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Yelland Families from Devonport, Stoke Damerel


Ann Brooks has done an extensive study on her Family Tree which includes a Yelland branch.

This branch starts with John Yelland, (b. abt 1782) in probably, Stoke Damerel, Devon.

John married Mary Hewett, 22 Jul 1808, at Stoke Damerel, Devon.



Fay (Yelland) Pascoe has a Yelland Tree which starts with Jane Yelland. She was born abt 1784, in
??? Cornwall), "not married."

The following is a Sworn Statement of Jane Yellan [sic] in the Parish of St. Dominick, Cornwall, that
Richard Collins [sic] of St Dominick, labourer is father of her expected child, dated 8th August 1804.

CORNWALL COURT "The voluntary examination of Jane Yellan [sic] of the Parish of Saint Dominick in the said county, single woman, taken on oath before me William ? Hicker (Possibly Hornden Hicks; there was a Lieutenant Colonel of that name in the area) Esq. of her Majesty's Justice of the Peace in and for the said county this Eighth Day of August in the year 1804. Who saith that she is now with child and that the said child is likely to be born a Bastard and to be chargeable to the Parish of Saint Dominick in the said county and that Richard Collins [sic] of the parish of St Dominick, labourer, is the father of the said child.

Taken and signed this day and year above written before me

X the mark of Jane Yellan [sic]

This is a copy of the document that is transcribed above.


Jane's son, John Yelland was baptised 16 Sep 1804 at St. Dominick, Cornwall.

He married Elizabeth Ruth 9 Nov 1825 in Stoke Damerel, Devon.

John and Elizabeth's son, Richard Collings Yelland was baptised 10 May 1835 at Stoke Damerel, Devon.

Richard married Emma Slough on 14 Nov 1856 at Greenwich, Kent.

Here is a very interesting "Biography of Richard Collings Yelland 1834-1903"
Chief Officer, Liverpool Fire Salvage Corps, written by Fay Pascoe.

Fay wrote this as an entry for a competition to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the

"Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies."


Joyce (Yelland) Mohr, late, of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada was also from the Richard Collings Yelland branch. Her branch of the Yelland tree (Thomas Edward Yelland, born 31 Dec 1861 in Liverpool, England) immigrated to Manitoba, and later to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1883 and took part in the Riel Rebellion in 1885.


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