel Royal, Brighton, 8 January 1841.

Admitted pensioner Caius College, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1859. BA, and 17th wrangler, 1863. Rev at Newton Abbot. Not in Crockfords directory. He never married.

He died in January 1871 in Newton Abbott, Devon. Effects under £1500.


James Browning Young:

Born in Bedford in 1847.

Entered the Royal Navy initially as a cadet in June 1861. Then he went to sea as a midshipman. He was promoted to Sub Lieutenant, 19 December 1867; and then Lieutenant, 6 February 1872; and finally Commander on 30 June 1886. He served on a succession of frigates until in 1877 he was appointed a Lieutenant of Euphrates, a screw-powered iron troop ship of 3197 tons and 3900 horsepower. The Euphrates was one of five specially designed troop ships, originally ordered for the Indian Government in 1866. He served in the Euphrates 1877 to 1879. During this time he made several voyages to India as well as the voyage to South Africa. In 1883 he was posted to the Sudan. Some dozen vessels based at Suakin and Port Said were involved in patrolling the coast, watching the various small harbours and generally keeping the Mahdists at bay. In 1890 he was appointed in command of the Pylades a third-class screw-driven cruiser on the North American and West Indies station. From 9 July 1894 he was an inspecting officer of H.M. Coastguards at an entirely shore-based station at Brighton.

He married (May 1879, in Tunbridge Wells, Sussex) Margaret Gore, second daughter of the Rev. Charles Gore who was of the same family as Admiral Lord Gambier. She was born 28 January 1854, and died August 1945. They had three children: Maurice James Young, Duke Martin Young, and Cicely Margaret Young (born 1882, died 1971) who married Cosmo B. Hastings (died 1955), and it is through her that the descendants of L5 Nathaniel Yonge/Young continue.

James died in 1926. More.


Barbara Annette Rhodes Young:

Born 27 October 1842 at the home of a fellow officer of her father, Commander John H. Rhodes R.N. of Bishopsteignton, Devon.

Barbara continued to live at the home of Rhodes. The 1861 census describes her and her mother as a cousin of the head of the household. The exact relationship is not known though it must be significant that the daughter has as her Christian names both “Barbara” and “Rhodes” and Captain Rhodes wife was named Barbara.

She died of typhoid fever 20 May 1876; her mother died in 1899. More


Henry Norton Sulivan R.N.

Born in the Falkland Islands, 1850.

In 1896 he published an account of his father's life which also contained many references to his mother, Sophia Young.

He died in 1941.


Thomas Edward Sulivan: RN

Born 1846.

Sub Lieutenant HMS Gannet, 1865-66; then Lieutenant HMS Duncan North American Station and West Indies, 1866-67; Transport Service, 1867-68; HMS Neuport surveying in Mediterranean, 1868-70; HMS Pert Cape of Good Hope, 1870; and south east coast of America 1871-73.

He died 1873 in Guisborough, Yorkshire.


James Young Falkland Sulivan: Commander RN

Born 1839.

First British subject born in Falkland Islands. Sub Lieutenant HMS Firefly in Mediterranean 1864, Lieutenant surveying Straights of Magellan 1866-67, HMS Favourite North America and West Indies 1868-9, China Station 1870-75, Greenwich Royal Naval College 1875-76, Lieutenant and Commander HMS Britemark based at Southampton 1876-79, and Coast Guard Service 1882-88. Commander 1889.

James died 1901.


Katherine Yonge:

Born 5 August 1863.

Married, May 1886, Adam William "Willie" Thorburn Steer, son of Charles William Steer of Bradfield, St Annes, Port Maria, Jamaica. He brought his wife out to Jamaica, but she did not like the island and they soon returned to England. A couple of years later they returned to Jamaica where she contracted yellow fever. She narrowly survived the illness, but her heart was damaged. They returned to England and he set up his medical practice at Penzance, Cornwall.

Katherine died of influenza in Penzance on 16 March 1895. In 1896 her husband brought and lost a court case where insurers refused to pay out on a policy he took out on his wife's life because he had not disclosed her heart condition.

Willie remarried and moved back to Jamaica, where he died of malaria in 1901.


John Yonge:

Born 18 December 1864,

He was educated at Winchester; matriculated Worcester College, Oxford, 25 January 1884; BA, 1888.

He married (7 September 1899) Vera Vaughan Holberton, youngest daughter of Vaughan Holberton of Newton Ferrers.

In the First World War he was officer in charge of Puslinch Voluntary Aided Hospital and corporal in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Devonshire Regiment, a WWI "Home Guard" unit. JP. Succeeded to Puslinch. Hobbies included boating, shooting and fishing. Had associations with Coombe, Devon; and Burrell, Cornwall. Vera was matron of the Puslinch Voluntary Aided Hospital (1915-16) and when it closed she served in other hospitals until near the War's end.

John died 26 May 1946. They had no children, so he left very detailed instructions in his will to ensure Puslinch stayed in the family. Puslinch was inherited by Philip Evelyn Yonge, the third son of James Upton Yonge and Millicent Wood. Vera died 11 March 1960. More.


Charles Burrell Yonge:

Born 6 April 1866.

Educated at Forest School, Walthamstow, Essex; rowing VIII cox; matriculated Keble College, Oxford on 14 October 1884; BA, 1887; Wells Theological College, 1888; ordained Deacon, 1889; Priest, 1890; and MA, 1891. Assistant curate of St Paul's Worcester, 1889-91. Rector of Newton Ferrers from January 1892 to 1940 when his elder brother  John Yonge was patron. JP and chaplain to High Sheriff of Devon.

He married (14 June 1899) Catherine Ada Helena Bowen, daughter of George Edward Bowen of Portaferry, Co. Down, Ireland.

He planted the cyclamen in Newton Ferrers churchyard, and wrote a history of Puslinch and Newton Ferrers.

He died 30 November 1943. Ada died on 30 October 1966. More.


Geoffrey Yonge:

Born 20 September 1867.

Educated at Winchester; BA and a 4th in Theology, Keble College, Oxford, 1891; ordained Deacon; curate at Old Swindon, 1890-2; St Luke's, Gloucester, 1892-3; and St John's, Truro, 1893. He never married.

He died of tuberculosis on 24 December 1893, aged 26.


Duke Mohun Yonge:

Born 18 April 1869 at the Court House, Newton Ferrers.

Educated at Stubbington School, Fareham; and Forest School, Walthamstow, Essex. Solicitor (April 1893). He became a partner in the Plymouth law firm of 'Woollcombe & Yonge' - which goes back over 250 years, and the firm still exists in 2020.

He married (20 September 1894, at Portaferry, Co, Down, Ireland) Isabella Sydney Bowen, daughter of George Bowen of Portaferry. She was born 1861 at Laurencetown, County Down, Ireland, and was the sister of Catherine Ada (see S3). She was generally known as 'Sydney'. Between 1915 and 1916, Sydney was Commandant of the Puslinch Voluntary Aided Hospital.

Duke and Isabella lived at West Park, Yealmpton which was new-built in 1887. His hobbies included gardening, shooting and fishing. Their only son  Geoffrey Bowen died of wounds in France, November 1918.

Duke died 1 November 1948; and Isabella died 21 March 1954. More.


James Upton Yonge: Missionary; parson.

Born 17 July 1872.

Educated Royal Grammar School, Sheffield; Cadet at HMS Britannia, Dartmouth, and in the class of July 1887 came 11th out of 26. Midshipman Royal Navy (1887-91). In a change of career, he went to Keble College, Oxford; BA, 1897; MA, 1901.

He was at Chancellors School, Truro, 1897; Deacon, Truro, 1898; Curate of Torpoint, 1898-1900; Priest, Crediton, 1899; Curate of Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, 1900-04; Curate in charge of Maryfield, Torpoint, Cornwall, 1904-5.

He married (27 April 1905) (Ethel) Vaughan Millicent Wood, the eldest daughter of Edward Joshua Wood BA, doctor, of Lees Lodge, Yalding, Kent, and Ethel née Holberton, the elder sister of Vera (see S2). Millicent was born 12 July 1880. James and Millicent had six sons.

