Lowther Yates

Brief Life History of Lowther

When Lowther Yates was born in 1730, his father, Rev. Francis Yates, was 31 and his mother, Anne Orfeur, was 34. He died in 1798, at the age of 68, and was buried in Cumberland, England.

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Rev. Francis Yates
Anne Orfeur
Francis Yates
John Orfeur Yates Sr
Charles Yates
Jane Yates
Lowther Yates

Sources (6)

  • Lowther Yates, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Lowther Yates, "England and Wales, Index to Death Duty Registers, 1796-1903"
  • Lowther Yates, "England, Cumberland Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or castle and who probably acted as the gatekeeper or porter. Compare Gates . Alternatively, a variant of the singular form Yate, with post-medieval excrescent -s.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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