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William Pilkington Yates (1864 - 1944)

William Pilkington "Bill" Yates
Born in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1933 in New Zealandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Wellsford, Rodney, North Island, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jan 2015
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William was born in 1864 to Edmund Yates and Mary Pilkington.[1] He was named as a groomsman in his brothers wedding in 1897, confirming the link to Edmund and Mary Anne Yates, the Albertland family.

He married Irene in 1933.[2] He passed away in 1944 aged 81.[3][4][5][6]


  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), William Pilkington Yates, 1864; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Bury, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. Marriage NZBDM: 1933/9336
  3. DEATHS, New Zealand Herald, Volume 81, Issue 24874, 21 April 1944
  4. "New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862-1962," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 October 2015), William Pilkington Yates, 18 Apr 1944; citing Burial, Wellsford, Auckland, New Zealand, source Cemetery Transcripts Wfd Genealogy Group, Albertland and Districts Museum, Wellsford; FHL microfilm 2,357,348.
  5. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 19 September 2016), William Pilkington Yates, ; Burial, Wellsford, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand, Wellsford Cemetery; citing record ID 168782007, Find a Grave,
  6. Burial notes: Wellsford Cemetery, Public Burial Area, Section 1, Row R3, Plot 93, Also in the cemetery are his brother and wife/ and his mother.

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