I am researching my married name Yardley and have discovered that it was formally Yeardly, and changed to Yardley sometime after 1892.
I live in Edinburgh, and have traced the generations of George Yeardly back to a marriage of George Yeardly and Agnes Hailstones, 26 Oct 1851, Whitburn West Lothian Scotland.I can not trace the birth of this George Yeardly, but his wife Agnes Hailstones was born in Shotts in 1830.
I have been informed that our family came from England, but no idea where.
If anyone has come across a George Yeardly, who must have been born around about 1830-ish, I'd be grateful to find out more.
I ordered the marriage certificate of these two, and I got some old parish record with the name incorrectly spelled as George Airdly !!!!!So, you see, I'm up against a brick wall.