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Harry Philip Yates (1915 - 2000)

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Harry Philip Yates
Born in Ghanamap
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[children unknown]
Died [location unknown]
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  • grandfather of BBC presenter Reggie Yates[1]
  • father was English and his mother was a local Ghana woman. They had a customary marriage, a marriage ceremony recognized by Ghana as legitimate.
    • During Jojo Yates' (Harry's son) immigration battle in the UK, it was determined that Harry's parents marriage was not legitimate and therefore Harry and his siblings were illigitimate and therefore their British heritage, and Jojo's, were not recognised. Jojo lost his immigration battle (but was allowed to stay once his wife became a British citizen)[1]
  • born in ?Brocasei near Preston, ?Ventein Region, Ghana
  • m. Diana (seamstress) - 10 children (2g, 8b)
  • had 16 children total, plus at least 1 "adopted" son, JB


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Reggie Yates" Who Do You Think You Are? (Season 11, Episode 8). BBC One. 25 Sept 2014.

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