Mary Jane Greenough or Greener or Greenall was born in about 1846, in West Derby, Lancashire. She was the daughter of John Greenough and Mary (Webb) Greenough. She was christened on 15 Nov 1846 at St Anne's Church in Stanley, West Derby, Lancashire as Mary Jane Greener. Her birth was registered in the last quarter of 1846 in West Derby district, as Mary Ann Greener. Her name is consistently given as Mary Jane in records apart from the birth registration.
Mary married John Yates on 14 Aug 1864 at St Luke's Church in Farnworth near Prescot. Neither had been married before, and both were living in Bold. John was 21 and a labourer; Mary was 18. Their fathers were Thomas Yates (labourer) and John Greenough (labourer). The witnesses were Nicholas Greenough - Mary's brother - and Esther Litherland.
Their daughter Martha Yates was born in 1865 in St Helens, Lancashire. Her birth was registered in the third quarter of 1865, in Prescot district.
Their son John Yates was born in 1868, in St Helens, Lancashire. His birth was registered in the last quarter of 1868, in Prescot district.
Their daughter Ann or Hannah Yates was born in about 1870 in St Helens, Lancashire. Her birth was registered in the first quarter of 1870, in Prescot district, as Ann Yates.
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