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Francis Yates, the Recusant

Francis Yates, the Recusant

Male 1541 - 1588  (47 years)

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  • Name Francis Yates 
    Suffix the Recusant 
    Birth 1541  Lyford Grange, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 6 Dec 1588  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Died in Tower of London having been there since 1580 
    Person ID I24382  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2022 

    Father (founder of Lyford Yates) Thomas Yates,   b. 28 Nov 1509, Lyford Grange, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Nov 1565, Lyford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Frances White,   b. 14 May 1514, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Dec 1584, Lyford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F8414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Tichborne,   b. 1550, Lyford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1571, Lyford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 21 years) 
    Marriage 1569 
    Children 
     1. Francis Yates,   b. 1569   d. 31 Jul 1628 (Age 59 years)
     2. Thomas Yates,   b. 1570, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jul 1659, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years)
     3. Elizabeth Yates,   b. 1585, Lyford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F8413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2023 

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  • Notes 
    • John Yate died in possession of Lyford in 1541, and was succeeded by his younger son Thomas, who founded the family of Yate of Lyford. He was succeeded by a son and heir Francis, who died in possession in 1588. His son Thomas succeeded him and had a (grand) son John, who was in possession of the estates in 1665 and died in 1671. Charles son of John was the next owner; he died in 1696, and seems to have left co-heiresses. Winifred Yate, spinster, released the manor in 1713 to William Dunn and his wife Mary, a daughter of Charles. William Dunn died in 1745 and was succeeded by Charles Dunn, probably his son. (A History of the County of Berkshire, vol. 4, pp. 285-294).

      In 1501 it (Drayton Estate) was conveyed to John Yate of Charney Basset (Berks.), and remained with his family during the 16th century. This estate was not treated as a separate manor in later records, but as part of Dorchester manor held in free socage. In 1530 John Yate settled his Drayton estate on his wife Alice and younger son Thomas. Thomas (d. 1565) was the founder of the Yate family of Lyford (Berks.). In the mid-16th century he was one of the most substantial tenants in Drayton, paying 60s. 6d. rent for his land held of Dorchester manor; at his death in 1565 he held 4 yardlands copyhold as well as about 200 acres, 9 yardlands called Drayton Farm, freehold, which was leased to Richard Pawling of Drayton. Thomas Yate's son Francis succeeded him and seems to have lived in Drayton. By 1597, however, Francis's son Thomas had sold the farm to a Robert Doyley of Hambleden (Bucks.) and George Lazenby of Drayton.

      'Parishes: Drayton St Leonard', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 7: Dorchester and Thame hundreds (1962), pp. 71-81. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63769&strquery="John Yate of Charney Basset" Date accessed: 07 April 2009.

      1588 DEATH: Died in Tower of London having been there since 1580 for recusancy. The Yate family acquired interest in Cowdrey's Manor at Padworth from his wife. He requested Fr. Edmund Campion to attend to the religious needs of family in Lyford Grange. On his way to Norfolk , Campion stopped at Lyford , then in Berkshire , where he preached on July 14 and the following day, by popular request. Here, he was captured by a spy and taken to London with his arms pinioned and bearing on his hat a paper with the inscription, "Campion, the Seditious Jesuit." Campion was executed on 5 Dec 1581.

      St. James Church, Denchworth, West Hanney, Berkshire, ENG, where Thomas Yate is buried in the churchyard and also has Francis, 1588; Frances White Yate;and Jane Tichborne Yate, 158-. Andrews Court, a manor in West Hanney, was purchased by the Yate family in 1511. The church dates from the 12th century. Francis was originally buried at St. Ebbs in Oxford, Oxfordshire, by the Crown but the family apparently reinterred him.

      1588 WILL: By a nuncupative will, bequeathed lands in West Hanney to brother Edward for seven years. All else should continue as in his agreement with Francis Tregian upon the marriage between Thomas Yate, his son, and Marie, the eldest daughter of Francis Tregian (see P.R.O., Prob11/72).

      1623 ITEM: Visitation of Berkshire, Yate, of Lyford.

      (White, Jim. Richard Wells & Frances White, Virginia & Maryland Immigrants, 1635-1637. Jim White: Lulu Press, Inc, 2009, pp. 43-44, 68)

      the Yates of Lyford, like their cousins across the fields at Buckland, continued to maintain a Catholic presence. The creation of martyrs is often counter-productive, and for the Yates Campion’s death proved to be an inspiration rather than a deterrent.

      Lyford was part of Hanney parish and in the parish church of St James the Great at West Hanney are two monuments to Yates from Lyford, each clearly emphasising their ‘entire Catholicke Faith’. These were John (grandson of Francis Yate) and his son Charles, who died 90 and 115 years respectively after the raid. Neither did the family relinquish its support for nuns after the Lyford raid.

      Thomas, son of Francis Yate, had three daughters who were variously nuns at Gravelines (between Calais and Dunkirk), Rouen and Brussels. Thomas’s son, the John Yate commemorated in Hanney church, had three daughters who were choir nuns with the Augustinians in Paris. Furthermore, in 1690, in the anti-Catholic clampdown after the accession of William and Mary, an informer discovered that a small estate at nearby Garford had been reserved as a site for a convent, should Catholicism ‘come in again’.

      Oxfordshire, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812 Source info
      Birth, Marriage & Death

      Name Franuces Yates
      Death abt 1588 Different
      Burial 12 Jun 1588 Oxford, St Ebbe, Oxfordshire, England