Youngs family of Southold, Long Island

YOUNGS: - The Youngs family of Southold, L. I., is derived from a Suffolk (Eng.) family, and there seems to be no reason for the assumption that the family is connected with the Devonshire family of that name, as claimed by the historian of the family, Selah Youngs, Jr., in his otherwise careful "History of the Youngs Family," published in New York in 1907. The first known ancestor of the Southold family is the Rev. Christopher Yonges, supposed to have been born about 1545, who died at Southwold, Suffolk, Eng., June 14, 1626, and was buried two days later in the chancel of the parish church, as testified to by a brass yet remaining in place: "Here lyeth interred yee body of Mr. Christopher Yonges, who departed this life 14 June, anno domine 1626," etc. The full inscription is given in the history of the Youngs family. He had been minister at Southold. The parish register contains the following entry: ' ' Christopher Yonge was inducted into the living of Reydon and Southwold January 14, 1611." The Southwold register does not commence until 1602, and that of Reydon not until 1712, but the family of Rev. Christopher has been recovered from his will and from sundry entries on the register.

SOURCE: Vol, X, No 4, August 1921 Genealogy: a journal of American ancestry