Madagascan Diocesan secretary, 1907-10; Principal of St Paul's College, Ambatoharanana, Madagascar, 1905-15; Vicar of St Goran, Cornwall, 1916 to 1929; Rector of St Mawgan with St Martin in Meneage, Cornwall from 1929 to 1945; Honorary Canon of St Germoe, Truro Cathedral, 1936-45; Canon Emeritus, 1945; Rural dean of Kerrier, near Camborne, Cornwall, 1932-6 and 1942-45.

Millicent died 29 July 1957; James died 5 October 1958. More. See "A Missionary


Cordelia Elizabeth Yonge:

Born 8 March 1874.

Lived at South Brent, Devon. She married (20 August 1903) the Ven. Cyril Price, MA Oxon, the son of the Rev. Thomas Price of Claverdon Rectory, Warwickshire. Cyril was born on the 12 March 1866. He was educated at King Edwards School, Birmingham; and Worcester College, Oxford. He was Chaplain of the ecclesiastical establishment of Bengal, India, 1903; Archdeacon of Nagpur, India, 1910-19; then Vicar of Eckington, Worcester; and then of Birlingham, near Pershore, Worcestershire.

Cyril died 29 August 1943; and Cordelia died October 1958.


Ambrose Pode Yonge:

Born 19 February 1878 at Puslinch.

Educated at Mount House School; Kelly College, Tavistock; then Exeter College, Oxford. He qualified as doctor, 1907; LRCP, London, 18 December 1907; BCh, Oxford (Oxford and St Thomas Hospital), 1908; house surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital, 1908-10; MRCS, 1909. He was a keen photographer.

He married (20 June 1911, at Carshalton Surrey by his brother S3 Rev. C. B. Yonge) Isabel Eva Haws, daughter of Robert Tyndale Hawsof Wallington, Surrey, who was born 31 March 1879. At the time Ambrose married, she was living in Teddington, quite close to his home in Twickenham. She was a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading where he was practising as a newly-graduated doctor. They moved into Lanark House, 54 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, where he set up his medical practice before joining the RAMC. They had one daughter (who died young) and four sons.

Captain RAMC from April 1915 to 1917: Commissioned April 1915; Captain, April 1916. He served in Malta from 9 June 1915 (at the time of the Gallipoli campaign) and France at Arras (at the tail end of the Battle of the Somme) from 6 November 1916. He was awarded the standard Victory and British Medals.

When he returned from the war he found most of his patients had moved to other doctors and he had to build up the practice again. He became the Hon Medical Officer, St Johns Hospital, Twickenham; Medical officer, Post Office; Police medical officer; divisional police surgeon.

When the National Health Service was introduced in 1948, he chose to retire to Elburton, Devon and pass his practice on to his son T20 Peter Tyndale Yonge.

He died of cancer on 26 February 1956 at Elburton. Isabel died of cancer on 3 August 1959 in Lee, London SE12.


Dorothea Yonge:

Born 1870, daughter of Duke Yonge and Charlotte.

She married (20 October 1898) Dr. Frank George Layton, son of the Rev. Henry Layton. Henry was Classics Scholar at Queens College, Cambridge. He held various clerical positions; lastly vicar of St Stephens, Hounslow, Middlesex. Henry died on 14 September 1914.

Dr. Frank Layton was MRCS, LRCP London (St Thomas, 1894); then physician (asst. surgeon, Walsall & District Hospital). Surgeon to Druids, Wesleyan and General, and other assurance companies. Member BMA. Lecturer at Walsall Science and Art Institute; house physician, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital; house physician, Brompton Hospital for Consumption and diseases of the chest; clinical assistant Ear Department; and House physician at St Thomas Hospital, London. Consultant.

He wrote novels with a medical background, and also, "Case of Temporary Loss of Vision" Middlesex Medical Journal (1902); "Diachylon Poisoning" BMA Journal (1903) and, "Case of Tubercular Peritonitis with Abdominal Cyst" Birmingham Medical review (1903). He was appointed JP, 1929.

They lived first at Walsall and later at Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. They had five children, T23 to T27.

Frank Layton died in 1941; Dorothea, the last surviving child of R7 Rev. Duke Yonge, died on 14 January 1968.



Duke Douton (also Doughton) Yonge:

Born 9 November 1840, baptised 25 December 1840, he was the first child of Duke John and Elizabeth Robert and was the brother of S12 Arthur and S13 Walter.

Duke joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman; served in the Crimea, where he was slightly wounded; then at the bombardment of the Taku Forts, China in June 1859 during the second Opium War; then posted to Australasia. He was one of the few survivors from the wreck of HMS Orpheus off New Zealand, 7 February 1863; reached rank of Lieutenant. Temporary service on Transports, 1867. Seconded to Coastguard* in north-west Ireland (HMS Valiant), 1870.

He married (24 October 1868) Georgina Braine at Plympton St Mary, Devon.

Duke was predeceased by his wife and died in Ireland "on active service" on 20 February 1874. There is no record of a death certificate. His grave is in the abandoned Protestant Church in Belmullet, Co, Mayo, Ireland. They had one son, T28 Duke John, born 11 April 1869, who settled in Australia after the death of his parents. [More ...]

*The Auckland Star in reporting his death states he was Chief Inspector of Coast Guards. This must be wrong. More


Arthur Kenneth Duke Yonge:

Born 1843 in Alloa, Scotland.

He went out to Australia in 1857 before his brother, S13 Walter. With his brother S13 Walter he first tried sheep farming at Tarawinaba, Goondiwindi, Queensland - a border town, with its own customs post, on the Queensland and New South Wales border. He and S13 Walter held a lease of Tarawinaba from 1867 to 1878, then in 1878 they then took up land at Pittsworth, Queensland (Arthur had 640 acres and S13 Walter 80 acres) and they established the Puslinch Dairy. After that venture failed due to a depression and drought, he spent a time at Tenterfield Station before giving up farming and moving to Sydney, NSW, and joining ES&A Bank. He retired as manager of the Bank at Burrawang, NSW, Australia. JP.

Arthur married (25 February 1875) Flora Macadam in Brisbane, Queensland, and founded one of three branches of the Yonge family in Australia.

Arthur died 31 January 1912. Flora died 22 April 1930. More


Walter Francis Duke Yonge:

Born 1844, brother of S12,

He was educated at Blue Coats School - a school for offspring of gentry who had fallen on hard times.

He migrated to Australia after his brother, S12 Arthur, arriving in September 1859. He farmed with Arthur as the "junior partner”. In 1888, with his brother, he established Puslinch Dairy, played an integral part in establishing the first School in Pittsworth, and was first school teacher there. He was one of the instigators in connecting Pittsworth to the rail network in order to ship out products from the dairy.

He married (28 April 1880) Lucy Williamson and founded another branch of the family in Australia. He stayed in farming after S12 Arthur became a banker. He lived in Darling Downs, Queensland.

Walter died on 8 October 1924; Lucy died on 1 November 1943. More. See "A Pioneer Australian"


Francis (Frank) Arthur Holmes Yonge:

Born 15 June 1840,in Plymouth registration district.

Ensign without purchase in the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment (24 October 1858 to April 1861). Note that Q53 Henry Young was colonel of the 1st Btn. in the 1860's. The regiment had been re-founded in Sheffield in June 1858 and was based at Aldershot until February 1860 when it went to Cork. From March 1860, and for the next five years, it was in Mauritius.

He married (22 June 1861, in Mauritius) Amelie Euphemie, younger daughter of Adolphe de Terasson, in Mauritius. She was born in France. He resigned his commission in year of his marriage and worked in Mauritius for some years as a teacher. They later lived in France for a period. They had three children: T46 Arthur Holmes born 1863; Pierre (Peter) born 1865; and  Eugene Stephen. Arthur and Peter are believed to have migrated to the USA.

Frank died in poverty in the east end of London in 1880. More.


James Frederick Moore Yonge:

Born 8 March 1842 in Koblenz, then in the most western part of Prussia.

He then lived in England until the age of 6; and was then educated in France for a time. Believed to have been a soloist in the Roman Catholic Cathedral Boys choir, Plymouth.

