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John Yates

John Yates

Male Abt 1640 - 1731  (91 years)

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  • Name John Yates 
    Born Abt 1640  Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1731  Nansemond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13859  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2014 

    Father John Heath Yates,   b. 1616, Gravesend, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1648, Norfolk, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Joan Jobe,   b. 1616, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1666, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1634  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John Yates, Of Dan River,   b. Abt 1700, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Pittsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     2. William Yates,   b. Abt 1702
     3. Daughter Yates,   b. Abt 1705
     4. Daughter Yates,   b. Abt 1706
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F5686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; Nansemond County, now extinct, existed in Virginia from 1646 to 1972. Nansemond County is an extinct county which was located in Virginia Colony and the Commonwealth of Virginia (after statehood) in the United States, from 1646 until 1972. It was named for the Nansemond, a tribe of Native Americans, who lived along the Nansemond River at the time the English colonists who settled Jamestown began arriving in 1607.

      Under the Virginia Company of London, in 1619, the area which became Nansemond County was included in Elizabeth Cittie [sic], a one of four large "boroughs", or "incorporations". In 1624, the Virginia Company lost its proprietary charter, and Virginia became a royal colony.

      In 1750, the county seat of Nansemond County was moved from Jarnigan's or Cohoon's Bridge to Suffolk, a new town which had been formed at Constance's Warehouse at Sleepy Hole Point on the Nansemond River in 1742. It was named for the hometown in England of Royal Governor William Gooch. [1] Nansemond County joined a wave of political consolidations in southeastern Virginia between 1952 and 1976, and the county became the independent city of Nansemond in July, 1972. Only 18 months later, the new city merged with the existing city of Suffolk on January 1, 1974. The newly created independent city created by the consolidation assumed the name of Suffolk and became the largest city of Hampton Roads in land area.

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      (Source: courtesy of: generationsgoneby.com[personID=I02389]; Owner: Sharon Randall)

      Was a member of the vestry Glebe Church- Lower Parish, a frame church was built on this land, called the glebe, about 1643. The only record of this church was an entry in the Vestry book, which stated that the church was in "ruinous condition".

      Known as John of Nansemond County, he was the founder of the Yeates Free Schools. He had two wives, our John Yates being the child of his second. Apparently the Johyn Yeates who received 20 acres with William Edwards in the lower parish of Nansemond County, April 8, 1711. Could also be the John Yates who received 150 acres at Pig Point, upper parish of Nansemond County, December 23, 1714. From 1711 to 1723, he appears in the court records of the North Carolina Higher Court as owning land on Cuscopernung River, appraising an estate serving as juror and taking a deposition.

      He had 400 acres in Nansemond County in 1704. Called Mr. Yates on Cuscopernung River in court minutes of Chowan Pct., N.C., March 29, 1718. Figures in other early colonial records of Chowan Pct., where he is once described as a justice and gentleman of Nansemond in Virginia.

      Said to have died after 1723 and to have had two sons, William and Thomas, born about 1680. Thomas patented 240 acres in Chowan District, July 20, 1717. William patented 110 acres in Chowan Pct., obtained through forfeiture of John Paget, lapsed to Henry Bonner in 1730 (?). Also patented 520 acres in Bear Swamp, adjoining lands of Samuel Patchett. John Yeates and William Edwards, 20 acres in the lower parish of Nansemond County, April 8, 1711, No. 10, p. 8.

      From Bishop Meade: John Yates, 150 acres at Pig Point, upper parish of Nansemond County, Dec. 23, 1714, No. 10, p. 231.John Yates, 356 acres in 1735.

      John Yates was educated in England and lived at the Lower Parish Farm in Nansemond. He was a member of the vestry at Glebe Church and a justice at the court. In his will, he names books, lands, clothing, slaves and friends, no relatives.