Elizabeth Yates

ID# 635, (c 1859 - 11 Oct 1885)

Elizabeth Yates was born c 1859 at Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

Not recorded on NZ Birth Indexes 1855 - 1865.

She was the daughter of Henry Yates and Agnes Bell Haigh.

Elizabeth died on 11 Oct 1885 at Upper Plain, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

Elizabeth Yates, aged 26
Parents: Henry Yates, Farmer & Agnes Bell Yates formerly Haigh
born, Wellington
Nothing listed in area for married or children., even though Elizabeth had Amy who would have been 7 at the time of her mothers death.1,2

Elizabeth's cause of death on 11 Oct 1885 was from Phthisis
Exhaustion - 7 months.

Elizabeth's death notice appeared on 12 Oct 1885 in the "Wairarapa Daily Times", New Zealand ,

On 11th Instant, at Woodlands, Upper Plain, Elizabeth Yates, aged 26 years.


The friends of the Mrs Agnes Yates are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of her late daughter Elizabeth which will leave Woodlands, Upper Plain, To-Morrow (Tuesday) at 2.30pm.
T Jago, Undertaker

Personal Notices
We regret to learn that Miss Elizabeth Yates, the eldest daughter of Mrs Yates, of Woodlands, Upper Plain, died yesterday. the deceased had been in very indifferent health for some time. The funeral leaves her mother's residence at 2.30pm to-morrow.3

Elizabeth was buried on 13 Oct 1885 at Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

ILMO Henry Yates died 18 Jan 1872 aged 39 years;
and Elizabeth Yates died 11 Oct 1885 aged 26 years;
and John Yates died 28 March 1880 aged 72 years;
and Jane Yates died 24 Jan 1890 aged 82 years;
and Agnes Bell relict of Henry Yates died 7 Nov 1920 aged 82 years.4

Elizabeth Yates's estate was probated on 22 Dec 1885 at Wellington Court, New Zealand .5

Child of Elizabeth Yates

Father*Henry Yates (30 Dec 1832 - 18 Jan 1872)
Mother*Agnes Bell Haigh (25 Feb 1839 - 7 Nov 1920)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 1729, Dec Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Wairarapa Daily Times, Vol VII Issue 2118, 12 October 1885, Pg 2 & 3. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  4. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), BURIED:889:BLOCK P ROW 3:. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.
  5. [S40] Probate NZ, Wellington Court, Probate No 2501, filed 22 Dec 1885, Will - sighted and written down only 2001, Housed at National Archives New Zealand.