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John William Henry St. Keverne YELLAND

John William Henry St. Keverne YELLAND

Male 1855 - 1916  (60 years)

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  • Name John William Henry St. Keverne YELLAND 
    Born 13 Oct 1855  Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • The story of how he came to have St. Keverne in his name supports the fact that he should have been born after the sinking of the Barque John which occured in May 1855. In the 1861 census he is reported to be 5 years of age, again supporting a birth around 1856; also 15 yrs in 1871, and 25 yrs in 1881. His marriage certificate states he was 23 years of age when he married in December 1876, but he may have adjusted his age to be closer to that of Emma.
    Christened 1 May 1863  Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • John William St. Kevern, born 13 October 1855, baptised 1 May 1863, son of William Henry and Emma YELLAND; father a Sawyer, residing at 35 James Street.
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jan 1916  Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • In loving memory of my Dear Husband John YELLAND, who died suddenly at Helston, Jan. 27, 1916.

      We never knew the pain he bore,
      We never saw him die,
      We only know he passed away,
      And never said good-bye.

      O, how oft my thoughts do wander,
      To the grave not far away,
      Where I laid my dearest husband,
      Just twelve months ago to-day.

      Inserted by his loving wife and children. E. YELLAND
      Cornishman 01 February 1917.
    Buried 30 Jan 1916  Penzance Cemetery, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • He is buried in Penzance Cemetery, St. Clare Rd., Penzance; Plot no. 20S10; Consecrated section. [Ironically, even though his life's work had been devoted to cutting and carving stone, there is no headstone. His wife, Emma, was eventually buried beside him. They are the only YELLANDs in this cemetery, reportedly the oldest in Penzance.]
    Notes 
    • John's birth registration has not been found. He came to have St. Keverne in his name because his father, William Henry, almost drowned while a passenger on the Barque John, which was wrecked on the Manacles off St. Keverne, in May 1855. His father was so thankful he had survived, that he placed "St. Keverne" within his soon to be born son's name.

      For the story about the shipwreck see:
      THE SINKING OF THE JOHN, MAY 1855 [7]
    Person ID I33  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 

    Father William Henry YELLAND,   b. Abt 1821, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 26 Jun 1886  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Emma CARLINE,   b. Abt 1816, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1881, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1841  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Married, on 29 March 1841, William Henry YALLAND, of full age, Bachelor, Sawyer, residing at 33 Gloucester St., son of John YEALLAND, Labourer; and Emma CARLINE, of full age, Spinster, residing at 120? Navy Row, daughter of Edward CARLINE, Shipwright. Married in the Parish Church at Stoke Damerel, after Banns, by W. I. McAubyn? William signed "Wm. Henry YEALLAND"; Emma signed, as did the witnesses, Mary MOULE ? and Geo. NETTLE.

      [Mary MOULE "might" have been the sister in law of her uncle, George Prowse TRIGGS.] [8]
    Documents
    Census 1841: Pembroke, Wales
    Census 1841: Pembroke, Wales
    William Yealand and Emma living at South Park St., St. Mary, Pembroke, Wales; place of birth "no" meaning not born in Wales.
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet

    Family Emma Louise RICKARD,   b. Abt 1852, St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1930, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1876  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • John William St. Kevern YELLAND, Bachelor, age 23, Stonemason, son of William Henry YELLAND, Stonemason; and Emma RICKARD, Spinster, age 24, daughter of John RICKARD, Carpenter, married 25 December 1876. Both were residing in Devonport at the time of marriage. Witnesses: William Henry YELLAND and W. SYMONS. All were able to write their names. Curate J. Hector Tourcelles.

      [If John was born in 1856 (supported by all censuses) then he would have actually been only 20 at the time of his marriage. If Emma was born in 1849, she would have been 27. It appears there is some problem with their ages on the document, and possibly Emma's birth date; in the 1881 census they are four years apart, and in 1891 and 1901, they are two years apart. It also appears there might have been some confusion regarding the occupation of William Henry YELLAND as he had not previously been known as a stonemason]. [8]
    Children 
     1. John William Henry YELLAND,   b. Abt 1877, St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1930, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Emma Louisa YELLAND,   b. 16 Nov 1879, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1962, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. William Henry YELLAND,   b. Abt Mar 1881, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1908, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     4. Annie YELLAND,   b. 1882, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     5. Elizabeth Ann "Bessie" YELLAND,   b. 13 Jul 1885, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1956, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Mabel YELLAND,   b. 15 Sep 1888, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1985, New Hampshire, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     7. Edith YELLAND,   b. 29 Nov 1890, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1959, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Richard Henry "Henry" YELLAND,   b. Bef 17 Dec 1896, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1916, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
    Photos
    27 North St., Penzance, Cornwall
    27 North St., Penzance, Cornwall
    Home of John and Emma Yelland in 1881. The street is now named Causeway Head.
    1 Daniel St., Penzance, Cornwall
    1 Daniel St., Penzance, Cornwall
    Home of John and Emma Yelland in 1891
    4 South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall
    4 South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall
    Home of John and Emma Yelland in 1901. Emma, on left, and her daughter, Edith, in the front garden.
    4 South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall
    4 South Place Folly, Penzance, Cornwall
    House in 2004; it continues to be visited by descendants.
    (c) Charles Winpenny; reproduced with permission.
    Cornwall Cam
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John William Henry St. Keverne Yelland
    John William Henry St. Keverne Yelland
    John William Henry St.Keverne Yelland
    John William Henry St.Keverne Yelland
    Longships Lighthouse, Lands End, Cornwall
    Longships Lighthouse, Lands End, Cornwall
    John W. H. St. Keverne Yelland worked for three years on the Longships Lighthouse during the time the second tower was being built.

    Headstones
    YELLAND
    YELLAND
    John and Emma have no headstone. They lie beneath this lovely Maple tree in Penzance Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in the area. The custodian reported that they are the only Yellands in this cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S275] Personal opinion, Anne Brooks.

    2. [S71] Census of England, 1881.

    3. [S1004] Parish Register, St. Mary Devonport, Devon.

    4. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    5. [S217] Newspaper.

    6. [S45] Personal knowledge/recollection, Anne Brooks.

    7. [S240] Mabel Yelland, (Word of mouth stories passed to family by Mabel Yelland, daughter of John William Henry St. Keverne YELLAND.).

    8. [S100] Parish Register, Stoke Damerel, Devon.


  

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