Christend 4 May 1827 at St John's Preston, Lancashire, England
VOYAGE from October 1851 departs Gravesend -arrives New Plymouth 12 April 1852 onto Auckland, New Zeland arriving 21 April 1852. The barque Katherine Stewart Forbes arrived yesterday evening from London via Cape of Good Hope. She sailed from the Downs on the 21st October, arrived at the Cape on the 4th January, and sailed thence on 9th of the same month. She experienced fine weather throughout, until she arrived off the North Cape on Friday last, when she was caught in the heavy gale of that day, during which she lost one of her hands off the fore yard. The only vessel connected with these colonies spoken by her was the Robin Hood, whaler, of Hobart Town. The passengers by the Katherine Stewart Forbes are nearly all for this port. After discharging her cargo here, she will proceed to New Plymouth, the only other port of New Zealand to which she is now destined.
"Berth No.1 held by an Irishman named Yates (William Yates) and a youth named Byrne (Thomas Byrne) from the same country. The former is a blustering sort of chap. Spends his time in attending to the wants of the young ladies, reading and spouting poetry, playing cards chess etc and wears a horrid (ugh) moustache."
"Mr Yates and I have sent to the Chief Cabin a challenge to play them a friendly game of Chess. They muster strong in the C. Cabin. In our end there is only Mr Y. [Yates] and myself who know anything of the game. "
Early settler & printer in Napier New Zealand. Also a Store Keeper
Secretary to MASON Loyal Napier Lodge 1.0.0.F
HAWKES BAY HERALD 24 JUNE 1880 RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT. Wednesday, June 23. (Before Messrs T. K. Newton and E Lyndon, J.P.'s.) ASSAULT.
William Fraser was charged on the information of William Ward Yates with assaulting and beating him at Norsewood. Defendant pleaded guilty. W. W. Yates stated that defendant called him out of the Junction Hotel, and struck him, bruising him severely. Witness said he did not want to press the charge. He had no vindictive feeling against the defendant, but only wanted his character established as a peaceful man. He had lost a week's work through the injuries he had sustained. Leopold Lessong stated that he was sitting in a room in the Junction Hotel in company with the complainant and the defendant. Defendant and complainant went out, and shortly after witness saw the complainant with both his eyes greatly swollen and blackened. The defendant came into the room after and said to the complainant, "I am glad you have got it; you deserved more." By the Bench: Witness did not see the assault actually committed. Fined £5 and costs— one half to go to the complainant as compensation or in default of payment 14 days imprisonment.
"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5PP-R4F : 11 February 2018, William Yates, 04 May 1827); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 94,007, 94,008.
Citing this Record "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5PP-R4N : 11 February 2018, Thomas Topham Yates in entry for William Yates, 04 May 1827); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 94,007, 94,008. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
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