There are many people researching the Yelland family that
originated in South Brent, Devon, about 10 miles east of
Plymouth. South Brent is located about 30 miles south of
South Tawton, Devon.
Liz Williams and her husband, Stu have a
great web site on the
Yelland Family from South Brent, Devon. She
has done an extensive into the
THE EARLY YELLAND FAMILY, with a tree,
Tenancies of Farms passed down through the generations,
including a map of St. Stephen-in-Brannel Parish, showing
is a book written about the Yelland branch that starts in South
to Cornwall, and then to Australia. This
book is called, "Feudalism to Freedom, 400 Years of
Yelland Family History," published in 1996 by Geoffrey
P. Yelland, from Australia.
This branch of the Yelland family started
with John Yelland, alias Welbrooke [1540-1585] born in South
Brent, Devon; married to Margaret Cholwell, alias Williams
on abt 1574 in South Brent, Devon.
Yelland used the alias Welbrooke, possibly to avoid religious
John's three sons; William, Thomas, and
John were all born in South Brent, Devon.
John's son, Thomas married Mary Lyston 6 Aug 1599 in South Brent and they
moved to Cornwall about 1605 after their first three children were born.
The remainder of their children were born in Cornwall.
The Yellands stayed in St Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall for over
Joseph Yelland, born 1 Jun 1813, and his wife, Maria Crocker,
married 15 Feb 1840, emigrated to Australia in 1847-48. They
had 15 children (11 who lived; one was even born during the long journey). Joseph and Maria are probably the origin of the
many Yellands now in Australia.
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