On his mother's death in 1863, he went to Australia from Plymouth and worked briefly on sheep farm with S12 and S13. He arrived in San Francisco on 20 October 1868; believed to have traveled to Yosemite with artist William Hill as driver or herdsman or expedition cook, 1870-71, with the aim of learning to paint. Moved to Vancouver, 1873; and then to Lakeport, California, 1875, where he married (3 April 1875) Hellena (also called Helene in adulthood) Frances Brittain. She was the daughter of David Lorenzo Brittain of Lakeport, California, and Eleanor née Thomas. Hellena was born 14 February 1857 in Missouri and in same year traveled by wagon from Tuscumba, Missouri via the Kansas plains, across the Missouri River, along the Platt River to the Utah Territory, then across the desert to Carson Valley, Nevada, and over the Sierras to Sacramento, California. At the time of their marriage, Hellena was aged 18 and James was 33. Eleanor kept a journal of her life which contains many references to James and his wife.

James became a US national on 6 October 1876. He was a pharmacist by profession but also a telegraph operator. Family legend states his wife's art brought in more money than his pharmacy. They lived for 10 years in Tombstone, Arizona, and was there at the time of the gunfight at the ‘OK Corral’. Two of their children, Arthur and Eleanor were born there. They later moved to San Francisco and were present during the 1906 earthquake.

The San Francisco Call reported that Hellena committed suicide on 21 September 1907, however there is no indication on her death certificate that she committed suicide. On a family copy there is a pencilled notation, "possible plague" and the family story is that she contracted the plague while nursing victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. She was buried the Roman Catholic cemetery of Holy Cross, San Francisco, after a Requiem Mass, which is inconsistent with suicide.

James died on 19 November 1910 and is buried in the same cemetery. More. See "go West Young Man" ...]


Stephen Duke Yonge:

Born 1 March 1845 in Koblenz, then in the most western part of Prussia.

In 1866 he married Madeline Smith, fourth daughter of Lt. Col. Smith of the Bombay Native Infantry and his wife, née Brayne, of Plympton Lodge, Devon, in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Mary and St Boniface at Plymouth. Madeline was born (5 April 1845) in India.

Stephen left England in late 1870 and arrived by train, via Ogden, Utah, in San Francisco (October 1870) with his wife, two children and a nurse. He owned or managed various plum orchards in California. Madeline had come over for her health, but she died on 19 November 1872 in Lakeport California. He later returned to England with the children and then in 1877-78 managed a tea plantation in India before returning to America circa 1890.

Stephen died on 23 November 1912 in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canadaat the home of his daughter, T53 Mary. More.


Frederick John (Duke) Yonge:

Born 18 February 1860 at Otahuhu, New Zealand.

He married Ellen ('Tiny') Rose Gray, 19 May 1879. They had one daughter who died in infancy.

A noted amateur race-horse rider and sportsman.Secretary of Pakuranga Hunt Club for many years. Commission Agent.

He died 31 December 1918. She died 3 April 1943. More.


Arthur Duke Yonge:

Born 19 November 1861 in Otahuhu, New Zealand. He was the second son of Frederick Duke Yonge. Yonge.

Was educated at the Church-of-England Grammar School, Parnell; and later the Auckland Grammar School. On leaving school he joined the Union Bank of Australia, then farmed at Tamaki. Later in life he was with the Australian Provincial Assurance Company. He was for many years a well-known member of the Pakuranga Hunt Club and a keen polo player.

He never married; and died 11 May 1928.


Eleanor (Nellie) Louise Yonge:

Born 30 June 1871.

She married (20 June 1916) William G. Scott, a noted surgeon and public vaccinator for Auckland and the surrounding area, in New Zealand. There were no children.

She died 1956.


Cyril Duke Yonge:

Born 12 January 1876 in Auckland.

He married (4 February 1908) Maud Donaldson of from Penrith, New South Wales. She was born 27 November 1875 (parents were Catherine O'Brien 1839/45-1920, and William Donaldson 1837-1894, born in Ireland). In his youth, Cyril worked in the gold-mining industry crushing the ore.

He died 4 June 1966. Maud died 26 April 1967. More.


Alethea Duke Yonge:

Born 8 October 1871 in Florence.

She wrote a novel, which was never published.

She predeceased her father, the artist Arthur Duke Yonge, dying after a long illness on 30 September 1903 at Vevey, Switzerland. More.


Mary Isabel Yonge:

Born 1848 at Eton.

Married (20 August 1872) Rev. Denys Nelson Yonge, BA, son of Frederick Langford William Yonge (of the unrelated Caynton Yonge family) and Isabel née Foulkes of Medland, Devon.

Denys was born 26 February 1836 at Torrington Devon; he was a second cousin of Lord Nelson. Educated at Eton; Christ's College, Cambridge; BA, 1859. Ordained Deacon, Oxford, 1860; curate of Shootesbroke, Berkshire, 1860-4; Lamorbey, Kent, 1864-5; Englefield, Berkshire, 1865-9; vicar of Broxted, near Chelmsford, Essex, 1869-85; vicar of Boreham, near Chelmsford, Essex from 1885 to 1918; and Diocesan Inspector of Schools for Essex.

They had five children:  Frederick John (1874);  Philip Caynton (1877);  Denys Wilberforce (1880); T62 Isabel Margaret (1882);  Horace Langford (1883).

Mary died in November 1915. Denys died on 9 October 1920 at his last home, 93 Upper Terrace, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex.


George Yonge:

Born 10 October 1850.

Educated at Eton College. Admitted pens (aged 18) at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, August 1869; matriculated, Michs. 1869; scholar, 1870; BA, 21st Wrangler and 2nd class (National Science Trip), 1873; and MA, 1877. Ordained deacon, Winchester, 1875; priest, 1876; curate of Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, 1875-9; curate of Yorktown, Surrey, 1879-1882; curate of Sparham, Norfolk, 1882-93. Vicar of Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire; patron Eton College, 1893-1905; rector of Newtimber, Hassocks, Sussex, 1905-18.

He married (17 July 1883) Ann Norgate. His father-in-law the Rev. Thomas Sparling Norgate was rector of Sparham, Norfolk, 1840-1894. George and Ann had two sons and two daughters. They retired to Surrey where they lived at Wanborough Lane, Cranleigh.

Ann died on 30 May 1927; George died on 9 May 1929.


John Harry Yonge:

Born 30 March 1854.

Educated at Eton College. He was a solicitor practising in Worcester when he was also steward to Lady Emily Foley of Stoke Edith Park, Hereford. He lived at The Chantry, Worcester.

He married (4 April 1883) Emma Caroline Isabel Sherlock, daughter of Dr. James Sherlock. John was a solicitor practicing in Worcester. Emma died 11 September 1917.

He then retired to Mewstone, Newton Ferrers and married (23 September 1918 at St Judes, Plymouth) Annie Spragg. He was instrumental in bringing mains water to Newton Ferrers and improving local roads. He was churchwarden at Newton Ferrers for 11 years, and was a regular contributor of humorous letters to the Western Morning News.

John died 29 November 1934.


Lucy Sarah Yonge:

Born 1854.

She married (28 December 1882) the Rev. John Paget Davies, MA, Rector of Twineham, Haywards Heath, Sussex; and Street, near Lewes, East Sussex. They had one daughter, T69 Catherine Mildred Davies.

She died 28 December 1905.


Charles Francis Lysaght Yonge:

Born 11 October 1858 at Eton, Berkshire.

Deacon (1887); priest (1888); curate at Harwich (1887-88); and Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire (1888-9); Rector of Shottisham, Suffolk (1891-1908); Diocesan Inspector of schools, Norwich diocese (1904-8); Vicar of Cressing, Essex (1908-10); vicar of West Mersea, Colchester.

Charles died 11 April 1933 in Colchester, Essex.


Helen Emma Yonge:

Born 1860. Niece of R39 Charlotte Mary Yonge.

Lived at Lincolns in Eastleigh, Hampshire, her mother's home before she married. Lived in later life at Liphook, Hampshire. She inherited many of Charlotte Mary Yonge's possessions.

Helen died in in Gosport 16 June 1941.


Francis Arthur Yonge:

Born 23 November 1861.

He moved to America in 1883 and lived at Hillside Farm, Fairfax County, Virginia where Francis farmed in a small way.

