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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" 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.