Day one I say that this is not the best format for posting information in lists and then a week later I start posting lists!
The old Index Yearbooks held at Somerset House provide a certain amount of information even without actually obtaining a copy of the will itself. The following is a transcript of all the entries relating to Yelfs and associated names. It’s also a reminder of the fragility of recording methods as I found the document on an old floppy disc. Sadly there was some difficulty reading the document and it came over with large amounts of strange pagination text that I’ve been manually cleaning up for a good few hours.
As a result I can’t guarantee that the information below is word perfect to the original, so be warned!
For ease of reference I will be posting it in three chronological sections containing the basic information as listed below.
YEAR NAME DETAILS PROBATE AREA EFFECTS
1865 JANE YELF Nov (Wife of William Yelf). Granted to Robert Yelf, son. Winchester Under £800
1875 EMILY HARRIETT YELF 28 Jan: Late of 'Uplands' nr. Ryde IOW County of Southampton, spinster who died 24 October 1874 at Uplands was granted to the Principal Registrary to ROBERT YELF of Uplands, Gentleman, the Father and next of kin. £1,500
1876 JOHN WILLIAM YEALFE 13 Nov. of 6 Union St., Pimlico Rd Pimlico
Mdsx. Grocers assistant d. 11 Feb 1876.Granted to Harriet Yealfe, widow. £100
1877 MARY YELF 28 Nov (Wife of Robert Yelf the Younger) of Kinderton House, Ryde, IOW d.30 May 1877 at Kinderton House. Granted to Robert Yelf the Younger, Kinderton House, Gentleman £300
1880 JAMES YELF 2 March: of Newport IOW d. 13 Dec 1879 at Newport. Granted to George Newman Henton of Newport the brother by the half blood and George Henry Henton of Loverstone Farm in the parish of Carrisbroke in the said Isle yeoman, the Executors £450
1883 ROBERT YELF 20 March: Late of 'Uplands' nr. Ryde IOW in the county of Southampton, Gentleman who died 21 Nov 1882 at Little Compton in the County of Warwick. Proved by Leonard Keatley Yelf of Moreton in the Marsh county Gloucester MD and Frederick Steane Yelf of Keith House Queens Road Wimbledon in the County of Surrey, Gentlemen, the sons the executors. £16,100 7/10d
(Resworn Mar 1892 £17,146 12/d)
1888 EMMA YELF 24 May: Wife of Joshua Yelf, late of 66 Pyle St. Newport IOW d. 1 August 1883. Granted to William Walter Wapshott of 2 Mary St. West Cowes (The brother a legatee) £30
1895 HARRY FLEMMING YELF of 111 Dereham Rd, Heigham, Norwich,
Architect d.28 SEPT 1895. Granted 17 Oct to Ann Yelf Widow, Thomas Harry Yelf, builders manager and Cecil William Yelf architects clerk £358 6/-
1895 WILLIAM THOMAS of Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum near London Tooting, Surrey d.23 JUNE 1895. Probate to Annie Charlotte Yelf widow £165
1896 ROBERT YELF Of Paxford near Chiping Campden Worcestershire London Gentleman d. 10 March 1896. Probate 15 June to Eliza Mary Holme Yelf spinster £4589
1897 JOSEPH YELF Of Hunnyhill Carisbrooke IOW gentleman d. London 29 April 1897 Probate to Frances Hind Yelf spinster and John Hind Yelf carpenter £41 3/11d
1897 WILLIAM RICHARD YELF OF Newport IOW printer d. 28 Sept 1896. Probate London to Edward Hopkins Fox Payn draper and Frederick Kilner bottle manufacturer £683 10/9d
1898 JOSHUA YELF Of 8 Lower St, James St, Newport IOW dyer d.19 Feb 1898. Probate 12 March to Ellen Denton spinster Winchester £240 17/5d
1900 ANN YELF Of 231 Dereham Rd, Heigham Norwich (widow) d.19 Nov Norwich 1900 at 151 Earlham Rd, Heigham. Probate 19 Dec to Thomas Harry Yelf builder/contractor, Ernest George Yelf electrician, Cecil William Yelf surveyor £924
1906 EMMA YEALFE Of 17 St James St Portsea Hants (Wife of Francis David Yealfe Licensed victuallar) £211
1906 HELEN YELF Of Newbury House, Newbury Road Shirley Hants spinster d.6 July 1906. Probate to Robert Yelf insurance agent
Winchester £191 4/10d
1906 JACK ROBERT YELF Of 81 Exeter St Salisbury Retired bank cashier d.23 July 1906 at Shanklin IOW Probate 25 August to Catherine Fenwick Yelf widow Salisbury £2897
1911 FREDERICK STEANE YELF Of 21c Palmeira Mansions Hove Sussex d.27 June 1911 Probate 2 August to Florence Steane Yelf spinster London £3038
1912 LEONARD KEATLEY YELF Of The Chestnuts Bransgrove Hampshire d.3 October 1911 Probate 12 Jan to Jane Adam Yelf widow
(re-sworn Robert Edward Burnett Yelf surgeon and Leonard Lane Yelf gentleman £4404)
1916 ANNIE CHARLOTTE YELF Of 4 Camden Av. Peckham Surrey widow d.28 March 1916 at 3 Camden House Camden Av. Probate to Annie Brookes Yelf spinster London £101
1916 LEONARD LANE YELF Of Little Compton Warwickshire Gentleman d.6 Dec 1915 at Cottage Hospital Moreton in the Marsh Gloucestershire Probate 22 March to Alice May Yelf widow Birmingham £5276