Judith, the name "Yole" is a very old name, as demonstrated in the geneological work by Gustine Courson Weaver, "Welch and Allied Families", 1932, Chapter 5, page 228,
"The first family there is record of was
William Yole, a freeman of York [England],
under the reign of Edward III (1326-1376). In
1379 we find Isabella and Johannus Yoll and
Robertus and Willelmus Youle. The First
Yowell that came to this country (America)
was Jacob, a pedgog from Holland, and settled
in New Amsterdam pervious to about 1660. He
had 13 sons."
Thomas Ewell (b 1530) in Kent, England, was
the brother of my direct ancestor Alexander
Ewell (1539), also born in Kent, England.
Thomas Ewell was the father of another Thomas
Ewell (b 1579), who, inturn, was the father of Captain Thomas Yowell/Youell (b 1618).
Stephen Ewell's father, John Ewell, or Johann
Ule, of Germany, had a number of children
with the sirname "Ule" or "Uhl". Though we
do not know Johann Ule's father or
grandfather, we do his ggrandfather, he was
Johann Yoll, the same Johann Yoll mentioned
in the above record. Johann Yoll was born in
England but moved to Germany therefrom.
John, Robert, William, and Isabella were the
four children of William Yole, of York, England. William Yole immigrated to England
from Scotland sometime around the 1340's or
1350's, just prior to the beginnings of the
English uprisings in Kent, especially the
Peasent Revolt of 1381 under Cady, which
Peasent Revolt was financed by the Scottish
immigrant families, including the Ewell's or
William Yole, born in Scotland in the early
1330's, exact date is still lacking, (but
will soon be forthcoming, I hope), was the
descendant of the Ewell Family which had
escaped the Norman invasion into England in
1066, when many of the Ewell Family, and
other property owners and lords, left their
land and most of their personal belongings,
and escaped to Scotland, via Ireland. Those
that escaped began a legacy which eventually
led back to England under the leadership of
William Yole. Others, whom remained in
England, under the Norman invaders, survived,
prospered to some extent, and even, through
the then established structure, gained
favours from their Norman lords, favours
which eventually led to many of the Ewell
Family members actually becoming very very
wealthy. Along with the Ewell, or Yole,
Family funds, other wealthy families
contributed capital, quite under the table,
I might add, to the peasents. We helped to
finance the Peasent Revolt of 1381, as well
as other minor and more major "underground"
groups of resistance against the Normans.
I hope that this message has been of some
help. Good luck in your geneological studies.