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Robert Yates Jr. (1690 - bef. 1743)

Robert Yates Jr.
Born in Charles County, Province of Marylandmap
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Husband of — married before 1735 in Charles, Marylandmap
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Died before in Charles, Marylandmap
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Robert was born in 1690. He is the son of Robert Yates and Rebecca Young.

Research Notes

Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature.

YATES, ROBERT (by 1692-1743). BORN: by 1692, in Charles County; eldest son. NATIVE: at least second generation. RESIDED: in Charles County.


FATHER: Robert YateS, Sr. (?-1713), a merchant who immigrated from London by 1687 and who was a justice of the peace of Charles County in 1712.

MOTHER: Rebeckah,widow of James Tyre (?-ca. 1687) of Charles County, possibly the daughter of Nicholas Young and wife Elizabeth of St. Mary's County. STEP-MOTHER: Lydia Hatch (?-1718), widow of William Hawton, Sr.

BROTHER: Charles. HALF BROTHERS: Bowles Tyre; James Tyre.

MARRIED by September 3, 1736, Ann, daughter of John Gwinn (?-1734) and wife Ann (?-1736). Ann subsequently married between April and September 1744 Arthur Lee (?-1760). Her brothers were Joseph; Benjamin. Her sister was Mary, who married (first name unknown) Williams.


SONS: Robert, who probably married by 1741 Sarah, widow of John Bruce, Gent., of Charles County; Jonathan. ADDITIONAL COMMENT: After Robert's death in 1743, his brother Charles became guardian to his two surviving sons.


PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Charles County, 1742 (died prior to the 2nd session of the 1742-1744 Assembly). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Charles County, 1728-1743 (quorum, 1735-1743) MILITARY SERVICE: called major at death.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 2 slaves inherited by his wife, 1734. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 772 acres in Charles County (200 acres probably inherited from his father). It is likely that he acquired an additional 160 acres of his father's land by 1743. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: administration bond executed June 24, 1743. PER- SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,750.7.7 current money (including 20 slaves and 9 books dealing with religion and law); FB, estate overpaid £126.11.0. LAND: at least 772 acres, and probably as much as 932 acres, all in Charles County.


  • Burns, Annie Walker, "A register of births, marriages and burials in Charles County, 1654 - 1706", (Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [198-?]), p. 11
  • Cotton, Jane Baldwin, "The Maryland Calendar of Wills: Wills from 1685 to 1702", Google Books (Online: Google, Inc., 2007), [Original published: Cotton, Jane Baldwin, "The Maryland Calendar of Wills: Wills from 1685 to 1702, Volume II", (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollack, 1906), p. 100], <>

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