JAMES YONGE - man of letter, doctor and surgeon
JAMES YONGE. 1647-1721 was the son
of John, a surgeon of Plymouth, Devon and Joanna Blackaller, the daughter of Nicholas Blackaller merchant of Dartmouth, Devon.
The origins of the family before
this are unknown. His fathers parents may have been English settled in Cork. Various family accounts of the 18th and 19th centuries are silent, which would either suggest there was no information or the family or they were embarrassed by the family's
He was born at Plymouth, during the Civil War, on the 27th February 1747 and was baptised to his indignation"under the Presbyterian discipline
which at that time was rampant".