He married (October 1892) Edith Louise Isabel Shortridge, daughter of Pringle Shortridge. They had one son who probably died in infancy. One daughter, Gwendoline - who was adopted - married Layman E. Jones before 1915.

Francis died 11 January 1918. More.


Maurice Edward Yonge:

Born 26 March 1867.

He married (19 April 1899) Maude, younger daughter of Lt. Col. Woods of Llandaff, Glamorgan. He lived at various addresses in and near Otterbourne, Hampshire. JP.

Censuses show him described variously as civil engineer, working on his own account, or with 'private means'.

Maude died 1938. On her death, their house was sold and he was settled among friends in the village of Otterbourne with two old family servants. Maurice died 6 April 1940 leaving a small estate of £221. Maude and Maurice are buried in Otterbourne churchyard, close to his aunt, R39 Charlotte Mary Yonge. More.


Louisa Alethea Yonge:

Born 1863, niece of R39 Charlotte Mary Yonge.

She married (7 August 1884) the Rev. Henry Albany Bowles. He was ordained in 1883 and served first (1889) as curate of St Matthew, Habergham Eaves, Burnley. He was then vicar, first of Arlington, Devon; then of Otterbourne, Hampshire; then of Christ Church, Epsom, Surrey.

They had five children: T83 Cicely Gertrude Bowles; T84 Reginald Julian Albany Bowles (employee of Western Railway, Quiroga, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; in WW1 joined Royal Welsh Fusiliers; killed July 1916 in France); T85 Margaret Ernestine Bowles; T86 Marjorie Joan Georgina Bowles; and T87 Phyllis Alan Bowles. There are continuing descendants.



George Alan David Yonge:

Born 1 March 1861, nephew of the author Charlotte Mary Yonge.

First 2nd Lt. 5th Militia Btn. Royal Irish Regiment, but he resigned his commission. Enlisted in the regular army in August 1889, and from 1890 in the 7th Hussars where he rose from the rank of private to Lance Sergeant. With this Regiment he was in India from 1890 to 1895, and then in Natal for six months when he bought his way out and joined the Cape Mounted Police. He served in the Matabele War of 1896; he was in Queen Victoria's diamond Jubilee parade though London.

At start of the Boer War he was a Squadron Sgt. Major in Colonel Plummer's Rhodesia Regiment, part of Baden Powell’s forces. He was killed in action at the start of Boer war, at Rhodes Drift, Crocodile River, near the Limpopo River, Rhodesia, on 21 or 22 October 1899. There is a memorial to him in Otterbourne Church, Hampshire. More.  See "An Imperial Solder"


Joanna Angela Yonge:

Born 1873, niece of the author Charlotte Mary Yonge.

She married (16 October 1894, at St Matthew, Bayswater) Captain Charles Francis Cromie.

Charles entered the 1st Btn. 37th Hampshire Regiment in 1878; he became captain in 1884; went to Staff College 1890-1891; and retired from the army in 1892. He married, first (1881) Mary Grace Webb Bowen, and had one son born in 1882. He petitioned for divorce on the grounds of her adultery with Captain Coddington, RN, commander of the ship Duke of Wellington; this was granted 1892. He married, secondly (1894), Joanna Yonge. He served as Vice-Consul at Dar-al-Baida, Morocco, 1894-1899; and Algeciras, Spain 1899-1902; and was Consul at Dakar and for the Republic of Liberia, 1902- 1905. The Who’s Who entry for his son by his first wife calls her Mrs Lennard; she seems to have remarried John Milner Lennard in 1905.

Charles Francis Cromie died (7 October 1907) aged 50 at Boma, a river port in the southern part of what was then the Belgium Congo, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

After Charles' death, Joanna lived in Walmer, Kent, where she ran a boarding house and then moved to Ringwood, Hampshire. They had two children: Maurice Francis, born 31 July 1895; Lieutenant 3rd Btn. Hampshire Regiment; killed Gallipoli 4 June 1915: and Henry Julian, born October 1896 in Morocco, School teacher, enlisted with his brother 20 August 1914, Captain 3rd Btn. Hampshire Regiment; killed on the Somme 23 October 1916. More.

Note: Her stepson, Capt. Francis Newton Allen Cromie, was the commander of submarine HMS E19 in the Baltic towards the end of WW1; he was shot while defending the British Embassy against Bolshevik Red Guards in St Petersburg, Russia, 31 August 1918. See "Honoured by Strangers: The Life of Captain Francis Cromie, CB, DSO, RN - 1882-1918", by Roy Bainton, 2002.


Maurice James Duke Young: (note Christian name Duke)

Born 1880.

Educated Clifton College Bristol. Second Lieutenant 1st Btn. Devonshire Regiment in Boer War then officer in the Supply and Transport Corps, Indian Army, in Abbottabad. Abbottabad was an important military cantonment and sanatorium, serving as the headquarters of a brigade in the Second Division of the Northern Army Corps. 

Married (6 November 1909 in Bombay, India) Margaret Jayne Heathcote Payne who died 1976. No male descendants.

He died at Abbottabad in 1912 of enteric fever. His infant infant son, Maurice died the same year.


Grace Yonge:

Born 2 April 1900.

Lived at Black Torr, Yealmpton.

Died 3 September 1992.


Eileen Mary Yonge:

Born 11 September 1901.

Served in Royal Air Force in World War II. Teacher, mainly in Africa. In the early 1950s, there was only one European Girls' Secondary School in Kenya, the Kenya High School (KHS) in Nairobi. It was overflowing and a decision was taken by the Education Department to build a second school, for pupils from Western Kenya and Uganda. It opened in January 1954.  Miss Mary Biddle and Miss EileenYonge were transferred from the Kenya High School to become the Headmistress and Deputy Headmistress. She taught English and Latin, and was a very strict but excellent teacher. After Independence, many Europeans left but she remained Deputy Head and continued to teach. She and Miss Biddle retired at the same time, in 1966. They drove to South Africa and came back to England by sea. They then lived in a house in Rye, which had belonged to Miss Biddle's parents, and taught at a school near Ashford.

Eileen died 3 June 1989 in Rye.


Duke Edmund Yonge:

Born 2 July 1903.

Educated at Mount House School, Tavistock, and Sherborne.

He married (11 August 1932, at Saxby, Lincolnshire) Nancy Mary "Robin" Evans, daughter of the Rev. William Marsh Lee Evans, Rector of Saxby.

Joined Royal Air Force three months before World War II. Pilot Officer, 21 August 1939; Flying Officer, September 1940. Served in Balloon Command at Hull; 942 East Riding Squadron. In 1944 his unit was moved to southern England to help block attacks of V1 flying bombs. Posted to Denmark at end of War to help remove German facilities and personnel. Had been expected to inherit Puslinch. After the war he joined White & Sons of Hull, importers of oranges and other fruits, initially on a temporary basis but stayed on to become managing director. Lived at Boynton Vicarage, Boynton, Bridlington, Yorkshire, in the 1950's which was bought for £2000 and sold for £3000. Two sons and a daughter.

He died in May 1989.


Mary Catherine Yonge:

Born 22 September 1908.

She married (29 August 1939) Thomas, son of Anthony O’Donovan from Limerick, Ireland who was born 15 February 1901. They lived at Eton Villas, Chalk Farm, North London.

Thomas died 15 September 1966; Mary died September 2010.


Geoffrey Bowen Yonge:

Born 28 November 1898.

Educated at Mount House, Plymouth; and Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire where he was head boy. 2nd Lieutenant "C" Company 1/5 Bt. Devon Regiment (12 September 1917). Went out to France in the last days of the war, was wounded in Mormal Forest and later died aged 19 at the military hospital in Rouen, France, on 21 November 1918. His mother Sydney (S5) went out to visit him before his death. He is buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. He was awarded the standard Victory and British Medals. More.


John Vaughan Yonge: RAF pilot.

Born 23 March 1906 in Madgascar, the eldest son of James Upton Yonge, a missionary there.

