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Edmund Yates (1838 - 1907)

Edmund Yates
Born in Bury, Lancashire, Englandmap [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 2 May 1863 in Bury, Lancashire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Te Arai, Mangawhai, Northland, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Aug 2018
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Edmund was born in about 1838. He married Mary Anne Pilkington in 1863.[1][2]

The family with their son William immigrated to New Zealand in 1865 aboard the ship Percy.[3] A daughter Mary Percy Yates was born on board. Edmund was a Farmer /Te Arai Quarry

He passed away in 1907 aged 69.[4]

Edmund's will mentions a number of children: Mary Percy Yates, John Yates, William Pilkington Yates, Joseph Yates and Martha Logue wife of Hugh. Mary and John were appointed executors.

Published histories - give his address as Northern Albertland

Research notes

Not the son of Charles ( as he married Jane and did not leave Bury. Other possibilities include Richard and Rachel and John and Mary depending on the accuracy of the age at death.


  1. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), Edmund Yates, 1863; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1863, quarter 2, vol. 8C, p. 464, Bury, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. Marriages and Deaths, pg 3, Bury Times 09 May 1863
    May 2nd, at Castlecroft Chapel, by the Rev. W. Roseman, Mr. Edmund Yates to Miss Mary Ann Pilkington, both of this town.
  3. FIFTY YEARS AGO., New Zealand Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 16115, 1 January 1916,
  4. "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 January 2018), Edmund Yates, 1907; citing Death, New Zealand, registration number 1907/7713, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington.
  • New Zealand BDM Indexes
  • Published histories
  • "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 November 2017), Edmund Yates, 1908; citing Auckland, , record number 6509, Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office; FamilySearch digital folder 101258292.

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