Edward Roe Yeo

Edward Roe Yeo[lower-alpha 1] (3 July 1742 – 23 December 1782) was twice member of parliament for Coventry, 1774–1780 and from 27 February 1781 to 23 December 1782 (his death), though there is no record of him having spoken in Parliament.[1]

He was the only son of George Yeo of Huish, Devon by his wife Ann Beresford. Educated at Eton College 1758-60, and at Exeter College, Oxford 1761, he trained as a lawyer in the Middle Temple, 1751. He died unmarried on 23 December 1782,[1] and was the last in the line of Yeo of Huish.[3]


  1. Alternative spellings of his middle name given as "Rooe" in his History of Parliament biography,[1] "Rouse" by Vivian (1895),[2] and "Roise" by the editors of the 1811 edition of Risdon.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 Drummond, Mary M. "YEO, Edward Roe (or Rooe) (1742-82), of Huish, Devon and Normanton, Leics.". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. Vivian, J.L., ed. (1895). The Visitations of the County of Devon, Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620. With additions by Lieutenant-Colonel J. L. Vivian. Exeter: Henry S. Eland. p. 836.
  3. 1 2 Risdon, Tristram (1811). Rees; et al., eds. The Chorographical Description or Survey of the County of Devon (updated ed.). Plymouth: Rees and Curtis. p. 419.

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