Educated St Johns, Leatherhead; and RAF Cranwell. He joined the Royal Air Force. Pilot Officer permanent commission (16 December 1925). He served In Quetta, India (1934); Karachi, India (1936); promoted to Squadron Leader (October 1937); posted to Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (1938); Market Drayton, Shropshire (1939); promoted to Wing Commander (June 1940). During WWII he was a pilot of Haile Selassie in Abyssinia. In 1944 he flew Beaufighters and Mosquitoes in operations during the Normandy landings, and then on anti-shipping patrols off the coast of Norway. He retired as Wing Commander in 1952 and became a teacher.

John married first (31 July 1930) Barbara, daughter of John Bewsey of St Johns Wood, who was born in 1911. They had two children, but divorced in 1940; she died on 27 June 1994 in Alice Springs, Australia. John married secondly (12 October 1941) Enid Mabel, daughter of the Rev. James Walter Blanch, Vicar of Dronfield, Derbyshire. Enid was born in 1920. John and Enid had four children.

John died 27 April 1973 atGreenwich. Enid remarried, living at Haslemere, Surrey. She was widowed again in 2011, and died in 2015. More.



Roger Upton Yonge:

Born 3 April 1908 in Madagascar.

Educated at St Johns, Leatherhead; College cricket XI; Oxford and Cambridge Schools Certificate, with credits in English, Latin, French, mathematics (1929); Keble College, Oxford (1928); Golf IV (1930); 4th in Jurisprudence (1931).

He drowned in a sailing accident (22 June 1931) near the Helford Estuary, Cornwall, with T9 Richard Yonge and T13Cyril Price. The boat was later discovered floating empty near the Manacles - a cluster of rocks just east of the Lizard peninsula; their bodies were never recovered. More.


Richard Alan Yonge:

Born 9 June 1910.

He was educated at the Nautical College, Pangbourne, Berkshire; midshipman. Then worked for Post Office as a certified wireless watcher, appointed 1926. He sailed the Pacific (1929) as an apprentice on Blue Funnel Line's SS Ixion.

He drowned (22 June 1931) with T8Roger Yonge and T13Cyril Price. More.


Philip Evelyn Yonge: RN, DSC, OBE.

Born 20 March 1912 in Yalding, Kent.

He was educated at the Nautical College, Pangbourne, Berkshire, specializing in navigation; and entered the Royal Navy before WWII. He served as navigator on HMS Hermione, which was torpedoed and sunk off Crete (16 June 1942). Before D Day he was in a planning group at the Admiralty and was then a staff officer of the assault group of the D-Day landings based on HQ Landing ship, H.M.S Bulolo, tasked with marshalling landing craft. He then served as navigator on aircraft carrier HMS Implacable in the Pacific. He later commanded a destroyer flotilla during the Korean War. Final rank, Commander (1949). His last posting was Port Commander, and Queen’s Harbourmaster, at Plymouth (February 1959). OBE Jan 1962. He inherited Puslinch from his uncle John.

He married (27 August 1938) Rosaleen Nora Goldsmith, daughter of Colonel George Mills Goldsmith. Rosaleen was born 4 April 1914 and died 9 January 1997. They had four sons.

Philip lived latterly at the Old Cottage, previously Puslinch Farm and the original Elizabethan manor house, close to the "big house" at Puslinch. He died 16 December 2002. More.


Cyprian Hubert Yonge: Teacher, Accountant.

Born 29 September 1913 in Madagascar.

He was Educated Kelly College, Tavistock; and Keble College, Oxford; BA, 1935; then Salisbury Theological College, 1936. Although intended for the church, he became a teacher before WWII at Kenton College Preparatory School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Married (15 April 1942) Annie Theodora "Nancy" Horley, daughter of Francis Kingsmill Horley. Nancy died 11 January 1971. He married secondly (16 May 1972) (Eva) Margaret Kenning, born September 1908.

Cyprian served in the East African Army in Ethiopia, East Africa, Egypt and Madagascar (1940 to 1946). After leaving the army, and until independence in 1962, he was a treasurer in the Kenya civil service. On return to England, he lived at Melbury Osmond while working for Westland Aircraft at Yeovil, Somerset.

Margaret died 22 February 1997. In his last years Cyprian lived in Newton Ferrers; where he died 31 December 1998. More.


Arthur George Twining Yonge: Maritime radio operator

Born 18 May 1915 in Madagascar.

Educated St Johns, Leatherhead where obtained School Certificate with 5 credits; Oxford & Cambridge Board (July 1931); with two further credits (1933); Keble College Oxford (from Michaelmas 1934); 3rd in Theology and BA (1937). He joined the Post Office as a wireless operator March 1939. Was Radio Officer on the Rathlin rescue ship in the notorious convoy PQ17 in July 1942. He kept a journal of this voyage.

He returned to England at the end of September 1942, and he married Marjorie Joan Gregory on 21 December 1942.

Later served as first radio officer on rescue ship SS Stockport, of Grimsby, which was lost with all hands on Atlantic convoy duty, on or about 25 February 1943. The "Lloyds Losses of Second World War” states "S.S. Stockport, British, 1683 tons. Reported lost 31 March 1943. Left Glasgow on 8 February 1943 for St Johns, Newfoundland. Left Clyde anchorage on 2 February, due in St Johns 28 February. Crew of 51, plus 9 gunners and 4 naval personnel - all lost". Information from German sources shows the Stockport sunk on the 23 February 1943 in just three minutes from two torpedoes from U604 (Capt. Horst Holtring) at about 47°22'N 34°10'W. This is about mid Atlantic, half way between the Clyde, Scotland, and St Johns, Canada, approaching Cape Race. She had previously transferred rescued seamen to other ships and was alone struggling to catch up with the rest of the convoy when attacked.

Marjorie remarried an A. Peake in 1947; and died in 1991. More.


Cyril John Price:

Born 24 June 1905.

Educated at Mount House, Plymouth; and Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire. Passed 4th into the Royal Academy Woolwich. Five years with the Survey of India, which had been set up in 1767 as the territory’s principal mapping agency.

He drowned (22 June 1931) with T8 Roger and T9 Richard on 22 June 1931.


Stephen Yonge Price:

Born 11 July 1906.

He died of blood poisoning in India on 9 August 1907.


Cordelia Mary Price:

Born 8 July 1907.

She was educated at Alice Ottley School, Worcester. In WWII she was a corporal in the Woman's Royal Air Force; and then a cipher officer.

She died, after a long illness, of cancer, on 8 May 1968.


Thomas Yonge Price:

Born 21 December 1908.

Educated at Mount House, Plymouth; Bromsgrove School; and Worcester College, Oxford. Master at Glenalmond, one of Scotland's leading public schools and originally founded by the Quakers in the mid-19th century.

He married Nancy Kate Churchill. They had three children, Caroline, Joanna and Timothy. In WWII, he served as an Intelligence Officer, later Brigade Intelligence Officer with 8th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. He was evacuated from Dunkirk; and fought at El Alamein. He became sick with sprue and was invalided out with a disability pension. He then became senior physics master at Bradford Grammar school.

Thomas died of lung and liver cancer in October 1968.


Martin Price: Colonel, Royal Marines.

Born 1910.

Educated at Mount House School, Plymouth; and Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire. Served in the Royal Marines from 1929; Lieutenant, 1 December 1932; and ultimately rose to the rank of Colonel.

He won a DSO medal in the invasion of Madagascar on the 5 April 1942. It was feared that the Vichy French, who ruled the island, would let the Japanese in. The army operation having got bogged down. Martin was in a destroyer, HMS Anthony, which then crashed through the harbour boom in Surraz Bay [Diego-Suarez harbour]; he landed with fifty marines, scaled a cliff and burst into office of the French Commander in Chief, who surrendered. He was later awarded an OBE for services in Malaya in 1953.

He became Commandant of Deal Depot and Commandant Royal Marines School of Music. Pig breeder (1961 to 1966).

He married (4 December 1937, at St James, Birlingham, Worcestershire) Margaret Rowley who was born 1911youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs W.L. Rowley of the Grange, Birlingham. His father Cyril Price conducted the service. They had four children: Anthony, Mathew, Cordelia and Thomas. They lived at South Brent, Devon.


Clement Lord Price: Lt. Col. Royal Marines

Born 1914.

He was educated at Mount House School, Plymouth; and Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire. Served in the Royal Marines from 1932, latterly as Fleet RM Officer, Home Fleet. Reached rank of Lt. Col.

