Jane Yea (née Newman)
1760 - 1829

 Relationship to me: Great Great Great Great Aunt Gen -5
 Born 1760 presumably at Cadbury  
Died 21 Jan 1829
 Age ~68 (72 according to The history of the family of Yea [by A.J. Monday which is almost certainly wrong ) 
 Father:      Francis (Frank) Newman of North Cadbury c1720-1796
 Mother: Jane Sampson, daughter of Henry Sampson of Wells - Buried North Cadbury 2 Aug 1784 1729 - 1784 (or 1794)
 Brothers: none c1762-1836
 Sisters: (older) Frances Charlotte who married her cousin Francis 1758 - 1834
  (Younger) Catherine, married James Rogers of Rainscombe, in 1788 - see Access Genealogy 1762 - 1832
 Married: William Walter Yea at N.Cadbury 1st May 1783 (see Debrett's Baronetage of England) 1756 - 1804
 Children: William Walter Yea of Pyrland Hall (2nd Baronet) 1784 - 1862
  Henry Lacy Yea (3rd Baronet) [presumably younger than some of his sisters] 1798 - ????
  Jane Newman Yea - m. Capt George Matson R.N.  
  Georgiana Yea - m. Haynes Gibbs Alleyne of Barbados in 1804  
  Julia Eleanora Yea - m. Francis Newman Rogers in 1822  
  Louisa who died unmarried on 10 Jul 1872 d.1872
  Charlotte - m. Robert Grant Esq. of Tillyfour on 14th Mar 1820  

William Walter Yea - see The history of the family of Yea [by A.J. Monday page 94 et al. William was the eldest son of Sir William and Lady Julia Yea of Pyrland House. Somerset. He lived in "a substantial house built of brick near Castle Green, Taunton. He died during his father's lifetime on 27th Dec 1804 at the comparatvely early age of 48. Note: this text gives his marriage date as 23rd April 1783.

The same sources says that on her death, Jane "was interred in the vault belonging to the Yea family in the parish church of Taunton, St James. The ceremony took place at night and the torchlit procession from Pyrland Hall to the church, a distance of nearly 2 miles, was witnessed by hundreds of spectators. As this was the last torch-light funeral which ever took place in the borough of Taunton, it naturally made a deep impression on the minds of those who are old enough to have recollectd the burial of this lady, who was at the time popularly known as Madam Yea. Sir William Yea, himself, was gathered to his fathers on 18th Nov 1806 at the ripe age of 79 years."

According to "History of the family of Yea; formerly of Pyrland ... Somerset, Devon & Dorset" there is a:

"Mural Tablet within the Chancel of the Parish Church of Taunton St. James.
Arms : — Yea quartering Brewer.

In the vault beneath rests the body of
Eldest son and heir of Sir William Yea, Baronet,
Of Pyeland House in this parish.
This monument is erected
By his most affectionate
Wife Jane, daughter and coheiress
Of Francis Newman Esquire
Of Cadbury House in this County,
as a tribute of true love and respect
to the memory of the best of husbands and best of fathers.
He died 27th December, 1804, Aged 48.

In the same vault are deposited the remains of the above named JANE,
Who died the 31 st of January, 1829, Aged 72.

On the East wall of the South aisle of the Parish Church of Taunton St. James is the following Memorial: —

Crest : — A talbot passant ar.
1. Yea. — Vert a ram pass. ar. Quartering:
2. Lacy. — Two bars wavy brm.
3. Newman (of Cadbury, Somerset). - Quarterly sable and argent in the first and fourth quarters, three mallets of the second [in the centre an inescutcheon gules charged with a portcullis imperially crowned or, an augmentation of arms granted by Charles II. to Col. Newman for his gallantry at the battle of Worcester].
4. Brewer. — Gu. two lends wavy or, a chief vaire.

Sacred to the Memory of
Of Pyrland Hall in the County of Somerset,
Eldest son of William Walter Yea, Esquire
(Eldest son of the 1 st Baronet)
By Jane, Daughter and Co-Heir
Of Francis Newman, Esq™.
Of Cadbury House, Somerset.
He succeeded his Grandfather as 2nd
Baronet in 1806, and
Married in June, 1806, ANNE, Youngest Daughter of
Col. David Robert Michel, of Dulish, Dorset.
Born April 19 th , 1784, and died May 00™, 1862.

This Monument
Is erected by his only surviving children,
Eleanora Yea, Charlotte Dering,
And Julia Thompson.

Below are portraits of Jane's father-in-law, Sir William Yea of Pyrland Hall, and her mother-in-law, Julia. (Sent by their descendant Alex Newman-Rogers in April 2008).

Sir William Yea Bart of Pyrland Hall, Somerset    Julia Yea

Pyrland Hall is described as one of four chief residences around Taunton in the 1870s (see Descriptive Gazetteer entry for Taunton) and now forms part of Kings Hall preparatory school.

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