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George William Yates (1876 - 1925)

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George William Yates
Born in London, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married before in Englandmap
Died in Englandmap
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  • Ancestor of BBC presenter Reggie Yates[1]
  • c1900 m. Ethel Rose ??? in England
  • 1902 Clerk - traveling with wife and 1 yr old son to Cape Town, South Africa
  • name is George WILLIAM Yates, not George EDWARD Yates
  • April 1907 to Secondie, Ghana - arrived by himself
  • married a local Ghana woman (Dorothy Vardon nee Lloyd) in a "customary" ceremony recognized by Ghana as legitimate.
    • During Jojo Yates' (his grandson) immigration battle in the UK, it was determined that George's marriage was not legitimate and therefore his children were illegitimate and therefore their British heritage, and Jojo's, were not recognised. [1]
  • Paymaster, Broomasi Mines
  • 1915, while Dorothy was pregnant with his son Harry, he got ill and had to return to England. He left England to return to Ghana in September the same year. Harry was born in November.
  • 1917 leaves Gold Coast
  • Also worked in Nigeria & Columbia


  • 1911 Middlesex: 30, HOH...


  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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