He married Cynthia Ardill, daughter of the captain of his brother T17 Martin’s first ship. They had two children, Diana and Rosemary.


James Ambrose Straker Yonge: RAF

Born 4 February 1914 in Twickenham, Middlesex.

He was educated at Epsom College, Surrey. Chartered accountant. He joined Royal Air Force in World War II and was killed in training at RAF Cranwell (15 October 1941). Foggy weather had meant flying had been suspended for several days. When the weather cleared a number of planes were sent up at once and the plane he was flying solo, believed to be an Airspeed Oxford, crashed into another plane. The other trainee pilot also died. He was buried at Mortlake Cemetery, London. There was a plaque in the cemetery but it now appears to have been removed.


Peter Tyndale Yonge: Physician

Born 22 February 1916 in Twickenham, Middlesex.

He was educated at Epsom College, Surrey; and St Thomas’s Hospital, London. MRCS, LRCP London, 1940; clinical assistant at St Thomas's Hospital. He joined the army and became Captain RAMC; served in Malta, 1940; and in Italy. After the war he was House Physician, Case House Surgeon and Resident Assistant, Pathology at the General Hospital, Walsall.

He took over his father’s medical practice in Twickenham, Middlesex, shortly before the introduction of the National Health Service in 1948.

He married (30 November 1956) (Leonora) Joy Christie of Truro, who was born 11 November 1919. He later moved to Kingston, Jamaica, to continue his medical work. He came back to England (about 1970) after being diagnosed with cancer. They retired to Spring Vale, Devoran, near Truro, Cornwall. There were no children.

Peter died 20 May 1978. Joy died in April 2008.


David Duke Yonge:

Born 21 October 1918.

He was educated at Epsom College, Surrey; and Exeter College, Oxford where he joined the rowing club. He was studying classics, but was called up to serve in the Army as an artillery officer before he could complete his degree. 2nd Lt. Royal Regiment of Artillery in Feb 1940. Served in the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in the Western Desert, in Italy and North West Europe in WWII. He fought in the Battle of El Alamein (October 1942). He won the MC at Battle of Volturno (October 1943) in Italy where he was wounded by a mortar bomb that landed on his artillery-spotter position; as a result he was permanently deafened and lost his right thumb.

While on medical leave, he married (2 July 1944) Jean Dorothea Tillard, younger daughter of Rear-Admiral Stephen Dowell Tillard, of Summerhill, Shawford, Hampshire. She was born 28 August 1920 and is a descendent, on her mother’s side, of Charlotte Theresa Yonge, who was the first cousin of S25 Frederick Yonge, one of the unrelated Caynton Yonges.

He returned to his unit in time for the Normandy invasion, until was wounded again, twice. The final wound put him in hospital until the end of the war. After the war he worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Tanganyika, Africa as administrative officer and magistrate and then in the Ministry of Wildlife Lands and Surveys. David and Jean had two sons and one daughter, all born in Africa.

When the country became independent Tanzania, he returned to England and joined the Nuffield Foundation, administering awards and scholarships. David had a lifetime interest in archaeology, and collected Roman and Greek coins.

David and Jean lived in Compton, Winchester, Hampshire. He died on 26 June 2006; she died 2 January 2017. More.



Robert William Yonge:

Born 1922 at Twickenham, Middlesex.

He was educated at Pembroke House preparatory school in Twickenham; then Epsom College, Surrey; and at London University (which moved to Bristol to “avoid the Blitz”). Because of his age he was, despite the war, allowed to continue his chemistry degree to graduation. He was immediately drafted into industry to help the war effort, and was posted to Kinlochleven, Argyll, Scotland, to work in the hydro-electric powered aluminium smelting plant there. He met his future wife at Kinlochleven. After the war, he intended to return to university to gain qualifications in chemical engineering; while at Bradford university, he contracted tuberculosis and was nursed for some time at the family home in Twickenham.

He married (8 January 1949) Isabella MacLeod, born 17 November 1925 in New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. She was the daughter of Donald MacLeod of No.1 Sheshader, Isle of Lewis and Margaret née MacIver of No.33 New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis. They had three boys.

They settled in South London first in Lower Sydenham, then (1956) in Lee, London SE12. He worked at the paint factory of Associated Lead Manufacturers in Millwall, London and became chief chemist. The plant specialised in making anti-corrosive paints for steelwork and supplied contracts to bridges (Forth, Tamar) and the Admiralty, amongst others. Later he became factory manager and was generally responsible for paint production. The site closed in the 1970s and he moved to the research laboratories of the Lead Industries Group, later the Cookson Group, in Perivale, London, to advise other factories around the UK. He took early retirement in his early 60s.

Isabella died 23 November 2006. Robert died on 26 September 2010.


Monica Yonge Layton:

Born 1899 (see S10).

She was schoolmistress at Walsall and Sutton Coldfield (1932-1970). Later lived at Barton Cottage, Langford, Cullompton. She died in 1984.


Ronald Allinson Layton:

Born June 1901 (see S10).

Educated Cambridge. He was a schoolmaster and rose to be head of an Exeter school. He lived at Ottery St Mary, Devon. He died in 1984.


Paul Henry Layton:

Born 1905 (see S10).

Educated St Peters, Seaford; and Cambridge; barrister then Judge at Newington Crown Court, London.

He married Frances Weeks, who was born 5 January 1916. They lived in south-west London.

Paul died in 1985.


(Frank) Michael Layton:

Born 1909 (see S10).

Educated Cambridge. Probation officer at Walsall. Lived with his sister T23 Monica until his death on 5 October 1988. He died on 5 October 1988.


Dorothea Layton:

Born 1909 (see S10).

Educated at Oxford. She was a schoolmistress and lived with her sister T23 Monica. She died in 1997.



Born 11 April 1869.

He followed his uncles S12 and S13 and grandmother to Australia. Started work as a bank clerk but by 1912, when convicted of petty larceny from his employers, was working in a hotel kitchen. Sportsman and gambler. Married Edith Mary Browne in 1897, but there were no children.


John William Duke-Yonge:

Born 30 August 1879.

He married (21 May 1903) Claribel ("Kitty") Tompson who was born in 1879. He was a bank manager with the Commercial Bank of Australia.

Their descendants through Claribel are descended from a First Fleeter, William Boggis who came to Australia in 1788, He had originally been sentenced to death for stealing a bed sheet.

Claribel died 4 April 1950; John died on 17 August 1951.


Kenneth Duke-Yonge:

Born 1884.

He married Myrtle Margaret Laird (1908). Bank manager with the Bank of New South Wales.

He died 1957; she died 1971.


Arthur Kenelm Duke-Yonge:

Born 20 February 1887.

Joined the Army (December 1916) and was a gunner and driver in the 1st Battery 18th Field Artillery Regiment AIF.Posted to Europe February 1917; was in front line for about a month from mid September, at Passchendale. He was then hospitalised with aphonia (loss of voice) and embarked for Australia on the 1 Feb 1918. He was then medically discharged. Also said to be suffering from shell shock.

He married (22 March 1919, in Sydney, NSW) Margery Casement, daughter of Dr. Brabazon Newcomen Casement (1852-1910). He became manager of the English Scottish and Australian Bank at Banaway, Homebush; and Moss Vale in New South Wales, Australia.

He died 20 August 1965. Margery died 25 July 1974.


Kathleen Dorothy Duke-Yonge:

Born 1892.

She married first (11 March 1916, in Sydney, NSW) a station overseer, John Edward Wallace Bushelle. He then became a Captain in the 36th Btn. Australian Infantry.

John was killed by a sniper (6 April 1918) at Villers Bretonneux, France. He is buried in Blangy-Tronville Communal Cemetery, near Amiens. The fighting at Villers Brettoneux was some of the last of the German spring offensive.

He was awarded an MC, the citation for which reads, "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading his company in a counter attack. In the face of heavy fire he showed utter disregard for danger and by his fearless leadership greatly assisted in the success of the operation. Later under heavy and close machine gun fire he moved in the open, directing the work of his company."

Kathleen had one son U48 John (born 2 December 1916), by her marriage to Edward Bushelle; and one daughter U49 Patricia by her subsequent marriage to Leslie O. Chrystal (1922).

