Documentation of the Founding Lines of America

Yeates/Yates Lines

George Yates 1st Gent.

(1) George Yates 1st Gent. (Deputy Royal Surveyor, Anne Arundel Co., MD) The County was named for Anne Arundell, the daughter of Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, members of the ancient family of Arundells in Cornwall, England. She married Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore in 1627 or 1628. Anne Arundel County was originally part of St. Mary's County in the Province of Maryland. In 1650, the year after Anne Arundell's death, the county separated and became the 3rd of 23 Maryland counties. Between 1654 and 1658, the county was known as "Providence County" by many of its early Puritan settlers. Its county seat is Annapolis, which is also the capital of the state.

James Yates 1663-1733 Immigrating Progenitor

(2) James Yates 1663-1733 Immigrating Progenitor (Settling in Bucks Co., PA) Bucks County was one of the three original counties in Pennsylvania. It was named by William Penn in 1682 after Buckinghamshire, England, the county where he lived and from which his family originated. Bucks is the abbreviation for Buckinghamshire, and both names are used interchangeably in England. Penn's home, Pennsbury Manor, is located within Bucks County. Bucks County was originally much larger than it is today. Northampton County was formed in 1752 from part of Bucks County, and Lehigh County was formed in 1812 from part of Northampton County. In December 1776, General George Washington and his troops camped in Bucks County as they prepared to cross the Delaware River to take Trenton, New Jersey, by surprise on Christmas Day.

Bartholomew Yates 1676-1734 Immigrating Progenitor

(3) Bartholomew Yates 1676-1734 Immigrating Progenitor (Settling in Middlesex Co., VA) Settlement of the area began around 1640 with the county being officially formed in 1669 from a part of Lancaster County. The county's only incorporated town, Urbanna, was established in 1680 serving initially as a port for shipping agricultural products and later as the county's commercial and governmental center. Middlesex County is located at the eastern end of Virginia's Middle Peninsula region. The County is bounded by the Rappahannock River to the north, by the Chesapeake Bay to the east, by the Piankatank River and Dragon Run Swamp to the southwest, and by Essex County to the northwest.

Amariah Yates Birth: 28 FEB 1749 in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA

(4) Amariah Yates Sex: M Birth: 28 FEB 1749 in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA. The earliest record we now have of Amariah Yates (originally spelled YEATES) was taken from the town clerk's book at Mendon, Worcester Co. Mass. It stated Amariah Yeates, of Smithfield RI married Margaret Thayer, of Mendon, April 1, 1773. Prior to Amariah's residence at Smithfield RI, he lived at Uxbridge Mass. Margaret Thayer, wife of Amariah, had a sister, Mercy, who married Barzette Yeates. Barzette may have been a brother of Amariah. Nothing is now known of Amariah's earlier family history or descent.

Jasper Yeates (Yates), a native of Yorkshire

(5) Jasper Yeates (Yates), a native of Yorkshire, who, settled in New Castle county, now Delaware, later locating in Chester, Pennsylvania, serving as a justice of the Chester county courts, and as an associate justice of the PA provincial court 1704-1711, and as a member of provincial council from December 25, 1696 to his death in 1720. He had however returned to New Castle county some years prior to his death and was a justice there, 1717-1720. He married Catharine, daughter of James Sandelands, an early Scotch settler and his wife Anika, daughter of Joran Jeen, or Kyn, who had come from Stockholm to the Delaware in 1642, with Governor Printz. Jasper Yeates was a member of the vestry of Christ Church, Philadelphia, and of St. Paul's Church, Chester, and was named one of the first board of burgesses of Chester in the charter of 1701. He was a strong adherent of and enjoyed the confidence of William Penn, by whom he was named for many important commissions pertaining to his colony on the Delaware, among them as dedimus potestatem, to administer the oath to several of the early Colonial governors. Jasper and Catharine (Sandelands) Yeates had four sons and two daughters.

Joseph Yates, an English soldier

(6) Joseph Yates, an English soldier, who came over with Colonel Nichols, commander of the English forces to whom Stuyvesant, the Dutch director general of New Amsterdam, was compelled to surrender. The family is an old and honored one in England, and Joseph is the progenitor of a numerous line, yet surviving in Albany, Montgomery and Schenectady counties and from thence scattered all over the United States. Joseph Yates appears in Albany in 1664, died there in 1730. He was in receipt of a pension as a soldier of the King and seems to have been purveyor of Fort Orange. He married Hubertje Marselis, buried July 13, 1730, daughter of Marselis Janse Van Bommel. In 1693 he had seven children living and in 1713 lived in Albany. He was buried July 13, 1730.

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