Thursday, September 5, 2013

A team of Yeamans

Bendigo Advertiser, 18 Aug 1893
A cricket team has eleven players and according to another article I found about this match they all had the surname 'Yeaman'. So I checked the family tree.

The Yeaman family migrated from Scotland in 1841 and settled down to farming in the Kyneton area of Victoria. By 1893 the next generation had spread to several other areas of Victoria including Tennyson and Pine Grove near Echuca. There were seven surviving children but two of those were daughters. Of the sons in 1893, Robert was living in Williamstown and his son was too young, William was living in Williamstown and his sons were too young, George (56 years old) didn't have any children, Charles (aged 60) was farming in Tennyson and had seven sons, Archibald (aged 63) was farming at Tennyson and had six sons. So in my reckoning it was possible to put together a full cricket team of Yeamans.

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