She died 21 January 1977. More.


Walter DoughtonYonge:

Born 2 June 1881 in Queensland, Australia.

He married (27 December 1916) Sarah Jane Barlow. He lived at Moorooka, Queensland, Australia.

Walter was a farmer and, for the greater part of his life, lived at "Puslinch" - one of the oldest farming properties in the Pittsworth district, Queensland. Part owner of the Puslinch Dairy. Drummer in Pittsworth Town Band; involved in the Friendly Society work; and was district Master and Trustee of the Oddfellows Lodge.

He died in 1941. More.


Richard Alic (Ray)Yonge:

Born 24 August 1884 at Pittsworth, Queensland, Australia.

He married (1 December 1912) Lucinda Maude Cecily Hogan, who had six children by a previous marriage.

He enlisted at Toowomba and served in the 52nd Infantry Battalion in WWI. The 52nd Battalion was raised at Tel el Kebir in Egypt on 1 March 1916. Approximately half of its recruits were veterans from the 12th Battalion, and the other half were fresh reinforcements from Australia. Dogged by ill health, Alic spent his entire service career in and out of hospital, first on ship and then in England. In October 1917 he embarked for Australia and was discharged as permanently unfit in February 1918.

Lucinda died in 1923. Alic married secondly (4 March 1933) Mabel Mary Browning Graham who had eight children by a previous marriage. In WWII, he was a private in the Queensland 7th Btn. Volunteer Defence Corps (April 1942 to October 1945). Mabel died 2 April 1943. Alic married thirdly Lavinia Press in 1944.

Alic died in 1953. He had no children. More.


Louis Watson Yonge:

Born 1890 in Pittsworth, Queensland, Australia.

He was a drover, but with the outbreak of WW I he enlisted at Pittsworth and served overseas in 2nd Remounts (October 1915 to April 1916).

The distinguished reputation of Australian horses in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns was in no small part due to the work of the remount units, which were responsible for their training. When the Light Horse left for Gallipoli in 1915, they left behind detachments to take care of the horses. To free these men to rejoin their regiments, two remount units were formed in September 1915, each of four squadrons. The 2nd Remounts were formed in Sydney and with the 1st left for the Middle east on the Orsova in November 1915. The units contained a high proportion of Boer War veterans and expert horsemen. By the time they arrived in Egypt however, the evacuation of Gallipoli was imminent. Accordingly, at the end of March 1916 the units were reduced by half, each contributing two squadrons to a single remount unit and then formed into a depot unit.

Louis had only been in Egypt a short time before he was admitted to hospital suffering from goitre. He was invalided home to Australia as being permanently unfit for military duties. Took up droving again briefly and then for last 18 years of his life he was a “mail contractor” (country postman) and died 1941 after falling from his vehicle. He had a “full military funeral” despite his somewhat lacklustre war career.

He married (6 July 1928) Marie Cunningham. They had one son.

Louis died on 22 March 1941; Marie died in 1962.


Katie Elizabeth Yonge:

Born 3 June 1899.

She married (26 June 1925) Ivo Wright - occupations variously labourer and lineman, and lived in Wentworthville, NSW, Australia.

Ivo died in 23 September 1953; she died sometime after 1985.


Ronald Eyre Yonge:

Born 25 February 1901 at Pittsworth, Queensland, Australia.

He served as a stoker In Australian Navy between 1918 and 1928, then held various jobs such as motor mechanic, seaman, and engineer.

He married (8 October 1927, in Woollahra, NSW, Australia) Constance Eva Mills. They lived latterly in Muswellbrook, NSW, Australia. They had five children. In World War 2 he was Lance Sergeant in the 18th Battalion Volunteer defence Corps.

Constance died on 27 August 1974, Ronald died 25 October 1987.


Arthur Holmes Yonge:

Born 1863 in Mauritius.

In 1871 census appears as “Arthur F”. No further records known: he possibly moved to the US.


Pierre (Peter) de Terrason Yonge:

Born 25 November 1863 in Mauritius.

In 1878 he joined the British Post Office as a boy sorter. He was still there in 1882, working in East London, under the name Peter De T. Yonge. He did not have any other appointments and it is not known when he left the Post office or when he died. He possibly moved to the US.


Eugene Stephen Yonge:

Born in January 1868 in Mauritius.

Eugene was "adopted" by his paternal grandfather, R15 John Francis Duke Yonge. He attended Edinburgh University; MB, CM, 1891; and MD, August 1897. Doctor and surgeon. Post-graduate positions in Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Assistant House Surgeon at the South Devon and East Cornwall Hospital, and Manchester Southern Hospital for Women. Then Honorary Physician at Crossley Sanatorium at Delamere, and Manchester Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Throat. He wrote numerous medical books and papers on ear, nose, and throat problems, and the then-seminal work “Diseases of the Nose and Throat”. He became a Roman Catholic.

He died in Manchester in 1912. More.


Madeline (Madge) Helene Yonge:

Born 24 February 1876 in Lakeport, California.

For a time she was a novice nun in the San Francisco convent of the Sacred Heart in Oakland, California. In 1904 she was committed by her father, who stated that she was suicidal and homicidal to the Western Washington Hospital for the Insane (23 April 1910). She departed for Hawaii during WW I but by 1917 she was a patient within the Hawaii psychiatric system. She married (25 December 1921, in the Roman Catholic Church, Honolulu, Hawaii) Edgar Helmuth Wilkins, in which year she was described as a teacher. Edgar was born 28 November 1872 in Tennessee; and died 23 May 1939 in Honolulu.

By 1930 she was back in a hospital for the insane and appears to have been in an institution of some kind for the rest of her life. She died 1974 in Honolulu. More.


John Duke Yonge, also known as "John D" and "Duke".

Born 13 December 1877, probably at Bartlett Springs, Lake County, California.

His early years were spent in Tombstone, Arizona. He graduated (1895) from a business school run by his mother's sister Olive and her husband at San Jose, California, while his parents were living at Holy City, Santa Clara. He was in San Francisco during 1906 earthquake. He worked as a shoe salesman in San Francisco; and then in Hawaii (from April 1908). He worked as stationmaster at Waipahu Station, Oahu Railway and Land Co. (1917). Collector for Hawaiian Telephone Company (1922).

He married (20 September 1911, at St Andrews Cathedral, Honolulu) Heleualani, "Lena" Eva Cathcart, daughter of Robert William Cathcart and Kina "Jane" née Kaho'oilimoku of Honolulu,. She was born 23 November 1888 in Honolulu. They had three children.

He died 28 May 1950 in Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii. His grave bears the inscription by Longfellow that he chose:

Come not when I am dead

to drop the foolish tears upon my grave

to trample round my fallen head

and vex the unhappy dust thou wouldst not save

there let the winds sweep and the plover cry

But thou go by

Lena died in August 1959 in Honolulu.


Arthur David ("Rex") Yonge:

Born 3 September 1883 in Tombstone, Arizona, and baptised in the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart.

He was in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. He married (about 1907) Louise La Forre. In a 1908 newspaper report and the 1910 census he is described as a chauffeur. From 1915 to 1918 he worked in Mexico as a driver and mechanic for a mining company.

He married again (16 October 1921) Emma Mildred Corbin. In 1944 he was self employed.

He died (30 May 1944) in Los Angeles, California.


Eleanor ("Ellen") Cecilia Regina Yonge:

Born 7 July 1889 in Tombstone, Arizona. She was a talented musician and artist.

She married (1908) Edward T. Davey, a disgraced policeman of San Francisco. She had become infatuated with him and when he broke off the relationship she tried to commit suicide by poison on a San Francisco street car. Her father then tried to have her committed for insanity. After a breach of promise case in the courts Edward married her and they went to Hawaii where he then tried to have her arrested for adultery.

They then went to Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and she died there on 6 March 1909 in St Josephs Hospital - with "a spirit crushed and a broken heart", according to The San Francisco Call newspaper. The family account is that she fled to Hawaii and then Vancouver to seek sanctuary with family members but that Davey kept following; and that she, being pregnant and suffering heavily from seasickness and morning sickness, died within days of reaching Vancouver.


Mary Neota ("Neola") Florence Yonge:

Born 9 February 1868 in Liskeard, Cornwall.

The 1881 census shows her a pupil at the Roman Catholic Convent of the Sisters of Mercy in Wyndham Street, Plymouth.

She married (1907) Elliott Hewlings, son of John Quantock Hewlings and Margaret (née Elliott) of San Jose, California, who was born 24 June 1864.

Elliott died in London, 31 January 1945. Mary died April 1949 at Newton Abbot, Devonshire.


Stephen George Francis Yonge:

Born 22 April 1869 in Liskeard, Cornwall. His father returned with him to the US. in 1890.

He was in San Francisco by 1892. He married (1903, in either the USA or Canada) Alison, daughter of Fernando Maher and Jennet (née Moffat). She was born 20 August 1884 in Park City, Utah. In 1890s he carried on business as a druggist in various cities. In Sept 1899 he joined the US Marines as a Hospital Steward and served in the Philippines until July 1902 during the Filipino American War, after which he resumed his career as a druggist in numerous cities in California.

Stephen and Alison were divorced by 1910 and he next married (25 July 1910) Maud N. Bayliss. At time of his death he was the proprietor of the Heber Pharmacy, Heber, California - sellers of "drugs, stationery, cigars, soda water and ice cream" under the slogan "stamp our prescription dept on your mind." Heber was a small town established in 1903 by the California Development Company which was formed for the purpose of planning an irrigation system for the lower Colorado Desert.

He died on 22 June 1916 in Mojave, California. More.


Alan Duke Yonge:

Born 31 May 1909.

He attended Auckland Grammar School; and University; L.L.M University of Auckland 1934; qualified as a solicitor. He came to the UK from New Zealand in 1937.

He married (Kathleen) Maretta White, daughter of Robert White and Guytha (née Pace). She was born 26 May 1919. During World War II, he served in Transport Command, Royal Air Force; off reserve list and retaining rank of Flight Lieutenant 1954. Worked for the legal publishers, Butterworths. Edited the 3rd edition of Halsbury’s Statutes of England, published in 43 volumes between 1952 and 1964. He was a keen traveler.

Maretta died 4 May 1977; Alan died 11 November 1988. They had two sons. More.


William Duke Yonge:

Born 7 July 1910.

Accountant. Lived in Masterton, North Island, New Zealand.

He married (11 April 1939) Peggie Lightbourne.

Peggie died 26 June 1965. He died 20 December 1990. They had a son and a daughter.


(Lilian) Mary Yonge:

Born 5 October 1912.

She lived at 63A Buckley Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand. Doctor's secretary. Never married.

She died 23 February 2003.


Antony Colborne Yonge:

Born 29 January 1916; his Christian name derives from Antony in Cornwall where his great grandfather was vicar.

In WWII he enlisted 1940 in Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force and served in the Western Desert with New Zealand forces. B. Com 1946 University of Auckland. He was a lecturer in accountancy.

He married (20 December 1946) Lidia Pariente of Milan, Italy, and Cairo, Egypt.

He died 8 October 1986. Lidia died in 2017. More.


Caroline "Carry" Lysaght Yonge:

Born 1884.

Artist. Exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy exhibition in 1932 with a piece entitled "Toucans" and in 1935 with a piece entitled "The Dippers". She also exhibited five times at the Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham; seven times at Cooling and Son Gallery; once at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (1929) where she exhibited the "Leopards Head"; eight times at the Royal Cambrian gallery; five times at the Redfern Gallery; and twice at Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. For the first exhibition she is described as living at her father's house at Wanborough Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey (1929); she subsequently lived at Stanmore, Middlesex (1932) and 65 Chancery Lane, London (by 1935).

She died in 1969.


George Ernest Yonge:

Born 5 August 1885 at Dereham, Norfolk.

He married Beatrice Elsie Schollick of Beckenham, Kent. She was born in 1887. He migrated to Australia with his wife on the SS Commonwealth (October 1909); landing at Melbourne. An electrical engineer, he worked for the Victoria State Electricity Commission, though for a few years from 1914 he describes himself as an “orchardist” being the owner or manager of an orchard. They had two sons and four daughters. They lived in Victoria, Australia, mainly in Melbourne.

George died on 25 April 1946; Beatrice died on 27 January 1943.


John "Jack" Arthur Yonge: DFC.

Born 18 May 1893.

He was a pilot in Royal Naval Air Service in World War I, serving at Dover and in the Aegean Sea. He was awarded the DFC in 1918. In 1920 he went to Canada and, after a time in the RCAF, flew first for the Canadian postal service; then with Air Canada; and then his own company, "Yonge's Letter Service".

He married (4 October 1923, in Toronto, Canada) Marita "Mary" Macmillan, however there were no children of the marriage.

He returned to Britain (1940) and in World War II served in the Royal Air Force. He was promoted to substantive rank Flying Officer 12 July 1941). He reputedly helped to train Dambuster pilots, possibly using Link ground trainers (but, despite enquiries, there is no evidence to support this). He was awarded the DFC.

After the war he lived and farmed at Llangurig, mid Wales.

He died 15 November 1973; Mary died in September 1980. More. See "An Early Aviator"


Charlotte Emily Lysaght Yonge:

Born 1884.

She married (1905) Charles Thomas Simcox. He had served as a lieutenant in the 1st. Btn. East Surrey Regiment (31st Foot) based in India before returning to the UK in 1903. They had one daughter.

He died 1947; and she died 1972.


Geoffrey Charles Yonge.

Born 1936 and twin of U2.

He married (4 September 1971) Nesta Dickeson, daughter of Stacey Dean Dickeson of The Elms, North Ferriby, Humberside. Lives at Whitefields House, Cowden Lane, Withernwick, Humberside. Retired pig farmer. No children. She died 30 September 2019; he died 12 August 2020.


Elizabeth "Beth" Mary Charlotte Yonge:

Born 1934.

She married (17 October 1966) Cyril "Bill" Thomas Perham who was born 4 January 1926. This was his second marriage. They had two children, one of which died in infancy. They lived in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Cyril died in 2004, and Elizabeth died in 2005.


Jane (Yonge) Macmillan 12.01.2022 16:03

Also there is no mention of her brother John Roger Yonge who passed away in 2021

Jane (Yonge) Macmillan 12.01.2022 16:01

As far as I am aware Elizabeth "Beth" Mary Charlotte Yonge is still alive

Allan 24.06.2021 20:17

Thank you Ian. Will be delighted to receive your reply when available.


Allan Pope 24.06.2021 08:28

John Roger YONGE as he was involved in the Quail Mapping Atlases especially the New Zealand editions. Any info/photo would be helpful for an Obit in the NZRO.

Ian Yonge 24.06.2021 13:16


I have gathered some info together but am waiting to hear from a relative to complete.


Allan Pope 30.05.2021 05:14

Very detailed and informative. I was looking to find details of one of John Vaughan and his first wife child, John Roger Basil YONGE

Allan Pope 30.05.2021 07:09

I have sent a fuller explanation to you to your email address via email, not from this website. My email fully outlines my interest in this family & Quail Maps

Ian Yonge 30.05.2021 06:54


If you give me your email address I can reply in detail. What is your interest?


Jeanette Yonge 01.07.2018 08:26

I am in the Muswellbrook Historical &

family Society and into Married into to Yonges Family, His grandfather Walter Francis Duke Yonge who came to Australia

judy evans-curtis 21.07.2017 00:03

My brother marc and I are descendants of the Anderson Mooreshead and
Yonge families, so we are extremely grateful for all the new information
and pictures.

judy curtis 16.07.2017 10:49

i am trying to find a link to the anderson mooreshead family and yonge family of puslinch widey court devon etc

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27.10 | 10:41

Hi Ian....Has taken me a while but finally found your website. Brilliant. Will be in touch. Julian Hastings

20.06 | 13:06


Thanks. Praise always appreciated! I presume you are a descendant of Peter Herbert. You can email me on for fuller reply


19.06 | 23:35

I am the Great-Great Grandson of Walter Francis Duke Young. This is such a great website and so interesting to read about the Yonge family history!!

27.05 | 17:13

Thank you for this account of Charlotte M Yonge. I wouldn't say she was a recluse, however, judging by her letters.